The natural laws that God gave us are for our good
There are many laws in the Bible.
The law of contact and transmission is one. In other words, what you touch with your hands transmits something to the other person. That could be good or bad. Think about that for a while.
There also is the law of association. Did you ever hear the expression the bad apple spoils the barrel? Or someone with the power of God flowing out of them and it overwhelms the “bad apple” and that starts to transform them.
What is a law? A law is a principal of something, a predictable circumstance of an act. It is a law that works the same way every time, like the law of gravity.
In Matthew 12:36-37 it says; “but I say unto you, that every idle word that man shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the Day of Judgment. For by thy words thou shall be justified and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”
The word justified means made free or acquitted. Or the word condemned means bondage or sentenced. There’ve been laws that have been misused and not understood. Mankind has used some of these laws against themselves.
In Matthew 13:10-11, it speaks of mysteries, things that are beyond natural comprehension, hidden truth that has been covered up by the devil. Christians have not made a relationship between what they say and what is going on in their lives.
In the beginning we were never designed to say anything we did not want. Why? Because what we say would be produced. What does that mean? What you say will be produced in the future. How close to the present time you spoke it depends on the closeness of your walk with the Holy Spirit. If you are in a religion, it might take a while. You see God never designed us for religion, but for a relationship. There can be a lot of garbage (sin) between speaking something and receiving it. But let me tell you, it will come. If you don’t believe me, look back at Matthew 12:36-37. That means Christians or unbelievers. You are answerable for your mouth.
We were designed in the image of God with the same divine enablements, but through the fall and the curse, the enemy separated those two. So what we have today is no understanding of what we say and the connection of what is happening in our lives.
There is a law of confession and a lot of good can come from it. Turn to Luke 5:3-9: Jesus is preaching on the shore line. He asked Peter to use his boat. As Jesus is preaching, he asked Peter to launch out into the deep and let down the net for a catch. Peter tells Jesus, who is not a fisherman, why this is a stupid request and it won’t work and it is the wrong time of the day, but he will do it anyway. Well, he caught a net breaking, boat sinking catch of fish and never had to go to Long John Silver’s. Peter was astonished but Jesus was not. Jesus understood the law and it works every time. Confession is a law. Now is the time to re-evaluate your words and some teaching because they don’t have the weight or value they should have.
Why is that? How about you saying, “Oh you make me sick,” or “Oh my feet are killing me” or “I’m so sick of you, I could die. I hate you.”
These are the things I hear Christians say all the time. I’m doing intercession for all Christians to put a sifter 1 inch under the noses to sift their words.
In Mark 11:24, you receive immediately upon praying whether you feel it or not. It’s time to look at the word of God on a consistent basis. Oh by the way, that word of God I am talking about is that dusty Bible on the corner of your bookshelf. You know it is the one with the moths in it. Now, where is that sifter I’m looking for and how do I hook it to my head?
(Stead is pastor of Christ Healing Center)