MORE OF GOD'S MOUTHPIECE
THURSDAY 15 JULY 2021
Although a mouthpiece is part of any device that functions in or near the mouth, or someone that expresses or interprets another's views, we are likened to God's mouthpiece in world. This means that as Christians, we are called as divine delegates to share the glorious gospel with the lost and win them to Christ.
We are the instruments and vessels through which the Word of God is spread in our world. We reveal, interpret and deliver His eternal purpose to mankind in this world. Jeremiah said, 'Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, "I have put my words in your mouth"' (Jeremiah 1:9 NIV). In other words, the words of the message Jeremiah preached and declared was God actually talking.
Reference: Numbers 11:29 New International Version (NIV) 'But Moses replied, "Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the Lord’s people were prophets and that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!"'
Everyone knew that Moses was God's mouthpiece. He spoke and declared God's Word to the people and it all came to pass. So when Moses' assistant, Joshua, heard about two other men, speaking words from the Lord, he thought they should stop. But Moses said, 'Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the Lord's people were prophets and that the Lord would put His Spirit on them!' Moses was delighted to see more prophets preachers and teachers raised in Israel and for Israel. He wanted everyone to have God's Spirit on them so they could declare God's Word.
Many years later, prophet Joel declared the same message as a prophesy and blessing for the future. God said through him, "I will pour out my Spirit on all people." This happened around A.D. 30 when the Holy Spirit came during the Feast of Pentecost (read Acts 2). In those days, many people didn't like to mingle with prophets because they said and prophesied things they didn't want to hear. In a like manner, many people today still do not want have anything to do with Jesus because they believe that receiving Him as Lord will stop them from enjoying their earthly lives to the full. But that is exactly why prophets, preachers and teachers are needed. The world desperately needs those who are bold to speak God's truth and minister the grace that brings salvation to as many as possible, thereby saving many lives from eternal damnation.
Ephesians 2:10 (NLT) reads, 'For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.' God planned ahead of time for you to speak forth His Word and win souls for His Kingdom. Another Scripture reads, 'So we are Christ's ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, "Come back to God!"' (2 Corinthians 5:20 NLT).
As God's ambassadors in a broken, hurting and chaotic world, you have been called and chosen to evangelize and declare the message of salvation with boldness. We are called to proclaim the Lord's name and demonstrate His authority in our world, leading to salvation of the lost. We are called to bring hope, peace, good news reminders, and truth to the people around us.
Are you born again and Spirit filled? Then you are the prophet and evangelist in your world, called to deliver the good news of the saving grace of Jesus to the world around you. How would you prepare to do that today and always? By getting filled daily with the Word and the boldness of the Spirit. As you function by the anointing of the Holy Spirit, you'll readily share it with others. Shalom!
Scripture Reading - Exodus 4:16; Numbers 11:24-30; Jeremiah 15:19; Joel 2:28-32.
Exuberant Declaration: The Word of God expressed through my lips is God delivering His purpose through me. I am God's very mouthpiece, establishing the words of peace, safety, health, deliverance and stability to men's lives and restoring their relationships with God. As I communicate God's truth faithfully and gracefully, the good news of the glorious gospel continues to illuminate the hearts of the lost. And I prayerfully declare that their hearts are prepared to receive Christ as Lord, so they can receive and manifest His nature and live to please God. Hallelujah!