“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” (Proverbs 18:21)
The power of God’s Word has a profound effect on our lives. But most believers don’t really understand the degree to which this is true. Most believers only know that words convey information. But they are far more powerful than that. They actually serve as containers for spiritual power. According to Proverbs 18:21, they have the ability to carry faith or fear, blessing or cursing, life or death. People sometimes speak idle or empty words, but God never does.
2 Peter 1:4 And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.
Every word He has ever spoken has been filled with faith, power and life. In fact, God’s Word actually contains within it the power to bring itself to pass. For example in Isaiah 55:11, He says, “My word…shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Every word God has ever spoken is backed by His faith and is as full of power today as it was the moment He said it.
So when you believe that Word, and your faith comes together with His faith, the power of that Word is released, the Holy Spirit goes into action, and the Word explodes into this natural realm and becomes a reality in your life!
That’s what happened when you were born again. You heard or read God’s Word “that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9).
You believed that word, spoke it in faith and the power of the Holy Spirit was released, transforming your dead, fallen spirit into a reborn spirit, re-created in the image of Jesus Himself. My, what a miracle! You were snatched from the dominion of darkness, and there was nothing the devil could do to stop it.
The Words of God did the same thing for you that they did for Jesus when He was in the pit of hell. They demolished the devil’s power over you and raised you up together with the Lord Jesus to sit together in heavenly places with Him! Now think about this a minute.
If His Word can save you, it can accomplish everything else you need-healing, finances, spiritual growth, a new job, a new home, a new car, restored relationships, a better marriage…whatever it is you need today…you can speak words of life and blessing and truth in faith, and as spiritual containers, they will begin to effect a change in the spiritual realm…which will eventually manifest in the natural realm. In other words, you have the power to effect change in your life by speaking, because your words are containers of power.
So get started. Speak God’s Word. Speak words of life and power and faith. Things will never be the same!
The Assurance of God’s Saving Work
May the Lord answer me in the day of trouble; may the name of the God of Jacob defend me;
2 May He send me help from the sanctuary, and strengthen me out of Zion;
3 May He remember all my offerings, and accept my burnt sacrifice.
4 May He grant me according to my heart’s desire, and fulfill all my purpose.
5 We will rejoice in your salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners! May the Lord fulfill all my petitions.
6 Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but I, Babatunde Jatto will remember the name of the Lord our God.
8 They have bowed down and fallen, they that trust in horses and chariots, who put their trust in the human strength.
But we have risen and stand upright. but we who put our trust in the Lord our God shall stand firm and be established forever in righteousness and peace.
9 Save us, Lord! May the King answer us when we call. Psalm 20 (NKJV)