You are a king which means you need to talk like one. If you would reign in life, you will need to exercise authority from time to time. You will need to “king down” upon your problems. How do you do that?
Grace comes through faith and faith must be acted upon if it is to be of any benefit. The easiest way to express faith is to speak it. Words are powerful. Words can be used to build up or tear down, guide or misdirect, clarify or confuse. The right word at the right time can change the world.
Kings exercise dominion by speaking. To paraphrase Ecclesiastes 8:4, “the word of the king has power.” When God’s kings speak God’s words, God backs it up with power. This is not to glorify the word spoken in faith but to draw attention to the Living Word who lives within you.
When you reveal Jesus, your words are supernaturally empowered to bring salvation to the lost and freedom to the captives. You can drive out demons and heal the sick just as he did. In fact, Jesus promised that those who believe in him would do exactly these sorts of things (Mark 16:17–18).
You may think, “But that’s not how things are done where I live. I’ve never experienced anything supernatural.”
But you have.
God called you out of darkness and you came.
Have you ever stopped to think about that? When you responded to the gospel, a miracle took place. The actual words you heard may have come from the mouth of an evangelist or a friend but the Spirit of God spoke into your heart, and you responded. Don’t you see? You are living proof that word of the king has power.
But how can people call for help if they don’t know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them? (Romans 10:14, Message)
Not everyone I talk to believes the gospel, but more people believe and are set free when I talk than when I stay silent. If you are believing for the salvation and healing of your friends but your faith doesn’t cause you to say or do anything, it is useless faith. I don’t say this to condemn you. I want to inspire you. You are a king and your words have power; so speak them. Or write them, sing them, pray them.
As kings we can command blessing where there is curse, healing where there is sickness, and life where there is death. In view of this, why would you choose to stay silent?
Do you know why Adam lost his crown in the garden? He didn’t speak. The word of the king has power but King Adam was speechless. He listened when he should have spoken.
This is a fatal mistake for a king. Don’t let the devil spew his lies over your life. Jesus didn’t. When the devil challenged him in the wilderness, Jesus spoke back. I doubt anyone received the attention from the devil that Jesus did. Yet three short sentences from the Great King were enough to silence that old liar.
David is another example of a king who spoke. Along with the rest of the Israelites, he heard the giant’s intimidating taunts. But while his countrymen ran in fear, David spoke back. He rebuked the giant in the name of the Lord and prophesied his downfall. He was just a boy but David had the heart of king. He spoke from a higher reality and so became a conqueror.
So can you.
Extracted and adapted from The Gospel in Ten Words.
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