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We Reign With Words - January 31st 2024

Wednesday, 31st January, 2024

By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome


“The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion; RULE THOU IN THE MIDST OF THINE ENEMIES…” (Psalm 110:1-2 KJV).         


The Hebrew word translated "rule" in the opening scripture is "Radah," which is essentially synonymous with "reign." To rule means to exercise dominion and kingly authority. What we read in our opening verses is about Jesus in heaven at the time in which He is the High Priest. 

That portion unveils some amazing descriptions of His authority. For example, the phrase "the rod of thy strength" essentially means the sceptre of His power. It's akin to what we have in Psalm 45:6 (NIV): "Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom."

Hebrews 1:8 also alludes to the same truth concerning Jesus. It says, "But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom." This unfolds while He is seated on the throne. How does this apply to us, the new creation in Christ? Revelation 5:10 reveals it. It says, “And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” 

How do kings reign? Kings reign with words. The creation story in Genesis chapter one confirms this. God spoke creation into existence. He accomplished everything through the spoken Word. He simply spoke, and things came into existence. 

When Jesus walked the earth, He spoke words. He transformed lives and performed miracles with words. When He spoke to corpses, they came back to life. His words transmitted and imparted life. We’re just like Him. Our words do the same, because as He is, so are we in this world (1 John 4:17). 

Reign with words. Rule in the midst of your enemies by exercising your divine authority through words. 


"I take my place of dominion and I reign in the Name of Jesus over circumstances through words. The words that I speak are potent, laden with the Spirit’s power to produce fruits. I speak peace, prosperity, wellness and wholeness into the nations of the world and I declare that salvation spreads quickly into places where the light of the Gospel has been dim, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."


Matthew 12:37; Mark 11:23; Revelation 1:4-6; Ecclesiastes 8:4


Matthew 21:33-46; Matthew 22:1-14; Exodus 20-21


Acts 14:1-7; Job 32-33


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