“For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.“
Mark 11:23 KJV
God wants all His children to participate in the supernatural. Hence, the body of Christ is so designed that there is room for everyone to do the maximum. This is made possible because God’s own power dwells in us through His spirit.
As we learnt yesterday, one of the ways we can partner with God in the supernatural is by having faith in Him to do things in us, around us, and through us. Today, we take it a step further by learning how our speech paves way for the working of the supernatural.
In Ezekiel 37:1-10, God takes Ezekiel on a spiritual exercise of raising dry bones to life. After asking if he believed the dry bones could live again, God proceeded to give Ezekiel prophetic instructions. Our key takeaway from this passage is the fact that God made him do the speaking – “Prophesy, son of man…” And as He spoke God’s word, there were physical manifestations.
We see this play out in many other events recorded in the Bible: Abraham about to sacrifice Isaac (Genesis 22:7-8), David defeating Goliath (1 Samuel 17:37,45-47), the three Hebrew boys before the fiery furnace (Daniel 3:17), Jesus speaking to the fig tree (Mark 11:14), the woman with the issue of blood (Mark 5:27-29), among others.
Even in creation, “God said” (Genesis 1). This goes without saying that our words matter. Therefore, we need to learn to say what He has said about a situation. (Jeremiah 1:6-8) God has called us to a place of influence, and our words are creative and powerful. We must internalize and maximize this ability to His glory.
Our anchor text says “…whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him.” (Matthew 11:23 AMP)
In other words, our speech goes hand in hand with our faith. If we believe it, we must say it, and when we do, we will see it.
Beloved, you must realize that everything that happened in the scriptures can happen in your own life. (Romans 15:4) If it is in the word, it is for you. God’s word is exalted above all else, including your experiences. Therefore, start speaking the right words today!
Bible Reading Plan:
John 6:60-71, I Peter 4:1-11, Songs of Songs 6, Lamentations 1