Changing Our World through Our Words


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Death and life are in the power of the tongue:–(Proverbs 18:21)

Do you know that speaking negative words will have a negative effect on you? The words we speak will have an impact on us—either positively or negatively. Have you ever caught yourself calling yourself “dumb” or “stupid”? Now you may say that those words are innocent and you don’t mean anything by it—I beg to differ.

Whether you meant anything or not is not the issue. God has given mankind the authority to speak things into existence and to do it responsibly. This is not a foreign concept because we as adults understand that with authority comes responsibility! We know this is true whether it is in the home, driving a car, or on the job.

God expects us to use the words of our mouths as a creative force in this world. Our words operate as containers that carry the spiritual force that is used by God and thus by us to create. However, since God has given us ownership in this earthly sphere, He has restrained Himself or subjected Himself to our will as exercised here. How is that, you ask?

God created man to have dominion over this earth from the beginning (Genesis 1:26-28). Man or Adam, through disobedience, gave that dominion and control over to satan (Gen. 2:16-17; 3:1-24), thereby making him the god of this world and its subsequent systems. Fast-forward to Jesus, Who came as the last Adam and obeyed the Will of God perfectly and defeated Satan and took the ‘keys’—symbolizing authority—returning it back to mankind (Matthew 28:18). Now, as those who have power in this earthly realm, it is our responsibility to use that which God has given us to enforce the will of God in the earth.

We have dominion over every ill we face in this earth, (sickness, disease, poverty, lack, lawlessness, disaster, etc.,). I know it may sound strange but it is true. The Bible gives us numerous examples of this. We find men using the authority given to them by:

  • Causing the sun to stand still on the battlefield;
  • Calling fire down from heaven;
  • Raising an axe head from a river bottom;
  • Debts being paid;
  • Slaying a giant with a single stone;
  • Feeding 5,000 plus with a lunch;
  • Walking on water;
  • Breaking a prison wide-open by an earthquake;
  • Healing the sick and raising the dead.

Unfortunately, we have been told this as biblical stories but we have not been taught this as real and possible for us today. Therefore, we have used our words in every way but the way they were intended to be used. Look around you, everything that you see in your life that you do not want was either created by your words or have remained like that because of the failure to use words to change it. I know that is tough to believe—but it is truth.

A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.—Proverbs 18:20 (KJV)

Every circumstance of our lives has the potential to be good, but what are we saying about it? Are we calling things as they are? Are we ‘just saying’ things? We have to start speaking what we want to come to pass. Are things scarce, then speak abundance; are you sick, the speak health; are you weak, then speak strength; are you fearful, then speak confidence.

And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.—Mark 4:39 (KJV)

Jesus did not put up with the troublesome circumstances of life, including those in nature. He also rebuked His disciples for being fearful and not doing the same thing He did! He wants us to know that we have the same power He does—He gave it to us!

Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you.—Luke 10:19 (NLT)

God’s Word has the answer to every problem that we face. When we spend time in the Word, it will instill within us what we need to draw from when we are faced with the need to speak to the circumstances of our lives. Also, we should not wait for something to need to be changed to begin to speak…we should be speaking the positive, powerful, Word of the Living God every day of our lives.

In conclusion, we absolutely should consider the words we speak to be building blocks to the life that God intended for us to live. When we do this within our personal lives, we will begin to have an effect on the lives of those around us. If enough of us are doing the same thing, we will certainly see a change in our world!

Have Faith1st

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Sebastian is a Christian, Author and Church Leadership trainer. His ministry calling, love for God, and His people; has led him into ministry of all types for over thirty years. He and his wife enjoy helping people in their walk of faith and finding solutions to the struggles of life, especially in the area of healing and marriage. Faith1st Blog is designed to open and continue the discussion on the subject of biblical "faith" as a "living" element of the Christian life. - "the just shall live by faith" - Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38 (KJV).

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27 comments on “Changing Our World through Our Words
  1. I’ve read many of your articles tonight & they are all spot-on & I love this one! Thankyou! I have never been taught anything by man about the power of our words except when they look at the psychological factor, but the Lord has been increasingly opening my eyes to the fact that they have far more power in the spiritual realm than most people realise. The church must realise the power & authority given us & how we can use it for God’s Kingdom, or for the kingdom of this world. We are a New Creation with Holy Spirit actually dwelling in us, & our words actually have the power to create. When we speak forth God’s purposes we release angels & call God’s purposes into being as we stand in agreement with Him, or we speak forth satan’s plans in agreement with him. We have been given authority over angels & demons & we can release either to do their master’s bidding. If only Christians realised how much power & authority we have & why we will be judged on every word we speak. With power & authority comes responsibility, but until people realise how much power & authority we really have they will not understand how to steward it for God’s purposes. It so grieves my heart that so many christians believe as though they are still the same as before they were born again but now they are better behaved with a ticket to heaven, without understanding they really are a New Creation… a king under the Great King…. a part of the Royal Family, seated in heavenly places to rule & reign with Christ now! I thankyou so much Sebastian for sharing this important message. Continue to minister this essential life & truth as you are doing! Susie Whitney


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  3. whenquiet says:

    Brother Sebastian! Thank you for an entry that is music to my ears. Please view my entry “Take Me To The Water….I Want To Be Baptised”……God bless you!!!


  4. Randall says:

    I have a couple of questions about your article, “Changing Our World Through Words”. I am a lifelong student of Scripture, and while my views seem to differ radically from yours, my questions are sincere and I do seek understanding.

    1-Why was Satan on Earth prior to the “fall”? It appears to me that his “authority” to deceive has remained constant. It was not Satan who separated man from God but man’s sin.
    2-Why did Satan need God’s permission to torment Job? What are the implications of that permission, and when did Satan become autonomous?
    3-When Peter and John (Acts 3) said, “I do not have silver and gold…” were they bringing poverty upon themselves?
    4-How can the theology of your article reconcile the faith of martyrs if we have “dominion” over “every ill”? Has every Christian who has died or suffered been faithless”? Contrast this with Romans 8:17
    5-If Adam, who was in perfect fellowship with God, made the choice to disobey and bring death to creation, what Biblical evidence is there to confirm that human will and desire constitute the instrument of God’s power on Earth?

    Thank you, and I look forward to your input,


  5. This is excellent word for this season of worldly uncertainty….Our God is always faithful!! God has blessed you with a great revelation of His word. Thank you for sharing. ~Sincerely Cindy♥


    • Sebastian says:

      You’re welcome Cindy, and thank you for your kind words! I truly believe that we need some solid footing on which to stand today. There is so much more God has for us but we will not see or know it if we continue down the traditional path that many have followed. Praying for God’s will to be manifested in your life! –Sebastian


  6. Lady Deidre says:

    Awesome post, Sebastian. And, oh so true! If we would all mind our tongues, what a better place this would be!
    God Bless You!


    • Lyn Leahz says:

      Amen. Especially when our feelings get hurt, or we become angered..the tongue sometimes becomes its own entity.


    • Sebastian says:

      Thank you for your response and input! This world would be better indeed! We will begin to experience a more immediate change if each of us would take authority over our own lives by speaking life instead of death.

      This is possible by simply learning what God has to say about things and receiving and speaking that as truth; instead of what the world or our own minds say may be saying.




  7. You have touched a very important issue in this message. If people were mindful of what we confess everyday about our lives, about our situations, and about our nation we would have turned the wheel of our life to the positive direction. God bless you.


    • Sebastian says:

      Thank you for your response and input! It is important that we grasp this message and use it for all that it is worth!

      Paul said that the gospel “is the power of God unto salvation.” Salvation speaks of deliverance from whatever ills you and we just cannot sit and think that power into our lives–we have to enforce it through the power of words! I believe that!!!

      God bless you!


  8. Freedomborn says:

    Thank you for the pingback Sebastian, we also did the same with your message…”We are to live by faith,” it was very good.

    Words do indeed have an impact but we are not talking about having a cross word with someone as you shared. We are to choose to forgive and move on in Love, not hold resentment and we know harsh slanderous words can’t hurt us unless we believe them and take then to heart. But sometimes people do need to be rebuked… Jesus called the Pariesses a brood of vipers and Paul was very firm about the childish Christians fighting, but they cared enough to correct them in their fleshy understanding and actions.

    God’s Truth only hurts if we are doing the wrong thing or we are in error in our own thinking and beliefs, otherwise as you said Sebastion, God’s words have great power for good. We can also uplift with our words and encourage others to continue in doing good, the same as you do with us Sebastian.

    Thank you

    Christian Love from us both – Anne.


    • Sebastian says:

      Hello Anne and you’re welcome! Words are far more impactful that what we hear when they are spoken…they do have real power. We should use our words purposefully, like a skilled surgeon uses a scaple.
      Thank you for adding to the discussion! Blessings to you and Ron!


  9. Nizy says:

    I am honored to nominate you for The Liebster Blog Award! Please pick-up your award at . Copy and Paste the Award to your blog and follow the rules of acceptance. I wish you many blessings. Congratulations!!


    • Sebastian says:

      Hello Nizy! I am so appreciative of this nomination! I make a proper response as soon as I can! Thank you again and may you enjoy the fullness of His blessing for your life! –Sebastian


  10. Excellent blog! Thank you, Brother Sebastian!


  11. Lyn Leahz says:

    Good teaching. I’ve always believed in the power of our words. Well, I was taught about that at an early age in a good, Christian church that preached truth. But so many people do not know about the power of our words; with our words we can tear things down and destroy, and with our words we can build things up and edify. Thank you for your post! Very enlightening, and I am blessed by it. God bless you.


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