Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Power of the Spoken Word

Your Words have Power to Demolish Strongholds or to 

Uphold the Kingdom of God.

The Accursed Fig Tree”

(Art by James Tissot, French, 1886-1994)

The spirit of prophecy is the very testimony of our Lord and Savior, Jesus (Rev 19:10). The Holy Spirit is continually instructing us. We live by his Words.

Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing
without revealing his plan
to his servants the prophets.

The lion has roared—
who will not fear?
The Sovereign LORD has spoken—
who can but prophesy?
(Amos 3:7-8 NIV).

God wants us to be sure of what 

we know and of what we speak.

Jesus gives his Word to the body to remove doubt and double-mindedness. He energizes and propels the believers to move. He confirms our faith and knowledge of the kingdom on earth and how we are to advance that kingdom. Jesus warns us of the importance of every word.

But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned” (Matthew 12:36-37 NIV).

The words we pray have divine power 

to demolish or uphold.

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Cor 10:3-5 NIV).

When the Bride of Christ understands the authority of the confirmed, spoken word of faith, she will advance the Kingdom of God mightily on the earth. Jesus modeled this authority that he knew we should move in.

One afternoon, Jesus cursed a fig tree because it bore no fruit. The next morning, Peter noticed the tree had withered and pointed this out to Jesus.

And Jesus said to them, 

You must have faith in God.

23 Truly I say to you that whoever would say to this mountain, 'You must immediately be removed and you must immediately be cast into the sea,’ and would not doubt in his heart but would believe that what he is saying is happening, it shall be to him.

24 Because of this I say to you, you must continually pray for everything, then for whatever you are asking, believe that you have taken it, and it will be there for you” (Mark 11:22-24, The Power New Testament).

--Mary Alice Hunt

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The Accursed Fig Tree” may confuse some. Jesus is showing us, You must have faith in God.” When we speak in faith or prayer, “Believe that you have taken it, and it will be there for you.” We are responsible to speak in faith. God is responsible for what happens. So, God just replaced my toe's cut joint, cut tendon, and skin over night! Yes, Bill.

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