When a wizard appears in your room to kill you, he will first try to muffle your voice because voice is the only weapon you can use to defend yourself in such a situation.
Likewise, when the devil wants to block your ministry, the first thing he will do is try to muffle your voice or put limitation on your voice, so that the essential people never hear your voice.
The voice is one of the most wonderful things that God usually grants to a prophet so that the expression of his words will be heard by the people of his generation.
But there is a difference between speaking and being heard. You can speak without being heard. This is why in some cases, apart from your words, you sometimes have to use very specific strategies to make your voice heard in the city and in the world.
If you are called to be a prophet, know that one of the important gifts God gives you is your voice. This is why it is so important for every prophet to learn how to effectively use his voice to influence his generation and get his message heard.
We cannot separate A prophet from his voice, each prophet has a particular voice which identifies him in the midst of his people. The voice of a prophet is his identity in the ministry I speak to a prophet your voice is your access code to the presence of the Lord.
Jesus said: My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27) Jesus by stating these words meant that the voice was the identity the sheep use to identify their shepherd.
As a prophet what you need to know spiritually even physically your voice is your identity so you cannot function without your voice and if you lose your voice you lose everything in your ministry.
In the Bible, John the Baptist is an excellent example of a prophet who knew very well how to use his voice to exercise his ministry and influence his generation.
It is written in the Bible:
John is the one whom the prophet Isaiah foretold when he said: This is the voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.' 4John wore a camel hair garment and a leather belt around his waist. He ate grasshoppers and wild honey. 5The inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region of the Jordan came to him. (Matthew 3:3-5)
We know that John the Baptist was not born in the desert, but the strange thing about him when the time to start his ministry was in place, he chose to make the desert the base from which to start his ministry.
Her style of dress was profoundly strange, and even her way of eating was extremely strange. I don't even know how he managed to wash himself in this desert.
The way the bible describes the profile of jeam Baptiste I am sure that if I were a contemporary of Jean-Baptiste and I met him on the way without being able to introduce himself that he is a prophet I would have directly thought that I was in front a mad person.
I think that in my opinion Jean does not find himself in the desert by chance, not even his way of eating and his style of dress were not by chance. Even though it was a divine recommendation for the effectiveness of his ministry. But somewhere too, it's already a strategy in place to get noticed and make your voice heard among your contemporaries.
Because from the beginning of his ministry, Jean-Baptiste wanted to be unique in his way of dressing and eating. Also with his unique voice, he managed to capture the intention of all social strata of Israeli society, including the elites.
I believe many people came to hear his teaching and get baptized not only because he was a true prophet but also because the majority of them were so curious about him. And his warm style made him a unique and interesting prophet in the history of prophetic ministry in Israel.
Seeing the ministry of John the Baptist, we can learn from his ministry that it is best at the beginning of your ministry to have a good strategic plan in place that can enable you to make your voice heard in your generation.
God has given you a voice, but this voice needs a good strategy to be heard by the nations. If you don't have a good strategy, you risk dying with your message without many people listening to it.
Don't just say I'm called to be an international prophet. But what is your strategy for letting this prophecy be fulfilled in your ministry. It's so important.
I'm on jean himself was very aware that where he was based was a desert and in the desert there were less people he knew that the only way to make sure the people who are in the neighboring towns hear his prophetic voice is crying out louder.
In vocal mathematics, the number of people you could target with your words depends on the power of your voice. the louder your voice, the more people will hear your words.
Surely John knew this math in his mind that is why he was shouting louder in the desert so that those in nearby towns could hear his voice.
The words shout means to make noise. In some cases, you had to make noise where you were based before other people could hear your voice. Imagine John was a man who spoke softly or calmly, I'm sure no one will know that a prophet John the Baptist is in the wilderness.
There is a time when you have to max out your voice and try to make your voice louder to allow your words to be heard to the ends of the earth.
It is written in the Bible:
Shout it out loud, don't hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people their rebellion and to the descendants of Jacob their sins. (Isaiah 58:1)
Now is not the time to hold back our voice, but it is time to shout even louder. for Jesus is coming soon and many people must be saved.
We have to shout until someone says who's making a lot of noise in the city. This is how people will discover you, discover your gift, your ministry and your message will be heard. If you choose to be silent, even the neighbour on the corner will never know that you exist.