My words could raise the dead

Saturday 27 September 2008 @ 10:51 PM

Current mood: enlightened

 
Last night’s GFRESH was Part 2 of Ate Babes’ preaching on the Unlimitedness of Jesus. Part way through the teaching, I came to a sudden realisation about something. Not sure if you could call this a revelation, but it was so worth missing out on 2 minutes worth of the teaching just to write this down.

Ate Babes was “quickly” skimming through what she had taught on in the previous GFRESH. She came to the part about how God is so powerful that all he had to do was speak to create the universe and everything in it – a task so simple and undertaken by the majority of the human race on a daily basis – and had to constrain all of his power to restrict it to resurrecting JUST Lazarus.

I remembered the time when our church was doing the Cleansing Stream Seminars, and how everyone came back with this one profound teaching – “Your words have power,” and I thought Duh!

This is what I realised.

Genesis 1:27 specifically says that God created man (and woman) in His image. You and I are made in the image of God. Therefore, if God’s words have such an immense power that can create the entire universe in the span of 6 days, and can raise all of the deceased, and can calm raging storms and seas, do not you and I also have enough power in our words to do such things?

I believe my words have power.

I believe my words could raise the dead.

 
Ate Babes also gave a really good metaphor to describe how difficult it was for God to grasp the concept of redemption, to shrink Himself into a human being and enter the natural realm in order to save us from eternal death:

Say you have a 60 kilowatt light bulb. How much electricity does it need to shine? Sixty kilowatts. But what would happen if you had a million kilowatts of electricity connected to the light bulb? The bulb would explode.

The light bulb represents us. People. Humans. The one million kilowatts is symbolic of God and His power. God had to minimise Himself in order to become flesh and redeem us. But it wasn’t possible for God to do so without losing some of Himself, otherwise the statement “God is the same yesterday, today and forever” wouldn’t be true. Yet, God did it anyway.

And it killed Him.