I am going to share this book with you, "The Tongue- A Creative Force". It is so so good- so many believers know nothing about this. So, I share it with you all in hopes of helping you and myself as I re-read and type it. It is a bit long, but well worth it. Lots to chew on.
Chapter 1 Words
God's Word that is conceived in your heart, then formed by the tongue, and spoken out of your own mouth, becomes a spiritual force releasing the ability of God within you.
That's why Paul said, " I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me" (Phil. 4:13) His heart (spirit) had received God's Word. It was not Paul's ability that made him say that, but the ability of God formed in him by the Word, and out of the abundance of his heart his mouth spoke.
Those that say they can and those that say they can't are both right. Words are the most powerful thing in the universe. We read in John 1:1, "In the beginning was the Word, and he Word was with God, and the Word was God." We must learn to use our words more effectively. The words you speak will either put you over or hold you in bondage. Today, many Christian people have been taken captive by their own words. By the prayer of their own mouth they have been set in a position where they cannot receive from God. We have all done it at one time or another. We have used our tongue to form the very words that defeat us.We have even prayed contrary to the Word of God. We have prayed defeat and received it. We have prayed the problem and it became greater. Even prayer produces after its kind. In Mark 11:24 the Word says, "...What things soever ye DESIRE when ye pray, BELIEVE that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." Jesus has set forth a great truth about spiritual law. God's WORD is spiritual law it functions just as sure as any natural law.
We have learned how to work with natural law. In dealing with the natural law that governs electricity, we have learned that if we work with that law by obeying and enforcing it. that electrical force will work for us. But if we continually violate that law that governs or controls electricity, we will get in a "heap of trouble." As long as we enforce the law that controls electrical forces, it will produce energy to give us light, heat our home, cook our meals, and wash our clothes; yet it will produce no harm to us. It is very useful and safe, when we understand and apply the law by which it is controlled. However, this same force can burn, kill and destroy, if the law that governs electricity is not enforce.
So are the words that come forth out of your mouth. They will work for you to put you over in life, IF you control those words and bring them into obedience to spiritual law, which is THE WORD OF GOD. Words governed by spiritual law become spiritual forces working for you. Idle words work against you.
The SPIRIT WORLD IS CONTROLLED BY THE WORD OF GOD.
THE NATURAL WORLD IS THE BE CONTROLLED BY MAN SPEAKING GOD'S WORDS.
THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD IS CREATIVE POWER.
Therefore, even the words of our prayers should be chosen carefully and spoken accurately. We have often prayed, " Lord I have prayed and it's not working. The devil has defeated me." But the Word said, "What things soever you desire when you prayer, believe you receive..." Defeat is not what you desire, so don't pray it or say it. You can see how the wrong choice of words can cause even your prayers to work against you. You have prayed, "Lord, I've got this problem and it's getting worse."
Now let's compare this prayer with the Word of God. First, you have prayed the problem and not the answer. The Word said pray the things you desire. You desire the answer. Second, you have released faith in the ability of the enemy. To make it worse, you established the words of the devil that prayer doesn't work and things are getting worse. You are walking by sight and not by faith. You have denied the Word of God. You have done it because of the lack of knowledge. In Hosea 4:6 God said, "My people are destroyed (cut off) for lack of knowledge..." Lack of knowledge has caused men to be destroyed and lives to suffer needless loss.
A few years ago I came upon the scene of an accident. A car had gone out of control and cut off a power pole. The high line wire was hanging about three feet above the ground. Many people had stopped and gotten out of their cars. They were standing no more than three feet away from that live wire, thinking that it was insulated, or that the power was cut off. But this was not true; the wire was "live" with over 17,000 volts of electricity. I watched from my car, a safe distance away, as the ambulance attendants carried a woman on a stretch up the highway embankment. As they crawled under the powerline one of them got too close, and the electrical current arced to his body like a lightning bolt. He died instantly and the other attendant was critically injured.
He violated the natural law that governs electricity. No doubt he did it in ignorance, yet it was fatal.
Lack of knowledge did not stop the electrical force. It continued to work; it was the same force that cooked his meals, heated his house and washed his clothes. It was created to work for him to make life more enjoyable. The very reason for its existence was to supply his needs, but when he violated the law that controlled the force, it destroyed him.
SPIRITUAL LAW IS FOR YOUR GOOD.It is to produce the things you need and desire. But, speaking and praying contrary to the Word of God(spiritual law) will be just as disastrous as violating the law of electricity. We have prayed in all manner of prayer that the Bible doesn't teach. We have prayed to Jesus, and that is an unscriptural way to pray. Words are important. Begin now to become WORD CONSCIOUS. Words are like little seeds that produce according to the Word of God. God's Word will produce after His kind. "A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things" Matt. 12:35
Jesus said, "And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full" (John 16:23,24)
PRAYER IS YOUR LEGAL RIGHT TO USE FAITH FILLED WORDS TO BRING GOD ON THE SCENE IN YOUR BEHALF, OR FOR ANOTHER THAT YOUR JOY MAY BE FULL.
It is the Word abiding in you that causes faith to be present in your words. "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples" (John 15:7,8) Notice it glorifies the Father when you get your prayer answered and your needs met. Verse 11 says, " These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, that your joy might be full." Your joy can be full if the Word of Mark 11:24 abides in you, "...When you pray believe..."
FAITH WILL MAKE PRAYER WORK.
PRAYER WON'T WORK WITHOUT FAITH. FAITH WILL WORK WITHOUT PRAYER. Prayer is one of the means of releasing faith, so if we will line ourselves up with the Word of God and release our faith when we pray, we will see the power of God come alive in our lives.
God's Word is just as powerful today as it was the day He spoke it. Not one bit of power has left God's Word. God's creative power is still in His Word, just as it was when He stood there, in the beginning of time, and said, "Light--be," and light was.
This is the thing I want you to see. YOU CAN SPEAK GOD'S WORDS AFTER HIM AND THEY WILL WORK FOR YOU. But, they must be formed in your spirit. They must become a part of you. They must abide in you continually.
THE BEGINNING WORDS
In Genesis 1, it says "...God created the heavens and earth..." What did He use to create the heavens and the earth?
Hebrews 11:3 says, "Through faith we understand the the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. " The world was not made out of things you can see. You can't see spoken words nor can you see faith with the physical eye. The words that God spoke out of His mouth framed this universe, set it in motion, and it stands today in obedience to the words that God spoke. He said, "...Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters" (Gen. 1:6) It came into being and divided the waters from the land, and it's still divided from the land today.
The universe is still obeying His command - the Words that God spoke. Because God said it and let it stay said. He didn't back up and say maybe it will, or I hope so. No, He said it by the Word of His mouth and all hell stood up and took notice.
I really believe that millions of years took place between Genesis, chapter one, verse one, when God create the earth, and verse two, where He said the earth was void and without form. Because why would God create an earth without form and void? You see, what went wrong from the beginning was that Satan had come in to destroy the work of God on the earth. THEN GOD SAID, "Let there be light." It was the creative power that flowed out of God's mouth that turned the universe into light and caused every creation to come into being.
In Genesis 1:26 we read, "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." Then God delegated the power to man to dominate this earth. He created Adam, then put that authority in Adam, and He said, "now you dominate the earth."
So, Adam was the ruler of the earth.
Then, there came that Snake in the garden. The Snake said to Eve, "You'll not surely die if you at of that fruit. God knows you'll like Him if you eat of that fruit. You'll be wise like God."
Eve ate of the forbidden fruit, and I guess she talked Adam into it, because the Word says, "And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression" (1 Tim. 2:14).
Well, Adam ate if the fruit and turned that power and authority over to the enemy; then Satan became the god of this world. " In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of the them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them" (2 Cor. 4:4).
But Jesus Christ came and got that power back for us. Jesus, God's Word, came and took flesh upon Himself.
Have you wondered how God did that? Some theologians say it can't be done; a virgin can't bear a child it's impossible.
We have the Word of God which tells us in Luke 1:37, " For with God nothing shall be impossible." The Concordant literal New Testament says, " It will not be impossible with God to fulfill His every declaration."
Whatever God says, He will perform. If you will notice throughout the Bible, God never did do anything that He didn't say first. He said it, then He did it. The power to do it was in the WORD.
The Bible tells us that "...(He is) upholding all things by the Word of His power..." (Heb. 1:3)
It didn't say by the power of His Word; it said BY THE WORD OF HIS POWER. The Holy Spirit put that in the exactness-- the way He wanted. THE WORD OF HIS POWER.
If He had said the power of His Word, that would have meant that there is some power in God's Word, but not ALL POWER. In other words, that's where His power is, IN THE WORD, in what He says.
It's not impossible for God to perform His every declaration. He can declare and do exactly what He SAYS HE'S GOING TO DO! And we find that God created man with the ability to operate in the same kind of faith.
Control those words that come forth out of your mouth and bring them into obedience to the WORD OF GOD, which is God's spiritual law.
The end of Chapter one. This book is written by Charles Capps, www. charlescapps.com
The next post will be "Creative Power in You".