The Power of Words
Most Christians have no idea of the power of God‘s Word. We have already talked about using it as a weapon, the sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17). For it to be the weapon of choice for Jesus Himself when resisting satan, should be all the proof we need that it is the number one way to deal with him. Not only is God’s Word a weapon, however; it does much more.
The Scriptures refer to God‘s words as “seeds.” The Greek word is speiro; another form of the word is sperma. As you can hear in them, we do, indeed, get the English words “sperm” and “spore” from this Greek word. Holy Spirit uses these words to communicate that His Words have creative life in them. Like physical seeds, they reproduce life; they multiply. First Peter 1:23 references this, telling us we were born again by the power of the “incorruptible seed” (Greek: spora), the Word of God. The parable of the sower (Matthew 13, Mark 4, Luke 8) also refers to God’s Word as seeds which reproduce and multiply fruit.
Job 6:25 reads, “How forcible are right words!” (KJV). Right words would obviously include the Scriptures. “Forcible” is the word marats which at its root, also means “to press.” As the signet ring of a king presses a document with his seal, our stated agreement with God releases our faith, acknowledges submission to Him and seals or settles a matter. This seals our salvation, the promises of God, our destinies, and many other things.
Ecclesiastes 12:11 tells us, “The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies” (KJV). Our words, when agreeing with God’s, act as nails, constructing lives, circumstances, events, etc. in the spirit realm. Just as a nail is used to keep a board in place and to build structures, words are used to keep God‘s promises in place, allowing them to build or construct things in the spirit.
Jeremiah 23:29 says His Word is like fire and a hammer that breaks rocks. In Scripture, God’s fire consumes and cleanses. We are refined and purified by His Word. Fire also judges His enemies - our God is a Consuming Fire! (Hebrews 12:29). Declaring His Word against the plans, strategies, and powers of darkness causes them to be consumed and destroyed. Simply stated, there is no more powerful weapon against the enemy than releasing the Word of God from your lips. As a hammer, it breaks and crushes. No wall, not even a mountain, can stand against the power of God‘s crushing words. Speak them!
Psalm 107:20 tells us we are healed by His Words, also. The most effective way to release your faith for the healing of your body is to speak God‘s Word over it. His Words, filled with life, will go into your body and begin rejuvenating and restoring. The Word of God is never ineffective - it will always produce. When we speak it into situations, we are sowing God-seeds, which enables Him to bring forth life!
Ezekiel and the Valley of Dry Bones is an example of God’s life being released through words. “Speak to the bones!” God said to the prophet (see Ezekiel 37).
Can you imagine what Ezekiel thought? Speak to them? God, if You want something said to skeletons, why don’t You just do it? But Ezekiel obeyed and said, “O dry bones, hear the Word of the Lord.” And they did! Bone came to bone, flesh came on them.
There was no life in them, however, and Ezekiel’s next assignment amazes me more than prophesying to the bones. The Lord said, “Prophesy to the breath.” Later in the passage we’re told that the breath he was prophesying to was Holy Spirit. God didn’t say to Ezekiel, “Prophesy by Holy Spirit,” nor did He say, “Prophesy for Holy Spirit.” God said, “I want you to prophesy to Holy Spirit. Ezekiel did and the Spirit of God did what a man told Him to do. Incredible!
Did the prophet actually give a command to Holy Spirit? No. He wasn’t commanding God; He was commanding for God. As has been God’s plan and heart from Creation, He was partnering with humans. Father and Sons (Daughters), Inc. managing the planet! God working through the prophetic declaration of a human being.
Pray with me:
Father, awaken us to the power of Your Words. Your voice created all of earth’s great treasures, nature, and forces. It literally shook the mountain of Sinai. Creation is but an extension of Your creative nature, released through the power of Your creative words. Hebrews 1:3 tells us all of this creation is still held together simply by the strength of Your Words!
Awaken us to a revelation of this power. Bring another revival of your Word to the body of Christ, awakening insatiable hunger for the Scriptures. Cause leaders to preach the Word again with holy fire and boldness. Renew past revelation of its strength and power.
And today, we declare Your Word as a sword against strongholds and attacks of satan. We declare that “by Your stripes we are healed” (1 Peter 2:24). We declare that all of our needs are met according to Your riches, Father, and through Christ’s redemption (Philippians 4:19). We agree with Your Word that our entire household will be saved (Acts 16:31). In Jesus’ name, we break all power of satan off our family members and call them into the family of God. We ask for angels to be sent to minister to them, and for laborers also to be sent to them. In Christ’s name! Amen.
We decree there is no greater power than the Word of God. We will speak it over our lives, families, cities, and nations.