February 23: When God Speaks

Genesis 1:3

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

John 10:35

If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken

What happens when God speaks? What changes when God speaks? The Word of the Lord alters the course of nature. Things leap into being when God speaks. Things change when God speaks; people do, too. God’s Word is the hub of life, creativity, and manifestation. When God speaks, His Word happens. When God speaks, nature listens. The whole universe is subject to the Word of the Lord. Psalms 29:3-9 gives a catalogue of things that happen when God speaks. Mentioning a few, it says the voice of the Lord is powerful and full of majesty, and that it breaks the cedar of Lebanon, it divides the flame of fire and shakes the wilderness; it makes the hind to calve, and this one is delightsome, it discovers the forests and in God’s temple, everyone speaks of His glory. In pictures, you can see literally how potent and active God’s Word is. The Word is just too much for words.

Our opening Scripture reveals to us what happened in the beginning when God spoke. God said, let there be light, and there was light. Everything God spoke, happened, came into existence, and leaped into being with vibrant and enthusiastic vitality. What power! What miracle! What wonder! Oh, the wonder of God’s Word! Oh, the thrill of God’s utterance! Just imagine the vast universe of ours today, and just imagine all that leaped out of God’s mouth! Can you imagine that our universe is a work of God’s Word? Truth be told, that was exactly what happened at creation. Now you can do more than imagine, you can literally see the works of God’s Word. What a blessing it is to know that everything God speaks happens. Now, He has given us His Word that we may boldly declare it. Hebrews 13:5-6 tells us, “ for He has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you. So that we may boldly say, the Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” We can have the same results as God when we speak His Word in faith. The Word in your mouth has the same power as it does in God’s mouth. The Word in your mouth and in God’s is the same, for Jesus Christ, the living Word, is the same yesterday, and today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8).

In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I declare that God’s Word is
potent in my mouth just as it is in God’s mouth; as I speak the Word
in faith, I get marvelous results. Amen.

Further Meditation:

Psalms 29:3-9; Isaiah 55:9-11