We need to follow all of the principles that God gives to us then also:

 

Speak the word of God.

Words are living, spiritual entities that become like spiritual bombs when they are released from our mouths. God is the originator of words. He used the spoken word to create the universe. He told Isaiah that His word is like seed which produces result once it is spoken. Words are such powerful entities that they can produce life or death (Prov 18: 21). We must follow God’s example and speak words of life. Jesus told the disciples that His word was spirit and life (Jn 6: 63).

 

Here is what Moses taught the Israelites about the word – “the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.” (Deut 30; 14). Paul explained the principle in Romans 10: 10, 11. That is, we should confess verbally whatever we beleive in our hearts. This is how we activate the word and bring it to life. We will receive that which we speak into being.

Here are some examples. Prophet Elijah brought on a drought by speaking the word of God. Jesus commanded the winds and waves,  trees, the dead, demons  and all kinds of sickness and they obeyed His word. they calmed down. Scriptures are full of  numerous examples. Luke 4: 32 shows that the people who heard Jesus were astonished at His teachings, because He spoke with authority or exousia. Exousia refers to His authority to command  and to have His commands obeyed. Jesus’ words or teachings were accompanied by signs and wonders. Luke 4: 33 – 37 explains why His word was spoken with exousia:

And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice,

Use your delegated authority

In Luke 10: 19,  Jesus told the disciples, “behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. ”   Exousia is the Greek word used for power. It means “the power of rule or government /the power of him whose will and commands must be submitted to by others and obeyed”.  Because satan and his demons are already under our authority, Jesus said we must then “to trample him and  crush his forces with our feet.  When we trample the devil, we are advancing into his kingdom and successfully encountering the greatest perils with which Satan would fain the preaching of the gospel.”

 We must pay attention to the fact that Jesus also brought to our attention the ferocity of the enemies that we war against. They are serpents and scorpions which can poison. Jesus also revealed to us that the power given to us by God is greater than the  power of the enemy. He demonstrated this to the gods of Egypt.

Blessings and have a great day. More to come.

Saying, Let [us] alone; what have we to do with thee, [thou] Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.

And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.

And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word [is] this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.

And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about

I must hasten to say that many modern day Bible teachers need to demonstrate the power of the word of God with signs and wonders. Let’s listen up to Jesus and follow His example.

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