Our activities are preceded by our words

Jack Vorster By Jack Vorster, 5th Jan 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Our words can make or break depending on the degree of faith behind what we say.

No action without words

Did you know that you can do nothing without first saying what you are going to do? In fact, you can’t even say anything without saying it first. We are designed to first say and then say or do what we have said.

For instance, you won’t get out of bed in the morning without first saying that you are going to get out of bed. Unless someone throws you out of that bed your body won’t move until you tell it to move. And if someone throws you out of bed your body will end up on the floor simply because you will not have instructed your body to stand up from the bed.

I’m not talking about only the audible words coming out of your mouth. The fact is, your thoughts are actual words spoken within your body by your spirit. Your spirit (the real you) governs your body and your body will do whatever your spirit says it should do. We refer to thoughts as unspoken words. Nevertheless, they are words spoken by your spirit and those words will not come out of your mouth unless your spirit instructs your body to make those words audible outside of your spirit by using the speech centre of your brain and your vocal cords. Note that absolutely no thinking takes place in your brain and there is no such thing as brain power or an intellectual brain. Furthermore, no memory is stored in the brain – the spirit processes and “stores” all memory. When in conversation with someone, your spirit does rapid-fire thinking for lightning-fast release of those words through your mouth. In other words, you are saying it within before saying it without.

Now what has all of this got to do with anything? The words that we speak can have far-reaching consequences to ourselves and those who hear our words.

A force to be reckoned with

The words of your spirit are a powerful force. Once your spirit releases those words into the atmosphere of this world you can bring peace or start a war. Think of Adolph Hitler – his words brought about death and destruction. You can send someone to jail or you can set them free by not uttering words that would send them to jail - through the judicial system. Your words can influence an entire nation and either rally it to greatness or bring it to its knees. Likewise, the words of others can either ruin or elevate your life.

The words coming from your spirit and released to the world through your mouth comes from a “database” of information (memories) within your spirit. That information is made up of everything you have ever accumulated in the way of education, experiences and circumstances since the day you were born. The environment in which you live will determine the content of that database. For instance, if you live within a small tribe of people in the desert or jungle without modern amenities or use of modern-world technology, the knowledge base within your spirit would be limited and you would have less of an influence on others and it is likely you will live peacefully with a little bit of bickering thrown in now and again between you and other members of the tribe.

So it should be clear that our surroundings tend to make us what we are and determine the intellectual processes of our inner being – our spirit.

The source of it all

For our spirit to have life it must have come from a source that has life – a creative force. And if that creative force of life is responsible for our existence, then that creative force could not have created us unlike its own make-up, for it has a database of its own and we would have been created according to its own make-up. So we are little gods created after the image of one God. “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:” Gen 1:26). “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Gen 1:27)

Suddenly, this world had two people (Adam and Eve) with something in common with the creator God. And God gave them a planet over which they should rule and in which they should create. “...and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” (Gen 1:26)

God has a spirit body and so do we – for we are just like Him. However, God gave us an outer covering for our spirit body and He created a gravitational force to “keep us down” – so to speak. Another thing we received from God is freedom of choice – a free will.

In the image of

Now I’m going to cut a long story short. There would have been no such thing as a Bible – God’s Word to man – if the first two human beings did not use their free will against the God that created them. And because of their iniquity, their offspring (that’s us) became just like them, all because of the addition of that disobedient streak to their database. We now possess that same tainted ingredient within our spirit. In other words, we were born in their image and after their likeness. Here’s proof: “And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:” (Gen 5:3)

And now I’m going to cut the story even shorter. God wrote the Bible using the hand of man to do so and in it He painstakingly described to man what He was like so that we could have something to go by in order to emulate Him and live the way He intended for us. Man has failed miserably, but God had a plan which He meticulously laid out for us in the Bible. He was going to redeem all of us through His Word. He gave His Word the name of Jesus Christ, the very creator of man. “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” (Col 1:16,17)

Restoration of man

So why would God want to redeem us? Well, to begin with, His love for us is so great that He strongly desires to share with us all the good things He originally had in store for us. Secondly, He wants to restore to us the ability to think and speak like He does – in His image, after His likeness. Meanwhile, we need to hear the words of Jesus in the Gospels and what He taught His disciples as written in the other books of the New Testament. This will prepare us for a complete change of mind so that we, once again, can make our words and deeds count, thereby creating a better and blessed way of life for ourselves and others.

The Bible tells us that the way we think in our heart (spirit) is the way we are. If we start thinking like Jesus, then we will be thinking like God, for Jesus was God in the flesh (now glorified) and we will do what He was able to do. Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.” (John 14:12-14)

Was Jesus ever sick? No, He came to heal the sick. Only when He hung on the cross did He take upon Himself all our sicknesses and diseases. If Jesus removed our sicknesses and diseases, then why do we suffer ill health? It’s a matter of our words. We need to speak like God speaks. How do we do that? In Romans 4:17 we read that “God, who giveth life to the dead, and calleth the things that are not, as though they were.” Hebrews 3:11 says the same thing. “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”

The ability to create from nothing

Having been created in His image and after His likeness, we should be able to do the same, that is, call things that seem invisible or non-existent as if they were real – such as healing. The first Adam disabled our God-like ability and faith to apply this attribute, but the second Adam (Jesus Christ) restored that ability. “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” (Mark 11:23)

So it is a matter of saying and believing and really meaning what we say. People say things all day long without intent. Remarks such as “go to hell” or “I wish she’d break a leg” are simply malicious, emotional outbursts without an ounce of faith attached to them. Once we are reconciled to God through Jesus Christ we need to be real careful of the words we speak or we will get exactly what we say.

As though they were

Our lives are governed by what we say. And not only can our negative words be detrimental to our own health, but also to the physical condition of others. Do you realise that Jesus never prayed for the sick? He simply commanded sickness to leave, the blind to see, the deaf to hear and the lame to walk. He called “the things that are not, as though they were.”

The same Jesus now resides in you and He expects you to command and He will do the rest. Your commands in line with the words of Jesus will produce miracle signs. “And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word by the signs that followed. Amen.” (Mark 16:20)

Note, “the Lord working with them”.

Let the Lord work with you by the words you speak.


Faith, Image, Powerful Force, Thoughts, Unspoken Words

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My background is marketing and advertising. My passion is the human make-up and writing about it based on many years of study on the subject. http://www.earthboundlife.wozaonline.co.za

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
5th Jan 2016 (#)

Good word Jack.
Happy and blessed 2016 to you .
Stella <><

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author avatar Jack Vorster
6th Jan 2016 (#)

Thank you Stella. I wish you the same. I must say I am in excited anticipation of what lies ahead.

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12th May 2016 (#)

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