Now is the time open your mouth and praise God
Luke 1:64 -
And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.
Yesterday we had the first round of auditions for the Gospel singing contest - WAR. We had very good participants taking part from various Churches at the four centers in Mumbai, Pune and Nasik. At our center the judges called some contestants to sing again since they had difficulty in deciding. Imagine this is the state in the auditions what will happen at the 3rd round at the finale where the best from all the different centers could come together.
The plan of the contest is to select 10 of the best and launch them into the Kingdom of God by composing a Gospel music album and also promoting them at live events throughout India.
The voice and depth of worship got us just amazed as to how these youngsters did not get recognition yet. They on the other hand gave testimonies as to how desperately they have been waiting for any opportunity like this by which they would get a platform to reach out to the people through Gospel music.
In today's message the Lord is tell us through an example of Zacharias how the Lord shut his mouth for a purpose and at the right time let it loose. When Zacharias was given a promise and when the promise was getting fulfilled the Lord knew Zacharias would open his mouth and stop or delay the blessing and plan of God getting fulfilled in his life and for the purpose of mankind, so the Lord shut his mouth and set it loose at the right time.
A music Evangelist is a calling by which the Church of God is extended in a great way. When a music Evangelist sings he or she penetrates the strongholds of the heart of man and breaks the bonds that hold the person. That is the reason one would find healings, deliverances and miracles happening when an anointed music Evangelist is singing or playing instruments for the Lord.
If we look at the time and season we live in it is the right time and the Lord has been building many for the great season of the grand harvest. The Lord used us to reach out to these Zacharias whom the Lord has shut up and is telling them now is the time to open your mouth and praise God. Now is the time when you praise God the power of God will flow and people will be touched and the power of God will draw them to Him.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, Your wisdom and mercy cannot be measured or comprehended by man. You know when and how and through whom You will perform the impossible task of delivering man from the strongholds of evil. By your light shining through man You will destroy darkness and by this You bless man also. Lord, we pray for more labourers in your Kingdom and may many doors be opened for them to reach out so that none of your sheep be lost or be a victim of vanity and deceit...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripturesr ]
64 And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.
65 And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea.
66 And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.
67 And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,
68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,
18 And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.
19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.
20 And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.
1 Samuel 16:23
23 And it came to pass, when the evil [destroying] spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.
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