How shall I know this?
Gabriel, the angle of the Lord comes to Zacharias while he is burning incense before the Lord in the temple and tells him that he is going to have a child. He and his wife are both very old.
As a priest, Zacharias knows from the Old Testament that angels only speak what the Lord tells them to speak. They are like a heavenly iPod, they just play back what God has put in them.
Luke 1:13-20 NKJV “But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. 14 And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth. 15 For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb. 16 And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God. 17 He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’ and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
18 And Zacharias said to the angel, “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years.”
Zacharias does not respond correctly. He tells the angel, that only speaks the Word of the Lord, “How shall I know this?” This is a ‘duh’ statement by Zacharias; he knows that what the angel is saying is true because it is GOD TALKING!! IT IS GOD’S WORD!!
19 “And the angel answered and said to him, “I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and was sent to speak to you and bring you these glad tidings. 20 But behold, you will be mute and not able to speak until the day these things take place, because you did not believe my words which will be fulfilled in their own time.”
The angel has to shut the mouth of Zacharias because he doesn’t want him to go around speaking unbelief and cancel God’s plan and purpose. How many of us, as believers, do the same thing on a regular basis. Zacharias should have said: “be it done unto me according to your Word.”
You must NOT speak any unbelief. Do not question the Word of God. Instead, exercise your faith: believe in, trust in and obey the Word of God.
Are you canceling God’s plan and purpose in your life because you speak unbelief instead of the Word of God? Are you canceling the blessings and promises of God in your life because of what you speak?
Jesus’s plan and purpose for you is for you to be healed, walk in divine health. When Satan comes to try and steal your health what are you putting in your mouth? Do you speak like this: “devil I bind you in the name of Jesus I cast you out of my body; I loose myself from you. Every unclean spirit come out of me now. I command my body to be whole and well in Jesus name. I speak: 1 Peter 2:24 over my body “by His stripes you were healed” in Jesus name. I command every cell, system, tissue and organ to be whole and well in Jesus name. I bind my body to “by His stripes you were healed.”
Royal One, “WHAT’S IN YOUR MOUTH?”
How shall you know this? Duh, it is the WORD OF GOD!
If YOU need to repent for any reason; (uproot the seeds of sin that you have sown) DO IT! YOU must turn from your sin, disobedience to the Word of God, and turn back to God, and make the choice to obey His Word; then ask for forgiveness in the name of Jesus! Forgive everyone who has ever harmed you; forgive yourself for the hurt that you have done to others and to the heart of God.
Pastor Glenn Harrison
Author:”Two Wheels for Heaven”