16 Jan Words Carry Power
The Bible emphasizes that we should always watch what we say (Psalm 141:3, Proverbs 13:3, Proverbs 10:19, Proverbs 21:23). God will judge us on not only our actions but also every word we say (Matthew 12:36-37). The reason for this is that words are spirits and carry power. Jesus Christ demonstrated this with a fig tree (Matthew 21:19).
Mankind Had Attributes of God Before Sin
God, the father, used his mouth to create the heavens and the Earth (Genesis 1:1-25). God made us in his image and likeness (Genesis 1:26). So if he can create with his mouth so can we. Before Adam and Eve sinned, we had similar attributes of God. Adam and Ever were both radiant like God. This is why when they ate the fruit, they immediate realized they were naked (Genesis 3:7). This is also why they were able to hide from God before being found (Genesis 3:9). Adam and Eve didn’t sleep before sin came. God had to put Adam in a deep sleep to bring forth Eve (Genesis 2:21). Adam and Eve could talk to animals and name them. This is why a talking snake was not troubling to Eve (Genesis 3:1-6). God was training them to operate like him on Earth each time around the day (Genesis 3:8). So Adam and Eve also had the ability to speak forth into reality. The problem is that they didn’t know what they had in them. If they did, they wouldn’t have been tricked by Satan (Genesis 3:13).
Through Jesus Christ
How do our words carry power? Jesus Christ had given us back our authority and power through his death on the cross (John 10:10). Once we accept Christ in our hearts, we no longer live but Christ lives in us (Galatians 2:20). Since Christ lives in us through the Holy Spirit, we can do all things (Philippians 4:13). So anything we say with the word of God will carry power. This is why Jesus Christ states, 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.
Guard Your Heart
Knowing that there is power in our mouths, we should guard our hearts with all diligence (Proverbs 4:23). But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. – Matthew 15:18-19.
How do we guard our hearts? By letting God’s word rule our lives through the power of the Holy Spirit. Study the Bible effectively with the Holy Spirit as your guide. Become the word of God, Jesus Christ. This what being a Christian is about — to be Jesus Christ and die to self daily.