Saturday, July 28, 2007

Why Have You Been Rendered Silent?

Act 4:18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.
Act 4:19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.
Act 4:20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

In the book of Acts, Peter and John were commanded to cease preaching the Gospel. Their very lives were on the line as the people and the government demanded that they remain silent concerning their beliefs. Yet, they could not remain silent. They only knew to preach that which they'd seen and heard. They could not deny the experiences they'd had, just because others could not relate.

The Church has been silent for too long. Unlike Peter and John, many of us have decided that it's better to humble ourselves to man and government rather than God. EVEN IN THE CHURCH, many of us have silenced ourselves due to an "order" set by men. God is crying out for HIS voice to be heard! He wants HIS heart and mind shared with the people.

Not everyone can hear the voice of God. Not everyone has a relationship with the Creator of this universe. Yet, those of us who do have remained silent. We have allowed the "world" to tame us. Even in the church, there are too many running "God's house" that don't have a relationship with God. They are then dictating to the ones who have "seen and heard" the hand and the voice of God.

I am not looking for a coups in the church or a mighty uproar or disorderly conduct. What I am speaking forth is TRUE REVIVAL. For months, God has been speaking to His people about the return of signs and wonders. He wants His power to be shown forth. He wants true worship to return to the house and the Body of Christ.

TRUE PEOPLE OF GOD, who has caused you to be silent? Many of us have been blackmailed, coerced and manipulated into silence. How can you be the light of the world and the salt of the earth if you remain in the closet? The truly anointed MUST come forth. Those who are called MUST answer in obedience. Someone else's deliverance DEPENDS ON YOU.

What has caused you to be silent? Fear...intimidation...mistakes of your past. Saints of God, we must face those things that have caused us to lose confidence in God. Truthfully, it's our lack of faith that causes disobedience. God IS NOT PLEASED. Some of you have been called forth in this hour, and your disobedience (due to silence) is still as the sin of witchcraft. You are controlling someone else's deliverance by NOT speaking and NOT operating as you have been gifted, ordained, commanded and sent forth.

Who has caused you to be silent? Selah.

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