This is the decade of the mouth. What comes out of our mouths is extremely important and will govern our lives. In the same instance, what we choose not to say is very important and will impact our lives just the same. This is not the time keep our mouths shut but this is the time we ought to boldly decree and declare God’s Word. This is the time we ought to be decreeing and declaring God’s agenda and God’s will in every area of our lives. You see it is not strange that you and I will encounter uncomfortable situations but don’t allow the situation to arrest your mouth
Proverbs 18:21 (NKJV) Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
I am to release life into every death situation, I am to release divine light into every dark and dismal situation. Otherwise, I will be overcome and consumed by that which Jesus has already given me authority over
Revelation 12:11 (NKJV) And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
Without words there is no testimony, without speaking there is no victory. If I remain silent in the midst of adversity than surely death will come to me
In Mark 9 Jesus is addressing the disciples about a conversation they were having amongst themselves
Mark 9:33-34 NKJV
Then He came to Capernaum. And when He was in the house He asked them, “What was it you disputed among yourselves on the road?” But they kept silent, for on the road they had disputed among themselves who would be the greatest.
Your silence is a revelation of your carnality. The disciples knew the conversation they had was worldly and was fleshly. So much that there silence to Jesus’ question exposed where they were located
Your silence speaks volumes!
This next scripture in Matthew 16 records a very familiar conversation Jesus is having
Jesus is having an intimate conversation asking those closes to Him on earth who I am to you. You told me what others think but who am I to you? How do you see me? Who am I to you
Matthew 16:13-19 NKJV
When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
Now many times when reading this particular scripture I believe the focus on the back and forth conversation between Jesus and Peter however I want to point your attention to this. If we go back up a couple of verses, in verse 13 we can clearly see that Jesus is talking to the disciples. So Jesus is talking to the disciples and asking them “who do you say I am” and 11 of the 12 said nothing.
Has there been a time where Jesus is sitting back expecting for you to respond but you’re silent? Jesus is waiting for you to declare the Word of the Lord but you say nothing. Jesus is waiting for you and I to speak to the mountain and to command it to moved but we’re so focused on the mountain instead of Him who has given us power and authority over the mountain that we’re quiet. In the very midst of opposition where we should be the loudest, we’re so silent that you can hear a pin drop
I’m not talking about physically putting yourself on mute, you may be speaking but it is what we speak that determines our silence. In other words, If we’re not speaking the Word of the Lord over that situation then we might then what we’re speaking is null and void and causes more damage then good. If I’m speaking the Word of the Lord over my health then I’m silent, If I’m not speaking the Word of the Lord over my marriage then I’m silent. If I’m complaining and looking at people instead of seeing what is manipulating those people then I am silent.
I Kings 18:20-21 NKJV
So Ahab sent for all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together on Mount Carmel. And Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word.
Silence reveals unsurety. When you’re not confident you will be silent. When there is reservation there is silence. If you are not fully convinced and full persuaded there will be silence. Isn’t what God has been speaking during “The Release of the Elijah Spirit”? Elijah was sure that his God was the one and only God, Elijah was bold. Elijah knew that what his God was able to do no other could do. It was evident in Elijah’s tone and speech and his attitude where He stood and who he believed.
What about you and I? Is it evident where we stand? Is there boldness in our tone? Is it a reality that no weapon can harm us and that we are protected as we walk in the Word of the Lord?
Let us go forth decreeing and declaring the word of God with great boldness!!