Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | December 8, 2010

God’s Silence

Sometimes in the Christian life, God’s silence may be deafening. A believer may pray for weeks, months, or even years for something without receiving a definite answer from God. There are many reasons why GOd may not answer one’s prayer and some of these have no relationship at all to the presence or absence of sin in one’s life. Sometimes it may be a matter of timing. God may intend to give the believer what is requested, but not until later when it better fits into God’s plan and program for that believer. In the interim, it is important that one continues in faith and not allow doubt to unconsciously replace belief. Towns, E. L. (2008). A Journey Through The New Testament. Mason, OH: Cengage Learning.

This week I’ve been studying the New Testament and its historical background in reference to the behind the scene things that took place during the time when Jesus was born. I learned (which most of us already knew) that for 400 years between the end of the Old Testament and the beginning of the New Testament that God was completely silent toward His people. God’s written Word still existed but people were not putting the Word into action in their lives. It seemed as though God had abandoned his people (which was certainly not the case). There weren’t even any Prophet’s proclaiming what “Thus Saith The Lord They God”. That being said, verbal prophecies started once John was born when his father Zacharias proclaimed over the infant that John would be “the prophet of the Highest” (Luke 1:76). How exciting to know that John was going to prepare the way for our Lord Jesus Christ.

I’ve come to realise that God is really never silent. It truly is a matter of timing with God. Us humans work on a 24 hour clock. 8 hours of work or school. 8 hours of sleep and 8 hours preparing for the day to come. God does not work on that system of time. He never slumbers nor sleeps. He is consistently looking out for our best interest and can see the beginning from the end. That being said, our great God is always on time when it comes to meeting the needs of His people.

Today Saints, lets remember to have faith in God. Whether His answer is yes or no or to wait for another appointed time, we still must continue to solely put our trust in the Masters hands knowing that God will see us through. Have faith! Have faith! Have faith! Watch God do the impossible.


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  1. Indeed.
    Psa 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.


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