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!
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