By Janie Baer
You have probably read this passage in your Bible in Matthew 8:8, The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. KJV
"Speak the word only". I believe the Lord would speak those same words to us today in 2010 "Speak the Word only when you are sick. Speak the Word only and you will be healed." If we are living in lack and debt, He would with assurance say to us, "Speak the Word only and receive supernatural provision and freedom from your debt."
Jesus very plainly told us in Matthew 4:4, But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. KJV Every word….speak the Word only, that is how we are to live.
Speaking the Word of God only is the way we experience supernatural results on a regular basis. God showed us how to do it when He said, “Light be.” And there was light that dispelled all the darkness. There was enough power in God’s word to create the world.
What if God had said, “My it is really dark out there.” What do you think would have happened? It would have stayed dark. See, God knew the power of His words and even though He could see the darkness, He also knew that to have light He had to speak, “Light be.”
How about your world? Are you speaking the Word only or you looking at what is staring you in the face? If you don’t like what you see, don’t speak that, rather speak the Word of God only that has power in it to change all and I mean all that you see.
Mary, our Lord’s Mother, spoke to the angel announcing to her the conception of Jesus, “Be it unto me according to thy Word.” She spoke this even though in her mind she didn’t fully understand how it could happen. Then immediately after she spoke, the power of the Holy Spirit came upon her and she conceived and the Word of God became flesh. How powerful is that? Having said , “Be it according to thy Word,” and immediately the Word was made flesh in her womb.
Speaking the Word of God only can have the same effect in our lives, if we will continue to do it on a day to day basis. These bring to us also the supernatural provision, healing, or help of any kind we need at any moment.
Father Abraham was our Father of faith. He lived by faith and was our example of living by faith. God changed his name from Abram to Abraham, which means father of nations or father of a multitude. He had to speak that name only. Can you imagine how embarrassing that would be to introduce yourself, “Hello, I am Abraham,” and the person responds, “Oh, how many children do you have?” And he didn’t have any children at that time at all. But he knew if he spoke that name, Abraham, only; then he could have the multitude as God had promised.
The Bible tells us in Romans 4:19-21 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb: 20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; 21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. KJV
That is faith and faith is considering only and speaking only what God’s Word says about us. We need to find those scriptures that reveal to us “who we are in Christ Jesus” and speak those only. That would bring powerful results.
One thing I see that happens if we speak negative words over ourselves; we will get the negative results of those words which will be what we don’t want. That is the power of our words. But again, if we speak the Word of God only on a day to day basis; we are opening the door for the supernatural in our lives as did the centurion, Mary, Abraham, and our Lord.
Speak the Word only. We are going to be speaking some kind of words everyday any way. So why not speak the Word of God only and get the results of the Word, which are supernatural results.
I have recently added some scriptures on “prosperity”, “love”, and “in Him” that can aid you in your confessions of God’s Word.