The power of the spoken word.

060615-thepowerofthespokenwordSEEDS OF GREATNESS
The Power Of The Spoken Word
Calling Things That Are Not As Though They Were
Years ago I was a carpenter. I did a lot of house
framing and apartment work. I had a boss and
friend of mine that needed my help in San Antonio
Texas. So, I went to help him. He had apartments
there that needed roofing work done. The shingles
needed replacing. I found out they were large
My brother and I went there to do them for him.
Our boss went and got air guns for us to nail the
shingles with. We were to start the next day. So,
that evening we prepared for the next day of hard
Later that evening, he came in upset and said to
my brother and me, “Man, someone just came and
stole the air guns out of my truck that I rented for
the job tomorrow. He went on to say, I don’t know
what we will do…
Well, my faith self, rose up in me to declare, “Call
things that are not as though they were,” and I
did! I said, standing right in front of my boss and
brother inside our room in a bold declaration of
faith believing…
I prayed, In the name of Jesus, “I command those
air guns to be returned back where they took them
from. And I command that the men that took them
be saved and born again.”
To make a long story short. When we got up the
next morning, my boss went outside and came
running back in saying, “The air guns are back in
my truck,” with a big smile on his face!” We gave
the Lord the glory and went to work. True story.
I could tell you many stories like that about the
spoken word of God in my life. And here’s why.
Since I got born again, I have always been this
way. I guess it started off right for me in my early
faith days. I got born again and spirit-filled in Little
Rock Arkansas, at Agape Church, under the
leadership Pastor Happy Caldwell.
Ministers would come and speak every year at our
Camp Meeting each year, people like Charles Capps
and Dr. Lester Sumrall. As for Dr. Sumrall, after he
would speak, I would be just undone with the
words that he would speak. He and others came all
the time.
So, the story above was after many years at my
previous church with great men of God telling
stories of great men of faith. I heard over and
over, stories like when Smith Wigglesworth would
pass through cities, drunk men would fall off their
bar stools in repentance from the presence of
Dr. Lester Sumrall would often speak of his
experience and relationship with the great Smith
Wigglesworth. So, after sitting under my pastor’s
teaching and hearing the stories of the great men,
my faith grew.
Regulars and my favorites were James Robinson,
R.W. Schambach, Jerry Savelle and many more.
These great men and women of God made sure
with their spoken words that we started off right. I
count precious those days spent growing up in the
faith. With that in mind, I turn to you. Maybe you
received a similar childhood in the faith or
perhaps you’re just starting out. Either way, let me
ask you a question?

Speaking Confessions Of Faith
When you speak, do you speak in faith? Or do you
just say whatever comes to mind? You do know
that you’ll receive whatever you speak. We were all
created in God’s image, basically, we are just like
him. We have been given power within ourselves to
speak things forth. So the question really is, what
are you speaking? Do you know that there is life
and death in the power of the tongue? God
created humanity with a spirit, soul and a body.
Our spirit man will live forever so it is very
important what we speak. Because what we speak
can live forever too, life or death. For example,
you can say, my grandson will live and proclaim
the word of God. And it will be. You can say
negatively, “Well, she haven’t done anything right
and she never will.” And in the same way, it will
be, if not for the grace of God intervening in the

Making Declarations Of Faith
Are you sick, and do you need a healing? What are
you saying? Are you calling things as they are and
appear to be in the natural, and not speaking the
word of faith? Or, are you in lack and in need of
provision? You can speak words of faith and see
provision come forth. Are you speaking the word
of God over the situation and declaring words of
Jesus said, all you need is a tiny mustard seed of
faith, and you can say to the mountain move, get
out of the way, and it shall obey you. —Matthew
17:20 Have you ever thought about it can work in
the opposite direction too, in unbelief. If you
don’t speak, it won’t happen. And if you speak in
unbelief, you will receive the results of unbelief.
Living Creative Words
The word of God says God said in the beginning,
“Let there be light,” and there was light. Genesis
1:3 We are made in God’s image and we have been
given that creative force to create with confessions
of faith. Do you believe it? Here’s a good example
of Jesus speaking and using his faith and spoken
Seeing a lone fig tree by the road, He came to it
and found nothing on it except leaves only; and
He said to it, “No longer shall there ever be any
fruit from you.” And at once the fig tree withered.
Seeing this, the disciples were amazed and asked,
“How did the fig tree wither all at once?”
And Jesus answered and said to them, “Truly I say
to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you
will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but
even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and
cast into the sea,’ it will happen. —Matthew 21:20
So now, we must come to a conclusion in our faith
and confession. Since we know now that we have
this creative power of faith within our earthen
vessels. We must decide that we will use the
guidelines, the word of God offers. We should use
this creative power of God that’s in our lives

I am afraid that some of us, as Christians, will
stand fearful and ashamed when we stand before a
mighty God because of our lack of using the great
faith power that resides in each of us. In that case,
what will we say when he asks us what did we do
with his delegated authority and power that was
given to us?
We will see clearly that we were not only given
spoken power to change our lives and the lives of
others but create universes and out of fear and
unbelief we held back. I’m going to make sure that
doesn’t happen to me or my readers. What about

Speak To The Mountain!
So the next time you find yourself in lack or
difficult circumstance, let that word of faith rise up
within you and make a declaration of faith that will
see you through. Tell that mountain, in the name
of Jesus, to be plucked up and cast into the sea,
and it shall obey you. Don’t be afraid, put God’s
word to the test and you will see. It will surely
come to pass.
Believing in faith,

Rev. Varn E Brown, Sr.
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