Sunday, October 7, 2012

Your Words Create Life or Death

The Bible is a personal message from God to you (and me) because He loves you as no father ever loved his own natural child.

The Bible is a supernatural book because God communicates to us through the thoughts of the writers, thoughts entirely inspired by the Spirit of God. It is a Message from God to you.

In the Bible, God tells us that He loves us with all His heart.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 (NKJV)

God created Adam and Eve in His own image and likeness, perfect in love and wisdom.

The first task that God gave the first man was to give names to all the animals.

Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. 

And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name.   Genesis 2:19

Not only did Adam give meaningful names to thousands or millions of different species but he had the amazing mental capacity to remember the names he had given.

The first woman was in no way inferior to her husband.

And the LORD God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him." Genesis 2:18 (NKJV)

The word helper in English might imply an inferior subordinate but the Hebrew word is EZER, which also appears in texts which refer to GOD Himself as the helper of men.

Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our HELP and our shield. Psalm 33:20 (NASB)    

  • God is perfect, and consequently, He can only speak truth. He is almighty and as a consequence, when God speaks, His words have power.

  • God is the Creator and when He speaks, His words have creative power.

Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.
Genesis 1:3  

When we trust God, we must take Him at His word. When we trust His words, we trust Him.

God made Adam and Eve to be His own partners in populating and governing the earth.

So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth." Genesis 1:27-28 (NKJV)

As long as Adam and Eve lived in agreement with the creative words of God, all was well but there was an enemy in the Garden. 

We know Satan was the chief angel in heaven until he rebelled and became the chief devil or demon. In Genesis, he appears as a snake in the Garden of Eden. We know from Mark’s Gospel that evil spirits can take possession of natural animals. 

Jesus sent a legion of demons into a herd of pigs and they rushed into a lake and drowned themselves. Mark 5:12-13 (NKJV)

So Satan appeared to Eve in the form of a snake, determined to break the invincible partnership between God and the human couple.

Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. 

And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?"  Genesis 3:1

  • We promote evil by not trusting the words of God, by not fully believing in the Bible as His message to us.

  • We reverse the curse of evil by believing in God’s words and speaking words in agreement with God.

  • God creates and governs by speaking His powerful supernatural words. As we are created in His image, we also have power to influence the reality of our environment by the words we speak.      

If you are a follower of Jesus Christ by faith in His word, you are a son or daughter of God. 

You are commissioned to govern this earth in partnership with your Father in Heaven. 

Read His words and think His thoughts. Speak His words and change your world          

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