The spoken word of God is the secret to your productivity. Jesus demonstrated in no uncertain terms that He was a master of speaking word. You will observe from the scriptures, Jesus healed the sick, raised the dead, spoke to the red sea, quieted the storms; think with me readers, what was the main theme of what Jesus did? He spoke words, ONLY the spoken word. Scripture records Jesus saying in John 5:19 (NLT) So Jesus explained, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by Himself. He does only what He sees the Father doing. Whatever the father does, the Son does also.” Listen to this, Jesus had to acquaint Himself with the spoken word, He saw everything He did through the eyes of the spoken word. It might sound I am being repetitive, but the spoken word is what brought about productivity and fulfilment in Jesus’s ministry on the earth. Well I am hearing someone say, but He is God, so it is expected of Him, yeah I agree with you, however you need to understand, Jesus functioned on this earth as a man, and not as Jesus; He was deity concerning Himself in the affairs of men, and it had to take Jesus to put on His earth suit to be able to function effectively in our earthly realm. Jesus saw through the eyes of the spoken word, hence it was impossible for Him to ever say anything that was not consistent with what He saw His Heavenly Father do, amazing insight, is it not? Yes.
In the context of the spoken word, let us look at some key basic principles which I believe can further enlighten the eyes of our understanding on this great subject.
- Consider speaking the spoken word boldly and publicly to the hearing of people. Words created the universe; and it took the elements to respond to what it heard. Likewise, the elements, yes the elements, will respond to the spoken word from your mouth. Matthew 10:32 (NIV) “Whoever acknowledges (homologeo: to say the same thing, to confess) me before others…” In other words, you can only speak publicly and boldly about something you are convinced about, therefore, I encourage you not to be ashamed to speak boldly, publicly and to declare your faith declaration. Romans 1: 16 (NIV), “For I am not ashamed of the gospel…”
- Beholding: (that which strikes the eye, or exposed to view). 2 Corinthians 3:18 (NKJV) “But we all with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of God, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as the Spirit of the Lord.” This verse of scripture is likening the word to being a mirror, and a mirror reveals and exposes. I must give women credit a lot, because the time it takes them to look at the mirror is amazing, and I believe the Lord would have us be like the woman who spends much of her time in front of the mirror. The spoken word is your mirror, and I counsel you to spend as much time in front of the mirror of the spoken word of God. The more you look into the mirror, the better you are able to acknowledge every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus, read Philemon 1:6.
- Believe the word, means to be fully convinced and committed. Mark 9:23 (MSG), Jesus said to him, “If? There are no ‘ifs’ among believers, anything can happen.” Awesome statement from Jesus, “there are no if’s,” the spoken word is absolute. There are two types of believing: circular – using the intellect and cerebral, and Biblical believing – believing based on faith in God and His word, read Romans 4:20-21.
- Act on the word, as what you believe demands action. The woman with the issue of blood believed and her belief propelled her to and brought healing to her body. Read Luke 8:41-48. Faith is demonstrated, when you act on the spoken word. Her action triggered what grace HAD already made available from the foundations of the earth, hallelujah, glory to God. Scripture says “Faith without works (action) is dead.
Psalm 35:28 “And my tongue shall continually declare Your righteousness, and Your praise all day long.” In other words, your tongue is meant to be used for one purpose alone, and that is to daily say and praise the Lord all day long.
Let me close with this thought, the greatest honor we can give to God, is when we live out what we profess. How wonderful that would be for a testimony to those who do not know God; that our lives would become the mirror and light that will draw and point them in the direction of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Jesus lived out every word He spoke, He was never found wanting, He embodied what He spoke, and that drew people to Him. Keep speaking and be resolute in “speaking ONLY the spoken word.”
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