"The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed." Matthew 8:8
"But speak the word only". What is the result when we speak the Word of God? It brings health, healing, life, soundness, hope, peace, joy, comfort, help, enlightenment, grace, strength, wholeness, etc. The problem nowadays is that you don't hear much of the "Word" being spoken.
Instead of the Word we hear everything but-- even in many of the pulpits. The Word of God is being watered down with compromise. It is being mixed with personal interpretation and religious philosophies. It has been mingled with humanistic wisdom, public opinion, emotions and feelings. Its meaning is being made to fit and conform to the situation instead of the situation conforming to it.
The Word of God is powerful. By it the worlds were framed and brought into existence. The Word of God is sharper than a two-edged sword. The Word of God is the only spiritual offensive weapon we have. It is eternal-- heaven and earth will pass away but it will not. When it is spoken from the Father, it will not return empty-- it will accomplish what it is sent to do.
Therefore, we cannot add to it or take away from it. The devil did at the beginning in the Garden of Eden. When Adam and Eve heeded his words and yielded to it instead of God's Word, it brought spiritual separation from God and death. When we listen to the compromise and the mingled Word, it will bring the same thing to us. He tried to do this in his temptation of Jesus in the wilderness. Jesus did not heed or yield to it. Instead Jesus fought him with the Word of God. As a result, it brought victory over the devil. When we don't add to or take away from God's Word, it will bring the same victory to us. It will bring the abundant life to us that the Lord desires for us to have. It brought healing to the Centurion's servant.
Have a great day. Speak the Word, not the Word that is mingled with everything else.