“Then the angel said, “I am Gabriel! I stand in the very presence of God. It was he who sent me to bring you this good news! But now, since you didn’t believe what I said, you will be silent and unable to speak until the child is born. For my words will certainly be fulfilled at the proper time.” Luke 1:19-20, NLT
You will be Silent. Zachariah was sent a word directly from the throne of God. A word of hope, a word of promise. Instead of receiving with great joy, he questioned how could this be? Gabriel, identified himself and told Zachariah he came from the presence of God. God sent word, He is answering your prayers. Since, he didn’t believe, he would be silent until the manifestation. God said, you will receive a son but in silence you will wait. Have you ever prayed or had a desire for anything? The very answer comes, yet the response is doubt or worse, it’s too late now. No doubt, Gabriel gave a message with credible words. The answer was not surprising. Zachariah’s response said, it’s been so long, what proof do I have, this time. I am too old, Elizabeth’s old and can’t, are you sure . . . God had already promised Zachariah a son. Gabriel simply came to say, now is the time. Now, it’s your due season. God fulfills His word, without our help. Had John been born in Zachariah’s prime, where is the glory to God? Oftentimes, God gives us promises in His time. His time not being our time. He simply wants us to trust and wait with joy and expectancy. God says, it’s our due season and our tongues are silent. The manifestation is coming, and there are no words. Doubt has shut mouths and the ability to openly praise is removed. There may be a quickening of the spirit, but in silence, wait. God is faithful to His word, the promise is set in action, Elizabeth is pregnant, the manifestation coming and the silent wait is on . . . In this Time and Season, we must hear/receive the promises of God and rejoice! Stop with the why or the how, Trust! It’s due season, the manifestation is at hand, shout unto the Lord! God is not slack concerning His promises, even when we miss the opportunity to praise His Name.