The Creative Power of Words

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 – those are the words we are to speak!

God Spoke…

The Holy Bible begins,

“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 of the Bible, is translated ‘Bara’ in the Hebrew language. This same word ‘Bara’, is translated ‘create’, ‘creator’, ‘choose’, ‘make’, ‘cut down’, ‘dispatch’, ‘done’, ‘make fat.’ – See Strong’s Concordance.

The word ‘Bara’, when used in the Bible to describe either something the creator has made, or something being created out of nothing, is never used as a reference to man being able to create out of nothing – it is solely reserved for God as the creator and God alone!!

It is exactly the same for the Greek word ‘kitzo’ in the New Testament of the Bible; being translated ‘create’, ‘creator’, ‘make’. – See also Strong’s Concordance.

  • The sole ability to create out of nothing belongs to God and God alone!

So how does God create out of nothing? God created the world 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 through the power of His word!

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.

  • Our words in agreement with God’s words have creative power.
  • God creates out of nothing, the very fruit of our lips.
  • God causes healing to occur when we speak in agreement with His words.
  • It brings peace to him who is far off and to him who is near.
  • This is far beyond the comprehension of man.

We Ask According to His Purposes – We Speak According to His Plans

There is a condition in the word of God, that there must be an agreement between what we speak with our mouths and what we believe in our hearts. When what we speak with our mouths and agree in our hearts are in line with God’s word, God will do what He said He would do. He will perform that very thing which we ask.

The Apostle Paul said concerning our Salvation,

“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.”

Romans 10:9

We receive what we ask of God when we ask according to His will. The Apostle John, who had seen Jesus the Christ in the flesh said,

“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”

1 John 5:14 & 15

Jesus Christ Himself said,

“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 own will. We cannot just declare or speak anything we like over any person or situation and expect that God will bring to pass what we want to see happen. God does not necessarily do everything we want Him to do, or in the timing or way that we want Him to do it. One of the writers in the book of Psalms said,

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.”

Proverbs 14:12

God does not set man on a pathway of destruction. Rather, God bends us to His will, that He may work according to His purposes for our lives in every situation. But we must first be obedient and choose to respond to His will. 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 in any given situation.

It is important therefore, that we be listening with our spiritual ears to what the Spirit of the Lord 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; if it is in agreement with God’s word in the Bible and there is a witness in our spirit about what He has spoken; then what that rhema word of God reveals as God’s intention – those are the words that we are to speak!

God Sends His Angels Forth to Perform His Word

Because it is God’s word that has the power to create out of nothing, it is futile to speak over a situation anything else. 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. But when we stand in agreement with God and speak out His word, God then sends His angels forth to perform it.

“Bless the LORD, you His angels, who excel in strength, who do His word, heeding the voice of His word. Bless the LORD, all you His hosts, you ministers of His, who do His pleasure.”

Psalm 103: 20 & 21
  • God will perform only that which He is doing!
  • God declares His intention through His rhema or ‘now’ spoken word.
  • We partner with God by coming into agreement and speaking that word.
  • God hears His words spoken in faith!
  • His words have creative power!
  • He sends His angels forth to perform it.

Keep Sowing Seeds of Expectation

Our words reveal what we are expecting or truly believe will take place and become the seeds of our expectation. Those seeds of expectation when sown in faith, then begin to reap a harvest. God encourages us – we will reap a harvest from what we have sown.

“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 what we have sown.

The question is not whether we will receive a harvest, but what will that harvest be? The writer of Hebrews 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 can create a right expectation by speaking out the truth of God’s word.

  • Speaking God’s word on a daily basis, 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 immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine and that His power is at work within us to complete it. Therefore our confession should be exactly the same.

“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 it, the more our expectancy will grow that we will see His word fulfilled.

“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

Romans 10: 17
  • Expect God’s word – Speak God’s word – See God’s word fulfilled!

The Power is in God’s Word

The writer 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, as part of the triune Godhead (three in one – Father, Son and Holy Spirit) is also the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. The writer of Hebrews admonishes all men,

“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.”

Revelation 22:13
  • 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
  • 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 power of God’s word – His angels go forth to perform 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.”

2 Corinthians 13:1 NIV


“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’ – See Strong’s Concordance.

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! The Apostle Matthew said,

“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

Amen, amen and amen.

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