WHEN GOD IS SILENT

         PSALM 22; PSALM 63
         FATHER WE GLORIFY YOUR NAME, SPEAK TO US  IN A VERY SPECIAL WAY
         NOT NECESSARY WHAT WE WANT TO HEAR BUT WHAT  YOU KNOW WE HAVE
TO HEAR
         MATHEW 27:46  And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice,
saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou
forsaken me?
         HOW CAN JESUS THE SON OF GOD ASK THIS KIND OF QUESTION WITH ALL THAT
HE HAS UNDERSTOOD AS THE WILL OF THE FATHER FOR HIS LIFE?
         SOMETIMES WE ASK GOD WHY, WHY ME?
         WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME? WHY DID I ASK FOR HEALING AND I DID NOT
GET HEALED
         WHY DID I ASK FOR PROMOTION AND I DID NOT GET IT?
         THE INTERESTING THING IS THAT GOD MAY NOT EVEN ANSWER YOU
         JESUS ALSO GOT NO ANSWER, GOD WAS SILENT
         SO LET’S TALK BRIEFLY TODAY ABOUT WHEN GOD IS SILENT
         MOST OF THE  TIMES WHEN WE WANT TO TALK TO HIM, HE IS JUST SILENT
         SOME OF US HEAR FROM HIM FROM TIME TO TIME BUT MORE OFTEN THAN
NOT, HE IS QUIET WHEN YOU DESPERATELY NEED TO HEAR FROM HIM
1.      WE NEED TO KNOW THAT GOD IS NOT TALKATIVE
PSALMS 62:11
God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto
God
HE  JUST SPOKE ONCE,BUT HIS VOICE CONTINUES TO ECHO IN YOUR SPIRIT
,BECAUSE OF THE INTENSITY OF THE POWER OF THAT VOICE
–          PSALMS 33:8-9
By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by
the breath of his mouth. He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an
heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the LORD:

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let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it
was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.
–           EACH TIME HE SPEAKS SOMETHING HAPPENS SO HE HAS TO WATCH WHAT
HE SAYS
2.      GOD IS ALMIGHTY  SOVEREIGN GOD, HE IS NOT OUR SERVANT, HE DOES
NOT HAVE TO ANSWER YOU WHEN IT’S CONVENIENT
PSALMS 115:1-3
 Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy
mercy, and for thy truth’s sake. Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is
now their God? But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he
hath pleased
 
3.      MAYBE HE DID NOT EVEN HEAR ALL THAT YOU HAVE BEEN TELLING HIM
–          IS THAT POSSIBLE FOR GOD NOT HEAR ME, YES IT IS  VERY POSSIBLE
ACCORDING TO ISAIAH 59:1-2 
–          Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his
ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you
and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
–          IF THERE IS SIN IN YOUR LIFE HE CANNOT HEAR  YOU
–          Psalms:66:17-20
 I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue. If I
regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me: But verily God hath
heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, which
hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.
–          THIS IS A TESTIMONY OF ANSWERED PRAYERS FROM THE PSALMIST
–          BUT VERSE 18 SAYS IF I ENTERTAIN INIQUITY IN MY HEART  THE LORD WILL
NOT ANSWER MY PRAYERS
–          HE WILL NOT HEAR  SIMPLY MEANS HE WILL NOT EVEN LISTEN TO ME
–          THIS WAS POSSIBLY WHY JESUS CALLED AND GOD DID NOT ANSWER HIM
–           HE PROBABLY DID NOT  EVEN HEAR HIM BECAUSE ALL OUR SINS AND
INIQUITIES WERE ON HIM  WERE ON HIM

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–          1 PETER 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree,
that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes
ye were healed.
–          WE MUST BE HONEST WITH OURSELVES AND WORK ON THAT ONE THING
THAT WE LACK
–          THE BIBLE SAYS  THE PRAYER OF A SINNER IS AN ABOMINATION  TO GOD
–          IF GOD ALWAYS ANSWERS US WHEN WE  ARE PLAYING WITH SIN, THEN HE
WILL BE DECEIVING US ABOUT SPENDING ETERNITY WITH HIM IN HEAVEN
–          NO ONE  WOULD  WANT TO LIVE HOLY  AND SO NO ONE WILL PLAN FOR
HEAVEN  AND HEAVEN  IS HIS ULTIMATE GOAL FOR US
4.      GOD CAN BE SILENT IF OUR OBEDIENCE IS INCOMPLETE
–          GOD PROMISED ABRAHAM SEVEN  BLESSINGS SUBJECT TO
 CONDITIONS GEN 12:1-4
Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy
kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee And I
will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name
great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and
curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be
blessed. So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went
with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of
Haran.
–          HIS PROBLEMS MULTIPLIED BECAUSE HIS OBEDIENCE WAS NOT COMPLETE
–          WHEN  LOT WAS SEPARATED FROM HIM THEN  GOD SPOKE TO HIM AGAIN
–           IT IS EITHER WE OBEY HIM COMPLETELY OR  WE DON’T  OBEY HIM AT ALL
–          PARTIAL OBEDIENCE IS JUST DISOBEDIENCE AS FAR AS GOD IS CONCERNED
–          HE HATES LUKEWARMNESS AND MANY OF US ARE LUKEWARM
–          REV 3:14-22
–          FOR EXAMPLE MANY ARE NOT WINNING SOULS, MANY ARE NOT READING
THE WORD.
–          MANY ARE NOT SEEKING HIM OR WALKING IN LOVE AND FORGIVENESS
THEIR OBEDIENCE IS NOT COMPLETE
–          MANY GIVE TITHES ONCE IN A WHILE,MANY DON’T EVEN GIVE AT ALL

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5.      GOD CAN BE QUIET WHEN HE KNOWS  THAT YOUR PROBLEM IS ALREADY
SOLVED
–          FOR EXAMPLE AFTER GOD SPOKE TO ABRAHAM TO SACRIFICE ISAAC
–          IT TOOK ABRAHAM 3 DAYS TO GET TO THE MOUNT GOD WAS TOTALLY
QUIET TILL HE PASSED HIS TEST
–          THEN HE SPOKE TO HIM  AND GAVE HIM A WORD OF BLESSING
–          SOMETIME WE PRAY FOR DELIVERANCE AND GOD IS SILENT BECAUSE HE
ALREADY GAVE INSTRUCTIONS TO THE ANGELS ABOUT WHAT,HOW AND WHEN
TO DELIVER US
–          SOMETIMES GOD WILL WAIT FOR WHEN THE TESTIMONY WILL SHAKE
EVERYONE BECAUSE HE WANTS ALL THE GLORY
–           IN ACTS 12, PEOPLE PRAYED BUT IT WAS ONLY THE NIGHT BEFORE PETER’S
EXECUTION THAT GOD ACTED
–          PRISON DOORS WERE CLOSED BUT PRISONERS WERE GONE
6.      SOMETIMES GOD IS QUIET BECAUSE HE IS WAITING FOR AN AUDIENCE TO
GATHER SO HIS POWER CAN BE SEEN BY ALL
IN THE CASE OF SHEDRACH MESHAC AND ABEDNEGO IN THE BOOK OF DANIEL
GOD SAID NOTHING ,NOT A WORD
–          THE KING AND  HIS SERVANTS  WERE THE ONES TALKING
–          GOD SAID NOTHING BECAUSE HE WAS ALREADY WAITING FOR HIS  PEOPLE
IN THE FIRE
–          GOD HAS PREPARED THE SOLUTION BEFORE THE PROBLEM
–          THAT PROBLEM WILL ONLY LEAD YOU TO PROMOTION
7.      ONCE IN A WHILE HE REALLY  WANTS TO ADVERTISE HIS POWER, HE LOVES
TO SHOW OFF,
JUDGES 15:11-16:
 Then the Philistines went up, and pitched in Judah, and spread themselves in
Lehi. And the men of Judah said, Why are ye come up against us?  And they
answered, To bind Samson are we come up, to do to him as he hath done to
us. Then three thousand men of Judah went to the top of the rock Etam, and
said to Samson, Knowest thou not that the Philistines are rulers over us?  what
is this that thou hast done unto us?  And he said unto them, As they did unto

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me, so have I done unto them. And they said unto him, We are come down to
bind thee, that we may deliver thee into the hand of the Philistines.  And
Samson said unto them, Swear unto me, that ye will not fall upon me
yourselves. And they spake unto him, saying, No; but we will bind thee fast,
and deliver thee into their hand: but surely we will not kill thee.  And they
bound him with two new cords, and brought him up from the rock. And when
he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the
LORD came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became
as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands.
And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it,
and slew a thousand men therewith. And Samson said, With the jawbone of
an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men.
–          JESUS SAYS A MAN’S ENEMY WOULD BE PEOPLE OF HIS OWN HOUSE
–          SAMSON’S OWN PEOPLE BOUND HIM AND GOD SAID NOTHING TILL THE
ENEMY DECIDED TO POUNCE ON HIM
–          GOD SOMETIMES NEED THE AUDIENCE OF UNBELIEVERS IN ORDER TO
MANIFEST HIS POWER
–          THIS IS WHY WE MUST EVANGELISE OFTEN AND BRING NEW PEOPLE INTO
THE CHURCH IF YOU WANT GOD TO KEEP MOVING IN SIGNS AND WONDERS
–          MANY THAT HAVE FOLLOWED ME TO THE MISSION FIEL WOULD SAY IT IS
NOT THE SAME BISHOP THAT WE SEE IN WINDHOEK
–          GOD  OFTEN MOVES POWERFULLY WHEN THE AUDIENCE IS NEW AND
NEEDY
8.      GOD IS SILENT BECAUSE HE HAS SET THE TIME FOR HIS GLORY G
–          JOHN THE BAPTIST WAS DESTINED TO BE BORN 6 MONTHS BEFORE JESUS
WAS CONCEIVED
–          SO HIS PARENTS HEARD NOTHING FROM HEAVEN FOR A LONG TIME
–          GOD MAY BE QUIET, BUT HE IS BUSY, HE HAS HEARD YOUR CRY UNLESS
THERE IS SIN
9.      GOD MAY BE SILENT BECAUSE HE HAS A BETTER IDEA, THAN WHAT YOU ARE
ASKING FOR
PHILIPPIANS 2:5-11 JESUS WAS OBEDIENT UNTO DEATH

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–          GOD DID NOT ANSWER HIM BECAUSE HE WAS TO HAVE THE NAME ABOVE
ALL NAMES
10    )  FINALLY MAYBE HE IS TRYING TO SAY SOMETHING TO YOU AND YOU
ARE NOT EVEN LISTENING
–          DO YOU EVER KEEP QUIET TO LISTEN TO GOD
–          BRETHREN WE ARE JUST A  FEW MINUTES BEFORE THE LORD WILL RETURN
TO TAKE HIS OWN FROM THE EARTH
–          HOW HAS IT BEEN BETWEEN YOU AND GOD?
–           WHAT HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT ALL THAT IS APPENING NOW ON EARTH?
–          OR HAS HE NOT SPOKEN TO YOU?
–           AND WHY HAS HE NOT SPOKEN TO YOU?
–          ARE YOU REALLY  READY FOR COMPLETE OBEDIENCE ?
–          ALL SINS MUST BE CONFESSED AND YOU MUST TAKE A STRONG DECISION
TO COMPLETELY OBEY HIM
–          IF YOU ARE NOT IN  ANY FORM OF SIN OR DISOBEDIENCE , THEN YOU MUST
 APOLOGISE TO GOD FOR DOUBTING HIM
–          YOU MUST MAKE SURE  YOU BELIEVE THAT GOD SAYS, HE WILL NEVER
LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU
–          MAKE SURE THAT HE  IS NOT GRIEVED BY YOUR DOUBTS AND FEARS
–          HE SAYS I KNOW THE THOUGHT I HAVE TOWARDS YOU……………..
–          HIS WORD IS YEA AND AMEN, HE IS NOT A MAN THAT HE SHOULD LIE
–          LET US NOW  LOOK  AT JOB  AS WE THINK OF THE CURRENT SITUATION ON
EARTH TODAY AND LEARN  FROM HIM
–          HIS FAITH WAS TRIED  1 PETER 1:2-9
 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through
sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus
Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. Blessed be the God and
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath
begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from
the dead,To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not
away, reserved in heaven for you. Who are kept by the power of God through
faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatly

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rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through
manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious
than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto
praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not
seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice
with joy unspeakable and full of glory:1 Receiving the end of your faith, even
the salvation of your souls.
–           NOT JUST HIS FAITH,BUT HIS LOVE ,HIS PATIENCE,HIS HOPE 
,COMMITMENT AND CONSECRATION ALL CAME UNDER TRIAL
–          SATAN GOT PERMISSION FROM GOD ON TWO OCCASIONS TO AFFLICT HIM
TERRIBLY
–          FIRST LOST ALL HIS CHILDREN AND ALL HIS EARTHLY POSSESSIONS
–          THEN IN CHAPTER TWO SATAN APPEARED IN HEAVEN AGAIN TO  GET
PERMISSION FROM GOD  TO AFFLICT HIM  WITH SICKNESS
–          AT FIRST HE WAS STEADFAST AS HE REBUKED HIS WIFE FOR HER
FOOLISHNESS
–          THEN CAME HIS FRIENDS ACCUSATIONS THEN HE GOT CONFUSED AND
STARTED TO COMPLAIN
–          NOTICE THAT GOD WAS SILENT ALL THE TIME,HE DID NOT EVEN GET A
WARNING ABOUT ALL THE ATTACKS FROM SATAN
–          BUT IN JOB 38 GOD BROKE HIS SILENCE AND CHALLENGED JOB IN EVERTY
WAY
–          AND IN  JOB 42 GOD ENDED BLESSING HIM WHEN HE HUMBLED HIMSELF
 
–          Then Job answered the LORD, and said, know that thou canst do every
thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.: Who is he that
hideth counsel without knowledge?  therefore have I uttered that I
understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. Hear, I
beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto
me. I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth
thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.And it was so,
that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz

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the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends:
for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.
–          Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my
servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job
shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in
that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.
So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite
went, and did according as the LORD commanded them: the LORD also
accepted Job. And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for
his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
 Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that
had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house:
and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD
had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every
one an earring of gold. So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his
beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and
a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.  He had also seven sons
and three daughters.And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the
name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Keren-happuch.
 And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and
their father gave them inheritance among their brethren. After this lived Job
an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, even four
generations. So Job died, being old and full of days.
–          BETTER IS THE END OF A THING  ECC.7:8; EZEKIEL 36:11
–          FINALLY LET US BEHAVE LIKE HABAKKUK WHO BLESSED GOD AFTER HE
PRAYED FOR REVIVAL AND GOD SENT FIRY JUDGEMENT IN THE PLACE OF
REVIVAL
–          HABAKKUK 3; 17-19
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the
labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall
be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will
rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my

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strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to
walk upon mine high places.  To the chief singer on my stringed instruments
 
LET US PRAY
–          NOW  MEDITATE ON WHAT YOU HAVE JUST HEARD AND SEE WHICH OF
THE FOLLOWING  3 CONDITIONS IS YOURS :
1.      CONFESSIONS OF SINS E.G LUKEWARMNESS AND FEARS
2.      DETERMINATION TO COMPLETELY OBEY HIM
3.      REPENTANCE FOR DOUBTING HIM
4.      LORD  WE ARE SORRY FOR DOUBTING YOU AND FOR BEING ANXIOUS AND FEARFUL   BECAUSE YOU DID NOT SEEM TO HAVE  ANSWERED US 
CONCERNING CORONA VIRUS   
5.      LET US PRAISE GOD

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