In John 3:23 Jesus said that his words are Spirit and they are life.
What Jesus was saying was that the words which he spoke into the natural realm originated from the spiritual realm and were able to quicken or make alive unto God.
Jesus as the word of God made flesh was able to perform great and mighty works by the Holy Spirit which dwelt in him. In effect, Jesus personified in human form the very life giving words of God to humanity. John 3:34
The flesh according to Jesus gives no profit. That means that the natural man cannot bring life but only death. Human ability or human resources or human words cannot give any one benefit. This is because of the sin nature and the sin which exists in the earth because of the curse. Humans can have a form of knowledge and a form of life and healing but death will ultimately in the end be the final outcome.
Jesus was trying to tell us the way to life. Not only eternal life but abundant life while we are in the earth. Unfortunately for us we have not took Jesus’ words seriously. Jesus said that the Holy Spirit that dwells in the born again person can bring life to the mortal body ,(Romans 8:11) and is able to give us all things that pertain to life and godliness. (2 Peter 1:3)
Jesus wants us to have an abundant life. Now that does not mean that we will not have challenges because the devil comes to steal, kill and destroy. That’s what he does. However, in the same way that Jesus overcame the devil while he was in his earthly body so can we be over-comers in this life.
Jesus would not have told us to overcome if it was an impossible feat. In fact, Jesus gave us a formula in order to live an abundant life. A pattern to follow if you will. Its in the Bible.
Jesus said that his words produced life because he spoke God’s word by the Holy Spirit. If you are born of the Holy Spirit you too can speak words by the Holy Spirit to produce life. The Bible tells us that our tongue can produce life or death and whatever we speak will be the outcome.
Oh, that’s foolish some may say. You are being too mystic. Well, think about it this way, if Paul speaking by divine inspiration said that the natural or earthy human cannot understand the things of the Spirit realm because they are spiritually discerned then how can we using human intellect or understanding really know the things of the spiritual realm?
I can tell you how! Simply by reading the Bible. Jesus said MY WORDS ARE SPIRIT And THEY ARE LIFE. Now if the same Spirit that raised Jesus Christ from the dead lives in you is it not possible that the same Spirit can produce an abundant life for you? Were you not baptized into Christ’s death so that you could be raised with him in newness of life?
Oh, but that’s the resurrection of our body he’s talking about. Yes, true but if as scriptures tell us we are to put to death our natural human bodies by the Holy Spirit so that Christ can live his life through us does that not include our mouth?
It stands to reason that the mouth is a part of the body. So if Jesus tells us that we will give account for every word uttered out of our mouths then there must be a good reason for it. Indeed there is! Our words can bring life or death according to Proverbs 18:21 .
Science actually attests to the effects of the words we speak and you may want to study up on recent findings conserning the utterance of negative and positive words.
Even the unsaved who are created in God’s image have the ability to alter their reality by the words of their mouth. How much more the Holy Spirit filled mouth of a born again Christian ?
Now for my point. Jesus said his words were from the spiritual realm and produced life. So what we need to do as Christians is get some Holy Spirit words into our mouth.
Religious Christians may not agree with Jesus in scriptures or science but it is what it is!
In John 14 and 15 Jesus tells us that when he spoke by the Holy Spirit then life occurred in the natural realm. He also said that if we spoke God’s word through prayer we could have whatever we ask for. John 14:13 Mark 11:22,25
So speaking the scriptures in prayer is speaking God’s word into the natural realm. Remember God watches over his word to perform it. (Jeremiah 1:12)
Another way to speak God’s word is through praying in the Holy Spirit through tongues and interpretation as well as prophecy. If you think the gifts have past away then think again. (1 Corinthians 14:2)
No where in scriptures does it say that. Now natural men who live by natural inclinations may twist a scripture or two to fudge their doctrine but there is a whole lot about the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Bible that tell us other wise.
But even if you don’t want to go there, fair enough, you still have scriptures to speak so speak them out loud and pray them over your home and your family. Watch the change that will occur in your life!
Scriptures tell us to open our mouths and God will fill it. If his Holy Spirit lives in us we have God’s word available to us. Remember that without faith it is impossible to please God. (Hebrews 11:6) Scriptures tell us that ver bateum, so speak the scriptures in faith and wait patiently for God to produce his life results. That’s his job. You just be obedient to do your part and the Lord will always honor his word.
Jesus said in scriptures that, ” If MY WORDS abide in you then you shall have whatever you ask for. “
Its God’s word that is Spirit which gives life and that more abundantly ! When we have God’s word in our mouths we are sure to be over-comers in this life! So, Speak the word of God only and you shall be healed and have whatever you ask for as long as you ask with pure motives! (James 4:3)