As I was in my quiet time before the Lord, prayer time, and communion this morning, I was reminded of one of those Holy Spirit-inspired conversations I had shelved, as mentioned in yesterday’s post.
I was grateful to Jesus and said thank you for restoring me to move forward. I thought about the original mandate in Genesis chapter one: take dominion and cultivate.
What was one of the first things that Adam did after he was created in the image of God?
Side note: we don’t know what God looks like, but we do know that he created with spoken word: Let there be light, and there was light. So, we, too, have power in our words.
If we read in Genesis chapter two, verses 19 through 20, Adam named every animal, “whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.”
Most of us know by now that our words are powerful. It is biblical. However, many beliefs and religions agree with this and found ‘power’ declaring into the universe and the return it has. But it is only because of this truth we are created in God’s image.
And if scripture is the absolute truth, then the words we speak have power. It either works as a blessing or as a curse. All words carry power. You can find scripture to back this up, but like I said yesterday, we all define things differently.
Without keeping the Word of God as our guide, we begin veering off in all directions.
Let me give you a senior to explain. I started making a quilt to give as a Christmas gift. I was excited to finish it, but as my vision became more challenging, I didn’t realize that I was using the wrong line to guide me, and I ended up sewing the back pieces together off by 1/8 of an inch from the pieces on the front side. You wouldn’t think that would make much of a difference with a simple throw blanket, but to my great discouragement, it did.
The front (original pattern) was four inches larger in width and length than the backside. This is like each of us; we all have our guidelines, but if not aligned with the original, we will never align together.
Secondly, I would like to point out that if Adam named all living creatures, that was its name. Then what are we naming our family members, neighbors, city, state, and federal officials?
Honestly, I have named people who hold these positions names that I know don’t align with TRUTH. I have named people by their behavior, behavior by my standards, which can be off just by 1/8 of an inch, instead of asking, “God, who did you design this person to be?” And declare from there.
Could our neighborhoods and cities be messed up because we only’ name’ the people who live or govern over them by what we see? Seeing them through the dark lens of the enemy. Instead of positioning ourselves in our redeemed positions and seeing God’s perspective?
This thought process led to asking the Lord to forgive my words and nullify each that does not align with TRUTH.
I don’t want to align my words with the accuser, making this world even more evil. No. I am restored to move forward. The original mandate is to take dominion and cultivate the Kingdom of God here on earth. I do this by using the original guide, The Holy Word of God, and calling things as they should be, not as they are.