Speaking Life: The Transformative Power of God's Word

Ezekiel 16:6
And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live.

I do thank God for the day in which he found me, and spoke life into me. I, too, was dying of polluted blood, poisoned by sin. What was the remedy? Calvary’s Divine flow! It was when I responded to the voice of God speaking life into me through the hope of the Gospel that a blood transfusion took place. I placed my faith in Christ, and He did the rest, just as He said He would.

Today, there are yet many who have never heard that they were even sick of this blood disease, much less that there is a Heavenly remedy. Let us be sure to speak the Word of God into their lives, bringing hope to the hopeless. Let us declare not only that their sin will bring them to eternal death in a place called Hell, but also that there is a way of escape; there is hope in Christ.

Romans 10:17 says, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” When God speaks, things happen. That’s why it is imperative that we share with this world what God has said, and not what we have to say. We must understand that every time we speak the Word of God, we speak life.

Do you know of someone in your realm of influence that is facing a “death” of some sort? Maybe they are suicidal; maybe their marriage is falling apart; maybe they just lost everything they owned; maybe they are literally dying of a dreaded disease; or, maybe they are simply lost without Christ, and need come to Him.

No matter the situation, we must know this truth as found in Proverbs 18:21, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” We need only share the Word of God with others in order to give and to cultivate life in their situation.

It should be every Christian’s creed to determine to be known as a giver of life. When we become Christ-like, then we will truly have a compassionate heart which will be willing to speak life and not death into other people’s lives.

Question: Do you give life with your tongue, or do you drain life with it? The answer to that question alone will tell you whether or not you exhibit the character of Christ in your journey with God. God help us today and forevermore to speak Words of life!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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