This is the second chapter in Charles Capps' book, The Tongue- A Creative Force
"Man was created in the image of God and His likeness. There was creative power that flowed out of the mouth of God, and you were created in the image of God. Then, according to the Scriptures and what Jesus said, you have the same ability dwelling or residing on the inside of you.
Adam gave man's authority over to Satan. Jesus got that authority back. He was born of a virgin.
The way He was born of a virgin was the way that God created the universe. God said it will be done. And it is not impossible for God to perform His every declaration.
When He found a woman who agreed with Him, it could be done, ' Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?' (Luke 1:34)
She didn't doubt it could be done. She just asked, "How?" and He said, "...the Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee...' Luke 1:35
In verse 38 Mary said, '...be it done unto me according to thy word...'
She agreed with the WORD, establishing that fact upon the earth, and it came into being. Now is it so unreasonable to believe that?
God said in His Word that we are '...born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever' (1 Peter 1:23) The Word of God implanted into your spirit caused you to become a new creation that never existed before, born again of the Spirit of the living God.
The re-birth of the human spirit took place because the WORD OF GOD LODGED IN YOUR SPIRIT. It caused you to act upon THE WORD, and you were born again. You became a new creation. You were once a sinner, but now YOU'RE BORN AGAIN, THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD fully able to stand in the presence of the Father in holy boldness and say, 'Father, I come to You in the name of Your Son, Jesus without fear of condemnation because I am the righteousness of God in Christ,' not a poor sinner, crawling around in the dust, begging and pleading, 'Dear Lord, help me please," as some songs say. No, we are the righteousness of God, joint-heirs with Jesus Christ!
That Word, planted in your spirit caused you to become a new creation, because the Word of God declared it.
THE WORD MADE FLESH
Now, I want you to see how God caused a virgin to conceive and bear a child. The virgin said, 'be it done unto me according to your Word.'
The Bible says, ' And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us...' John 1:14. Now the Word was in the beginning with God. The Word came unto Mary and said, ' It will be so.'
Mary said, ' I receive it, be it done unto me according to your Word.' She first received the Word into her spirit (heart) then it was manifested in her physical body. THE WORD OF GOD was implanted into her womb, it was the embryo, the seed, and it took upon itself flesh, just as the living Word of God placed in you spirit took upon itself new creation- life. The Word of God literally formed within her womb and took flesh upon it. The Word of God became alive, living, walking, and talking on this earth. He came here to destroy the work of the devil that was done in Adam.
The work that was done in Adam was destroying the creation of God and the ability of God to work through man. When Jesus came He took the authority back, and He delegated it back to man, to the believer.
Jesus stood on the mountain before He ascended and said, '...All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth' Matt. 28:18. He had it ALL. Then He turned to the believers and said, '...these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;...they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover' Mark 16:17,18
Jesus is saying, "Now, you go in my name. You cast out demons. You speak with new tongues. You lay hands on the sick and they WILL recover.' Now you see God's power. God's authority, delegated back to man. So man is not restored to his original state, (which he was); he is in better shape than he has ever been! Thank God! The born-again man is a joint-heir with Jesus. PRAISE THE NAME OF THE LORD! If Jesus is the righteousness of God, then you are the righteousness of God in Christ.
We need to quit praying and saying, "Lord, I'm unworthy.'
Thank God - if Jesus is not unworthy, you're not unworthy. You have the right to stand in the throne room of God. We've been beaten down, and the devil has just trampled us in the dust because of a sense of unworthiness. I'll tell you, when this WORD gets in your spirit, you'll never be the same. Lay hold on this Word, rise up and enter into it.
The enemy knows there is power in your words. That is why he tries so desperately to get you to confess doubt, fear, and unbelief. You see, confessing that you are unworthy after being born again is contrary to the Word. You were unworthy, but that old man died with Christ. You are now a new creation in Christ. Anyone in Christ cannot be unworthy.
******I will continue this later, my wrists hurt :)
For anyone interested in hearing Charles Capps talk about this go here. This is the first video in a two week series and Kenneth Copeland talks for a few minutes before Charles Capps gets started, so stay with it :)