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  • Henry Omotayo

He Didn't Have to Say Anything

Matthew 8:28-29

Message No. 0690 | Twitter @GodandUs |

When children are doing what their parents don’t want them to do, they may sometimes ask one of them to keep checking to see when the gate opens or when a car is driving into the compound, so the rest of the children can be alerted to stop what they are doing and clean up or pick up any item on the floor that may give them away when their parents enter the house. When the parents enter, you could even see some of the children pretending to be asleep or pretending to have been reading their books or doing their assignments.

Similarly, when a speeding driver sees a police vehicle ahead or behind, he or she would immediately reduce speed to the posted speed limit, or, in many instances, below the speed limit. The policeman or woman does not need to flash the police vehicle’s overhead lights or start the siren before the speeding driver knows that his or her speed needs to go down. Drivers would keep a straight face and obey all the rules of the road as long as a police vehicle is in sight.

When the president of a country comes into a meeting room, everyone stands up without anyone asking them to. Authority always commands respect, either in spoken words or in silence. It’s the same with our God. In many instances in the Bible, Jesus Christ did not need to say anything. His presence was more than enough to command respect both from animate and inanimate objects. Look at what the Bible says in Matthew 8, verse 28 and 29:

When He had come to the other side, to the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two demon-possessed men, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that no one could pass that way. And suddenly they cried out, saying, "What have we to do with You, Jesus, You Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?"

Now, Jesus hadn’t said a word at all, but the legion of demons was already peeing in their pants. They knew they were in trouble already, and still without Jesus saying anything, they quickly suggested to Him that He should send them into the herd of swine afar off, so they can get away from the presence of the Power of powers. Jesus agreed with them, and the demons were so scared that they went into the herd of swine and drove them straight down the steep place into the sea. They all perished in the water.

In Cana, when the bridegroom was about to be seriously embarrassed as the wine had finished, Mary told the organizers to do whatever Jesus told them to do. When Jesus eventually decided to cover the shame of the bridegroom, He only asked that the servers fill pots with water, then he told them to fetch the water and give it to the chairman of the occasion. He did not have to hold a conversation with the water. The water already knew what its Maker wanted, so it converted into the best wine ever drunk by anyone. I am sure that those who witnessed this miracle wouldn’t have been able to sleep that night because of their pleasant shock.

Human problems are multifaceted, and Jesus did not guarantee that Christians would be spared from troubles. However, there’s one thing He guarantees: in Me, you will have peace. Be of good cheer I have overcome the world (John 16:33). In Matthew 28:20b, Jesus told His disciples “Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.

The God we serve is the owner of all powers. He is so powerful that He does not have to say anything before all other powers bow to Him. Just His appearance is enough. Because He promises to be with us always, just by silently speaking to Him to show up in our situations, the problems could catch the message and back off. We forget to pull this string many times, but we need to do this more often. Sometimes you do not need to speak many words, just ask Jesus to appear in your matter. It does not matter if the hinderance is animate or inanimate, they all know Jesus and they would give way once they see Him. Just tell Him to appear.

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 Lord I know that I am a sinner and I am unable to save myself. I am sorry for my sins and I pray that you please forgive me. I am aware that Your Son Jesus died for my sins and I accept Him as my Lord and savior. I surrender my life unto you from this moment. Please take control of my entire being and help me to be obedient to your Word, going forward. Thank you, Lord, for hearing me. I have prayed in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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