‘By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of Yehovah,’ Hebrews 11:3 (NKJV)
Language is the currency of heaven! The spoken word is the means of activity. By faith, we understand that the universe was created by the Word of Yehovah. Yehovah did not delegate it to an angelic building firm. He Himself spoke it into existence. His words created something beautiful. The same writer also wrote that Yeshua is ‘upholding all things by the word of His power’ (Hebrews 1:3). So the word is not only creative, but also sustaining. Words from Yeshua uphold and sustain, that which in the natural would be weak, or deteriorate. ‘With men it is impossible, but not with Yehovah; for with Yehovah all things are possible’ (Mark 10:27), can literally be translated as, ‘not without power is every word spoken by Yehovah’. Can you imagine a totally silent world, where nothing was communicated? Nothing would be created and nothing would be sustained. You have to understand that the words on your lips are not cheap, but are incredibly powerful; they hold great potential both positively and negatively. James warns believers about the dangers of careless speech: ‘no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless Yehovah our Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of Yehovah’ (James 3:8-9). You may have heard the old school-yard rhyme, ‘sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me’. Of course that is completely untrue – words hold the power to sow life, or death. Use your language wisely and well. Let your words create atmospheres of Shalom and beauty; strengthening and sustaining those who need encouraging.