It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life – John 6:63
Genesis 1 tells us how in the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. He did it with words! When Jesus ministered, He ministered with words; He changed things with words. Every word He spoke came to pass. When He spoke to blind eyes, they opened; when He commanded deaf ears, they were unstopped. Once, He said to a man with a withered arm, “Stretch forth thine hand”; the man did, and his withered arm was perfectly restored (Matthew 12:13). Even when He raised the dead, He did it with words; He was a master of words. He knew what to do with words.
His extraordinary use of words captivated even the soldiers that were sent to arrest Him. When they got to Him, they probably forgot their mission and stood listening to Him instead, overwhelmed by the power, and excellence of His words. They just couldn’t arrest Him. When the chief priests and Pharisees asked them, “Why have you come without him?” The officers said, “…Have you heard the way he talks? We’ve never heard anyone speak like this man” (John 7:46 MSG).
When the people listened to Jesus, they didn’t want to leave His presence. Mark 12:37 says “…And the common people heard him gladly.” They came by their tens of thousands; the multitude thronged Him. The Word reports how, they were with Him in the desert and wouldn’t go home for three days, forgetting also that they hadn’t eaten, as they listened to the Master speak words of life.
When He cast out devils in the synagogue, the Bible says the people present were “…all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! For with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out” (Luke 4:36). The Pharisees talked about the demons, but Jesus talked to the demons with authority. Halleluiah! He inspires me; I’m turned on by His love, and by His example. He was a master of Words.
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Dear Father, I thank you for giving me your Word to live by, I utter words of faith continually, knowing that my words are filled with power to produce results for your glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Mark 11:23; James 3:13