…The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63
Notice in this scripture that Jesus didn’t say that His words contain life, but that they are life. Think about that. When you receive God’s Word, you receive life. When you speak God’s Word, you speak life whether it is for your benefit or the benefit of those listening. Jesus spoke God’s Word (John 12:50), and His Word is life.
Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Now, according to Strong’s the word “powerful” comes from the Greek word “ energes” which denotes something at work, active, and effective. God’s Word is alive and active. Therefore, when we speak God’s Word out of our mouths, we are releasing an active, living energy. In Isaiah 55:11 God tells us, “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” The word of God released from His mouth (it must be released) will accomplish its purpose. We know that to accomplish something requires energy or power. This scripture proves that God’s Word is powerful. As long as it is restrained, it cannot accomplish anything. However, when released, it can literally change your atmosphere, your circumstances, your life, and your world. As Jack Hayford said, “The power in His word will always fulfill the promise of His word.”
Now, in order to release something, you must first possess it. Although the blessings of God belong to us as His heirs (see Romans 8:16-17), we cannot utilize them until we have taken ownership of them. The land of Canaan belonged to the children of Israel during the time that they were in Egypt and also throughout the years that they wandered through the wilderness, but, until they claimed the land, they could not enjoy the benefits of owning it. In the same manner, we must take possession of God’s promises to us. We begin by finding out what the promises are in God’s Word, allow His Word to build faith in us through meditation (Romans 10:17), and then release the Word (promises) out of our mouths. When we do that, we are speaking the life of God into our situations. The more we speak it, the more it will reshape our circumstances for good.
Promises to live by:
For salvation – That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:9-10
For healing – Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness-by whose stripes you were healed. 1 Peter 2:24
For prosperity – I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread. Psalm 37:25
There are so many great promises in God’s word that it is hard to list them all here, so it is vital that you search the Word for yourself. Just remember that “…all the promises of God in Him are yes, and in Him amen, to the glory of God through us.” 2 Corinthians 1:20. Also, “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23