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The Power of Words
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The Power of Word’s

 

PROVERBS 18:21    Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue:

 

 One of the smallest members of our body is the most important; this is exemplified by the example set forth by the Lord Jesus.

 

A. The Word itself is like a seed, sent forth or set into motion it begins to grow, in its         pure form it can only produce of itself. This is seen in God’s law of reproduction.

 

I. The Law of Reproduction    KJV Genesis 1:11-12,24,25

11.  And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

12.  And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

24.  And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

 25.  And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

 

Here we can see that every seed would bring forth of its own kind. In the pure sense this is God’s law of Reproduction.

 

II. The Law of Reaping and Sowing.  KJV Galatians 6:7,8

 7.  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

 8.  For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

 

This also is a general law of God, here the scripture speaks of sowing to the flesh and spirit. We can only hope to get in return what we put forth.

 

Mt. 13:18-23 – In the parable of the sower, Jesus illustrates the seed being planted in various conditions, and what the outcome of each condition would bring. We as children of God must prepare out hearts to be a bedding ground for the seed of God’s Word.

 

B. There are two main areas we would like to address.

   (1). The Word Christ Jesus, the spiritual implications.

 

   (2). The Words that we both hear and speak, the spiritual implications.

 

 

I.                     THE WORD CHRIST JESUS

 

a.      Jesus himself, as the scriptures declare is the WORD, the Word made flesh as

Declared in Jn. 1:1,2,14 this Word is taken from the Greek Word Logos, which

Means “thought or concept, expression”.

KJV John 1:1-2,14

1.  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2.  The same was in the beginning with God.

14.  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

 

b.     Jesus was the expression of God, Heb. 1:3,

3.  Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

 

  Jesus said “when you have seen me You have seen the Father” Jn.14:8,9,10.  Outside of natural outward features, little is known about a person until they speak, there voice is a expression of their being, or their personality and make –up. God was somewhat mysterious in times past, but chose to reveal Himself through His Son (Word). Heb.1:1, 2

 1.  God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

 2.  Hath in these last days, spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

 This is why when we want to know something about God, we should read and hear his Word; it is the mind and thoughts of God!  Jesus said the Word’s He spoke were spirit and life. Jn. 6:63, Heb. 2:1

 

KJV John 6:63

 63.  It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

 

KJV Hebrews 2:1-2

 1.  Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things, which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

 2.  For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;

 

c.                 Just as Jesus was the revelation of God in the flesh, we the Church should be

and will become the revelation of Jesus Christ, the Word bride, the true Church will become the expression of Christ, taking on the nature of Christ. Jesus was the expression of God, manifested in the flesh, coming forth from within, we too as the Church, the body will be the expression of what is within us, Christ Jesus the hope of Glory!

 

II.                THE WORDS THAT WE BOTH HEAR AND SPEAK

 

Just as Jesus is the Word of God, the expression of God, the word is a seed, in this case the seed or germ of life, Jesus said ‘the words that I speak they are spirit and life’ Jn 6:63

 

As mentioned earlier the Law of reproduction states that every seed would bring forth of its own kind, so the word spoken and received is as a seed planted.

 

James 3:2 states:

  “For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.”

 

                    Perfect comes from the Grk. Word teleios; which means mature.

 

                    According to James, the tongue is the last member we are able to bridle.

 

                    So what comes forth from the tongue will speak volumes.

 

                    The words we speak can have a profound effect on not only us as individuals, but on others as well.

 

                    Much can be said about our conversation, our Lord Jesus was very explicit about this;

                    KJV Matthew 5:37

But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of    evil.

 

                    Our Lord went on to say that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account for in the Day of Judgment! Mt. 12:36

 

                    There are literally billions of words going through our atmosphere every minute of the day, in the form of radio or television signals.

 

                    Likewise when we speak a word, we also send it into motion, and once in motion it will go on for eternity till the day of judgment. 

 

        MATTHEW 12:37

        37    For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be  condemned.

 

 

 

 

 

II.                THE WORDS THAT WE BOTH HEAR AND SPEAK – continued

 

If there is so much power in the tongue, then how important is it that we guard ourselves in all conversation?

 

          KJV Ephesians 4:29

          29.  Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good tothe use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

 

          KJV Philippians 1:27

                   27.  Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

 

          KJV Colossians 3:8

             8.  But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

 

           KJV Philemon 1:6

             6.  That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

 

           KJV 1 Peter 1:15

15.                        But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

 

           COLOSSIANS 2:8

8        Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

 

We Hear the Word of God

We Receive the Word of God            RESULTS IN SELF EDIFICATION

The Word in turn produces faith.

 


We keep the Word of God

We speak the word of God    ENCOURAGEMEN TO OURSELVES OTHERS

We speak the word of Faith

 

We walk in the spirit

We speak only as Christ      EDIFICATION AND HEALING FOR THE BODY

We are totally obedient

 

 

We fail to keep the Word

We allow leaven to enter in

We speak negatively        OUT OF GOD’S WILL WE TEARDOWN &DESTROY

We speak falsely

We become disobedient

 

 

         Bro. Todd A. Melfe

Jesus Is Lord