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Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Matthew 10:27-28

Focus on Christ 

Suppose you were given a secret message that could change people’s lives for the better. What would you do with the information? Would you keep it to yourself for fear that others would not accept you if you shared? If you knew that sharing this message could bring freedom to others but harm to yourself, what would you do?

What qualifies you to hear from God? Having a clean heart, abiding in Christ, being in fellowship with Him, and walking in obedience. Why would God reveal something to you? Because He knows what you need and what others need to hear. These two focuses are present when God speaks. 

Christ speaks to you in private to reveal to you the message you are to proclaim in public. What Jesus says in your heart, you must also speak and share with others. The message is not for you alone. If God speaks and you don’t share, then no one will know the incredible truth that He entrusted to you. But, when He speaks, His Holy Spirit will guide you in the way and the timing to deliver the word. 

Sharing helps you drive the truth deeper into your own heart and mind. There is a saying that states, “Impression without expression leads to depression.” If you fail to share what God has placed in your life, then you become unproductive. 

Jesus spoke to His disciples about persecution. He said not to fear those who can kill the body. If others stop you from sharing, then they cannot stop the truth of God that has already come from your mouth. If the disciples were killed for sharing, then God’s Word would still be alive. 

People connect to your relationship with Jesus, not your knowledge. Just hearing someone speak out of knowledge will not move your heart; but, when it is obvious that a person has been with God and heard from Him, it will be clear when they speak. There is great power and authority when a believer is enabled by the Spirit to deliver God’s message. The result will be what God has declared: “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11).

Focus on Self 

Self doesn’t care about others. What happens if God speaks and you are unwilling to share? There is no deepening. You suffer but so do others when you don’t share what God said. You are responsible to share with others what God is teaching you. Wisdom from God is not just for you; it is a gift to the body of Christ.


*Taken from Gifts from God by Kerry Skinner and Alison Veazey. Click here to order your copy!