Don Gossett & E.W. Kenyon

B. Childress
Apr 07 2012

“Ye are of God.”  This is the believer.

Speaking of another class of people he says “They are of the world, therefore speak they as of the world.”  

But we are of God.  “Except a man is born from above, born of the spirit, born of the Word he cannot enter the kingdom
of God.”

We have received God’s nature and life and ability.

With His nature we receive the characteristics of God.  If we fellowship with Him we acquire the habits of God that we see
in Jesus in His earth walk.

We learn the language of heaven so that the Word as it contacts us becomes a part of us.

I John 4:4, “Ye are of God my little children and have overcome them.”  Linger about that expression, “have overcome
The work has been accomplished.  When Jesus overcame the adversary, you were with Him.  It was your victory.
Now He is telling us that we are overcomers.  

I John 2:14, “I have written unto you young men because you are strong and the Word of God abideth in you and you
have overcome the evil one.”

They overcame in their present day combat through the Word that was living in them.

The Word is God’s voice, God speaking to us.  It is a part of Himself.  It is God in us who has overcome the evil one.  
The forces that were arrayed against us were brought into subjection, into captivity.

“They overcame him by the word of their testimony.”  That is the Logos, the Word of God.

We are conquerors today by our testimony.

It is our testimony which wins.  We conquer the adversary with our testimony, our confession of faith.

We declare that the spirit that raised Jesus from the dead, and who is dwelling in us has healed our bodies, given
strength and clearness to our thinking, made us victors where defeat had reigned for years.

Now He says, “And have overcome them.”  Why?  “Because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.”

The greater One is in us.

I like to think that the Holy Spirit did not lay aside any of His ability or wisdom or might when He made His home in the
believer’s body.

He can use the sword of the Spirit through our lips and conquer every force.

We overcome by the Word in our lips.

The Name of Jesus in your lips becomes as mighty as the words that fell from the lips of Jesus when He walked on earth.

We haven’t realized it.

We did not realize that the Word of Christ in our lips was just like the words falling from the lips of the Master.

It has been hard for us to accept the fact that His Word is a living thing in the lips of the believer.

It has comfort and consolation for the heart.  It has power and authority in the lips.

You face life unafraid, you face life a conqueror.


THE POWER OF YOUR WORDS, by Don Gossett & E.W. Kenyon, Copyright 1981, Whitaker House.