TEXT: who carries out the words of his servants and fulfils the predictions of his messengers, who says of Jerusalem, ‘It shall be inhabited,’ of the towns of Judah, ‘They shall be rebuilt,’ and of their ruins, ‘I will restore them,’ [Isaiah 44:26, NIV], 1 Samuel 3:19-21
Introduction: The chapter talks about the redemption of Israel and how diviners in those days were made fools in the sight of God. The faithful God always confirms the words of His servant provided you believe what He tells you.
- There’s power in the tongue. Until you speak nothing happens but when you speak something happens. The good news is that when you speak, the Master works on it and not you, so what is your ‘wahala’. The greatest miracle is in your mouth.
- . You are a mighty warrior who speaks with authority from heaven given you by Christ to cause things to happen. What you say has the authority of heaven. Mark 11:23
- God would not come down on earth to speak into things again. He has finished creation and has placed men in charge. The rest is your responsibility and just as He spoke things into existence, it is your turn to speak things and declare them. Your mouth is a very powerful weapon. Until you speak, nothing happens. Nothing stops till you stop it. A closed mouth is a closed destiny. He won’t act until He hears your voice.
- Words are like bullet, when fired they either hit a target or miss a target. What you declare something, you activate your heavens to open and smile back to give you what you want. The power is in your own mouth, say it and have it.
- Not one of the things Samuel spoke failed. If he spoke it, it came to pass. None of his words fell to the ground. Most of us are careless with our words. His words weren’t careless. He spoke the words of God and as he spoke the words of God, God could move through those words to bring them to past. None of his words landed without effect. He did for Samuel. It’s your turn He is looking for faithful servants to proclaim His message. Are you ready?
Application: For us today, the word of God still carries the same potency.
“so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it”. [Isaiah 55:11, NIV]
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” [Hebrews 4:12, NIV]
“ no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so, through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God”. [2 Corinthians 1:20, NIV]
By: Rev. Nicholas Nyarko