The power to create comes from God’s inner being. His dynamic, living, self-energizing, creative force of faith is released with His words. In Genesis 1 alone, ten times the Scriptures tell us “God said,” as He released His faith to create day and night, the firmament, dry land, plants, and trees, the stars and planets, etc. Hebrews 11:3 says, “By faith we understand that the universe was framed by the word of God, so that things that are seen were not made out of things which are visible.”
Man was created the same way. God formed him from the dust of the ground ‘and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being’ (Genesis 2:7). Notice, it says, “God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…” (Genesis 1:26). Just as He had spoken to create everything else, God spoke man into existence with His words, essentially saying, “Man, be our image.” The ‘breath of life’ was contained in the words spoken into Adam. Jesus said, “It is the Spirit who gives life. The flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit and are life” (John 6:63). And Proverbs 4 says, “My son, attend to my words … for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their body” (verses 20,22).
Man “became’ when God’s words breathed the life resident within Him into the lifeless form of Adam’s body. He had formed from the dust of the ground. God’s faith-filled words instantly produced the eternal power of His own life, love, and dominion inside Adam – exactly like Himself. Adam was created in the exact image of God: God’s son (Luke 3:38).
God made man a living, speaking spirit like Himself, filled with His own faith and covered with His glory (Hebrews 2:7). The bible is a copy of the words God used to release His faith. They are filled with His power, which is faith that works by love because He is love (1John 4:8). God is a spirit (John 4:24), so Adam’s spirit was spawned from God’s own spirit. God reproduced Himself.
God spoke again, and used His words to bring into existence THE BLESSING over mankind (Genesis 1:28). Essentially He said, “Fruitful be!” and spoke over Adam and Eve words that gave them dominion over all His Creation. THE BLESSING power from inside God had just been transferred. It was the same power with which He spoke the earth and the universe into existence. His first recorded words of creation were, “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:3), or “Light be!”. Sunshine didn’t come until four days later. So the light God spoke over His Creation was the light of His glory. And He crowned man with that same glory (Psalm 8:5). He transferred His creative BLESSING power onto man, giving him complete and total authority to use it to manage the earth. That BLESSING and authority have been restored to mankind through what Jesus, the last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45), did on the cross. He annihilated the devil and took back man’s God given authority (Colossians 2:15). Now that authority is yours in Christ Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20).
God spoke Jesus, the second and last Adam, into the earth the same way He created the universe and the first Adam: with His words. After He found a man named Abram who would agree to partner with Him in a binding, blood covenant agreement, God spoke words into the earth that, out of the seed of His partner, One was coming who would bless all the nations of the earth (Genesis 26:4; Galatians 3:16). God continued speaking about the coming One through the mouths of His prophets until, forth-two generations later, the WORD of God became clothed with flesh, supernaturally conceived inside the womb of a virgin girl through the power of God’s spoken Word (Matthew 1:17). You too received words about salvation in Jesus and were re-created in God’s own image. You were made a new creature in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17) the same way – through believing and speaking God’s words in faith (Romans 10:9-10). You, like Adam and Jesus, your covenant blood Brother (Hebrews 2:11), are filled and crowned with God’s glory!!
Note: This article was taken from the Kenneth Copeland Word of Faith Study Bible.