Speaking Words of Life
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life; John 6:63
Jesus came to bring us the word of God, saying that his very words that he speaks are spirit and life. He also said this;
I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. John 6:51
Now, the scriptures say that even at the time that he said this, it was a difficult saying to understand. It says so in the next verse, “The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which h came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. John 6:53-58
The opening statement which reveals that the Christ’s words were literally spirit and life were spoken to clarify his statement about his flesh being meat indeed and his blood drink indeed. When a believer was first learning the word of God and learning of spiritual ways they said they were on a milk diet, not ready for spiritual meat yet. But, Christ says he is meat indeed, the very substance of God, the power of the word manifested in the flesh.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men. John 1:1-4
Further on in the book of John it reveals that Jesus is the very manifestation of the Word, filled with life and power. For as I discussed in earlier writings, the Word is not simply a combination of letters which spell out words but the Word is actually God and his power, thought, words filled with spiritual power.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
Jesus came to show the people, first the Jew and then the Gentile, the way. He explains in the parable of the sower how the spiritual system we live in operates. The word is like a seed, and when it is planted and cultivated, cared for, then it grows ever larger. Then our faith increases because we grow also in understanding. He explains how good words planted within you, the word of God, planted within you grows and blesses others, this is good fruit. Jesus said he is the bread of life. We have already established that he is the Word manifested so this bread of life is the Word. To have life, real life, which is living spiritually, inclining our ear to the Father for guidance, loving God with all of our heart and one another, then realizing God/Christ are dwelling within you and you in they. Then you realize, with God all things are possible! This is why the Christ risked his life to go to the people and speak on things of God, because he loved people and wanted them to have the abundant life. So he spoke words of life and spirit to the people to teach them how important words and thoughts are. He spoke of faith and that with God all things are possible. He also told us this;
For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things; and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you. That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shall be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
This is huge! It does not say words do not matter, that you can say whatever you want. No, on the contrary it says what you have in your heart is what will be manifested when you speak. This is a very big deal; if you want good things in your life, think on good things, speak good words, and then you will manifest good. Everyone wants good in their life but are you speaking good, thinking on good things? Do you have the word of God within you so that good can manifest?
The scriptures reveal throughout the Bible the power of the Word. Everything is, spoken into existence. God spoke when he released power to create and we are made in God’s image.
But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it. Deuteronomy 30:14
Likewise, Jesus would speak when performing a miracle. He tells us too to have faith and says this,
I am the vine, ye are the branches; He that abideth in me and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. John 15:5-7
Here is a promise that connects it all. We abide, or live in Christ and his words, which are life and spirit, abide or live in us; then when we ask, it shall be done! Wow, this brings the believer to a place of power. This is when we become doers of the word.
But be ye doer of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass. For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
This scripture again points to the power of the word and the importance of bridling the tongue. Why would you need to bridle the tongue? Because controlling your words, and what you allow to be within your heart, the center of your being, your spiritual center, controls your life!
Knowing this, that our words, our very thoughts, control the outcome of our life, the fruit we bear, we choose, words of life and spirit! We incline our ear to the Father, accept the power of the word into our heart, realizing that the very essence of Christ is empowering us in our daily lives! Then with this knowledge, we speak words of life, blessing each other and glorifying God, for God is love!
So, until next time, may you be blessed abundantly. Light and love to all!