The Discipline of Silence!

The Discipline of Silence!

'The Discipline of Silence!
Matt 27: 12  And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.
Takes great strength of heart to be quiet and trust the Lord, when you are being falsely accused. If we can guard our heart, and say nothing, even when people are raging, we see the power of God to deliver, as long as we do not bow to their pressure. When you have spoken the Word of God over your circumstance, the power of God is always working to deliver you out of the hand of man, all men, no matter what people try to get you to agree to. Refuse to speak, when anything you say, will obviously be twisted and used against you.
During his years as premier of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev denounced many of the policies and atrocities of Joseph Stalin. Once, as he censured Stalin in a public meeting, Khrushchev was interrupted by a shout from a heckler in the audience. "You were one of Stalin's colleagues. Why didn't you stop him?" "Who said that?" roared Khrushchev. An agonizing silence followed as nobody in the room dared move a muscle. Then Khrushchev replied quietly, "Now you know why."
Today in the Word, July 13, 1993.
It had been a rather stormy board meeting and some very harsh things had been said. One man--always highly respected and unusually wise in his judgments--had said nothing throughout the proceedings. Suddenly one of the leaders in the argument turned to him: "You have not said a word. I am sure we would all like to hear your opinion about this matter." "I have discovered," replied the quiet one, "that there are many times when silence is an opinion." 
Bits & Pieces, September, 1989
Let’s Pray:
‘Father, set a watch upon my lips before my enemies. Give me strength to fully trust you, and to never betray you with my words, in your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’'
Matt 27: 12 And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.

Takes great strength of heart to be quiet and trust the Lord, when you are being falsely accused. If we can guard our heart, and say nothing, even when people are raging, we see the power of God to deliver, as long as we do not bow to their pressure. When you have spoken the Word of God over your circumstance, the power of God is always working to deliver you out of the hand of man, all men, no matter what people try to get you to agree to. Refuse to speak, when anything you say, will obviously be twisted and used against you.

Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
Notice here, that silence is not agreement with another’s evil, and that in this case, you are not doing nothing by not speaking. What you are doing, is aggressively, on purpose, trusting in our Father, Creator of the Universe, to do right in our case, and to act as He pleases….


Yet, there is a time to speak too…


During his years as premier of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev denounced many of the policies and atrocities of Joseph Stalin. Once, as he censured Stalin in a public meeting, Khrushchev was interrupted by a shout from a heckler in the audience. “You were one of Stalin’s colleagues. Why didn’t you stop him?” “Who said that?” roared Khrushchev. An agonizing silence followed as nobody in the room dared move a muscle. Then Khrushchev replied quietly, “Now you know why.”
Today in the Word, July 13, 1993.
silence 1
What would you do here, when speaking out would probably cost you your very life?

Only you and the Holy Spirit can make that decision…

It had been a rather stormy board meeting and some very harsh things had been said. One man–always highly respected and unusually wise in his judgments–had said nothing throughout the proceedings. Suddenly one of the leaders in the argument turned to him: “You have not said a word. I am sure we would all like to hear your opinion about this matter.” “I have discovered,” replied the quiet one, “that there are many times when silence is an opinion.”
Bits & Pieces, September, 1989
'The Discipline of Silence!
Matt 27: 12  And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.
Takes great strength of heart to be quiet and trust the Lord, when you are being falsely accused. If we can guard our heart, and say nothing, even when people are raging, we see the power of God to deliver, as long as we do not bow to their pressure. When you have spoken the Word of God over your circumstance, the power of God is always working to deliver you out of the hand of man, all men, no matter what people try to get you to agree to. Refuse to speak, when anything you say, will obviously be twisted and used against you.
During his years as premier of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev denounced many of the policies and atrocities of Joseph Stalin. Once, as he censured Stalin in a public meeting, Khrushchev was interrupted by a shout from a heckler in the audience. "You were one of Stalin's colleagues. Why didn't you stop him?" "Who said that?" roared Khrushchev. An agonizing silence followed as nobody in the room dared move a muscle. Then Khrushchev replied quietly, "Now you know why."
Today in the Word, July 13, 1993.
It had been a rather stormy board meeting and some very harsh things had been said. One man--always highly respected and unusually wise in his judgments--had said nothing throughout the proceedings. Suddenly one of the leaders in the argument turned to him: "You have not said a word. I am sure we would all like to hear your opinion about this matter." "I have discovered," replied the quiet one, "that there are many times when silence is an opinion." 
Bits & Pieces, September, 1989
Let’s Pray:
‘Father, set a watch upon my lips before my enemies. Give me strength to fully trust you, and to never betray you with my words, in your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’'God is love, and sometimes the most loving thing He does, is not speak.

Why? Because He is also holy, and sometimes, when someone is far from Him, doing things clearly contrary to His nature and His Word, if He were to speak, the only thing He could speak, would be a word of judgement. Rather than judge, (for with His judgements, come the execution of those judgements), He remains silent for a time:

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

God is love, and Jesus mission remains the same, to seek and save the lost, not condemn them…

Yet, just because He is longsuffering, does not mean He ever condones evil, we cannot mistake His silence for His permission….
silence healing

Let’s Pray:
‘Father, set a watch upon my lips before my enemies. Give me strength to fully trust you, and to never betray you with my words, in your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen!

Author: chrisaomministries

Chris Walsh is a missionary, the President of AOMMinistries. This blog now reaches over 100,000 people each day! Chris is the author of three books: Parable of the Sower, Worship - Not Just a Song, and now 'Welcome to the Grand Illusion, a prophetic prayer strategy to take America back!' The Walsh family has completed over 20 missions trips since April 2014, and is committed to bringing the Word of God to the nations, by every available media.

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