History among other things taught us that a king’s word was the supreme authority over any matter under his jurisdiction, or within his kingdom. It was even common for kings to be followed around by scribes who would literally write down every word spoken by the king, because a word coming out of the king’s mouth was as good as a decree and no one could circumvent it. This however wasn’t an invention of men, but a principle established by God Himself: “For the word of a king is authority and power, and who can say to him, what are you doing?” (Ecclesiastes 8:4).
Now, it is well documented throughout scriptures that God is a King. In fact, Psalms 47:7 declares that “God is the King of all the earth” (Psalm 47:7) and that Jesus is the “Ruler of the kings of the earth” (Rev. 1:5) and “KING OF KINGS” (Rev. 19:16).
Furthermore, the word of God declares that every governing authority on the earth is appointed by God Himself (Romans 13:1). This means that God’s word overrides that of any other man or leader, plain and simple. This is especially true when the words uttered by men and leaders exalt themselves against the knowledge of Christ. This includes our very own words and beliefs towards ourselves, others, and circumstances.
Once you made the decision to believe and follow Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior you forfeited your citizenship to your earthly birth place and became a citizen of the Kingdom of God. Just as every nation on earth has laws, the Kingdom of God has principles in place that govern our walk here on earth. God is THE KING above all: “The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof, the world and those who live there” (Psalm 24:1) and for that reason His word is the final say in any matter concerning the believer’s life.
Words have the ability to bring tremendous blessings as well as destruction. Many sons and daughters carry the burden of destructive and hurtful words spoken to them over the years, and unfortunately live a life that manifests the reality of those words due to ignorance. The Lord does not want us to be ignorant of His word and the way His Kingdom operates, for lack of knowledge is, in His own words a sufficient reason for all of us to perish (Hosea 4:6). You see, many of us are Kingdom citizens yet trying to live according to the laws of men. That is a recipe for disaster. We must learn to partner with the Word of God in faith if we are to override any spoken word and anything that does not align itself with His word and will in our lives.
God is bound by His word and He sets Himself to accomplish what He says, “so is My word that goes out from My mouth – it will not return to Me unfulfilled; but accomplish what I intend, and cause to succeed what I sent it to do” (Isaiah 55:11). It is therefore paramount for God to be very thoughtful about what He says, for once it is said it is as good as done. It would be quite disastrous if He was to utter words without careful consideration. However, men tend to be loose with words, often binding themselves and others in the process.
Activation: Pray this with me
Father, in the name of Jesus I declare and decree that Your word is true and sovereign in my life. I reject any destructive and hurtful words spoken to me that may have played a role in shaping me. I declare and decree that my life is hidden in Christ, and that from now on, no words spoken out of malice towards me will ever prosper. I repent for allowing the desires and beliefs of men dictate who I am instead of agreeing with who You say that I am. I thank You for healing me from the wounds these words caused, and by Your grace I forgive the people who uttered them. Father, forgive me also for binding myself and others with words that do not reflect your excellence and character. Help me see what You see in others and myself, that I might be able to identify Your seed buried within. I receive Your forgiveness and I release myself and others I have hurt or bound with words into the freedom of the Holy Spirit, into the abundant life of Christ. Last, Father help me remember that I am Your son/daughter and that You are my KING, ruling over me and all matters concerning my life, and that no man nor circumstance can prevail over Your purposes for me, in me, and through me. I thank You for performing Your word and will in my life daily, and for opening my eyes to the reality of Your Kingdom. Amen.
This publication is the first of our Spoken Authority series. Stay tuned for part II as we dive deeper into it. Subscribe here to receive our Royal Insights, and receive all of our publications straight in your mailbox.