Hi how are you all this week? I have been preparing this week to be on a panel at my church’s girl crew night. One of my questions was on the authority of God and how I knew I had this authority and how I use it. As I meditated on this, God dropped words in my spirit that said that my words have power. Some of us may know the scripture in Proverbs 18:21 which says:
The tongue can bring death or life, those who love to talk will reap the consequences.
This means that the words we say have power in our lives and we will reap the consequences of what we say. If we say good we will reap good things and if we say bad we will reap bad things. But where does our authority come from?
The answer to that is found in John 12: 49 to 50 and is the words of Jesus.
I don’t speak on my own authority . The Father Who sent me has commanded me what to say and how to say it. And I know His commands lead to eternal life; so I say whatever my Father tells me to say.
Jesus’ authority was found in the words He spoke – not His own words but the words that God told Him to say. If we want our words to contain authority, then we need to speak the same words.
So which words should we be speaking? We need to speak the words about our situations directly from the Bible. Find the verse that is the answer for your particular need and say it. Then continue to say it but thank God for the answer at the same time until faith comes and your words start sounding like there is authority behind them. Faith will only come when we hear and hear and hear and hear the Word of God. Remember it is also impossible to please God without faith.
This week find a verse in the Bible that answers your situation. Then begin to say it until your words have power. Let me know how you go.
Have a great week and keep living the life God intended for you. Bless you heaps