Why God's Voice Frustrates Us

Then the LORD put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me“Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to plant”
— Jeremiah 1:9-11 NKJV

God is Spirit, and those who know Him and love Him understand that it takes faith to know that He is absolutely real. The reason for this is that Spirit cannot be seen with natural eyes. Faith is the compass that will keep us on the right path, avoiding false trails, and lead us unerringly to the confident knowledge that our heavenly Father is the only wise God. Millions of people refuse to believe in a god they cannot see, claiming a supposed lack of evidence as their reason. This widespread unbelief is due in large part to rationalism, with its reliance on reason and logic, which is the dominant philosophical mindset of our age. Rationalism insists that something must be explainable before it can be believable. And there are many things about our Father that cannot be explained because He far outweighs rationalism, reason, logic, and all other strains of human-sourced thinking. While faith is not incompatible with rational thinking, faith and rationalism operate from two fundamentally different conceptual frameworks. Rationalism, by its own nature, is limited; faith is not. For example: 1+1= 2, and this answer is correct mathematically and rationally speaking; no problem there. Now consider Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father: 5000 hungry people + 5 loaves and 2 fish = 20,000 fed and 12 baskets of leftovers. Our Father cannot be boxed. No standard originating in the natural order can give adequate description of Him! However, in order for mankind to know and understand Spirit, Spirit must have representation on the earth.

The closer we draw to the Father, the more we come to our senses about Him. As He patiently and lovingly deals with all of our shortcomings and inconsistencies, we realize how truly fragile our life is without Him. This is not a bad thing at all; it simply means that the Father’s hands are shaping us to resemble in every way who we are in Him. There is indeed a circumcision of our heart that affords us to know—and beat in rhythm with—the heartbeat of the Father. There came a time in the life of Moses when he had everything that life could afford, and beyond, yet he was frustrated and dissatisfied. The reason was that he was destined for something beyond palace life. His destiny was to lead an entire nation to freedom and to showcase life in a Kingdom that was infinitely beyond mere earthly palace life. Once he encountered God, Moses lost the language of Egypt - its wisdom, understanding, and knowledge. After God the Father commanded him to go back to Egypt and lead His people out, Moses resisted at first, claiming a speech impediment as his reason. He soon discovered, however, that he could speak—because he had encountered the power of the Spirit.

Whenever the Father touches us with His power, we are left feeling small and insignificant. This has never been His intention. I personally believe that this happens because we are so intimidated by the vastness of the picture He reveals to us that we retreat to a place of comfort and security. But in the Father we are free to explore unrestrained, and without being governed by the systems or standards of man. It’s at this juncture of that “small” feeling that we allow the Father to touch us on our mouths. This signifies His taking away a language we were once familiar with, a limited knowledge that we were accustomed to, and an understanding that we were governed by. His touch means that He is imparting His language into us. We now begin to breathe Him, speak Him, and live Him. We become the voice of the Father, expressing His word and character in the earth.

He puts His words into our mouth. This is creative and inventive power to express exactly what is in the Father’s heart. We extract all man-centered principles and strongholds that have no Spirit capacity. By the articulation of the Spirit, we declare exactly what we hear and see from Him. This declaration becomes seed that produces the fruit of the Father! Our order and position are higher than any existing monarch in the natural because we are seated with the Father, who is high above everything. There is nothing higher! In as much as we root up, pull down, and expose everything not of Him, we, in humility, generosity, and Fatherly kindness, build and plant. There is no arrogance, deception, or vindictiveness in our heart. We take on the Father’s incredible love, and we showcase it to the world! This love brings correction, instruction, grace, mercy, kindness, and much more. As the Father touches us, He reminds us of His purpose in our lives.