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The Power of The Spoken Word

The other day I had the privilege of sharing at a woman’s group across the city. In my message, I tried to convey that the spoken Word of God has power to cut through the natural realm from the spiritual realm. If we declare His Word into our situations, the intrinsic power of God’s Word can change a situation where nothing else can.

Human confession is simply humanistic. That’s called the ‘power of positive thinking’. If we only believe in a natural environment, we don’t have the power to attract any law by the things we say. But biblical confession brings spiritual power to the natural order because we are declaring the Word of God, the Word of the Creator, which is Jesus Christ in written form.

Why does the Word of God have power to transcend between the spiritual and natural world? Because He made both. He is of both.

Genesis 1:1 (NLV)

In the beginning God made from nothing the heavens and the earth.

Hebrews 1:2 (ESV)

But in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.

1 John 1:1-2 (NLV)

Christ is the Word of Life. He was from the beginning. We have heard Him and have seen Him with our own eyes. We have looked at Him and put our hands on Him. Christ Who is Life was shown to us. We saw Him. We tell you and preach about the Life that lasts forever. He was with the Father and He has come down to us.

Everything began with the Word. That is why we can acknowledge that His Word brings power to change any situation – it began from the spiritual world where God has always been and it transcends into the natural world, which He created.

What goes on in our lives is being processed through that spiritual filter. What we do and say is according to the Word and has spiritual consequences which then effect our natural circumstances. The spiritual dimension orders the natural dimension and that is ordered by the Word.

Here is the lesson. The outcome of a situation is always determined by whose spiritual power you believe and are functioning in. It's called "abiding". Where you abide is where you encounter the outcome of your experiences.

2 Corinthians 4:4

Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.

In Mark 5:35-43 is the story of Jairus, a synagogue leader whose daughter died and Jesus brought back to life. He told Jairus, “don’t be afraid. Just believe.” Jesus was the Word in human form and He had the power to speak life to death itself. When He was about to heal that young girl, Jesus only took those who believed into the house with Him. He put everyone else outside. Who would have thought their natural unbelief could have affected the spiritual environment for Him to perform that miracle?

Except, it wasn't their unbelief in a miracle itself, so much as it was their unbelief in the miracle maker.

If we are to function effectively and beautifully in both natural and spiritual environments, we need to acknowledge who the environment we are functioning in belongs to.

The bible says even demons are subject to the Name of Jesus (Luke 10:17). He has the keys to life and death (Revelation 1:18). There is no greater name than the name of Jesus (Philippians 2:9), and He who is in us is greater than He who is in the world (1 John 4:4). That includes us. He has given His believers authority over the enemy (Matthew 10:1; Luke 10:19). At the time of creation God gave man the right to rule over every living thing in the natural environment (Genesis 1:26-28). Through Jesus Christ we rule in the spiritual environment (John 14:12).

We need to recognise the substance of whom we're made. Our heritage is not man-made, or evolution, it's divine.

Colossians 2:8 (ESV)

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

Prayer and declaration based on the Word of God brings life. Never death.

Take courage in your life circumstances. Understand as we believe in the power of Jesus Christ and put away sin that we are equipped to overcome.

It's who we function in that matters.


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