I have been so frustrated for the past few days. But last night while in Philadelphia at a musical, a song enlightened me. The song was about Jesus and how despite all he went through during his crucifixion, He NEVER said a mumbling word. Isn’t that amazing? Can you imagine? They spit on him, they beat him, they mocked him, they tortured him, they questioned his identity and his character… and Christ endured it all and never said a “mumbling” word.
Matthew 27:14 (Message Bible)
Jesus kept silence-not a word from his mouth. The governor was impressed, really impressed.
I encourage you to read the entire chapter (Matthew 27).
If you are anything like me, not saying a word is difficult when you are being picked on and persecuted by others. As I sat on the plane returning home, God reminded me of the scripture.
Because we are Christians, we have, like Moses accepted to suffer (Hebrews 11:24-26). Moreover, people will try their best to crucify you and some will not be happy until they kill the joy on the inside of you. But be encouraged. When I think about all that Christ endured, yet he kept his mouth shut, I am encouraged. His ability to keep silent was a not a sign of weakness, but it was sign of strength. Jesus’ silence was a lesson in itself to all who follow him… That lesson is no matter what you have to endure keep silent. Now God doesn’t want you to be a push over, but he wants you to know that in some situations speaking is not necessary. You cannot argue with some people, especially those who think they are always right.
Those who persecuted Jesus had no clue or idea about the power that He carried on the inside. They had no idea of the destiny that had already been mapped out for him. All they knew was that He proclaimed to be the Son of God. I believe that most of their ignorance and disbelief was also wrapped up in the fear of the unknown. Many others knew the power that he possessed, and some may have been afraid of that power. There are some people who are afraid of the Power of God that is on the inside of you… and they will do anything… Including crucify you!
They did not know that everything they did to Christ was a part of God’s plan for his life. They did not know that way before Jesus was born in the manger his purpose in life would be fulfilled through their actions.
Just as Christ suffered, those who live for Him shall suffer too. But we must have the strength of Christ and remain silent and remember silence is strength. Besides everything that you endure has a purpose.
I’m sure that when those who crucified Jesus were told that he was raised from the dead they were speechless. And God wants you to know on today that when your purpose on this earth is fulfilled, the power of God that lives on the inside of you will leave those who crucify you speechless. So remain silent and allow God’s purpose and plans for your life to unfold. Like Moses suffer with your eyes on the reward (Hebrews 11:26)
We come to you Lord first asking that you forgive us for our sins. Forgive us for every act of omission and commission. God we call upon you to give us strength. Teach us how to be silent even when people spit on us, crucify us! God we know that everything that happens is in your will and plan for our lives. We submit right now to those plans. And God we intercede on behalf of everyone who has been crucified —hurt by others and they carry it around on the inside. Today we speak a release in their spirit. We speak healing in their spirit; we declare that no weapon formed against them shall prosper. We declare that they are healed from the hurt. We speak the strength of silence on all those who are currently being crucified. That they allow their purpose to do all the talking they need. God we pray for those whose motives are to crucify others. We pray that a spirit of love over takes their hearts and minds so that they have a transformation on the inside. Make them new God! Thank you for teaching us to remain silent. Thank you for allowing the plans for your life to be fulfilled. Thank you for given your life that we may live! You’re so awesome; God and we take the time to worship your strength and power right now! We Love you Lord! We give you praise God! And it is in your name that we pray today! Amen and Thank GOD!
Learning to keep Silent
Please share this Friday Meditation with someone on today; you never
know they may be experiencing a crucifixion.