Written by: Someone Who Loves God
In the realm of the spirit there are things, which have not entered into our minds or thoughts, standing inactivated all around us. We all do not realize all of the things that God wants to give us in our lives- all for the purpose of His will.
Once, there was a older couple who lived many years ago. They lived complete and holy lives; in addition to their righteousness, the husband served as a priest and the wife came from a long generation of ordained priests. They never had any children, but that changed, when the wife was very old in age.
There was a life changing encounter pending in the spirit realm for this couple, and the day finally arrived when the announcement would be given. One day while the husband was giving an offering in the temple, he was approached by a tall, beautiful, celestial being. It was God’s intention for this visitation to occur. The priests eyes were opened to physically see the angel. In the presence of this angel the man was terrified!
“Do not be afraid Zacharias, for your prayer has been heard…” Gabriel said to him, knowing that the priest was fearful.
Gabriel is one of the highest ranking angels that God has revealed to us as a created being. You’d think that if you saw him and he gave you a specific message, that you would be able to believe what was said. However, this story took an interesting turn:
“And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.
And the angel answering said unto him, “I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto you, and to show you these glad tidings. And, behold, you shall be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because you believe not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.” – Luke 1:18-20
Why, in the midst of an angel that stands before the face of God, would you proceed to ask for a “sign” on the truth of the message given?
It may be hard to believe, but we do this all the time.
Zacharias was a man who followed God and he had been praying for a son by faith; but he still needed a “sign” despite receiving this word from Gabriel.
Why would God give Gabriel the permission to make him dumb and mute? Because words that we speak in the atmosphere are powerful energy to complete what they are (Proverbs 18:21). We hold the power to call things into existence and into transpiration. A righteous man’s words contain life: in order for God’s word to stay true, God had no choice but to intervene. The protocol that God has established would have ensured that Zacharias’ words came to fruition.
If God had allowed Zacharias to speak unbelief for the following 10 months, it would have had a negative affect on the conception and birth of his son. We can guarantee that if he did not believe the message from a being who sits among the face of God day in and day out, that he was full of unbelief.
John the Baptist, the one who prepared the way for his cousin and Savior Jesus Christ, was the result of that old woman’s pregnancy.
In the realm of the spirit, there are things, lives, miracles, healings and more, that lie there just in our access, awaiting our faith to call them into the natural realm. Just as a womb is designed to carry a baby full term to delivery, conception still requires the seed of a man to call that baby into the physical womb of a woman.
When we receive a word from God we should select to trust in Him and believe. The spirit realm is pregnant with many gifts and miracles for us all. Let’s not be a dummies! Let’s instead choose to be the believers who give birth to those spiritual works with faith as our trust, without the constant need for a “confirming” sign.