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The Prophetic and Healing Power of Your Words: Creating an Atmosphere for the Miraculous
by Becky Dvorak
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Emulate the Living Word
Have you ever wondered how the prophetic realm works? Recently, I was privy to the secret workings of just how this happens. Read the following and gain wisdom from this prophetic encounter.
A visiting pastor at a healing seminar where I ministered in Ocala, Florida, came to me after the teaching session and asked me, “Do you know you have an angel with you?” I told him, “Yes, I know I do and people often see him.” This pastor and seer went on to explain what he saw.
He said, “Everywhere you go, he is right behind you. And he carries a book in his hands. While he stands right behind you, he opens this book and reads from its pages. You then repeat what he reads to you.” He continues to tell me what he sees, then asks me, “Do you know what he does when you pause for a moment?” I reply, “Tell me, what he does.” He says, “He quickly flips through his book and searches for something. And when he finds his next point, he reads it aloud to you, you hear him, and repeat what he narrates to you.”
I explain to this man of God that many years ago I surrendered my voice to the Holy Spirit. And in addition to this, I can clearly remember the day, the afternoon in 1980, when I read through the New Testament and read in Matthew 10:19, “Do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak.” And I knew the voice of the Lord was speaking to me, revealing a time that I had not yet walked, but was to come, and this time is now.
It’s now another meeting, another time, and in another place. I am about to stand and deliver the message from the Lord when I see an angel with a very powerful and shiny sword and he walks and stands where I am to stand. With both hands, he lifts the large and heavy sword of the Spirit above his head and thrusts it into the middle of the pulpit and stands his ground.
Many of God’s ministers no longer preach or teach the Word, but we must. We are ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and His words are alive and well. And it is this living word that pierces the hearts of the people. It divides light from darkness. It exposes evil and convicts people, leading them to repentance and right standing with God.
Clever messages cannot redeem them. It cannot save their souls. In and of itself, a message from the pulpit is not meant to redeem. But ministers are created to declare the Word of the Lord with power, and signs and wonders following.
No matter who you are or where God has placed you in the Body of Christ, remember your purpose on this earth is to be about your heavenly Father’s business. Work your heart to humbleness, surrender your voice. Allow the Spirit of God to play on the strings of your vocal chords a sweet melody that is well pleasing to the Father, one that woos people into the presence of an eternal relationship with Jehovah God. Use the prophetic and healing power of your words to redeem humankind with complete miracle-working manifestation.
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to enter into the promised land together, not just a few straggling into the boundaries of God’s promises, but all of us together.
Word of the Lord
The word of the Lord would say to you, “Tap into the flow of the healing power of the supernatural. Turn on the spigot of the Spirit and drink freely of the Living Water and hydrate the dryness of your soul. Prophesy to your bones, speak life to the dead, recreate worn out body parts, and activate strength and healing through the power of your tongue.”
The Prophetic and Healing Power of Your Words
I stand in awe many times over as I witness the prophetic healing power of the Spirit change and rearrange the lives of God’s people forever. A simple command of faith, “In Jesus’ name, I command this cancerous tumor to shrivel up and die,” and by morning the large tumor is gone and a woman’s life is dramatically altered. In another meeting, I hear the Holy Spirit whisper in my ear, “Call the people suffering from arthritis to come forward.” I do as He instructs, and about one hundred people step forward to the altar. I ask them to hold hands in groups as I lay my hand on one person in each group and release the prophetic healing power with my words, “I renounce arthritis and the demons behind this work.” I lead them in a general prayer of repentance, and I touch them and simply speak forth, “Be healed in Jesus’ name” and one by one they are delivered and healed.
Two women are standing in the healing line with the same problem, they are unable to produce natural tears. To save time, I stand between the two and stretch forth my hands and touch them both on their shoulders, I verbally release healing with the power of my spoken words, “In Jesus’ name, I declare your eyes produce natural tears.” And immediately both sets of eyes are healed and from the top to the bottom, the eyes are moistened and tears form.
An elderly woman can barely stand in the healing line as both hip joints are worn down and surgery is already scheduled later that week. I lightly touch her hip joints and I vocally create new ones and tell them, “Now, you function perfectly normal in the name of our Lord Jesus.” I look her in the eye and tell her to move, bend over and touch her toes, walk and her hip joints are instantly recreated, healed, and all pain is gone as she effortlessly does what I tell her to do.
Prophetic healing is real, and it is for today.
But the enemy is afraid of the effectiveness of the prophetic healing and speaks lies among the Body of Christ. Some of our brothers and sisters in Christ believe prophetic healers are of the devil and these are occult practices. But I ask you to be reasonable, “Would satan desire for you to be delivered from demons? Would he want you to be healed from cancer and win people to Jesus with the words of your healing testimony? Would he be glad if your next door neighbor regained their sight? Or that your grandfather’s deaf ears open so he can hear the Word of God preached again?”
For many years, and still counting, the devil agitates and stirs up the religious spirits among believers and hinders the mighty move of prophetic healing in all areas of life; spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical healing. But even though he may have been able to pull the wool over the eyes of a vast number of Christians for quite some time now, the Spirit of God is on the move, the remnant is on the rise, and the prophetic power of healing is on her tongue. It’s time to join the ranks of God’s remnant and take hold of the Kingdom of God by force, be about your heavenly Father’s business, and win the lost in great numbers. Prophetic healing easily wins souls over to God.
Take the Kingdom of God by Force
- Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence, and violent people have been raiding it. For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John (Matthew 11:11-13 NIV).
The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John. Since that time, the good news of the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone is forcing their way into it (Luke 16:16 NIV).
What is being said here to us in these two Scripture passages is that we have a decision to make, entering into the Kingdom of God is not easy. There is an evil force that works against us and tries to prevent us from entering into the promises of God. But God’s people need to be equally forceful in this battle and activate our faith, and even fight the enemy with our supernatural weapons of faith.
With our son’s amazing healing testimony—that I share with you in detail in DARE to Believe, chapter 11, pages 175-193—we had to take Marcos’ healing by force. The spirit of death was not willing to let go of him. But we activated every weapon of faith given to us, and we raised him from the dead and recreated all his vital organs by prophetic healing power because they too were dead. We had to violently fight the devil head-on; and because we did not back down, we won. And he is alive and well.
Word of the Lord
The Spirit of the Lord would say to you again, “I have heard your longing to move in this gift of healing, and it is for you too. You take this message that I bring before you, devour it, and let your words produce for My glory in these last days.”
He Will Not Die, But Live
This is what can happen if you will align yourself with the prophetic and healing power of your words. A new boy in the last stage of HIV/AIDS arrived to our children’s home that our ministry established and operates in Guatemala. We were required to redo all of the tests that had been done in the past, because the old paperwork was not sent with him. We were just told the young boy was going to die within two weeks. My husband and I said, “No! He will not die, but live.” But when people don’t believe in Jesus as the Healer, they lack hope for a miracle and life, and so for them there is only one outcome—death. While Christians have covenant rights with the Father to walk out of the Valley of the Shadow of Death by the redemptive blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ. And our first step of action to take is with the power of our faith-filled words.
We were required to bring him in for tests, and one was for Tuberculosis in the lungs. In the natural he had all the symptoms, but in the supernatural realm with God, our words supersede the natural and break forth into God’s habitat where miracles abound. And this is what we needed. But we would have to contend with satan to make him move out of the way.
While they were prepping this young boy to take a sample from his lungs, the medical staff asked me who I was. And what was my relationship with this young boy. During conversation with the doctor I told him I believed in miracles and have witnessed such in that past and was standing in faith for this boy’s healing. This doctor was clearly an unbeliever, and actually started to challenge my faith in a mocking manner. I stood my ground and did not back down from my stance.
I was then asked to step out of the room while they retrieved the sample necessary from his lungs. When the doctor came out he showed me the sample in the bottle and said, “This is classic TB.” I replied, “In Jesus’ name, no, he doesn’t have it.” The doctor did not back down from his stance either. He held up the sample and replied, “TB!” I said, “No, in Jesus’ name.” As he walked out of the room, he again pointed to the bottle and said sternly, “TB!” I responded, not rudely, but firmly and said, “No, he doesn’t have it, in Jesus’ name.”
Your enemy, satan will fight you to the death if you allow him. But you must not let him have his way with you. Don’t give him the satisfaction of having the last word. You hold true to your confession no matter what the situation looks like. You overcome with the word of your testimony. When he harasses you with words of death, you firmly respond to him, “No, I will not die, but live and glorify my Father in Heaven.”
The boy had numerous tests that day, and we would receive all the results within a few weeks. First of all, the Tuberculosis test came back negative—even though he had all the symptoms of disease and the sample appeared to be classic TB. But, by spoken words of faith in the work of Christ, we brought this disease to its knees and it surrendered to the healing power of Yeshua. And that’s not all, they could not find HIV in his body either.
Word of the Lord
The Spirit of the Lord would encourage you this day, “I am the bridge between mediocre Christianity and a lifestyle in the Spirit where dreams come true and visions are seen with the physical eye. Cross over this bridge with Me. Don’t be afraid, I will lead you and guide you into all truth in My ways. And those of you who will follow Me will catapult into a higher realm where you and those around you will heal by the prophetic power of your words.”
Struggling with this Doctrinal Position that Words have Power?
Perhaps you struggle with this doctrinal position that your words have prophetic power to heal the sick, including yourself. If so, you’re not alone, this is my beginning.
Back in the 1970s before I became a born-again Christian, I had never heard of such teaching. Back when I was a teenager, I would occasionally watch the American televangelist, Robert Schuller with my mom. If you recognize the name, you know his message was about the positive power of our words. I was drawn to the brightness of his message, but even then, this feel-good message did not reel me into the Kingdom of God. But it did instill within me hope, and that is the precursor to faith. And it certainly was not what I was accustomed to hearing from the pulpit.
And this is the heart of the problem, there is little teaching from the pulpit to equip God’s people in the prophetic power of their words. To teach them to release words of victory in every situation. It’s not comfortable for the man or woman of God to teach a message from the pulpit that convicts people to change. After all, people may bring up questions that church leaders are not able to or ready to answer because they personally have not been walking it out for themselves. Or church members may get upset that the pastor is questioning the way they speak or the way they act. Worse yet, they may pack up and move to the gathering down the road.
This passiveness from the pulpit hurts the Body of Christ. Many times lay people speak such negative words over themselves and suffer for their poor choice of words. Ministers, I am reminded of a song from Bob Dylan from 1979, “Gotta Serve Somebody.” As people in the fivefold ministry, we have to understand that we have to decide whom we are going to serve. In the ministry we often confuse our purpose—we are to glorify God, not ourselves. And even though we are servants of the Most High, the people receive the benefits of our service; but our service is onto the Lord, not people, and certainly not the spirit of mammon and what it brings to the offering plate, that’s service onto the devil himself.
If you have been following my writings, you know that I became bornagain and baptized with the Holy Spirit in May 1979 when I was 18 years of age at Jesus People Church, downtown Minneapolis, on Hennepin Avenue in Minnesota. It was here that I first heard the voice of the Word and the Spirit of God. Even though I was spiritually dead and could not fully understand what was being taught, my spirit was being opened up to truth and God’s Spirit was wooing me to enter into His Kingdom. And the moment I surrendered my life to Jesus, my spiritual ears were opened and I could comprehend the Word of God, and I also could readily discern and hear God’s voice speaking to me.
Then due to a moral crisis, the church dispersed; but even still, many ministries were birthed out of that movement. And it was from there that my husband and I found ourselves in a little A-frame church called The Church of the Jubilee, under Roger and Marlene Davis. It was here, in the 1980s, where my faith was cultivated in the Word of God by these lovers and teachers of the Word, and I began to grow and mature in the faith. Not only from the teachings of my pastors but from other great teachers of the Word like the late Kenneth E. Hagin. In addition, my husband and I would catch the early Sunday morning telecast with Kenneth and Gloria Copeland before heading out to the Sunday morning service at our local church where we also served.
And on top of that, there was also the late Dr. Richard E. Eby, whom I only heard three times, but he deposited into me such deep things of the Spirit with his life and death testimony. Whether through conferences or books, these people of God captured my heart with their message of faith. They instilled within me a love for the Word. And this biblical teaching catapulted me into the realm of faith like no other. “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17). Every one of these teachers of the Word taught me another element of faith.
It was in the mid-eighties, and the pastors invited a guest speaker by the name of Charles Capps. Once again, I found myself unlearned in this area, but still intrigued with regard to the message of the power of our spoken words. But this time another element was introduced to me, the prophetic power of God’s Word spoken. I don’t recall if the actual word prophetic was mentioned, but the concept and working of it was being taught.
After the service, the speaker was selling a little booklet of Scriptures on the back table. I picked up a copy and devoured it. I would use the faith Scriptures in this booklet in prayer and witnessed success in the power of the spoken word. Then over the years as my faith grew in the knowledge and revelation of the Word, so did my spiritual ability increase in the arena of the prophetic, especially in the realm of prophetic healing.
If you glean anything from my beginning to learn to live in the power of faith-filled words, I pray that you will see that I had a purpose within my heart to live in the realm of faith that would please God and bring about His glory.
It would be years later, after being on the mission field full time, that the following two men of God would minister volumes of mysteries of the Spirit to me through their writings—Lester Sumrall and Smith Wigglesworth.
I am a strong advocate for the power of the spoken word, and every word that we speak prophesies either life or death. And with the power of this revelation, I see the dead come back to life, incurable diseases healed, tumors disappear, blind eyes see, deaf ears hear, paralytics walk, and unusual and unexplainable miracles manifest. All of this and so much more, because I have learned how to wield the supernatural power of prophetic words that heal.
One of the key objectives of this work is to empower your words to create atmospheres that release supernatural healing to the entire being—spirit, soul (mind and emotions), and into the physical body.
People Are Empowered with the Law of the Spoken Word
God speaks forth in Genesis 1:26, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.” Part of His likeness that He equips people with is the power and authority of the spoken word; whether you follow after Him or not, all spoken words have power, no matter who releases them.
God creates the world with the power of His faith-filled words. It’s how He works—with words. He releases the power of His prophetic words throughout Genesis 1 and says, “Let there be…” and we know the history of creation, and there was…and He saw that what He creates with His faithfilled words is good.
- 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 (Hebrews 11:3 KJV).
His desire is that we emulate Him, mirror or reflect His image, with our words and prophetically create what we have need of. Romans 4:17 teaches us that we are to call those things, which do not exist as though they did. This is speaking of the vocabulary of the prophetic, Holy Spirit’s language. And we can learn to emulate Him and speak healing and creative miracles like He does: “A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth...” (Proverbs 12:14 KJV).
The Name It, Claim It Controversy
You may be balking already just reading the title of this section and thinking, Are you one of those name it, claim it believers? First let me say, I agree with you that there has been a lot of abuse and just plain greediness regarding this principle, but that doesn’t mean we toss the law of the spoken word out the window. We couldn’t change it even if we wanted to, it’s His law. He put it into motion, and He’s the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). God doesn’t change (Malachi 3:6), and His laws remain the same.
What it does mean is that the Church needs to grow up and mature in this area. If we would get back to the basics of our faith, then we would desire what He does, which is to be about our heavenly Father’s business and win people to Christ (see Luke 2:49). And even if some never repent of a greedy heart, that still doesn’t stop the power of the spoken word. And regardless of what some may or may not do, prophetic healing is real, and it works. There are people all around the world crying out for healing, and God wills for them to have it.
He asks you to pick up your responsibility and open up your mouth and release prophetic healing, not so that you can make your temporal abode more comfy, but to bring increase to His Kingdom for His glory, not yours.
Can I get an amen?
But so that you do know that yes, God does care about your earthly desires as well, I want to share a sweet testimony of how the power of the spoken word works. Trust me, this is good.
Years ago in our children’s home, I was talking with the little ones about what they would like for Christmas. After they shared their list of heart’s desires, Joaquin, our now adopted, grown son said to me back then, “Mom, I want a merry-go-round.” At first I thought, Wow, now that’s quite the gift. How are we going to swing this one? But I thought about it again for a moment and said, “Okay, kids. Who wants a merry-go-round?” They all raised their hopeful hands in the air. “Let’s pray and you ask Jesus for a merry-go-round. I’ll believe with you.” And with excitement in their voices they all asked Jesus for this special gift.
As parents, we need to teach our kids about the fun-loving side of Jesus and teach them how to believe right where they are. Hey, many teach them to write a letter to Santa Claus and make believe he listens and rewards their innocent beliefs and good behaviors. I figure how much more should we teach our children to believe in the real thing, Jesus, and teach them how to have faith for things that require big faith.
And yes, for all these little ones the merry-go-round was a big item to trust Jesus for. But we didn’t just end it with a prayer of faith, we took it to the next level. For the next few days we gathered together and declared words of faith, “Thank You, Jesus, for a brand-new merry-go-round.”
Our fun-loving Jesus so enjoys when His children—young and old and somewhere in between—activate this amazing gift of faith and speak with confidence to Him as if they believe He’s real. He actually listens to them and cares about their wants and desires too. That it pleases Him, and He delivers their simple wish.
It wasn’t but a few days later when I received an email from a family in Guatemala saying they would like to give a special gift to the children in our children’s home for Christmas. And asking if I have a suggestion. Of course, I suggested a merry-go-round and they loved the idea, agreed to it, and then contracted someone to construct one and deliver it in time for Christmas.
But God doesn’t just supply our wants, He actually places specific desires in our hearts. Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” Our fun-loving Jesus desires to exceed our wish list with His goodness toward us. “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (Ephesians 3:20).
And do you know what sweet Jesus does next?
A few days later, I received another email from a Sunday school class in the United States that wanted to do something extra special for the children—like build them a playground. Our God is so real, so good and it well pleases Him when we emulate Him and trust in His absolute goodness toward us.
So I ask you, is this just a bunch of blab it and grab it nonsense? Or is this evil of us to claim a blessing from our heavenly Father? Do the children learn a great lesson in faith that will lead them into a relationship of trust with a real God who truly listens? Does this request, that some say is selfish and earthly, lead them into a greater level of faith? Yes, it does. How about these little ones laying hands on the sick and watching the people be healed? This is right where the power of the spoken word leads children.
And if you are still critical about claiming a blessing from God, perhaps you should humble yourself like these children do and pray and thank Jesus for a merry-go-round. You might be pleasantly surprised. And I hope you have room in your backyard for one!
- In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16 NIV).
Return to Childlike Faith
Oh, if only God’s people would humble themselves and return to childlike faith, believe every word He says, and not doubt His ways, what glory would shine from the Church today. Ponder upon a nursing baby. This child does not doubt or question Mom if she is able to give milk or not, or if she is willing to give milk. This faith-filled child without question readily receives what he or she needs. This is what childlike faith is like. It is the most powerful faith there is. It truly believes all the promises and receives all of the benefits that God has for them, because they do not doubt, but believe without question, so they easily enter into the Kingdom of God.
I find it sad that one day this nursing infant will be taught not to trust and will struggle to believe. It is the sins of the tongue such as lying, manipulation, and broken promises that are mainly responsible. You have to be taught not to trust, not to believe.
But His Spirit invites you to return to Him, trust His ways, do not doubt in your heart, believe Him, and readily receive all that He has for you.
While I was ministering to a woman, I saw the most loving vision I had ever seen before. In this vision, the woman seeking supernatural healing converted into an all-trusting, infant child. Jesus Himself picked her up, looked at her with such tender mercy, brought the infant up to His chest, and held her tight in the security and safety of His loving arms. I knew at that moment this woman believed and received her healing by faith.
The Spirit of Prophecy
The definition of “prophecy” according to Strong’s G4394 is:
- a discourse emanating from divine inspiration and declaring the purposes of God, whether by reproving and admonishing the wicked, or comforting the afflicted, or revealing things hidden; esp. by foretelling future events. It is used in the New Testament of the utterance of Old Testament prophets, of the prediction of events relating to Christ’s kingdom and its speedy triumph, together with the consolations and admonitions pertaining to it, the spirit of prophecy, the divine mind, to which the prophetic faculty is due. And the endowment and speech of the Christian teachers called prophets. And the gifts and utterances of these prophets, esp. of the predictions of the works of which, set apart to teach the gospel, will accomplish for the kingdom of Christ.
To take on the spirit of prophecy is to accept Jesus at His word: “For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” (Revelation 19:10). He is the prophetic word confirmed, “And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts” (2 Peter 1:19). While on earth, Jesus was well aware of who empowered Him and what His earthly assignment was. While in the synagogue, He was handed a scroll with Isaiah’s writings, and He confidently read the following prophecy of Himself from Isaiah 61:
- “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord” (Luke 4:18-19).
The Holy Spirit empowered Jesus to proclaim the truth with authority and to confirm His message of the Kingdom with signs and wonders, and the same Spirit strengthens us to emulate the work of Jesus on this earth: “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8). Will you take Jesus at His Word and accept the spirit of prophecy?
Jesus Emulates the Father
- Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner” (John 5:19).
According to Hebrews 1:3, Jesus is the express image of the Father, and He upholds all things by the word of His power. He emulates His Dad. Whatever He says, Jesus says. What the Father does, He does. Jesus is not in competition and does not work independent of the Father. This proves the unity between Jesus and the Father and that they are one. And they do not work against one another, but with each other. And this is what we are to do as well. We are to do what Jesus does on this earth. We are to emulate Jesus as Jesus does the Father: “Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17).
- God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they (Hebrews 1:1-4).
We are to live out our faith, trust, and belief in the Father, just as Jesus did. The Father didn’t just send His Son Jesus to sacrifice His life for a dozen men, but for all. And for all Jesus came to show how to live by this faith on the earth in the Father and His Word.
To start His earthly assignment, Jesus first called and showed twelve men by example how to live to be free from a religious spirit and to have a real, authentic relationship with the Father. And how to activate extraordinary faith for the benefit of others. Then He sent out a group of seventy by twos. “After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go” (Luke 10:1).
And then Jesus reached out to the individual—us—and commissioned the true believer to emulate Him on this earth:
- And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover (Mark 16:17-18).
Four Steps to Emulate Jesus
- First and foremost, you must be able to identify with Him. “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12). In order to identify with Jesus, you need to align yourself with Him as Savior.
- After you can identify with Him, activate His authority. “Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases” (Luke 9:1). As a disciple of Christ, you have been gifted with His authority.
- You speak like He speaks, full of the authority of faith. “And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes” (Matthew 7:28-29). Learn and say what He says and the way He speaks it.
- Then you do what He does, live out faith-filled words. “...Whatever He says to you, do it” (John 2:5). You have to live your life according to His faith language.
How Does Jesus Release the Power of His Words?
If we are to emulate Jesus, the Living Word, then it would be a wise idea to study how He releases and utilizes the power of His words in the Scriptures. According to Luke 2:40, He grows in wisdom and grace. This word “wisdom” in Greek is sophia, meaning both worldly and spiritual intelligence and basically pertaining to every matter of life (Strong’s G4678). And the Greek word for “grace” is charis, the manner or act of graciousness, especially the divine influence upon the heart and its reflection in the life (Strong’s G5485).
Jesus releases and utilizes the power of His words with the anointing of the Holy Spirit (Luke 3:21-22, 4:14, 18-19). This anointing is to consecrate Jesus for the Messianic office and to furnish Him with the necessary powers for its administration (Strong’s G5548: chrio).
Some Activities Jesus Can Do with the Power of His Words
With creativity, He creates the world we now live in (Genesis 1:1; John 9:6-7). He overcomes satan’s temptations in the wilderness by quoting the authority of the Scriptures (Luke 4:1-13). He exercises authority over storms (Mark 4:35-41), demons (Luke 4:35-36), sickness (Luke 4:39), death (Luke 7:11-17, 8:40-56; John 11), and even to a lack of provision (Luke 5:4-6).
How Does Jesus Administer the Word of God?
Jesus teaches with authority and wisdom in the synagogues (Luke 4:15,32) and to the crowds (Luke 5:3). He teaches with parables (Matthew 13:24-50), preaches Kingdom principles (Luke 6:20-23), and demonstrates His Words with power (John 6:1-14).
How Does Jesus Deal with His Word?
With faith, Jesus heals sickness and incurable diseases. The Book of Luke is written by the hand of a physician named Luke, under the unction of the Holy Spirit, and is an excellent source for healing examples. Wherever He goes He heals the sick individual or ministers healing to the multitudes. He often ministers healing directly to the person or He sends His healing Word into the airways and the person is healed (Psalm 107:20; Luke 7:1-10).
How Does Jesus Minister with His Words Under Persecution?
We read throughout the Gospels how Jesus—while in the midst of illegal trials, false charges, cursings, insults, spittings, beatings, whippings, spikes hammering through His hands and feet, betrayal and abandonment by His disciples, and crowds demanding His immediate death—He holds His tongue, doesn’t lash out, and keeps His emotions and tongue under submission. And at the end, He calls out to the Father, “Forgive them, for they do not know what they do” (Luke 23:34).
How Does Jesus Pray?
He takes the time and builds Himself up in prayer alone with the Father (Mark 1:35; Matthew 14:23; Luke 6:12, 22:41-44). He sets the example and teaches the crowd how they should pray to the Father as well:
- Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen” (Matthew 6:9-13).
And even now, while He sits at the right hand of the Father, He utilizes the power of His words and intercedes for us (Romans 8:34).
How Does Jesus Use Prophetic Gifts?
Jesus operated in the prophetic gifts while He walked the earth for thirty-three years. With the woman at the well, He revealed her hidden secrets through a word of knowledge, something that is happening in the present tense in John 4:17-18: “The woman answered and said, ‘I have no husband.’ Jesus said to her, ‘You have well said, “I have no husband,” for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.’”
With a word of wisdom, Jesus tells His disciples part of a future event, “Let these words sink down into your ears, for the Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men” (Luke 9:44). It is not the total word, does not disclose all details, but gives part of the word to them.
Jesus utilizes the simple gift of prophecy, which is to edify and build up the Church and there is no future telling in this gift: “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
And with His words He prophesies of future events to His disciples and tells them of the signs of the Last Days in Matthew 24.
When Jesus speaks, it is with a purpose. Sometimes He doesn’t speak at all; but when He does, it cuts to the heart of the matter and His words of truth set people free in spirit, soul, and in the physical body. This is the beauty of the power of the prophetic.
The Reason We Can Release Prophetic Healing Power
While teaching at a healing seminar, the Lord revealed to me what was happening during the initial whippings that Jesus received at the whipping post. First of all, those beginning whips are softening the tough fibers of His flesh, like someone prepares a tough piece of meat. This whipping breaks down a physically strong body that is sustained by the power of faith, so that His body can soak in and marinate in the sickness and disease of all humanity.
But before His body can saturate this consequence of our perverseness and sin, He has to first give a verbal consent before the slaughtering process can begin. And He does this in the Garden of Gethsemane when He cries out, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done” (Luke 22:42). And because of these consenting spoken words, we can now release the power of prophetic healing. This is a great gift He gives to us and even a greater responsibility to uphold the Covenant of the Blood. Will we value His precious blood and prophetically speak forth healing?
The Hosea 4:6 Litmus Test
Time and time again there are certain Scriptures that the Lord continues to bring to my attention, to reveal to me my heart in a matter. Hosea 4:6 is one of these Scriptures: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge....”
In today’s world, many of the hearts of God’s people have waxed cold, and they have become stiff-necked and rebellious toward Him. Some remain unteachable, others will not spend a little effort to change the way in which they speak, and there’s always a few who don’t believe they have a problem to begin with—these are the ones who fail the test.
But then there are those whose hearts are pliable, teachable, and workable. And these are the ones who will move to the next level with the Spirit of God and release great moves of the Spirit around them. Will you be one of the pliable, teachable, and workable people who can launch into prophetic healing?
The Hosea 4:6 litmus test consists of two questions. To help identify where your heart is in the matter of the prophetic and healing power of your words, ask yourself these two straight-forward questions and answer honestly:
- Have I been speaking harmful words over myself and others because I truly did not understand the power behind them?
- Or am I a rebellious child and I rebel against God’s challenge to change?
Like in the second part of Hosea 4:6: “Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.”
Ouch! That hurts. Right? But what hurts more? The consequences of pain and suffering because we have been ignorantly speaking wrong words over ourselves? Or that we suffer because we refuse to change our negative ways? Or worse yet, our leaders do not care enough about us to rebuke our rebellion and lead us into the paths of righteousness?
Let’s pray: “Father God, forgive me because I did not understand the harm my negative words have been producing in my physical body or in the lives of those around me. Holy Spirit, take me down this journey of the prophetic and healing power of my words. I desire to be pliable, teachable, and workable to learn from You. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.”
Take Action and Listen to Yourself
It’s time to take action and listen to yourself speak. And when you hear a negative word or a faithless statement slip out of your mouth, retract its power from producing. How do you do this? Retract it from existence. Say aloud, “In Jesus’ name, I renounce that faithless statement.” And ask God to forgive you for saying something filled with doubt and unbelief.
And if you really want to learn, write the negative phrase down in a notebook. Then take a few moments and ask the Holy Spirit to teach you how to restate that comment so that it produces godly results in your physical body or situation. He wills to teach you. You just have to have a teachable spirit.
If we would only learn how to hold our tongues and use our words wisely, we would save ourselves from a whole lot of trouble. And this is the topic of the next chapter.
Personal Word Checkup
Am I willing to take the Kingdom of God by force if necessary? Do I struggle with this doctrinal position that our words have power? Am I able to readily receive my need from the Lord? Do I need to repent and return to childlike faith? Do I accept the spirit of prophecy in my life? Will I wield the power of my tongue to heal and protect my faith in God so that it is not rendered useless? Have I taken the four steps necessary to emulate Jesus? Will I emulate Yeshua, the Living Word, and in His likeness release prophetic healing by the power of my spoken words? Am I willing to take action and listen to the words I speak?
What is one word or phrase that I caught slip out of my mouth this past week that I asked the Lord to forgive me for and to show me how to reword it so that it would release prophetic healing instead of negative results? How did He teach me to rephrase it?
Questions for Chapter 1—Emulate the Living Word
- The remnant is rising, and what’s on her tongue?
- What is the enemy afraid of when it comes to the prophetic healing that he speaks lies about it among the Body of Christ?
- With what does God create the world?
- The language of the prophetic healing belongs to whom?
- What is the most powerful type of faith?
- What do we accept when we take on the spirit of prophecy?
- What happened in the Garden of Gethsemane that we can now release the power of prophetic healing?
- What should you do if you say something filled with doubt and unbelief?
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