Don’t Be Quiet
THE WORD SIROCCO
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Month Theme: The Jubilee
Topic: Don’t Be Quiet
Scripture Reading: Joshua 6:1-5; Leviticus 25:8-13
9 Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.
The Bible enjoins us to make a joyful noise unto the Lord (Psalm 66:1-7). This is like sounding the Jubilee trumpet. We must use our voices and instruments to release the liberating sound of the Jubilee. The Psalmist exhorted the people of God to make a joyful noise unto God because He subdued His enemies and made the people of Israel cross the Red Sea on dry land. They declared the power of God, when they recalled that the dominance of Egypt over His people was broken.
Shouting in triumph even before the manifestation of God’s power, releases us from bondage. We should not sit quietly while the devil destroys us. We must shout, sing, dance and declare God’s counsel revealed in His Word before victory shows up physically. The children of Israel, under the leadership of Joshua, shouted and blew trumpets to bring down the wall of Jericho (Joshua 6:5). The wall acted as a resistance to their blessings. It stood between them and victory but blowing trumpets and shouting brought it down.
It was unreasonable to think that marching around a wall and blowing trumpets could bring it down. But no weapon of God is too ordinary to accomplish extraordinary feats (2 Corinthians 10:3-6). Sometimes I do it in public. Some miracles happen only when we are unreasonable in demonstrating our faith. Believers should not be quiet when they are under bondage. We must shout our way to freedom – shouting is a weapon of warfare.
Prayer: praise the Lord for the victories He has won for you, including those that are yet to manifest physically.
“The Jubilee” by Eastwood Anaba
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