“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” (The First Amendment to the US Constitution)
I live in America. I haven’t been saying “United States” lately. Seem like we are anything but united. This is so sad because there is power in unity. I find it hard to believe how big technology companies and media are censoring our voices.
I recall a hero of the faith in the Bible, Daniel by name. He was held captive in Babylon. He, much like Joseph, found favor and position in his captivity. He held steadfast to his belief in his God. When a decree was made to not petition anyone other than the king, Daniel was found praying to God with his window open three times a day. He didn’t let the government censor him — even if it would cost his life.
“…let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name. And they called them and commanded them not to speak at ALL nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” (Acts 4:17-20)
“Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.” (Psalms 55:17)
Per Strong’s Concordance, “Cry Loud” [H1993]: “to make a loud sound (like English’ hum’); by implication, to be in great commotion or tumult, to rage, war, moan, clamor: — clamorous, concourse, cry aloud, be disquieted, loud, mourn, be moved, make a noise, rage, roar, sound, be troubled, make in tumult, tumultuous, be in an uproar.”
“Cry aloud, spare not, lift thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.” (Isaiah 58:1)
Don’t let Satan silence your voice, especially while praying the prayer of warfare as well as in your praise.