God is always with us… but it is important that we do not take it for granted. That we do not simply expect things and blessings to continually occur, or worse yet, a relationship with Him without our needing to ask, seek, or knock.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”—Matthew 7:7-8 (NKJV)
“Ask, and the gift is yours. Seek, and you’ll discover. Knock, and the door will be opened for you. For every persistent one will get what he asks for. Every persistent seeker will discover what he longs for. And everyone who knocks persistently will one day find an open door.”—Matthew 7:7-8 (TPT)
God is willing to guide and teach us, even to open doors, but we must first be willing to ask, seek, and knock. Yes, God always supplies our basic needs—even if we fail to ask, seek, and knock—but we were created to be more than conquerors! We are shaped to overcome and rise above, not through flesh-filled efforts, but through prayer. Through God!
“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.”—Psalm 19:14
The enemy cannot win against God—that is a fact—and God is in us! He has given us the power to speak out that which is in Heaven so it can be made manifest on earth. And when our hearts and mouths speak in unison with God’s—our strength and Redeemer—mighty things happen!
No other creation has the ability to speak. God made no other in His image/likeness.
God SPOKE us into being… and it was so. He gave us breath, life, and a voice so we might speak, walk and act in His ways. Being like Him. Talking like Him.
God gave Adam the AUTHORITY to SPEAK into all His creations. Adam SPOKE names to each creature, and in doing so, their very nature was made. God not only allowed Adam to speak like Him, but to create… just like Him. The Creator of all!
Now, in this we should not allow ourselves to become prideful. After all, God is above us. He is the One who gave us this beautiful gift of speech and the creation it brings. And we, through man’s fall, have misused this gift…
“…all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”—Romans 3:23
“…I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.”—Matthew 12:36
We are not worthy to speak like our Father in Heaven, yet, through that very gift, we find life. It is God’s love, goodness, and mercy—allowing us to speak with the authority of Heaven, through the circumcision our hearts in Jesus’ Blood—that we can reverse curses and redeem what has been lost!
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.”—Proverbs 18:21
“From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled;
with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.”—Proverbs 18:20 (NIV)
When we speak life; those things from God, His Word, His love… we are not only satisfied, but are filled with life and God’s goodness!
Many gifts are our birthright in God, yet, because of words spoken hastily or without prayerful thought, many blessings are withheld by the enemy; for the enemy’s authority is only over things contrary to God.
When what we speak becomes contrary to God, we become contrary to God, and nothing contrary to God can have His blessings poured in, for new wine in an old wineskin can cause it to burst!
“…no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins.”—Mark 2:22
So, if we are to win against the enemy who oppresses us, we must speak life! We need to speak what God shows/tells us—that which is good, and pleasant. We need to fix our eyes upon our Father, and one of the best places to begin doing that is in the Word itself.
“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.”—John 6:63
“…what has been stored up in your hearts will be heard in the overflow of your words!”—Matthew 12:34 (TPT)
When our hearts speak words straight from the Throne Room of God, chains break! We begin to resemble our Father as our words, in alignment with His, speak joy and life on our behalf.
It is time we speak those things God desires into existence. To set our eyes upon our Father and be His light on earth.
“Believe in me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being, just like the Scripture says!”—John 7:38 (TPT)
“…fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising him always.”—Philippians 4:8 (TPT)
We are not made to be like the world. We were not created to think whatever we desire or believe that all we have to do is say what we want six times until it magically appears. No. We are to think on things of God; meditating on His Word and ways. We are to speak life, thereby lifting up those around us. We are to bear good fruit through those words from Heaven…
“Constantly be on your guard against phony prophets. They come disguised as lambs, appearing to be genuine, but on the inside they are like wild, ravenous wolves! You can spot them by their actions, for the fruits of their character will be obvious. You won’t find sweet grapes hanging on a thorn bush, and you’ll never pick good fruit from a tumbleweed. So if the tree is good, it will produce good fruit; but if the tree is bad, it will bear only rotten fruit and… be cut down and burned. Look at the obvious fruit of their lives and ministries, and… you’ll know whether they are true or false.”—Matthew 7:15-20 (TPT)
Let us speak from God. Let us inquire of the Lord and, upon hearing, seeing, and knowing, speak His life into the atmosphere. For the power of life and death was placed within the very breath of our words.
Therefore, let us not waste that God given breath, but walk in His power and authority against the enemy who would oppress us; oppressing him through God’s own life-giving words!
“When the seventy… returned to Jesus, they were ecstatic with joy, telling him, ‘Lord, even the demons obeyed us when we commanded them in your name!’
“Jesus replied, ‘While you were ministering, I watched Satan topple until he fell suddenly from heaven like lightning to the ground. Now you understand that I have imparted to you all my authority to trample over his kingdom. You will trample upon every demon before you and overcome every power Satan possesses. Absolutely nothing will be able to harm you as you walk in this authority. However, your real source of joy isn’t merely that these spirits submit to your authority, but that your names are written in the journals of heaven and that you belong to God’s kingdom. This is the true source of your authority.’”—Luke 10:17-20 (TPT)
Through the Name of Jesus we are given great authority; in our speaking like God we have power; yet, it is in our redemption through Jesus’ Blood—our being written in the books of Heaven—that we find our greatest joy and victory!
To speak and be able cause the enemy to tremble/fall is a great gift—one necessary in the days ahead—but, it is still a tool. A tool for Kingdom purposes, so that we, and those we encounter, might know God. That, in God and His words within us, through the wondrous power of the Name and Blood of Jesus… all can be saved!
“I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.”—Luke 15:7
Because of this we should rejoice, for we are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life in Heaven! We ought to rejoice and speak forth God’s life, so that we, and all who receive Him, might be saved. For the hour is near, the harvest is white and ready to be picked, but God’s laborers are few…
Let us therefore walk and speak as God’s harvesters. Let us walk as ones with authority, full of courage, for we know that when we speak the Name and Blood of Jesus, the enemy cannot win!
“Then He said… ‘The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.’”—Luke 10:2