(By Ricky Scaparo) Many times our mouth is what cancels out our breakthroughs and Blessings!! Zacharias was serving as priest before God and had an encounter with an Angel of the Lord that gave him a word of the Lord regarding a miracle in giving birth to John the Baptist after his wife Elizabeth had been barren. His response was not one of faith but instead replied “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years.” In other words, even after an encounter with an Angel of God Zachariah struggled to believe. As a result, the Lord sealed his mouth shut until the fullness of time had come. Why?
The reason is because we can abort our miracles from taking place when we begin to release words of doubt and unbelief out of our mouths! We cancel out the very miracles that God has ordained for us by spouting out whatever we feel. Proverbs 18:21 says “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.”
Have you ever wondered why Joshua instructed the people to keep their mouth shut for seven days and not speak a word until the appointed time? It wasn’t until the seventh day they were instructed shout and the Walls of Jericho fell. The answer is simple. Joshua just witnessed an entire generation that Moses led through the Wilderness that constantly used their mouth to complain and speak against the leadership of Moses resulting in most of them perishing and never making it into the Promise Land. Joshua was not going to make the same mistake.
Don’t make the same mistake and cancel out the blessings of God and his assignments for your life by partnering with Doubt and Unbelief. Get the Word of God in your heart and partner with words of Life. Speak the Word of God over your barren situations! Speak the Word of God over those Walled Cities in your life. Watch God move on your behalf!