Say, Command, Speak
“And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.” Luke 8:25
“And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.” Luke 4:36
“Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.” Luke 7:7
There is an amazing power and mystery in the speaking of words. When words are spoken they take on an energy of sorts that sets in motion things in the atmosphere. The sound alone causes a change in the flow of air that causes the molecules in the air to become excited in such a way that it creates waves of sound moving at varying speeds creating pitch and intensity, high or low and loud or soft. Our ears receive these sounds and interpret them according to our knowledge of the significance and meaning of the sounds. We distinguish speech from the sound of music or car horns from birdcalls. Every sound is distinguishable for its unique manner of communication or expression of purpose.
“There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.” 1 Corinthians 14:10
The spoken word, particularly the Word of God, has inherent in it the power of the Spirit of God and, therefore, it can become a creative force when mixed with the faith of the speaker to become real and tangible as to bring about whatever is spoken.
“For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” Mark 11:23
Words of God can create. Words of God spoken in faith believing can change any circumstance. Notice the passage above says, ”…he shall have whatsoever he saith.” Let’s put it in modern English. You will have what you say. Those are Jesus’ words, not the words of a Bible commentator or one seeking to manipulate the hearer with a false assertion. Jesus never speaks with a motive of deceit or hyperbole. His Words and His promises are Yes and Amen.
"Now because I changed my original plan, was I being unstable andcapricious? Or what I plan, do I plan according to the flesh [like a worldly man], ready to say Yes, yes, [when it may mean] No, no? As surely as God is trustworthy andfaithful andmeans what He says, our speech andmessage to you have not been Yes [that might mean] No. For the Son of God, Christ Jesus (the Messiah), Who has been preached among you by us, by myself, Silvanus, and Timothy, was not Yes and No; but in Him it is [always the divine] Yes. For as many as are the promises of God, they all find their Yes [answer] in Him [Christ]. For this reason we also utter the Amen (so be it) to God through Him [in His Person and by His agency] to the glory of God.” 2 Corinthians 1:17-20 AMP
The question for us is, do we or will we believe what Jesus said and truly let it take control of our words?
Expressing gratitude, showing compassion with our words of encouragement, speaking life in the midst of death and dying, speaking healing in the midst of sickness, speaking prosperity in the midst of poverty and lack, speaking comfort in the midst of sorrow, speaking joy in the midst of captivity, speaking strength in the midst of weakness, speaking success in the midst of failure, speaking resolute resistance in the midst of temptation, speaking the favor of God in the midst of discouragement and despair, speaking peace in the midst of the storm, all these are consistent with faith in God’s Word and believing that we can have what we speak, what we command, and what we say.