Luke 1:18 “And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.”

Luke 1:19 “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”

Luke 1:20 “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.”

I want to apologize in case you feel the topic of today’s meditation sound like an insult but I have to drill home this point. The point is this; when in doubt keep quiet!

The number one obstacle to a miracle is doubt when spoken out. Many believers have truncated their miracle process by misusing their tongues. If you don’t know how to use your mouth correctly, many things in life will elude you.

What baffled me in our focal scripture is that Zacharias was a priest. He has been praying and leading people in prayer yet he doesn’t believe. I thought he would be glad and jump for joy at the news of his wife’s conception but no, he rather voiced his doubts. Hear him again:

Luke 1:18 “Zachariah said to the angel, “Do you expect me to believe this? I’m an old man and my wife is an old woman.””(MSG)

Zacharias was technically calling the angel a liar. Over the years, I’ve prayed and also watch people pray and yet nullify their prayers with negative confessions. You even see people pray all night yet there is no iota of faith in their hearts and to make matters worse, the say it out loud in capital letters.

Friend, it doesn’t matter who you are, either a prophet, apostle or just a believer, when you voice your doubts you’re simply shooting yourself in the foot. Hear this:

James 1:6 “But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.”

To be continued…

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