I Have Power and Authority to Speak Light in Dark

By Ricardo ‘Reason’ Butler


Today’s Word study on our identity and potential in Christ comes from Genesis 1:3-5, which says,


“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.” (KJV).


“And God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. God saw that the light was good (pleasing, useful) and He affirmed and sustained it; and God separated the light [distinguishing it] from the darkness. And God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.” (AMP).


One of the things we all remember as children are the people that came into our lives that told us what we could or could not be and do. We remember their words clearly, whether they were positive or negative. Still, today, I bet you can recall the names and faces of the meanest people and even the people who have been the nicest to you throughout your life. I know I can!

I bet you if you attend church there have been people who are professing Christians who have said the nastiest things to you and others who have lifted you up with words when you needed to hear it!


I think it is crazy and insane that we have so called Christians who use the power and authority of their words to put down other Christians when we are the family of God. Not only that, but from God’s perspective it is just as bad for Christians to say negative things towards nonbelievers and secular world leaders.


James the apostle says,


“But the tongue can no man tame [It is from the abundance of the heart from where we speak. So while James is literally speaking of the tongue, God is spiritually speaking about our hearts]; it [our hearts from where we speak] is an unruly [unstable, undisciplined] evil, full [an abundance] of deadly [Gk: ‘death-bearing, fatal’] poison [Gk: ‘Rust (as if emitted by metals); also venom (as emitted by serpents):–poison, rust’]. Therewith [with the words we speak from the abundance and unruly heart] bless [Gk: ‘To speak well of, (spiritually) to bless (thank or invoke a benediction upon, prosper):–bless, praise’] we [WE—Christians] God, even the Father; and therewith [and with that same unruly heart from where we speak] curse [Gk: ‘To execrate (feel or express great loathing for; to damn); to doom:–curse’] we [WE—Christians] men [ALL mankind: both believers and nonbelievers alike], which are [being] made [it’s a process] after the similitude [Gk: ‘To assimilate, compare; to BECOME (it’s a process) similar:–be (make) like, liken, in the likeness, resemble. Assimilation, resemblance:–similitude, image’] of God. Out of the same [from the abundance of the heart we speak from the …] mouth proceedeth blessing [Gk: ‘Fine speaking, elegance of language; commendation (“eulogy”), (reverentially) adoration; spiritually, benediction; consecration; benefit or largess:–blessing (a matter of) bounty, bountifully, fair speech’] and cursing [Gk: ‘Imprecation, execration:–curse, cursed, cursing’]. My brethren [brothers and sisters in Christ], these things OUGHT NOT so to be.” (James 4:8-10).


God knew from the beginning Christians would in the publicly in the church, on social media, or privately at home or in their prayer closets praise and worship and dance to how wonderful God is. Then they would in these same places, both publicly and in their private time say the worse things about other members in the church, nonbelievers, and even the ruling men and women in our governments. He knew this! I know this! And you reading this know this!


We are all guilty or have been guilty of doing this at one or too many times in our walk with God! Brothers and sisters in Christ, these things ought not to be! We see this especially all over social media like on Facebook or on blog comments. It is a plague! It is a shame upon God the Father, His Son’s name, the Kingdom of God, and God’s idea and plan for the Church. I shake my head in embarrassment at the disgust of it. It is horrible the things we say to each other or about each other within the global community of the church.


We all have snakes poison of the serpent satan. Is that who we want to represent? Is that who are father is according to Jesus in John 8:44? Are we the generation (seed) and genealogy of the viper? Are we children of darkness and of the kingdom of darkness? Last time I check the Word of God says we’ve been translated into the Kingdom of God’s dear Son (Col. 1:13)! This is NOT good! This is NOT light.


God divided the light from the darkness meaning He made a distinction so that we could tell the difference between children of the light and the children of the darkness. James did too by the Spirit of God. He said,


“Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren [brothers and sisters in Christ], bear olive berries? Either a vine, figs? So can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.” (James 3:11-12).


God called the Light GOOD! Light is Good. The Word “good” here in the Hebrew says that light that is good is, “good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well): — beautiful, best, better, bountiful, cheerful, at ease, fair, be in favor, fine, glad, good deed, graciously, joyful, kindly, kindness, best, loving, merry, pleasant, pleaseth, pleasure, precious, prosperity, ready, sweet, wealth, welfare, be well favored.”


Do any of these words describe the way you speak to and talk about people? If not, then we have a serious problem as the people of God!


  • We need to speak good over people.
  • We need to speak good or well of people.
  • We need to speak good to people.
  • We need to speak God’s beauty over people.
  • We need to speak for the best in people and their lives,
  • We need to speak better about people.
  • We need to speak words that are cheerful for people to hear.
  • We need to speak words that set people’s souls at ease.
  • We need to speak favor into people’s lives.
  • We need to speak words that make people glad.
  • We need to speak joyful words. The word Gospel can also be translated as “Joyful Noise.” We need to speak the Gospel—the Joyful Noise of the Kingdom of God.
  • We need to speak graceful works.
  • We need to speak kind words.
  • We need to speak kindness into other’s lives.
  • We need to speak loving words towards one another.
  • We need to speak words that make merry.
  • We need to speak pleasant words that please and bring pleasure to the heart, mind, spirit, and soul.
  • We need to speak precious words.
  • We need to speak prosperity over other believers.
  • We need to be ready to speak when the Lord gives us a word for others in due season.
  • We need to speak the sweet Words of God.
  • We need to speak wealth upon others.
  • We need to speak to the welfare of those not doing so well.
  • We need to speak Life that is GOOD!


Today will you commit with me to use the power and authority that God has given you with your words to speak light that is good in this dark world?


Doing this will put you among the giants of the faith. Your name will stand among the great men and women in the Old Testament, the men and women in the New Testament, the men and women during the dark ages and generations past, and you will also stand among the few great men and women of God out there today.

These are the people that God have divided, separated, distinguished, set apart for Himself and for His use. Those of us who know how to use align our hearts and words to His heart and His Words to accomplish great things in the earth.


Then will it come to pass what Christ has said about us.


“Ye [All of you—the TRUE members of the Church] ARE THE [GOOD] LIGHT OF THE WORLD [IN THE WORLD AMONG NONBELIEVERS]. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house [THE CHURCH IS THE HOUSEHOLD AND FAMILY OF GOD—THE BELIEVERS]. Let your light so shine before men [BOTH BELIEVERS AND NONBELIEVERS], that they may see your GOOD works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16).


“For God, who COMMANDED the light [US—THE CHURCH] to shine out of [the kingdom of] darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2nd Corinthians 4:6).


Do you want to shine the GOOD light of the knowledge of the Truth of the Glory and Image of God in the face (Image) of Jesus Christ? Do you want to represent the King of the Kingdom in this dark world? Then use your words for good. Let your words be light. Let your good light be powerful and full of authority to make change in others for the betterment of them and the world around you!


Take up this challenge with me. Can you do it? Will you do it? I know you can do it. So let’s do this!


So continue to Feed {Foundational Extraordinary Eternal Dimensions} the Seed {Strategic End-time Edifying Depths} and Nurture the Nature {HIS}, for by Divine Enlightenment you are BE-coming what you already ARE! You are that NOW, as your spirit is in the ascendancy … Apostolic Blessings and do know that you are highly FLAVORED of the Lord!


May the blessings of the KINGDOM of the Father come upon you and your family through the Seed of the Word planted grow up 30fold, 60fold, 100fold, and even a double portion, which would be 200fold in Jesus’ name by the power of the Spirit, in the name of Jesus Christ WHO IS THE SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE WORLD! Amen!


Grammatical errors are left in intentionally to let people know that a real human named Ricardo Butler is really writing his own content! 🙂


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