The Bible begins with: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).
The word ‘created’ used in Genesis 1:1 and elsewhere in the Old Testament, is translated Bara’ in the Hebrew language (Strong’s concordance). ‘bara’ is translated create, creator, choose, make, cut down, dispatch, done, make fat.
The word ‘bara’ when used in the Bible to describe either the creator, or something being created out of nothing, is never used in reference to man – it is soley reserved for god and god alone!!
It is exactly the same for the Greek word ‘kitzo’ in the New Testament; translated create, creator, make (Strong’s).
It is only possible for man to fashion something, out of something else that God has already made.
The sole ability to create out of nothing belongs to God and God alone!
So how does God create out of nothing? God creates by his spoken word!
“And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness He called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning – the first day”.(Genesis 1:3-5)
- God’s words have creative power!
- Whatever god desires to create, he creates!
- He speaks it into being with his words!
Partnering With God
When God sees our faith connected to His words that have creative power, He immediately goes to work to perform that which He has already spoken. Then what God brings into being through the agreement of our words becomes the fruit of our lips.
“I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, peace to him who is far off and to him who is near,” Says the Lord, “And I will heal him” .(Isaiah 57:19, NKJV)
The word used in this Scripture for create is the same word ‘bara’ used only for God, who creates out of nothing.
God creates (out of nothing) the very fruit of our lips.
There is a condition in the word of God, that there must be a connection between what we are speaking, and our faith in God. We need to believe that God will perform that which we are speaking out.
“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what He says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours“
(Mark 11:22 – 24).
Speaking God’s Rhema Word
It is important that we don’t sin presumptuously by thinking we can bend God according to our will, by taking a Scripture from His Word, speaking it over a situation and expecting that God will bring to pass, what we want, in the timing and the way that we want it to happen.
“There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death”.(Proverbs 14:12)
Rather, God bends us to His will, that He may work His sovereignty in every situation. When we are listening to God and have our spiritual ‘ears’ attuned to what He is saying, God may prophetically make known to us what He is wanting to do at any given point in time.
It is important we be listening with a spiritual ‘ear’ to what the Spirit of God is saying.
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts”.(Isaiah 55: 8 & 9)
If the Holy Spirit ‘Quickens’ or ‘Brings to life’ His rhema word, or the ‘now’ spoken Word of God for a particular situation; What that rhema Word of God reveals as God’s intention – are the words we are to speak!
Because it is God’s Word that has the power to be creative out of nothing, it is futile to speak over a situation that which God has Not said. Speaking our own intention and expecting God to perform it, if it is not what God is doing at that given point in time, will only frustrate the purposes of God.
- God will perform only that which he is doing!
- God declares his intention through his rhema or ‘now’ spoken word.
- We partner with God in agreement by speaking that word.
- God hears His Word spoken in faith!
- His words have creative power!
- When God hears his words spoken, he goes forth to perform it and brings forth the fruit of our lips!
Seeds of Expectation
Our words reveal what we are expecting or truly believe and become the seed of our expectation. That seed of expectation then begins to reap a harvest.
“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows”.(Galatians 6:7)
We have an expectation – we speak out that expectation – we reap the harvest of our words.
The question is not whether we will receive a harvest, but what will that harvest be? The Bible says:
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”.(Hebrews 11:1, KJV)
In other words, our faith reveals the very things we are expecting to see.
What we expect or put our faith in is what we will receive!
Create a Right Expectation
In difficult situations we create a right expectation by speaking God’s Word.
- Speaking God’s Word creates an expectancy within our hearts that we will see what we speak take place!
- When we speak God’s Word – our faith is increased!
God’s expectation is that He Is able to do immeasureably more than all we could even ask or imagine and that His power is at work within us! Therefore our confession should be nothing less!
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen”.(Ephesians 3:20 & 21)
The more we speak, the more our expectancy grows that we will see His Word fulfilled.
“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of Christ”.(Romans 10: 17)
Speak God’s Word – Expect God’s Word – See God’s Word fulfilled!
The Power is in God’s Word
The book of Hebrews tells us that Jesus is both the Author – the one whose idea it was in the first place, and the Perfecter – the one who brings it to completion – of our Faith. Jesus is also the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith”.(Hebrews 12:2)
Jesus said: “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End”
Everything Jesus starts, Jesus will complete!
Jesus also said: “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17: 20 & 21).
Jesus said this, because the Power is not in the Size of our faith – the power is in God’s Word!
When we attach our faith, no matter how small, to the rhema Word of God – power goes forth to complete it!
The Seed Planted in Faith Will Grow
The Bible tells us, that though our faith may be small, God wants our faith to grow!
“He (Jesus) told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches” (Matthew 13: 31 & 32).
Notice that nothing happened to the mustard seed until the farmer did something with it! It was the planting of the mustard seed that made it grow!
- We won’t see the growth of the seed of our faith until it is sown.
- No matter how small the measure, when you attach your faith to the power of God’s Word – the seed of your faith will grow!
The Power of Agreement
Every time we speak God’s word we are using the voice of agreement. God’s voice is one voice and ours is the other.
There is power in the voice of agreement!
The Apostle Paul said: “Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses” (2Corinthians 13:1, NIV).
Or “In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established” (2 Corinthians 13:1, KJV)).
This word for ‘establish’ in the Greek is ‘histemi’. Part of its Biblical usage is “to make firm; fix or establish; to set in place or to cause to stand” (Strong’s).
When we connect our voice of agreement with the voice of God’s Word – his Word is made firm; fixed; established; set in place and caused to stand.
Even so, when our voice of agreement is joined with two or three others, we have Jesus’ promise – it will be done for us by our Father in heaven!
“I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by My Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in My name, there am I with them”.(Matthew 18:18 – 20)