God has endowed us with His power and creative abilities because He trusts us. Jesus told His disciples, “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you” (John 15:15, NIV). He shared everything that His Father showed Him with His disciples. Jesus clearly modeled a life of doing only what His Father showed Him. This means that God intended to show the people He created how to fully and freely operate in His power.
God is calling us His friends. God is showing us immense trust and faith. He is trusting us with this power because He knows that only those who will dare to believe they have the power of God living inside them will actually activate, through their faith, the inheritance that was given to all of God’s children through Christ. Sadly, due to fear or religion or misguided theology, most people live their entire lives suppressing their God- given birthright.
Because we, like Jesus, are now one with the Father, when we speak, we speak from a place of authority and with the creative power of God. The Lord, speaking through the prophet Isaiah, declared, “So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11, NIV). We are speaking God’s will and His words when we speak in accordance with the Holy Spirit’s leading. God’s Word will not come back void, which means that, when we speak with His wisdom and authority, we are now co- creators with Him.
I do not think that most children of God realize the incredible creative abilities that are released through them when they speak. Genesis says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light” (Genesis 1:1-3, NIV). God’s spoken word created the heavens and the earth.
The power to create or destroy comes from the words we speak. The Bible states that we have the power of life and death in our words. Proverbs 18:21 clearly says, “The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences” (NLT). God has given us authority, so when we speak, a divine command is being spoken. When we speak, we release angels and other heavenly hosts to bring into existence the very things that we have spoken.
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