Words with Power
“For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power” (1 Corinthians 4.20 ESV).
Words are very important. The Bible says that the words we speak have the power of life or death (Proverbs 18.21). However, there must be a belief that powers those words. What is the motive? What is the root of those words? Are they spoken in falsehood and insecurity or are they spoken with the resounding vibrations of belief within them. Paul says that the God’s Kingdom is not merely built on words; it is built on the power behind those words. When we confess God’s promises, we must believe that they will be fulfilled according to God’s plan and timing. If we doubt, we must ask God for the belief that we need. There is no use confessing words that are powerless. Believing is not a feeling. It is a choice. And when we make the choice to believe God, every step we make each day moves us closer to our belief coming true. If our feet are not moving and our mouth is not confessing belief, then our words mean nothing. Words alone will not usher in God’s Kingdom Plan in our lives. The power of God resides in our belief and our actions that overflow from that belief, and our words will build God’s Kingdom only when they are filled with the power of belief.
“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10.9 NIV).