Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof – Proverbs 18:21
Genesis 1 shows us how God spoke the Word in recreating and restoring order to the earth after it became a dark chaotic mass. He showed us an important example to follow. When Jesus walked the streets in Bible days, He did exactly the same thing; He lived as the Word, by the Word, and in the Word. Everything He did was by the spoken word.
When He commanded deaf ears to be opened, it was with words. When He needed to open blind eyes, He said to the blind, “Receive your sight.” In restoring maimed limbs, He calmly said, “Be made whole!” Even to the dead, he authoritatively ordered “Arise!” An example was Lazarus, who was raised from the dead by Jesus Christ four days after he (Lazarus) died and was buried. When Jesus arrived at the scene, He stood outside the cave and “…cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth” (John 11:43). The man who had been dead came out at the word of Jesus. How awesome! He spoke life all the time.
When He wanted to feed the multitudes in Mark 6, He took a little boy’s lunch and said to it, “multiply!” As the disciples shared the five loaves of bread and two fish amongst five thousand men, women and children not counted, they were awed to see that, not only was it enough, there were twelve baskets full of leftovers.
The Lord Jesus lived such a supernatural life to show us what our lives ought to be. As He is, so are we in this world (1 John 4:17). He said in Mark 11:23, you shall have what you say. Therefore, speak life to your job, finances, health and family. What you say is what you get. When you speak God’s Word over any situation, there’s a change in the realm of the spirit; the Word produces what it talks about. If it’s on healing, prosperity or grace, those words will reproduce after their kind. So, keep the Word of life on your lips at all times; remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.
Dear heavenly Father, I rejoice exceedingly at your Word, which produces life in me, and has illumined my mind to the realities of my potentials and abilities in Christ. I’m living the transcendent life because I live in, and by, the Word. Prosperity, love, joy, health, peace, victory and success are my present-moment experiences, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Further Study: 1 John 1:2; Genesis 1:11