THE WORD CAME FIRST
Since God is All-Powerful, His WORD too is All-Powerful. He can and does Back up everything He Says. Speaking The Word of God out of your mouth is very important – Jesus always Spoke the Word of God, therefore God also Gave Him the Power of God without measure.
Since He is the Creator, His WORD contains the Power to Create. You can see that Truth borne out in the very first verses of the Bible: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light” (Genesis 1:1-3).
Notice that the Spirit of God was Moving before God spoke, but nothing happened until God Said. Creation did not take place until God Released Words of Faith. Everything in this material creation, everything you can see, touch, taste or smell came into existence as a result of The WORD of God. That means God’s WORD is the Parent substance of all matter. Think of it! The paper this magazine is made of came from a tree that can be traced from tree to seed, all the way back to God’s WORD, “Let it be.”
In light of that fact, do you think His WORD still has the Power to change this natural, physical world? Do you think The WORD that Created the dirt your physical body was made from has enough Power to heal that body? Do you think The WORD that brought into being all the silver and gold, all the wealth of this entire earth, has enough power to Supply you with the resources to pay your electric bill?
Of course, YES!
God’s WORD is Eternal. It is Sovereign. It cannot be changed. (We tried to change it by saying it didn’t really mean what it said. But, thank God, it does Mean what it Says and there’s nothing we can do to alter that fact.) Psalm 119:89 says, “For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.” The Word of God is the most Powerful thing that Exists! This material universe, on the other hand, is temporal. It can and does change. As Jesus said, “Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away” (Mark 13:31).
If you take something that is unchangeable and use it to apply pressure to something that is changeable, it’s obvious which one of them will yield—the changeable one! Therefore, whenever you take The WORD of God and apply it in Faith to this temporal realm, that realm must give in and conform to The WORD.
Jesus Understood that truth. He lived His Life by it. He had such Faith in God’s WORD that when He Spoke it, this material creation bowed its knee and obeyed Him. Demons fled. Diseases disappeared. Death Gave up its grip. Bread multiplied. Winds stopped blowing. Waves ceased. In fact, by the Power of God’s WORD, Jesus was able to Live and Minister on this death-bound planet, and yet be completely free from all its bondages. Then, before He left, He Told us how we could do the same thing. He said, “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples; indeed, and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32).
Most of us have given such a religious meaning to the word disciple that we’ve lost the impact of what Jesus Said there. A disciple is simply someone who follows after or becomes like someone else. So Jesus was actually saying, “Continue in My WORD and you’ll be like Me. You’ll know The WORD (see John 17:17) and it will make you just as free as I am.”
CONTAINERS OF POWER
To understand how God’s WORD can have such a profound Effect on your life, you must realize that words do more than convey information. They serve as containers of spiritual power. They have the ability to carry faith or fear, blessing or cursing, life or death (see Proverbs 18:21).
Men sometimes speak idle or empty words, but God never does. Every word He has ever Spoken has been Filled with Faith, Power and Life. Hebrews 4:12 says His WORD is “quick,” (or alive) “and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit….”
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 then 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 how you got 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, as 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! (Ephesians 2:6.)
TURN THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN
Even though you were the one speaking The WORDs, they had the same Power they would have had if Jesus Himself had Spoken them. That’s because they are God’s words, and when spoken and acted upon in faith they always Release His Power!
Peter and John proved that the day they walked up to the lame man at the beautiful gate in Acts 3. At the time, they only had a few words of the New Covenant. They just had the words Jesus Spoke to them before He Ascended:
“Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover” (Mark 16:15-18).
But those were all the words they needed. When they believed and acted on those words, the Holy Spirit went into Action for them just as He had for Jesus—and a Miracle happened. When they opened their mouths and said, “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk,” that lame man “leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God” (Acts 3:6-8).
They didn’t stop with that one miracle either. Peter and John and the rest of the early disciples took those first few WORDs of the New Covenant and turned the whole known world upside down! (Acts 17:6). “Well, Henry, you know those men were apostles. That’s the reason they were Anointed to do such Miracles.”
No, it’s not! If that were the reason then Acts 19:20 would Say, mightily grew the apostles and they prevailed. But it doesn’t say that. It Says, “mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.” Those early apostles were Anointed to do such Miracles because they spoke and acted on the WORD of God. It was the WORD and the Anointing released by that WORD that did the work.
Since The WORD never changes, we can be confident that it will Prevail for us just as surely as it Prevailed for Peter and John. It will Prevail for us as surely as it Prevailed for Jesus. It will Prevail for us as powerfully as when God Himself Said, “Let there be light!”
WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?
We have the very Power and Anointing of God Himself moving in our reborn spirits. We have the WORD of God at our fingertips. And the more we fill our heart with that WORD, the more we act on it and speak it out in Faith, the more freely that Anointing can function through us.
We have everything we need to turn up the Power of God in our lives. We have everything we need to heal the sick, cast out devils, open blind eyes and raise the dead. We’re not waiting on God. He is Waiting on us.
Glory to God, let’s not keep Him waiting any longer! Grab your Bible, take your stand on it and let’s go!