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2. Nature of Words

The origin of words is God and The Word, Himself, who is Jesus.

John 1:1-2,14,
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us…”
Take a minute to consider this statement, and think about the power it took for a word to become flesh! That’s pretty awesome!

The Bible tells us some amazing things about words, and about the power of words! I want to look at three things that I believe are foundational truths about The Word. These truths are important to us, since they are the foundation for what we want to build in our own lives. They are not the only truths about the Word we will find on our journey, but we will start with these.

Words Create

Genesis 1:1,3
“In the beginning God created the heavens and earth.” - “Then God said, ‘Let there be light.’”
These words were followed by a lot more “Let there be’s”. Another way to put this, God said, “Light Be”, and by inference, “Heavens and Earth, be.”
God created by speaking words.

John 1:3
“All things were made through Him (The Word), and without Him nothing was made that was made.”
God created all things by The Word.

Hebrews 1:1-2
“God has spoken to us in these last days by His Son…through whom also He made the worlds.”
God created the worlds through His Word, who is Jesus.

Words Uphold

Hebrews 1:3
“…God’s Son (Jesus, The Word) is upholding all things by the Word of His Power.”
Notice the tense here is present – upholding. God’s Word is currently still upholding all things, including the world and all that is in it. Some definitions of uphold are: hold up, carry the weight of, support, bear, shore up, bolster, maintain, sustain and preserve. This world is being supported and upheld by The Word of God! How awesome!

Words Accomplish and Prosper

Isaiah 55:11
“My Word that goes forth from My mouth shall not return to Me void or empty. But it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”
When God speaks words, those words always accomplish or finish what they were sent to do. Another way to say it is that they
always prosper in what they were meant to do. Success and victory always follow God’s Words. Always! That’s awesome power!

Parting Thought: Not only do God’s words create, uphold, accomplish and prosper, our words do too!