A Nugget from New Life Network
(excerpts from Dr. Larry Ollison)
September 29, 2020
Scripture of The Day
…because as he is, so are we in this world. (1 John 4:17)
Man was created as a “speaking” spirit in the image and in the likeness of God. Man was created to look like God and to act like God. No other creation was created in His image and His likeness – only man. God is a three-part being. The Bible tells us in 1 John 5:7 that “The Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, these three are one.” Jesus said, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9), and “I and My Father are one” (John 10:30).
Man is a three-part being. He is spirit, soul, and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23). As God is a three-part being, so man is a three-part being, because man was created in the image and likeness of God. Ephesians 5:1 says that we are to act like God. While we are not God and will never be God, God did create us in His image and likeness, so obviously, He wants us not only to look like Him, but to act like Him. Simply put, God wants us to love what He loves and dislike what He dislikes.
God created man as a speaking spirit so that we would have the authority to speak His Word on the earth and take authority over all the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19).
The life you are living today was framed by the words that you spoke yesterday. And the life you will be living tomorrow is being framed by the words you speak today. Faith and fear are the two opposing spiritual forces that activate power and release spirits to do their work. When faith is spoken, according to Psalm 103:20, it activates the angels of God to bring His Word to pass. We know that angelic spirits are on the earth for the purpose of ministering to the children of God. But they can only do this as they are instructed by the voice of His Word and Christians are the only ones authorized to speak His Word in faith.
The lies of Satan have no power unless you repeat them. If you listen to the lie of the enemy and speak the lie, it activates the opposing spiritual force of fear and enables the enemy to do his work. We could say that repeating his lies is aiding and abetting the enemy because it enables him with power and gives him permission to destroy. As a speaking spirit, you choose to release the Word of God into the earth by speaking or you choose to release the words of the enemy. Either way, it’s your choice. And your harvest in life will depend upon your choice.
Jesus said in Mark 11:23 that if we believe in our heart that what we say will come to pass, we will have what we say. Although the words of the enemy are powerless unless he can convince you to speak them, likewise the Word of God is ineffective in your life and the power of grace is hindered until you activate God’s Word by being His voice on this earth.
Just remember, God spoke the world into existence. He didn’t think it into existence. We can’t stay quiet. We must speak, preach, and teach the Word of God while we still have breath to do so.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it and indulge it will eat its fruit and bear the consequences of their words. (Proverbs 18:21, Amplified Bible)
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health