Words Matter series: “Words are Creative ”
Sunday August 5, 2012 Pastor Tracy
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Intro: Our girls followed their own word of “Yes Mom”. We follow our words.
There is a creative force in words
- Hebrews 11:3 (NKJ)
By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
Worlds (aion): for ever, an unbroken age, perpetuity of time, eternity; to breath/blow, that which causes life, vital force
Framed: to mend (what has been broken or rent), to repair, to complete to fit out, equip, put in order, arrange, adjust
The visible came from invisible; just because it’s not seen does not mean it does not exist.
- Genesis 1:1-3 (AMP)
The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters.
And God said, Let there be light; and there was light.
- That which existed in the invisible became visible as God spoke
- Quark: smallest particle is the quark- sound waves. Sound waves turn into the material world
We are made in the image of God having a spirit as well with the creative ability in us.
- Genesis 1:26-28 (NKJ)
26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God BLESSED them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Dominion: to rule dominate- A king has dominion
Subdue: more of an action- to subject, force keep under or bring into bondage
Through words Adam subdued! Through words we subdue
My testimony of healing from infection
- Proverbs 18:20-21(NKJ)
A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; From the produce of his lips he shall be filled.21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
Science proves what God has been saying all along
Paul Cho’s book describes a lunch he had with a leading nuero surgeon who explained that the central nervous system is connected to our speak. As we speak it triggers the nervous system to act.
- Retired, dying young, the mom calling her son a doctor
Our words create negative or positive
- James 3:2-5(NKJ)
We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.
- The enemy recognizes the power of our words
- Proverbs 6:2
You are snared by the words of your mouth; You are taken by the words of your mouth.
- Riley example: negative things were coming at me and choosing to keep my mouth shut and resist my emotions- emotions saying one thing my mouth saying another- example riley
Words are coming from our Soul: it’s important what we put in!
- Matt 12:34
For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks
- We generally speak what we are thinking and feeling!
- Example of Dino coming home from ORU
The most creative words spoken is the Word coming out of our mouth:
- John 6:63(NKJ)
The words I speak are spirit and life
- Hebrews 4:12 (NKJ)
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
God is watching over His Word to perform it.
- Jeremiah 1:12 (AMP)
Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.