Open Your Mouth And God Will Back You

Moses and Aaron turned away from the people and went to the entrance of the Tabernacle, where they fell face down on the ground. Then the glorious presence of the LORD appeared to them, and the LORD said to Moses, “You and Aaron must take the staff and assemble the entire community. As the people watch, speak to the rock over there, and it will pour out its water. You will provide enough water from the rock to satisfy the whole community and their livestock.”
So Moses did as he was told. He took the staff from the place where it was kept before the LORD. Then he and Aaron summoned the people to come and gather at the rock. “Listen, you rebels!” he shouted. “Must we bring you water from this rock?” Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with the staff, and water gushed out. So the entire community and their livestock drank their fill.
But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust me enough to demonstrate my holiness to the people of Israel, you will not lead them into the land I am giving them!”
— Numbers 20:6-12

 


I’ve tried to do things in my own strength and have recognized God’s way is the only way. If you want to get to the Promised Land you must do what He commanded you to do. If you’re frustrated because you’ve prayed and fasted for your health to come, try it God’s way. 

God told Moses to SPEAK to the rock. In the previous chapters (Numbers 17:6) we see that God told Moses to strike the rock and the waters came gushing forth. This time, He told Moses to SPEAK to it. In his anger and frustration, Moses chose to do things his way. In doing things his way, he never had the privilege of walking in the land God had promised them. 

The healing for your body came once at the cross on Calvary (1 Peter 2:24). Jesus’ body was struck once and through that sacrifice, purchased our freedom from sin, sickness, and poverty.  Now all we have to do is SPEAK to the problem. Speak to your body. Speak to the pain. Speak to the hindrance and command it to GO! Command the water to flow! Command the blessing over your life! Don’t get frustrated, simply SPEAK.