COMMAND

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Who Commands?

1. GOD Almighty

  • In the beginning God (Elohim) created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 AMP

How?

  • He commanded and they were createdPsalm 148:5 NKJV
  • God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Genesis 1:3 NIV
  • He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. Psalm 33:9 NKJV
  • By faith we understand that the universe was created by God’s command, so that what is seen has been made from things that are not visible. Hebrews 11:3 HCSB
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  • By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. Hebrews 11:3 BSB
  • By faith [that is, with an inherent trust and enduring confidence in the power, wisdom and goodness of God] we understand that the worlds (universe, ages) were framed and created [formed, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose] by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. Hebrews 11:3 AMP
See also

  • He moves mountains without their knowledge … He commands the sun not to shine Job 9:5&7 BSB

2. The Lord Jesus

  • Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then He said to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” Immediately the tree withered. Matthew 21:19 NIV
  • The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed … Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment. Matthew 8:8 & 13 NIV
  • He got up and [sternly] rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still (muzzled)!” And the wind died down [as if it had grown weary] and there was [at once] a great calm [a perfect peacefulness]. Mark 4:39 AMP

3. Disciples

  • Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” Acts 3:6 NKJV
  • Paul, observing him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed, said with a loud voice, “Stand up straight on your feet!” And he leaped and walked. Acts 14:9-10 NKJV
  • She continued this for many days. Eventually Paul grew so aggravated that he turned and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” And the spirit left her at that very moment. Acts 16:18 BSB

4. Believers

  • But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name John 1:12 NKJV
  • Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God1 John 3:1 NKJV

Birds fly; baby birds will also fly. Unnatural if baby bird doesn’t fly. 
When GOD speaks, it happens. So it is to be expected that when a child of God speaks, it will happen. Unnatural if a child of God speaks and it does not happen.

What can we Command?

1. Inanimate Objects

  • Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. Matthew 21:21 NIV
  • if anyone says2 to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Mark 11:23 NIV
  • He said to them, “Because of your meager faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20 NASB
 See also

  • Then he said to me, This [addition of the bowl to the candlestick, causing it to yield a ceaseless supply of oil from the olive trees] is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit [of Whom the oil is a symbol], says the Lord of hosts. For who are you, O great mountain [of human obstacles]? Before Zerubbabel [who with Joshua had led the return of the exiles from Babylon and was undertaking the rebuilding of the temple, before him] you shall become a plain [a mere molehill]! Zechariah 4:6-7 AMPC

2. Animate Objects

  • Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then He said to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” Immediately the tree withered. Matthew 21:19 NIV
  • He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you. Luke 17:6 NIV

3. Evil Spirits

  • And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him, and the boy was cured instantlyMatthew 17:18 AMPC
  • When Jesus saw that a crowd was rapidly gathering, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and do not enter him again!” Mark 9:25 NASB

4. Health

  • The centurion answered, “Lord, I am not worthy to have You come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed… When Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those following Him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith… Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! As you have believed, so will it be done for you.” And his servant was healed at that very hour. Matthew 8:8,10,13 BSB
  • Paul, observing him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healedsaid with a loud voice, “Stand up straight on your feet!” And he leaped and walked. Acts 14:9-10 NKJV
  • When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. Peter looked directly at him, as did John. “Look at us!” said Peter. So the man gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. But Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, get up and walk! Taking him by the right hand, Peter helped him up, and at once the man’s feet and ankles were made strong. He sprang to his feet and began to walk… By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know has been made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through Him that has given him this complete healing in your presence. Acts 3:3-8,16 BSB

The common factor in each of the above passages is faith.

How do we go about it?

  • Speak & keep speaking: Jesus had been sayinga to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!” Mark 5:8 AMP
aHad been saying = Repeatedly. More often than not, you have to keep commanding for evil spirits to leave.

Footnotes

  1. 3027 יד [yâd] \yawd\ A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating {power} means6 {direction} {etc.}) in distinction from {3709} the closed one); used (as {noun} {adverb} etc.) in a great variety of {applications} both literally and {figuratively} both proximate and remote: - (+ be) {able} X {about} + {armholes} {at} {axletree} because {of} {beside} {border} X {bounty} + {broad} [broken-] {handed} X {by} {charge} {coast} + {consecrate} + {creditor} {custody} {debt} {dominion} X {enough} + {fellowship} {force} X {from} hand {[-staves} -y {work]} X {he} {himself} X {in} {labour} + {large} {ledge} [left-] {handed} {means} X {mine} {ministry} {near} X {of} X {order} {ordinance} X {our} {parts} {pain} {power} X {presumptuously} {service} {side} {sore} {state} {stay} draw with {strength} {stroke} + {swear} {terror} X {thee} X by {them} X {them-selves} X thine {own} X {thou} {through} X {throwing} + {thumb} {times} X {to} X {under} X {us} X wait {on} [way-] {side} {where} + {wide} X with ({him} {me} {you}) {work} + {yield} X your-selves.
  2. 2036 ἔπω [E)/PW] {épō} \ep'-o\ a primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from 2046, 4483, and 5346); to speak or say (by word or writing):--answer, bid, bring word, call, command, grant, say (on), speak, tell. Compare 3004.