When you speak the Word of God with the backing and in-filling of the Holy Ghost, there is a physical manifestation. It is impossible to be filled with the Holy Spirit and speak something other than God’s Word.
These were the words of Pastor Taiwo Odukoya at the July 1st Thursday Showers Service. The Senior Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, addressing both his online and on-site listeners on Speaking the Word with Boldness, took his opening scripture from Acts 4:31-36.
He explained that the Apostles were being threatened by the authorities (the law of the land) because they were drawing more attention to themselves through the miracles they worked and the souls they brought into the Kingdom. Yet, despite this, they couldn’t be stopped because they prayed and were filled with the Holy Ghost; they still spoke the Word even with boldness.
He explained that every miracle worked through the apostles can be traced back to them always praying. However, many believers today instead desire miracles without praying. “A lot of people don’t want to pray, they just want to the miracles, but God enjoys your prayers,” he said.
The Creator also prayed. While on earth, Jesus prayed; while on earth, He was filled with the Holy Ghost and even spoke the Word with boldness, and things moved.
Pastor Taiwo noted that everything God created and changed came through the process of the Word. “When Jesus spoke to the fig tree, He spoke with boldness.” This, he said, is how every believer should speak. Because the apostles spoke the Word of God with boldness, there were many miracles, signs and wonders done through them (see Acts 5:12-17). He explained that despite what a believer may be passing through, they must maintain their confession and declaration of God’s Word.
He reminded the listeners that the devil will always fight God’s children and try to stop them, but as children of God full of the Holy Spirit, they must speak the Word of God with boldness no matter the circumstance.