“And God said..” appears nine times in the first chapter of Genesis where the account of how God created the entire universe began. It is amazing that whatever God said, He saw. For instance, in verse 24 of Genesis chapter one, God said “Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind.” And God saw that all the animals were good (Verse 25b).
Notice that the words God spoke were full of power and could give life to whatever He framed. The Bible reveals that God is a Spirit (See John 4:24a); so, no one can see Him. While it is common for some people to carve wood or assemble some other materials and place before them in a shrine or room to see and worship, no one can see the God of the Bible. Nevertheless, the Almighty God speaks. As a Spirit, aside from speaking things into existence, He talks to His children.
We can draw some lessons from the creation story. The first lesson is that God thought of everything He wanted to see. With wisdom and faith, He created everything in an orderly manner. What would have happened if God created aquatic creatures before putting water in place? What are those heart desires that we are declaring and want to manifest that are dependent on other life’s achievements?
Also, in some cases, God went into action to make what He had declared with available resources. For example, after saying that animals should exist in Genesis 1:24, the Bible reveals: “And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them.” I urge you to carefully identify whatever you have said should happen in your life and is yet to materialize; do something positive to make it happen. If you have declared that you will own a global business empire, ask God for guidance and take the right step to start with one shop. You can even start operating from your home as the case may be.
Another lesson is that God is never quiet and calls forth whatever He wants to see. It is worthy of note that creation didn’t end in the first chapter of Genesis. We can create our world with our mouth. As a Christian believer, remember that the Bible declares that you shall decree a thing and it shall be established unto you (See Job 22:28). What is that thing Christ died for and it is not traceable in your life and family? Begin to decree it into being. I hardly pray in my heart as some believers do all the time. Whenever I pray, I say it out – speaking to every issue of concern. However, this requires faith – believing that it shall come to pass and taking God guided steps or actions (See Mark 11:23).
It is important to note that the same way the words we speak can give life, there are words we speak that can destroy our lives because the words we speak have power. The Bible reveals that “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” (Proverbs 18:21). When next you are broke, learn to say, “I am rich.”
The Bible advises us to be imitators of God (See Ephesians 5:1). So, you can say and see the good things of life like Him. But you cannot imitate Him when you do not know Him and His ways as well as believe He exists. The only Way to God is Jesus Christ. When you receive Jesus Christ into heart as Lord and Savior, the Spirit of God – The talking Spirit, dwells in you. Say this prayer of salvation: Lord Jesus, I accept that I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Come into my heart. I receive You as my Lord and Savior; I believe that You came, died for me and rose again to save me. Conform me to Your likeness. I declare that I am born again. Amen!
By Sunday Omori