The Unspoken Word
You were pre-planned, prearranged and prepared by God to seek Him and do exploits for His pleasure. You were not created on the spur of the moment. The Bible tells us in Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His creation – created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.” Unfortunately, so many live their lives as if they were a mistake or misfits upon the face of the earth. This is not true as you have a purpose for being here! You only need to find it and walk in it. You might argue that you had being searching and asking the Lord for awhile but you are yet to get an answer from the Lord. This should not be. Friend, He is speaking, the question is: do you agree with what He is saying? We saw the same thing play out with Abraham in Genesis 17:15-17, the Lord gave him awesome promises that looked preposterous at the time. The Bible says, he fell on his face in worship but in his heart he stood in opposition to the word he just heard. The Bible says “Abraham spoke in his heart….” As a result the child was named based on his unspoken word! Friend is that not how we have been walking with the Lord? We fall in worship when we hear the Lord speak directly to us, but the truth is our hearts are saying something totally different to what we just heard at that precise moment. Do we go through the motions of worship but our hearts are standing in opposition to the word we just heard? The same word that turned the life of the person next to you around fell lifeless to the ground in your own life. This should not be! The unspoken word in our hearts is as loud as the spoken word to the Lord. God cannot move on our behalf unless we agree with Him. No wonder lives are the way they are despite the promises of God. Unfortunately, our unspoken words hinder men and affect the lives of those around us. It pollutes and contaminates, hindering us from obeying God completely. Study the life of king Jeroboam in 2Kings 12:25-30. His unspoken word led Israel into a time of terrible apostasy that produced 6 terrible kings like him.
Praise God that in Matthew 16:21-23, Jesus Christ taught us how to deal with the unspoken word that had hindered man from the beginning. The Bible says He rebuked Peter and called it satan. It was not Peter that was satan but the unspoken word in his heart (Luke 24:21a). This shows us the origin of the unspoken word. It originated from the devil when he said in his heart that he would make himself like the Most High (Isaiah 14:12-15). God told us in Ezekiel 14:3-11, that when men come before Him with this unspoken word, which equally means idols, He God will answer them according to the multitude of idols in their hearts. In other words, He would not listen to their spoken words but will answer their unspoken words. No wonder, Christ called its name and rebuked it immediately. Friend, this unspoken word is an offence to God and a stumbling block to man. Once you notice it, do not pamper it, call it what it is, renounce it and send it packing!