Today friends we are going to talk about something simple and powerful. Words. Yes those things that we speak, sing, or write.
Let’s define what a word is according to the dictionary.
vocable · appellation
"his grandfather's words had been meant kindly" ·
"a word of warning"
synonyms: remark · comment · observation · statement ·
utterance · pronouncement
"don't believe a word of it"
"in court it would have been his word against mine"
"everything will be taken care of—you have my word"
synonyms: promise · word of honor · assurance · guarantee ·
undertaking · pledge · vow · oath · bond · troth
"he had to learn his words"
synonyms: script · lyrics · libretto
"her father would have had words with her about that"
synonyms: quarrel · argue · disagree · squabble · bicker ·
fight · wrangle · dispute · fall out · clash · row
synonyms: news · information · communication · intelligence ·
message · report · communiqué · dispatch · bulletin · info · dope · tidings · rumor · hearsay · talk · gossip · the grapevine · the word on the street
synonyms: instruction · order · command · signal · prompt ·
cue · tip-off · go-ahead · thumbs up · green light · command · order · decree · edict · bidding · will
"a strongly worded letter of protest"
synonyms: phrase · express · put · couch · frame · formulate · style ·
It is no surprise that we can speak. After we are created in God’s Image (Gen
1:27) If you back track to Gen 1:3 You see God speaking things into existence.
The Hebrew word for God’s action is Abracadabra meaning I create what I speak. The
alterative spelling is avda K'Davarah it’s Aramaic meaning is I transgress as I speak. Let’s define another word. To transgress is to do something that is not allowed : to disobey a command or law. What are the laws of speech you may ask. We are told in Proverbs 18:21 that the power of life and death are in the tongue. We are told in Isaiah 55:11 that His word would not return to Him void. In Genesis 1 God spoke life, In Psalms 37:20 it says “Wisdom fills the mouth of the right-living; justice and truth roll from their tongues.” James 3 tells us The one who can control his tongue can also control the rest of his body. Do you see a pattern. Have you ever said today is going to be a bad day. Then reflected on your day and determined it was indeed bad. This is because of what I stated earlier. The Gift of speaking that God gave us is action. 1 God spoke and said Let there be light and behold there was light. Meaning He created what He spoke. 2 His words did not return to Him void they created what they were purposed to do. It is the same with us. We transgress when we speak by not speaking words that agree with what God said.
God calls these idle words and all idle words will be judged. (Matthew 12:36-37)
Going back to James 3 here’s what is says in verse 9. James 3:9
Ironically this same tongue can be both an instrument of blessing to our Lord and Father and a weapon that hurls curses upon others who are created in God’s own image.
In Ephesians 4:29 we are told not to let any corrupt thing come from our mouths. The reason for this is because the enemy can’t create anything. He uses us to create his reality for him. I believe this is one of the reasons Jesus is referred to as the Living Word. Do remember what Jesus Himself said? In John 5:19-21 Jesus said “The truth is that the Son does nothing on His own; all these actions are led by the Father. The Son watches the Father closely and then mimics the work of the Father. This is good news for us; Because we cannot hone our words on our own. That is why we have the Holy Sprit who lives in us and transforms us. Oh there’s another scripture that sounds like that. Romans 12:2
Do not allow this world to mold you in its own image. Instead, be transformed from the inside out by renewing your mind. As a result, you will be able to discern what God wills and whatever God finds good, pleasing, and complete. This scripture tells what it means to wear the helmet of salvation. We will go through the armor of God next. Remember brothers and sisters to think Abracadabra before you speak. Ask your self do I really want to create that?