“Death and life are in the power of the tongue and those who love it will eat its fruit” (Proverbs 18:21).
We, as believers, are undoubtedly made in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26-27). It behooves us therefore to know Jesus deeply, because He is God, and as He is, so are we in this world (John 1 & 1 John 4:17). Thus, how Jesus is, and what He can do, we likewise are, and can likewise do. With this knowledge in hand, let us look specifically at Jesus within the context of His creative power in a spoken word…so that we, too, can realize, and utilize, this divine power we posses.
In the beginning Jesus created everything. The bible says it this way, “All things were made through Him and without Him nothing was made that was made (John 1:3). Thus, in Genesis 1 when the bible says, “God created the heavens and the earth” Jesus is being revealed to us as Elohim, the Creator (Gen. 1:1). Interestingly, when Jesus created everything, small and large; He created it all with a word spoken. For example, when Jesus desired light, He spoke, “Let there be light,” and light was! That is power! Notably, light still is to this very day. That means that the power that is in Jesus not only calls things into existence, which are not, but also those things, which He speaks, they remain! Again, that is power!
The Lord also showed me while meditating on the scriptures that when Jesus desired this light, He spoke of the light He wanted, and not the void, empty darkness, which He saw. Therefore, we know that when the Lord spoke light into existence, He did so by faith and not by sight, because what He saw at the time He spoke was that the earth was void, without form and in total darkness (Gen. 1:1). Notwithstanding what He saw, Jesus said what He wanted by faith, and as a result, He received what He said… and it still remains even until now!
Now, we as sons and daughters of God, are made in Jesus’ same image and likeness, and we posses the same creative power in our spoken words. Not only that, but when Jesus walked amongst mankind as a Man, He promised, “Most assuredly I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do…” (John 14:12). Thus, we, like Jesus, have the creative power of life or death in our spoken words, and we, too, can speak a word into a dark situation by faith, and light come into it…and the light will remain. But we must do what Jesus did, how He did it. Jesus in His infinite wisdom did not speak about the darkness; He only spoke of the light He desired to see. Also, He spoke the words by faith and not by sight. The Lord did not wait until He saw what He wanted in order to speak about it…because if He would have done that, He never would have saw what He desired. Further, if Jesus would have spoke about the darkness He saw, it would have gotten even darker, because this creative power in our spoken words, has both the power of life and death in it (Proverbs 18:21). Instead, the Lord looked at what He saw, refused to use His power regarding the darkness, and instead used the creative power in His tongue to call things that were not (the light) as if it were so. I have learned that sometimes people think if they do that, they are lying. Beloved, God sees it differently…you are not lying, you are prophesying! There is a difference. God is perfectly fine with you using your God-given power to call things that are not as though they are…after all that is exactly what God Himself does…and God always has whatever He says. So, prophesy by faith kings and priests of the Most High God, refuse to use you God-given power to speak of the darkness that the enemy has brought against you, and you will undoubtedly have whatever you say!