"Faith empowers us to see that the universe was created and beautifully coordinated by the power God's words! He spoke and the invisible realm gave birth to all that is seen." Hebrews 11:3 (Passion)
Did you really read that? He spoke and the invisible realm gave birth to all that is seen. He created the world with His words! Words create, words destroy. Words release power and destiny but they can also release damage and destruction.
We all know Proverbs 18:21 by heart, when it tells us, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue," (NKJV) Yada, yada, yada, what does that really mean anyway? We have a hard time grasping things that are not tangible, things we cannot see, smell, taste, touch, and hear. But so much about God stretches beyond our senses. It spills into the realm of faith.
As Christians, we believe that every word in scripture is true. God's word is infallible. It is inerrant and incomprehensible. That's where faith comes in. Faith has the ability to carry us beyond logic, past our human reasoning, into realms of the unknown.
I remember one of the most popular television shows when I was growing up was Bewitched. It was so popular it ran for 8 seasons and even had a movie remake in 2005. With one twitch of her nose, Samantha, the main character could unleash havoc or cause things to disappear and appear. People have always been enamored with magic, they so badly want to see and understand things in the unseen realm. Magic has always been a tool the enemy uses to counterfeit the reality of God's unseen world.
When God wants to change things all He has to do is speak, and it's the same for us. We are made in the very image of God. Ephesians 2:6 reminds us, "For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus." (NLT) We are seated with Christ in heavenly places. The words we speak have come with authority. Our words release very real change in atmospheres. Our words usher the heavenly realm into our earthly atmosphere. Words release power.
There have been many times when things that are visible have demonstrated what is happening in the invisible. Jesus was Himself the visible image, (the perfect representation) of the Invisible God. (Colossians 1:15) At the time of the flood, when God was finished with earth's punishment and God declared the promise, a rainbow marked the manifestation of the promise. When Jesus died on the cross, He spoke the words, "It is finished." At that moment, the ground shook, rocks were sent tumbling, thunder crashed and lighting cracked the sky. In the temple, the veil of separation between God and man, heaven and earth, was literally torn in two. It happened the moment Jesus gave the cue with His words.
Could it be that all the angels are on standby because we refuse to give the cue? Is it possible that our lack of declaring His promises, our lack of prophetic proclamations, our lack of literal verbal prayer and victorious praise is literally holding back heaven?
Lately I've started shifting the way I think about what comes out of my mouth. Ive been thinking about the aspect of release. The dictionary defines release this way, "allow or enable to escape from confinement; set free." When we set our words free from the confinement of our mind, something invisible happens. Something powerful gets released.
When we pray, when we worship, we are releasing the sound of heaven into the earth. It is the sound that all the angels have been waiting for. Alignment. Unity. Agreement. The Cue.
So instead of offering someone a word of encouragement, I release life into their situation. Instead of silently offering up my supplications before God, I boldly declare the goodness of God over my situation. Instead of worrying about the enemy hearing my prayer, I release prayer in tongues that sends him running! After all, tongues is the language of heaven.
I don't want to send mixed signals anymore. It it time for clarity. It is time for me to give heaven the cue.