Stories · Writing by James Ouma

The Power of the Spoken Word

Part 3: Believing

Bishop Kiuna, JCC Parklands

Romans 4:16-22, 2 Corinthians 4:13, Hebrews 4:2-3

April 26, 2015

imagesThere is power and potency in the spoken word. The things we see were made and are as a result of the spoken word that came from God before they came into being. Our lives are therefore shaped by the words we speak and what we believe. The words we speak have the power to create the kind of world we desire because we end up possessing what we confess by our mouth.

This being so, we must be cautious and careful about the words that come forth from our lips. And much as we quote the word of God, we must first believe and be convinced about the promises found in the Bible. Believing is seeing things from God’s perspective. It is aligning yourself with the word of God and what it proclaims about your life. It is being totally persuaded and convinced of the reliability, potency and the power that what God has said is irreversible. It is also putting your faith in God.

The potency of what you are saying is locked up in what you believe. That is where the power to breakthrough lies. You are only able to walk in victory when you believe in the word of God. It is what you choose to believe in when the doctor, the lawyer or the banker gives you a bad report. Jesus said in Mark 9:23, “All things are possible to him who believes.” The key word is in ALL things because when you put the word IMPOSSIBLE in its right perspective, and in the light of God’s word, the word becomes I-A-M-POSSIBLE!

The word believing is a Greek word ‘PISTIS’ which is a connotation of a person who is believing. It isn’t a passive activity. It is, rather, a paradigm shift from the things we have been conditioned to from birth, experience or education. Believing is allowing God to change our belief system into a lifestyle that entirely depends on God in faith. Believing is coming into agreement with God and what He has said in His Word. It is being actively engaged in trusting in the word of God. Faith is a NOW thing because as far as God is concerned, it is already done.

When God called Abraham and asked him to leave for a far-away land where God was going to turn Abraham’s descendants into a great nation, Abraham did not have a child neither did he have the land God promised him. Yet Abraham stepped out of his comfort zone in faith. (As it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed – the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were. Romans 4:17)

As human beings, we are confined and limited by time. When you are looking at time, God isn’t confined by such boundaries and limitations. Our tomorrow and the future is already in His past and He knows the end from the beginning. May you go out into the coming the week and month, knowing that God has already handed you victory. Grow and develop your faith, keep believing, confess the promises of the word of God and may you possess it in Jesus name!

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