Sir Godfrey Gregg D. DIV, LOM
HIS GLORY REIGNS
Words are powerful weapons. With them we can announce and confirm what will take place in our lives, our families, and our nation. It is with words that we place the devil under subjection and keep him there.
Unfortunately, few of us comprehend the gravity of what falls from our mouth all too freely. We don’t take our own words seriously. This is apparent since we speak, without thought, curses on ourselves and others – even while laughing. We literally have no idea what havoc we are creating by the evil things we verbalize.
“But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, SAY NOT IN THINE HEART, WHO SHALL ASCEND INTO HEAVEN? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
Or, WHO SHALL DESCEND INTO THE DEEP? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
But what saith it? THE WORD IS NIGH THEE, EVEN IN THY MOUTH, AND IN THY HEART: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.“ Romans 10:6-10
We have already established that through the shed Blood of Jesus on Calvary, God broke the power of sin in our lives and abolished our past. He made it possible for those of us who accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour to be cleansed from the filth and weight of sin that sentenced us to death and separated us from the Father Who loved us. He sent Jesus to become sin that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.
The shed Blood on Calvary and the resurrection of our Lord enabled God to declare each of His family members righteous and able to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints who walk in light (Ephesians 1).
Notice the question that is asked: “What does righteousness which is of faith say?” Obviously, both faith and righteousness speak – they utter words.