Silence for silence
Silence for silence

Silence for silence

Daniel 9:18
O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.

Daniel makes a prayer on realising that Israel’s years of bondage were nearing to an end as prophetically stated by the prophet Jeremiah! So amidst their lost identity, broken spirits, He makes a plea to God, calling Him to incline His ear!! Is it that God is deaf to hear, or blind that He can’t see, probably yes when your silence seems to be too high that it makes Him seem deaf yet without a sound to hear and blind without a thing to see.

Daniel makes a prayer, He opens His mouth, a sound that can be heard!!
Ideally, I would say; incline your inclined ears, open your open eyes, for I know that you hear that which is said and see that which is brought to your attention.

In your being silent about a situation, do not think God is Silent but your silence makes Him silent, it makes His ears seem uninclined to hear but why should God incline His ear to what is not said!!
And how can one open your eyes to what has not been brought to your attention??

God may seem silent in your situation but once sought, He can be found and so He says;

Isaiah 62:1
For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep quiet, Until her righteousness goes forth like brightness, And her salvation like a torch that is burning.

God will never be silent as we may deem, You are His Zion, His Jerusalem, a chosen favourite! Daniel never held such a perspective but many do hold such a mindset, however, He will never be quiet until you break forth.

We notice that when Daniel begun to pray, it is noted that while He was praying a man Gabriel came and said that as soon as he begun praying a command came !!The amplied version says; At the beginning of your prayers:

Daniel 9:23
“At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision “

Before you say it he has heard.
Wow!! Before He started, the answer was already released!! The moment you open your mouth, it is filled like Jeremiah says: before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear and Jesus said as He prayed for Lazarus to ressurrect: …I thank you for you have heard me…

John 11:42
And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.

So if you don’t say it, it can be deemed the He doesn’t hear it, and even if He does.
In your silence that inner voice yearns to have fellowship(communion) with God, uttered out your innermost to God, otherwise, it is a loud ‘dead silence’ amounting to nothing.

Scripture says; you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth, same way why you recorgnise your sin and confess,

God knows what’s in the heart but better still utter to Him, A parent may or may not give that which a child has or has not asked but speak out,’ ‘there is a God to answer’

So Hannah opened her mouth and it was filled and so she declared; My mouth is enlarged over my enemies, thus they that mocked her, mocked her no more, for the Lord turned her mockery into joy, where there was barreness, a said disgrace for a woman, the Lord graced her (1 Samuel 2:1).

He says;
Psalms 81:10
I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.

Prophetic Utterance:

May the Lord fill your mouth with gladness, and your tongue with shouts of praise that the heathen may see and declare the greatness of the Lord unto you, like Hannah, let your mouth be filled that you may declare His salvation and rejoice therein.

Guiding Text:

Isaiah 65:24
And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

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