To answer this month's question: depends. He speaks to us in different ways. I've had everything from dreams, to feelings (probably more accurately urges), to people confirming thoughts, to random events. I haven't heard a spoken voice that I can recall. I don't know what I would do if I did.
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Lily Portion for Today: Thursday February 29
Parents, you must be holy in the sense in which Elohiym asks you to be holy. He never asks you to be a Trappist Monk or a hermit. His desire for you is to make the world a more holy place in your daily walk. (Prayer: Father, help us that we may grow in holiness and purify our hearts with a spark of Your Holiness. We need to put our trust in You, our Saviour and be more faithful to You. Grant us joy in labour and more power in prayer, amein.)
God told Moses to move out of the way so He could destroy Israel, but this was only a test of Moses' heart. Moses instead pleaded on behalf of the people, passing the test, and God honored him for it. It takes great wisdom to know when to stand in the face of God like Moses and when to stand down.
Remember that God always behaves consistently with his promises. Reminding him of his own words is the most effective method of appeal.
The Hebrews believed they were worshiping YHWH in the incident with the golden calf, or at least that's what they said. They weren't stupid. They didn't believe the calf was actually YHWH. Rather, they probably made it as an intermediary, more a replacement for Moses than for YHWH himself. People are always trying to put more intermediaries between us and God. Bibles, saints, relics, clerics, politicians, etc. These can all be golden calves.
Rhy Bezuidenhout to answer your "hail zeus" qustion: "soos" actually means "horse" in hebrew. So if we are understanding hebrew and aramaic as the original languages, "hey soos" is a letter of the alphabet, followed by "horse": jibberish. Latin pronounces "j" lightly compared to english. "Sus" comes from the latin need to make a word masculine since Yeshua is male. Transliterating names rarely brings any meaning with it. Yeshua means "salvation." J-sus means "h horse", kinda like saying h is for horse in preschool! Greek "Iesus" is gibberish. Its just the closest greek could come to Yeshua without breaking its own rules.