Matthew 7:28-29 – “When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.”

Something was different about Jesus and the way He taught. It was not merely His impressive choice of words or style of delivery; He actually believed what He was saying! When He summarised the Law and Prophets, He didn’t talk about details or disputes; He talked about love and doing unto others as you would have them do to you (Matthew 7:12). He approached the Scriptures in a different way from the Teachers of the law. With the help of the Holy Spirit, He went straight to the heart of the matter! Jesus never strived to look good; He simply was good! He never laboured to appear truthful; He simply spoke the truth! 

For example, when Prophet TB Joshua was dealing with family reconciliation cases in the church, he cut through the complex disputes by being able to focus on the real heart issues – under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. This was not a technique but an overflow of his intimate relationship with God. His words were impacted by the Holy Spirit because he actually believed them and lived them. Remember, we can only tap the blessings of God when our heart and mouth both get in accord with the Word of God. Therefore, speak what you believe – and let the Holy Spirit use your words! 

PRAYER: Ask God to give you the special grace for your mouth and your heart to be in accord with the Holy Spirit – the grace to speak with your mouth what you believe in your heart, in Jesus’ name!