The Greek word for SEED is “speiro” or “sperma”. In the above reference photo, you can see male sperm coming in contact with the female egg. And we know this is where conception takes place. In scripture “speiro” is used metaphorically to indicate “sowing the seed” of God’s word in the hearts of human beings (cf. Matt. 13:19ff; Mark 4:14ff; John 4:36ff; 1 Cor. 9:11). Luke 8:11 takes this concept further when in reads, “Now the meaning of the parable is this: The seed (Greek word used is “sperma”) is the Word (Greek word used is “logos”) of God.” No Word-seed, no conception.
The Tongue – Heart Relationship (JAMES 1:26):
Faith has to be into two places according to Scripture:
1. In your heart.
2. In your mouth.
Luke 6:45 speaks about the mouth, heart connection:
“The upright (honorable, intrinsically good) man out of the good treasure [stored] in his heart produces what is upright, and the evil man out of the evil storehouse brings forth that which is depraved (wicked and intrinsically evil); for out of the abundance (overflow) of the heart his mouth [tongue] speaks.”
The Kingdom of God System — The World’s System
Our dominion is in our mouth. Ignore this Law, the Word of God, and you lose the power; that’s the ability of God that is formed inside of us. There is a big difference of the mental assent of the Word and the reality that resides on the inside; the “sperma” or the word-seed. Religion talks the talk but has not received the “sperma”; God’s word. NOTHING just happens. When a woman becomes pregnant, what does she do first of all? She announces it! Idle words speak aloud without being pregnant with the word.
In the Gospel of Luke, there is a detailed explanation of how a young virgin conceived the Saviour of the world. In chapter 1:35, it begins with the spoken word of the angel.
“Then the angel said to her…” [Words] “…and so the holy (pure, sinless) Thing (Offspring) which shall be born of you will be called the Son of God.”
Has Mary conceived yet? After hearing the word from the angel; the “sperma” or word-seed was received into heart. Verse 38 makes an announcement: “Then Mary said, Behold, I am the handmaiden of the Lord, let it be done to me according to what you have said. And the angel left her.” When the young girl said, “let it be done to me“, conception took place. God’s word, spoken through the angel Gabriel, received by Mary, then announces, “I am pregnant; “let it be done to me”. JESUS was born the same way the Universe was born. “God said…” God’s Word only works when you agree with it, as Mary also agreed.
Establishing the WORD
1. THE ENEMY KNOWS WHAT HE IS GOING TO DO.
2. GOD KNOWS WHAT HE CAN DO.
3. WE ESTABLISH THE WORD WHEN WE SPEAK IT WITH OUR MOUTHS.
Turning Healing Word On:
The enemy will give you suggestions and words to turn on things with your mouth; that’s what the devil wants you to do. An example might be; “I think I’ve got the flu!” Either you have the flu or you don’t. Since we have learned that “words are things”, by saying the words with your mouth, you are establishing it.
The Word is already settled:
Psalm 119:89 “Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven [stands firm as the heavens].”
Speak the Word out of your mouth and by doing so, you have established the word that’s already settled in heaven.
1. Your prosperity.
2. Your deliverance.
3. Your wellness.
4. Your peace.
“I am an ambassador of heaven on earth. Healing is not up for a vote; it’s already settled in heaven”.
The seed always works:
1 Peter 1:23 says, “You have been regenerated (born again), not from a mortal origin (seed, sperm), but from one that is immortal by the ever-living and lasting Word of God.”
Five practical ways of applying WORDS:
Before listing 5-practical ways of applying the “established word”, turn to The Gospel According to MARK, Chapter 11 and follow along in your Bible with me as I point out some evidences of applying the establish word.
Verses 11-14: Jesus was on His way to church; “…entered the temple”. He arrived in town, at the church late and after looking around, tells the Twelve they will stay the evening in the suburbs of Bethany. The next day, they awoke and were hungry for breakfast, and seeing in the distance a fig tree that was covered with leaves. Although they couldn’t see the figs, they knew that when a fig tree leaf’s out, the fruit appears simultaneously.
Verse 13, “…BUT when He came up to it [fig tree], He found nothing but leaves, for the fig season had not come.”
Talk about disappointment! I remember on Saturday morning, I had taken my wife to work mid-morning and decided I would stop at a near by fast food chain for a delicious breakfast sandwich. My mouth was watering in anticipation as I drove up to the ordering speaker box. The conversation went like this: “May I take your order?” I leaned out the car window and shouted plainly, “I’ll have a breakfast sandwich and a coffee”. I then waited for the dollar amount to come back so I could hurriedly drive to the “give me the stuff” window. BUT to my surprise, the voice from the box said, “We don’t serve our breakfasts after 10 O’clock”. “NO THANKS!” and I drove straight through the narrow pathway and said to myself, “That is it! I’ll never go back to THAT place again! And I hope they go out of business because of their policy on serving breakfast.” Did I just curse that place with my mouth? Two years afterword, the location closed. Did the fastfood chain change their policy regarding the times they serve breakfast? No, they haven’t but were the words that I spoke, perhaps closed the restaurant location?
Look at Jesus’ reaction and His words after finding the fruit tree without the fruit:
Verse 14, “And He said to it [the fig tree], No one ever again shall eat fruit from you. And His disciples were listening [to what He said].
I am getting to the application of words I promised you, but I wanted to show you two more verses in Mark 11. After Jesus and His disciples left Bethany without breakfast, they went back to Jerusalem. That evening, they left the temple area which had been quite an experience for them that day [verse 15-18]. The next morning, after awakening and ready to start their next adventure, they came upon the same fig tree from the day before.
Verse 21-22, “And Peter remembered and said to Him, Master, look! The fig tree which you doomed has withered away! And Jesus, replying, said to them, Have faith in God [constantly].”
Am I telling you that if you are disappointed in the results of lack, you should curse the fast food restaurant? No, I am saying learning to talk to “it” and the faith behind your words will produce results.
1. Learn to talk to “it”. Like maybe your checkbook.
2. When you speak with your mouth to the “its”, it releases new “its”.
3. You have authority over the “its”. Words can change the “it’s”, because of your words.
4. How did Jesus curse the fig tree? He spoke negative words to things that were in the natural.
5. Learning by example, you need to be careful with the words that are formed with your tongue and spoken aloud with your mouth. “I need to quit cursing people”.
Applying Your Faith With Your Words:
Mark 11:23 “Truly I tell you, whoever SAYS [words] to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him.”
Everyone has been given by the grace of God, the SAME MEASURE of faith (Romans 12:3). Guard yourself against the enemy’s suggestion; that your faith isn’t as strong as it should be when it comes to healing. Ask someone else to pray for your neighbor or yourself. We all have the SAME MEASURE, so begin today to speak your authority over disease, lack, deliverance, doubt and the list goes on.