In the spirit, I heard the Lord say, “I keep My word.” As I repeated the words aloud in response, I felt Spirit gesture towards my lips—His words that were tumbling forth with the breath of my mouth. There was a sense of oneness, and I was reminded of Matthew 18:18-20 (NIV):
“Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
I sense Spirit reminding us that, in our oneness with Christ, life and death are in the power of our tongues. Like Father, like Son (or heavenly child); just as God spoke creation into existence, He has put His creative power within us. Our words have power, both the words we speak and the words we think. With our mouths, we can release both blessings and curses. Our words and thoughts shape our reality. Through our God-given authority, creation responds to keep our Father’s will.
The very definition of “authority” hints at the power of our words. Like the word “author,” “authority” originates from the Old French “autorite” and from the Latin “auctoritas,” and “auctor” which mean “originator, promoter.” As Merriam-Webster defines, an author originates, creates, or is the source of something.
All creative power flows down from the True Source. And yet, a potent drop of that power resides with us. We get to choose what we do with that power, how we govern it, and what we create with it.
Our Heavenly Father is faithful to keep His word. At creation, He spoke forth His intentions and desires, and goodness manifested before Him (Genesis 1:31). There’s no shadow or turning in his nature or purposes, only goodness. May we align with His eternal nature, and conform our thoughts and words to His ways. May we reflect His faithfulness and, in so doing, become a source through which the goodness of heaven is released upon the earth.
Proverbs 18:21 (VOICE) Words have power in matters of life and death, and those who love them will savor their fruit.
Genesis 1:31 (NIV) God saw all that he had made, and it was very good….