I shared with you yesterday what God was speaking to me about the time we are in. Today, I want to share a portion of the ‘Give Him 15 by Dutch Sheets.’
This came to me the same morning God spoke to me about increasing our capacity to receive. One of the best ways to do that is through the Word of God. I love what Dutch shares about the power of the Word of God and what it does when we speak it. Enjoy his message. (www.dutchsheets.org)
I am constantly amazed at how many prayer meetings I attend where so little of the Word of God is implemented. The greatest weapon God has given us often goes unsheathed! If Christ, our greatest example, used the spoken Word as His number one weapon when confronted by satan himself, shouldn’t we use it regularly? And God’s Word is more than just a weapon.
The Hebrew word asah (Strongs 6213), translated “create” in the Genesis account of God creating the world, also means “to accomplish, do, or perform.” It is used in the following verses, referencing the speaking of God’s Word/s:
“God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has he said, and will he not do [asah] it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19).
“So shall My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me empty, without accomplishing [asah] what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11).
“Then the Lord said to me, ‘You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform [asah] it’” (Jeremiah 1:12).
God’s Word “does.” God’s Word “accomplishes.” God’s Word “performs.” Yet, here is something most Christians do not consider. In each of these references, humans spoke the words God used to do, accomplish, and perform! Let that sink in. “I’m going to use My words to accomplish some things,” He said in these passages, “and I’m going to use you to speak them.” The Lord actually told Jeremiah in the first chapter of Jeremiah mentioned above, “I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the Kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant,” (Jeremiah 1:10). He began by saying, however, “I have put My words in your mouth,” (verse 9). The Lord followed these instructions by saying, “I am watching over My word to perform it,” (verse 12).
There is absolutely no doubt Holy Spirit was saying to Jeremiah that He was going to “accomplish” some judging, tearing down and rebuilding, and that He was going to do so through Jeremiah’s words. This – speaking words – is how authority is released!
I hope you enjoyed Dutch’s teaching as much as I did.
As you can see, the Word of God is full of creative power. And God has given us the authority to demonstrate that power by declaring His Word over every situation that touches us. We have the ability to literally change things with the Word of God, isn’t that amazing!
That change will only happen as we begin to speak the Word of God over our lives and the lives of our loved ones. Are you ready to see change? I know I am. Let’s begin today by declaring God’s unfailing Word!