The bible says that “death and life” are determined by the words of our mouths. This tells us that our words determine whether things work to our good or not. Now, this places the responsibility back in our laps. For far too long have people asked why don’t God do something about this situation or that. How many have asked, why don’t we do anything about those situations? Now, we may not be able have authority over all situations in the earth but surely, we have power over those within our sphere of influence.
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 (KJV)
The Centurion who came to Jesus interceding for his servant understood his place as a man of authority. Therefore, he understood Jesus’ place as a man of authority! It was this understanding that led him to declare to Jesus to “speak the word only”. He understood authority and knew that his servant’s healing lay in the word that would come out of Jesus’ mouth. This is so significant that it caused Jesus to marvel and remark about this man’s faith! The Bible tells us that these things are written for our learning (Romans 15:4).
2 Indeed, we all make many mistakes. For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way. 3 We can make a large horse go wherever we want by means of a small bit in its mouth. 4 And a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot chooses to go, even though the winds are strong. 5 In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches. But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire.—James 3:4-5 (NLT)
There is power in the words of our mouths. Therefore, we should take heed to how we use those words. Instead of allowing ourselves to speak any and everything that comes to our heads, we should take account of the situation and determine what words of grace and blessing need to be spoken. This is done through the time we spend in the Word of God and prayer.
Without exception, every circumstance in life can be turned around—regardless of size or severity! Now, please understand that we do not have power over people or their will. That is significant because often when other people are involved in our lives, their will and words play a part in the conditions we see. That is where the power of agreement is so important (Matthew 18:19).
We absolutely must be mindful of who we are connected with because you may find yourselves pulling in opposite directions. You may be trying to take authority over a situation using faith-filled words and they could be speaking words of doubt and unbelief. This could be why we may be facing delays when we know we have stood in faith with our words in line with the Word of God.
Our words, when spoken in faith in the Word of God, will move mountains and nothing shall be impossible to us! God has given us power over the circumstances we face in this world. We can command disease to leave a body, storms to cease, doors that were closed to us to open, confusion to cease, and so on! This was intended by God from the beginning—for man to have authority and dominion—and we can use the power of words to exercise that authority.Have Faith1st ©2012 Faith1st Ministries
- Changing Our World With Our Words – (Repost) (faith1stministries.com)
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- Just say the word, and my servant will be healed. (reclaimingourchildren.typepad.com)
- “Beat it, Satan!” ~~Jesus (mww1954.wordpress.com)
- Authority in Christ (christianconnect.wordpress.com)