“Doors of Utterance”
2:9 but just as it is written, “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, And which have not entered the heart of man, All that God has prepared for those who love Him.” 10 For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.
Prov 20:27 The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, Searching all the innermost parts of his being.
11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God,
13 which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.
14 But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised (Discerned, understood).
TPT 14 Someone living on an entirely human level rejects the revelations of God’s Spirit, for they make no sense to him. He can’t understand the revelations of the Spirit because they are only discovered by the illumination of the Spirit.
15 But he who is spiritual appraises (judges) all things, yet he himself is appraised (judged) by no one. 16 For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.
REMEMBER PAUL TALKED ABOUT THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD
1 Cor 9:11 If we sowed spiritual things in you, is it too much if we reap material things from you?
Acts 6:4 But we will give (Devote) ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
John 21:15-17 JESUS PUT EPHASIS ON FEEDING THE SHEEP
2 Tim 4:1-2 PAUL EMPHASIZED THE TOP PRIORITY OF THE WORD
Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, 26 so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.
John 15:3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PRAY FOR AND RECEIVE THE WORD
Eph 6:18 With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, 19 and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel,
20th Cen “that when I begin to speak, words may be given to me”
NEB “That I may be granted the right words when I open my mouth”
BEK “That I will be told what to say”
Col 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving; 3 praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door (Utterance) for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned; 4 that I may make it clear in the way I ought to speak.
OUR PRAYERS AFFECT THE DOOR! WE CAN GET A SERMON OR DOOR
IN Acts 4 THEY PRAYED CORPRATELY THAT GOD WOULD GRANT UNTO HIS SERVANTS BOLDNESS TO SPEAK THE WORD
IF THE DEVIL CAN INTIMIDATE THE SERVANTS OF GOD SO THAT THEY WON’T SPEAK… THEN THE HAND CAN’T MOVE.
THE VOICE OPENS THE WAY FOR THE HAND & THE SIGNS & WONDERS
29 Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, 30 by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.”
Jeri 1:4 Now the word of the Lord came to me saying, 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
6 Then I said, “Alas, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak,
Because I am a youth.” 7 But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ Because everywhere I send you, you shall go, And all that I command you, you shall speak. 8 “Do not be afraid of (THEIR FACES) them, For I am with you to deliver you,” declares the Lord. 9 Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. 10 See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
Knox 1:9 “I have inspired thy lips with utterance”. (RIVER OF UTTERANCE) – MAKES THE WHOLE BODY COME ALIVE
11 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. 12 Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.
Acts 10:44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the message.