“Speak the Word (of God) only”–Amen!
The Roman centurion–a man without a covenant with God, a man of the “anti-Christ” people group in that day–understood the authority and power of speech, and Jesus marveled when he heard the man say, “Just speak the word, and my servant will be healed.” (Matthew 8:8, my paraphrase). The man obviously had faith in the authority of Jesus, even if he did not believe in Jesus Himself. But our LORD Jesus honored that faith!
The LORD honors our faith, and He honors His Word. When we have faith in His Word and speak it, His angels go to work to make it happen–because the King Himself backs up His Word.
Years ago, the LORD instructed me to teach a 6-week class on the power of speaking the Word of God over one’s children, and I did. The book, LEGACY: Crafting Your Child’s Future With Words came out of that class.
It is available here for you free, as a PDF, when you write Power@RiverRainCreative.com. Please feel free to share it, as long as it remains in PDF form, unchanged. May it be a P.O.W.E.R.* tool (Purposeful Operations With Eternal Rewards) to shape the lives of your children (and yourself and all over whom you speak the Word!) for Christ!
Psalm 24:1 (The Passion Translation) David’s poetic praise to God[a] “\God claims the world as his. Everything and everyone belongs to him!”
Even as a teacher in public schools, many of these rights were hidden from me–till very recently. The couple I knew about and tried to operate in were definitely met with resistance from some people in direct authority when I taught. But JESUS IS LORD, and THE EARTH IS HIS AND THE FULLNESS THEREOF, AND ALL THE PEOPLES THEREIN–INCLUDING IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Psalm 24:1)–THAT ARE FUNDED BY OUR TAX MONEY!!!
Here are 10 rights of students in public schools, from the Truth for Youth Bible!
- The right to meet with other religious students and to form Bible Clubs.
- The right to express your religious beliefs through signs, symbols, and clothing.
- The right to talk about your religious beliefs and share your faith with other students on campus.
- The right to distribute religious literature (Bibles) on campus during non-instructional time.
- The right to pray on campus alone, with others, and during graduation.
- The right to carry or study your Bible or other religious literature on campus.
- The right to do research papers, speeches, creative projects or talent programs on religious themes.
- The right to be exempt from activities that contradict your religious beliefs.
- The right to celebrate or study religious holidays on campus.
- The right to study religious themes, religious literature, and religious history.
If you have any questions about these, please contact 800 REFIRES, or 800-733-4737!