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And behold, you shall be silent and unable to speak until the day when these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which shall be fulfilled in their proper time” (Luke 1:20)
After the angel had delivered the good news to Zacharias about the birth of a son to Elizabeth in her senior years, it was too much for him to to grasp. Before he had a chance to think about it all, he blurted out some negative words of doubt. God knows that you and I have a habit of speaking before we think. So in His awesome graciousness, he did Zach a favor. He stopped him from speaking until the baby was born!
I wonder if Zach was upset about this? I would think not as this was definitely a sign from God that what God was promising to him would come to pass.
What kinds of things are you saying today? Do you agree with the promises of God or are you speaking words of doubt that could hinder your progress? Sometimes I think my future could benefit by God keeping me from hurting myself with harmful words.
Perhaps the Lord is ready to bring forth something in your life today? You may have gone through a season of barrenness but now is the time for your dream to be born. Are you ready?