1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. Gen. 1

It's a very amazing, mysterious thing to consider that the spoken word of God created everything that we see around us---the very act of probably a series of words being uttered by the Almighty, is profound beyond belief.

"Let there be light" and then there was light. We know that darkness was upon the face of the deep, (Tĕhôm). and that the Spirit, (the Holy Spirit) was moving upon the waters. Not that there were waters there, but that expanse, the space of which everything was being spoken out of, was perhaps as a watery chaos. God is a God of order, and in the creative force of speaking forth the light, the waters, the moon and stars, planets, galaxies, and life itself, out of nothing came something, and that something was everything.

We can't begin to comprehend what it was like before the spoken word brought into existence everything. Our minds cannot grasp the magnitude or mystery, of a time before time, because this whole concept is beyond time and space. We as such, should see the significance and power of how the spoken word can have such a profound effect, and how the origin of divine words, can continue this legacy.

The only way that oftentimes can give clarity to these concepts are analogies. If we see a fish tank that has in it several different types of fish and surroundings, a world in and of itself, is embodied there. We likewise, live in a world that has its own globe and atmosphere around it. This world is self-contained, and as such, we have food to eat, air to breathe, and a life to lead within it. But we unlike a fish bowl, are not trapped, but can travel around, and even into outer space.

The eternal Father set aside this place we call home now, to live in and to exist, as it were. And yet outside of the confines of the world we live in, we know that there is a spiritual world, and in that world, God Himself lives.

We know that Jesus Himself, is the word of God that became flesh and walked among us. It's not that He was confined to just the concept or idea, of being 'words,' but that He embodied the very spoken word that was uttered in the beginning. He took on the form of a man and walked the earth, speaking divine things, healing diseases, and working miracles. The very words were life and the life that was in them, was the very supernatural force that brought about creation.

The words that we utter each and every day cause a ripple effect, a stirring in the water, and their effect can promote healing or even curses.

Proverbs 18:21 - Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

No man has ever tamed the tongue as we see in the book of James, but those who are wise know how to learn what to say and when to say it.

Our words are a creative force as well, and there is great power in the act of how we speak them. We have a language that is written and spoken, and through the use of the words and inflections that we use, we can communicate with others. Much can be said and much can be left unsaid, that oftentimes is reflected in our body language, and even through our facial expressions and features.

But any language upon the face of this earth has its origin in the grouping together of words, phrases, alphabets, and usages. Cultures and different peoples communicate through the words and actions that they have come to know. But there is an eternal language which is the language of the Spirit. In this language there is great power and creativity.

A true word of prophecy uttered under the unction and anointing of the Holy Spirit, has in it, the very life force that was spoken in the beginning. An act of divine healing through the work of the Holy Spirit, contains within it, that same life force that was first spoken by God.

As we are children of the light, the light that first came to us in the form of Christ, we are emanators and even imitators of Christ, as we shed abroad that first light. The darkness has never understood the light, for it is foreign to him who fell into the depths of hell.

May we begin to grasp the divine quality of the words that come forth from God. Then we can see that we originally came forth from those first spoken words, and that now, we continue to create, speak forth, and watch as those words take on His form in our lives.

Stephen Hanson