Key Scripture: Luke 3:3-5
It is key to remember that John’s cry was of God, not of the will of man, there were many voices in the world crying out but the word that came to John was for a set time, in the wilderness from God. If God has a plan for your life and wants to use you no matter where you are He will find you and prepare you, and ensure that your life has meaning and purpose. You need to align yourself to the will of God, your life is not just for the sake of it.
When God wants to use you, there will always be voices of opposition.The opposition to John was strong. The things of God will be opposed by those who don’t have the mind of God but with the mind of the flesh. To be a child of God means you carry your cross everyday.(Matthew 14: 1-4) Is your voice heard or are you quiet? God looks for people who will tell the truth irrespective of what others are saying. You are to please God and not people. You should declare the truth even if it costs you your position amongst friends or family (1st Kings 18:36 – 39). Remain steadfast and do the things of God – let God abide in you. Do not underestimate the power of God in your life and do not fear as that is what the devil wants. God will take you to certain places (Jeremiah 14: 14 & 16).The state of the country is such that there are many false voices crying out, don’t join them but stand out and speak the mind of Christ.
The voice of Elymas the Sorcerer (Acts 13:8-12) was not of God. Those who tell people to cry for revenge, who lure people to themselves are not the voice of God. There are those who convince others to destroy things but it is only the devil that comes to steal, kill and destroy promising change and yielding evil. May God help everyone one of us so that we are not lured into works of darkness.
Are you is ready to be the voice of Christ in various parts of this country. During this time of lockdown we should be working harder so that evil will not prevail, our country needs Jesus – He is not found in violence and rage.
Where is it that God has called you? What is it that God has called you to? Be the voice of Christ and God will establish you.