Thursday, February 19, 2009
Why His Words
Tom was addicted to alcohol. He came home drunk every night. He was aggressive. During the day, he was not productive. He was a Christian. On Sunday, he will go to church and always felt guilty after the sermon because he felt he was not perfect (and he would continue drinking after he left church). His frustrations grew everyday.
One day, he learnt there was a native doctor who could give him something to overcome his alcoholism. He visited the native doctor who gave him bitter leaf and told him to keep saying some words before he chews the bitter leaf. In his curiosity, Tom asked for the translation of the words he was asked to chant. To his disappointment, it was translated as “I will stop drinking!” He was expecting something thunderous and involving the mention of a god’s name.
"Is that all?” Tom asked.
“Yes, you can go now!” Native Doctor said.
“You won’t mix anything for me?”
Native doctor laughed. He saw that Tom needed explanations.
“The power to overcome the alcoholism is not even in the leaf or anything we mix. It is in the words you say. When you speak, the spirits hear and will back up what you say. We give you the leaf because you will believe that the leaf can do something after you’ve started saying the words” [Paraphrased].
This story enlightened the eyes of my understanding to know what the men of God meant when they preached. The word of God promises us that we shall have whatsoever we say [Mark 11:23]. It is the same principle the native doctor is working with, only that the power backing the words is different. So if I must say anything, why not the word of God?
Why His Words? Thank God His word is not mere word. I thank God that His word is backed up by power, a power that nothing compares to. This is the basis for the series on digging into the bible for the word of God to confess for any situation we face.
For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 AMP
Hmmm, now I understand why a great friend of mine always got what she said, even though every time we thought what she wanted was not achievable.
Have a blessed day ahead, speaking positive words for you shall have what you say…