A Time To Be Silent - Charles Capps

The Word of the Lord has been spoken. God's Word is out. God's Word is the final authority on any subject.

 
To change the seen things, sometimes you must get your mouth in motion.
 
There are other times, if you're going to change what's seen, you will have to practice the vocabulary of silence.
 
This is especially true in situations where Satan comes against you so strongly that you can't bring yourself to say the things that are positive or in line with the Word of God. The pressure is on, the circumstance is wild, and all that rises up within you is against what God says. You know if you say anything, it will be negative; so don't say anything.
 
Be quiet before God because His Word has already been spoken. You have confessed it for weeks, but now it's time to be quiet.
 
Bad News
Jairus is a good example of keeping quiet after confessing in faith. In the fifth chapter of Mark, Jairus came to Jesus on behalf of his daughter. Verse 35 describes what happened next:
 
While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?
(Mark 5:35)
 
Here is Jairus' opportunity to let the words he has spoken depart and let fear come. But he has already built a faith image in himself by speaking those things in faith.
 
The Faith of Silence
As soon as Jesus heard what the runner said, He turned to Jairus and said, "Be not afraid, only believe" (v. 36).
 
Now look at what Jairus said:
 
"......................."
 
Nothing! Not one word.
 
God will take the things that are not and bring to naught the things that are.
 
There was Jairus. His little daughter was dead. But Jesus said, "Don't be afraid. Only believe."
 
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, or desired. Faith is the raw material, the spiritual raw material, from which things you desire are made.
 
Fear is the opposite force of faith. It is the substance of things not desired.
 
If you have fear, the things you don't desire will come to pass.
 
Jairus didn't say anything. At this point, he took things he didn't say and brought to naught the things that were said. The word of faith had already been spoken: She shall live.
 
Jesus walked into that situation, and there was the little girl, dead. All the relatives were there, weeping and wailing, and He ran them all out—Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Susie, Uncle LeRoy...all of them.
 
Listen to the words of Jesus: "She's not dead. She's asleep!" (v. 39, paraphrased).
 
Now wait a minute! She is dead, but Jesus said she's not. That sounds like a lie. But Jairus' words and his silence would not allow the death. Bad news was destroyed by silence.
 
Jesus is talking and acting in Kingdom principles. We must get an understanding of this if we are going to operate on the same level of faith. He is talking things that are not and speaking as though they were.
 
What is Jesus doing? He is not trying to convince them she is alive. That would be a lie because, naturally speaking, she is dead. He is affecting something by what He's saying. He is highly developed in the God-kind of faith.
 
Here is where some people are missing it. They say, "I started saying certain things, and nothing happened. I said it four or five days and it didn't come to pass." They are not developed in it.
 
Keep saying. Keep speaking. You're shaping the unseen. It doesn't come overnight; it is a process, a way of life.
 
The first thing your words are doing is causing faith to come. (Faith comes by hearing, and hearing comes by the Word of God.) You're really not going to affect many things until faith comes.
 
Speaking words builds an image inside you. It's shaping the unseen. It all goes back to seed-time and harvest. Anyone knows that if you plant today, you don't harvest tomorrow. Speaking words causes faith to come. Your words are like seeds: they will produce a harvest.
 
Jesus walked in and spoke to that dead girl, and she rose up! That was creative power flowing out His mouth because He was highly developed in Kingdom principles.
 
I want you to realize this is the way Jesus ministered in the earth. On every occasion when He set out to change the seen, He absolutely would not talk about what was seen. He would not consider the thing that was seen as being permanent, only temporary.

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