Let’s bust this can of worms wide open. There is power is the spoken word! Power, really simply, means influence, control, authority, the ability to produce an effect. A word is an expressed thought. Consider both words and what we have is an expressed thought that has the ability to produce a particular effect. If you are anything like me (brilliant, charming, dashing uhm…humble) then you may not fully appreciate just how significant and spiritual the matter is.
So just how powerful are words? The Earth, nay, very reality was spoken into being by the Lord, God Almighty. With the words “Let there be…” everything that is, was created by the spoken word. Big-bangers stay with me; it gets better. In proverbs 18:21 the wise man says that “death and life are in the power of the tongue…” And Jesus Christ claims that faith-filled words have the power to move mountains, literally. That’s all interesting and heavy stuff but how does it all work?
There are words then there’s the Word. The Word refers to the divine authority, wisdom and love of the One who created all things created which is manifested in the physical realm. The Word is the infallible truth, its the measure by which all other words are judged. The more our words agree with the Word of God, the more effective they become. The greater the belief or the faith that is pumped into our words the more potent they become in altering our reality. This is why Jesus taught “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” -John 15:7.
This would be but a fragment of the book that could be written on the topic and, if writer’s block would cut me a break, I may just write that book one day. Until then we’ll explore Word Power from a more terrestrial and social perspective in the next post.
“For no word from God will ever fail.” ~ Luke 1:37