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The Danger Of Silence

by Damilola Oguntunde

Good morning Divine Perspective Readers. Trust your weekend went well? Today I’ll be sharing with you quickly on the Danger of Silence. God was enlightening me on the danger of silence and I was made to understand that in this kingdom, we don’t agree with something by simply nodding our head in supposed affirmation. Nodding has no recognition in the realm of the spirit, and that is why we must be conscious of what we agree with concerning every area of our lives. Silence in itself is a decision to allow whatever comes your way. Your voice is your access or denial code in the realm of the spirit and it is a key element of permission or disapproval. Many believers have died on the bed of sickness simply because they kept their mouth shut while the sickness had all the time to perpetuate the damage it was sent to execute. Don’t ever keep quiet whenever a negative word is pronounced over your life, you must have power filled words to counter the effects of such pronunciations. A wise man once said that the problems of any nation are not caused by the evil of the wicked, but by the silence of the good. The challenges in your life fester, not because the challenges are not surmountable, but because your mouth remained shut. The evil man will always do evil, but at the very least, we can stand for what is right and godly. If we do not stand for something, we will fall for everything and the only way to show where you stand is to speak about it. That’s why Christianity is called the Great Profession.

Romans 10:10 (KJV) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

No one gets saved in silence or by simply nodding his way into eternal life, you’ve got to say somethings with your mouth and then you can be saved. Believing is not enough to get anyone saved, confessing is as vital as its believing counterpart. I personally believe Christians are generally calm about situations and circumstances and always putting it off on God to do something about it, when Luke 21:15 has told us how He has given us a mouth and a wisdom of which non of our adversaries will be able to gainsay or resist. We then begin to expect God to do the talking for us, it doesn’t work that way. Jesus was not passive when it came to this speaking business. He was the epitome of meekness and humility, but we see Jesus say things almost instantly in response to a threat or imminent danger that was not consistent with the will and purpose of God for His life.

Luke 13:31-32 (KJV) The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee. 32 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.

Some Pharisees came to Jesus and tried to threaten Him and said that Herod wanted to kill him, but watch Jesus’ reaction. Did he keep quiet and just allow them rail on Him? No! He replied them immediately, in fact in a harsher tone of voice. He reduced a “whole” King Herod to a fox, what a Jesus! Though meek yet bold and strong. Our meekness should not be mistaken for weakness and foolishness. When situations and circumstances speak to us and threaten to kill us, our children, our family or our finances, we have every right under Heaven to speak right back at them. Nothing on earth has the right to speak to a son of God like that. If that thing has come to challenge you, then you can as well call him whatever you deem fit. Jesus was quick to put Herod in the place where he really belonged. Did Herod actually think that was a threat to Jesus? Very funny, Jesus came to spend 33 and a half years in perfection and purity just so He could die, and then you come along to threaten Him with death…. What a joke. Jesus was not in the least bit threatened and that should also be our attitude this year.

Silence can be very costly this year. Things, money, contracts, government, your feelings and circumstances generally will talk at you and suggest to you things that will almost stifle life out of you. You hear about the oil price crashing, dollar exchange rates rising, budgets missing and you’re almost tempted to allow all those affect your faith to believe God for your own needs, please don’t allow it and how do you do that? By saying what God has said. Don’t just keep quiet and assume those things have no effect on you. You’ve got to silence the enemy and the avenger with the words of your mouth.

Proverbs 6:2 (KJV) Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.
Romans 3:4 (KJV) God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

Learn to talk back at situations, teach your children to talk back at unhealthy words spoken to them in school by bullies, teachers and lecturers. I don’t care if they call themselves Herods of some sort, the best title for them is still a fox. No man on earth has the right to call you something without your permission. Jesus could not even be distracted from His primary assignment by the errant errand the Pharisee came to deliver on Herod’s behalf because He knew who He was and quickly talked back at the situation and then moved on. Let’s learn to talk back at situations whether animate or inanimate. Jesus spoke to a tree, the storm, commanded the fish and you think you can’t talk to things? One would have thought God was insane at creation, because He just kept speaking to things when He was the only living being yet alive. If God spoke to non-living things and He is still God, then we can also learn to speak to our wallets, our properties, our assets and not feel out of place. There are times silence can be golden, but at other times it just might be dangerous and costly. Learn to talk back! Have a wonderful week ahead.

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Olaniyan Boluwatife February 1, 2016 - 10:39 am

Thanks Pastor Dammy for the insight, it’s really a great insight and reminder!

Stephen Yonder February 1, 2016 - 3:35 pm


olajumoke February 1, 2016 - 4:14 pm

Super awesome sir. God bless you

Oyeola Oluwasanmi February 2, 2016 - 7:28 am

Might be a bit challenging but I guess it’s worth the effort.
Thank you.

tpeah February 5, 2016 - 9:09 am

hmmmm… word! weldone!

Ayobami February 10, 2016 - 9:23 am

When we come into the fullness of what Christ has done for us… we speak the word in boldness…

God bless you bro.

tobi February 12, 2016 - 4:51 pm

the blessings of God are faith accessed and voice activated..thank you so much pastor..we really need this piece because of different voices everywhere..

Abisola March 7, 2016 - 6:51 pm

Your voice is your access or denial code in the realm of the spirit and it is a key element of permission or disapproval….


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