My Words Are Spirit And Life!
As promised here is part 2 of the earlier message on “My Words Are Spirit And Life”
“John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
In the scripture above, we are told that it is the spirit that will give life. And it goes on to say that His “words” are both spirit and life.
We learned in Part 1 of the message that the word “spirit” in Greek is “PNEUMA” translated to be both “life giving” and “having the spiritual nature of Christ.”
So we can say that His words have the power to give life to the thing and / or situation we send to, bringing to it a certain result or outcome intended. The words will bring life to a dead situation. They will give life and add strength to weakness. They will prosper and bring success to our work or business. Furthermore, the words will enable us to grow and be transformed into the image of Christ.
The second thing it says about His words is that the words are also “life”. In Greek, this is translated as “ZOE”, that is to say, the God kind of life, the all encompassing meaning includes:-
(1) Life containing the absolute “fulness” of God’s life and
(2) A life that is “active and vigorous”, devoted to God, blessed, in the portion even in this world of those who put their trust in Christ, but after the resurrection to be consummated by new accessions (among them a more perfect body), and to last for ever
The full impact of the meaning can be clearly found in Isaiah 55:11:-
“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall “accomplish” that which I please, and it shall “prosper” in the thing whereto I sent it.”
So the application is that the words we speak will “accomplish” what we want it to be and the words too will prosper or make success of what has been intended by us as we daily decree and command the blessings over our lives.
In the powerful story of the “Centurion” as told in Matthew 8, we see the power of the words in operation when we have “Faith” in God’s words. Imagine, our Lord Jesus Himself marvelled at the words spoken in verse 8 by the Centurion!
5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but “speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.”
9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
So here is an important lesson we can learn, that is to say, when we pray, we must put our faith active and in operation. Therefore it will profit us to read, study and meditate on God’s words on a daily basis and just like taking breakfast, lunch and dinner, we ought to do the same with His words. Then we start to see the “power” that worketh in us so powerfully expounded in Ephesians 3:20