The Word is God speaking. It is always a present-tense fact. You might say that the Word is always now, just as God is always now. The Word is a part of God, Himself. God and His Word are one, just as you and your word are one. The Word is the will of the Father, just as Jesus, the Word made flesh, was the will of the Father during His earthly ministry. What God says, is; what God says, will become. Had He not wanted it to be, He would not have said it. You can depend upon His Word utterly. You have depended upon institutions and men. Institutions may fail, individuals may die, nations may disintegrate, but God cannot deny Himself. Behind the Word is the integrity of God.
formed by the tongue, and spoken out of your own mouth,
becomes a spiritual force releasing the ability of God
That’s why Paul said, “I can do all things through
Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philip-pians 4:13). His
heart (spirit) had received God’s Word. It was not Paul’s
ability that made him say that, but the ability of God
formed in him by the Word, and out of the abundance of
his heart his mouth spoke.
Those that say they can and those that say they can’t
are both right. Words are the most powerful thing in the
universe. We read in John 1:1, “In the beginning was the
Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was
God.” We must learn to use our words more effectively.
The words you speak will either put you over or hold you
Words governed by spiritual law become spiritual forces
working for you. Idle words work against you.
THE SPIRIT WORLD IS CONTROLLED BY THE
WORD OF GOD.
THE NATURAL WORLD IS TO BE CONTROLLED
BY MAN SPEAKING GOD’S WORDS.
THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IS CREATIVE
Therefore, even the words of our prayers should be
chosen carefully and spoken accurately.
“Lord I have prayed and it’s not working out. The
devil has defeated me.” But the Word said, “What things
soever you desire when you pray, believe you receive …”.
Defeat is not what you desire, so don’t pray it or say it.
You can see how the wrong choice of words can cause
even your prayers to work against you. You have prayed,
“Lord, I’ve got this problem and it’s getting worse.”
Now let’s compare this prayer with the Word of God.
First, you have prayed the problem, and not the answer.
The Word said, Pray the things you desire. You desire the
answer. Second, you have released faith in the ability of
the enemy. To make it worse, you established the words
of the devil that prayer doesn’t work and things are getting
worse. You are walking by sight and not by faith. You
have denied the Word of God. You have done it because
of the lack of knowledge. In Hosea 4:6 God said, “My
people are destroyed (cut off) for lack of knowledge …”.
Lack of knowledge has caused men to be destroyed and
lives to suffer needless loss.