Preacher: Dcn Blessing Akoma
According to 1 Corinthians 2:4, we still need speech to convey the power of the Kingdom. Most times, when we are faced with situations, the intention of the enemy is to shut our voices and once the voice is shut, we become powerless.
Mark 11:23 gives a proof of the power in spoken words. Mountains bring fear but Paul said to Timothy that God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power which is to be expressed.
From the story of Jonah in Jonah 2, one of the things that gave him victory was that his voice was not shut even in his predicament. The enemy tries to shut our voice when we encounter mountains. However, we must never succumb to his wiles.
Our mouths should also not be shut in preaching the gospel because it is the power of God unto salvation. The experience of the rich man in Luke 16 shows that there is persuasion in the testimony of the gospel.
When we are faced with challenges, the expectation of God is that we speak to the mountains by faith, not coming to God out of fear. When we have taken action by speaking and we do not see the expected result, then we can return to God to ask what we have done wrong. Our first response should be to speak against the operation of the enemy. We should not be shut up in fear. Even in our speeches, there are expressions of the power of the Kingdom.
If we have been saved, nothing should limit us from sharing our testimonies. We will always have our down times as believers but what we are resting on is very important. Power is conveyed via words; it was said of Samuel that his word never fell to the ground. Let’s pay attention to the words we speak at every point in time.