THE SPIRIT AND THE WORD
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was
light (Genesis 1:2-3).
When you read the Psalms, you’d notice that David knew the value of words, and he taught his son, Solomon, the same. It was Solomon who said, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue…” (Proverbs 18:21). David his father taught him that. David knew that death and life weren’t in the power of the sword; they’re in the power of the tongue. And he proved it when he confronted Goliath of Gath. You need to understand how he defeated Goliath.
It’s easy to think that he defeated Goliath with a smooth stone and a sling. But no; it was with words! Study the account in 1 Samuel 17. He was sure of defeating Goliath because he put his faith in words. He used the tools as guided by the wisdom of God. He had the stone and sling and words coming out of his mouth. He knew he didn’t take Goliath out with a stone; the Spirit of God was upon him, and the Spirit of God uses words.
Words release spirit-power. Without words, the Spirit will do nothing. Read our theme verse again. The Spirit was all over the world, but nothing changed. Then the Bible says, “And God said…”; suddenly, the Spirit acted and whatever God said became! Hallelujah!
At the second coming of Jesus, the Bible says He’ll smite the AntiChrist “…with the spirit of his mouth…” (2 Thessalonians 2:8), which refers to the sword of the Spirit, which is the “Rhema” of God—words coming out of His mouth (Revelation 19:15, Ephesians 6:17).
When you speak the Word, you release the power of God into action on your behalf. So, when you face crises in life, don’t cower. Don’t panic. Speak words! Speak and effect a change. Jesus said you shall have whatsoever you say (Mark 11:23). Remember, words are powerful,
but God’s Word is all-powerful. Glory to His Name forever!
My words release spirit-power to build and programme me for success, victory and progress. As the Word of God dwells in me richly through study and meditation, I speak faith-filled words, releasing the power of God into action on my behalf, charting my course aright in life. Glory to God!
Mark 11:23; Matthew 12:37; Joshua 1:8
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Hebrews 11:17-40 & Ezekiel 8-10
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 1 John 2:1-14 & Ezekiel 45