Luke 1: 18 - 20: And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings. And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.
Zacharias lost the power of the spoken word because he doubted the message of the angel Gabriel concerning the birth of John the Baptist.
Luke 1: 63 - 64: And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all. And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.
Spoken Word power is connected with the coming of the prophet, for Zacharias was granted back his voice when John the Baptist was born.
Brother Branham is the prophet to this age; his ministry unlocked the third pull to us, to give us back the power of the spoken Word; creative power is upon the lips of those who are completely yielded to God.