Speaking The Word Boldly
and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.- Ephesians 6:19-20
God wants you to boldly speak His word otherwise it won’t work. The bolder you are, the more it works. Boldness in your speech and your lifestyle is a translation of your faith. Paul, the Apostle in Eph. 6:19-20, demanded that the Church in Ephesus should pray for him to boldly speak God’s word. God will always support you if you are bold.
Nobody would have given David a chance to fight Goliath if not for his boldness as reflected in his speech. When the words of boldness of David were heard by the people, they took him to King Saul to repeat what he had said earlier. Having recounted his testimonies before the king, David was given a chance to fight Goliath. Nobody will give you a chance to prove your worth if you are timid.
In Number 13, while ten elders out of the twelve spies said they couldn’t make it, Caleb, being bold stilled the other ten spies before Moses and Aaron. He said they could make it. He quieted the ten spies that brought an evil report to the congregation because he was bold. And of course, God promised that Caleb and Joshua would get to the Promised Land, and possess it.
At the age of eighty-five, Caleb stood before Joshua to remind him of all that happened in the past and also demanded his possession. Caleb had the best of the Land because he had the spirit of boldness. I pray that whatever God has planned for you shall not elude you.
Beloved, take time to read the conversation of Caleb and Joshua in Joshua 14: 13-17 as touching the past. This is what I call a vision of remembrance. The statement, “May God remember you”, must have appeared 73 times in the bible. God is a God of knowledge who weighs out actions and rewards us accordingly.
Prayer: Father, I pray that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to declare the mystery of the gospel in Jesus name, amen.
Further Reading: Hebrews 13:6, I Samuel 17:31, Numbers 13:30; 24; Joshua 14:13-17
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Joshua 22:21-23:16; Luke 20:27-47; Psalm 89:14-37; Proverbs 13:17-19