Changing Our World through Our Words 2

Life-changing WordsDeath and life are in the power of the tongue:–(Proverbs 18:21)

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).

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. We can make a large horse go wherever we want by means of a small bit in its mouth. And a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot chooses to go, even though the winds are strong. 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.

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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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21 comments on “Changing Our World through Our Words 2
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  2. Thank you for the encouragement Pastor Sebastian. My job as a fire fighter brings many challenges. Many of them right here in the firehouse. So many times I have had to shut my mouth, bite my tongue or remove myself in order to not allow the dangerous things that could come out of my mouth all in the name of jokes and firehouse humor. I always think of the verse about how soldiers should not become involved in the affairs of civilians.

    Do you think this is a applicable verse for these situations?



    • Sebastian says:

      I’m not sure if it does but you are doing the right thing by guarding you mouth because little things can become huge strongholds in our lives. Do you know the particular verse and translation you are referring to?


      • Soldiers don’t get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them. (2 Timothy 2:4 NLT)


      • Sebastian says:

        I thought that was the one you were referring to…thanks.

        Although that verse can be understood in several different ways as far as this life goes; yes, you may use it in that way as well.

        You see, you are that soldier in the workplace and you have to be concerned with the things you discuss and speak about,,,even jokingly or in jest.

        The scriptures teach us that we are “justified” or “condemned” by the words we speak. We have to use our words as skillfully as a soldier uses his weapon or a surgeon uses his scalpel.

        Have a Merry Christmas!


      • Thank you. I will definetly continue to guard my mouth, and actions. I need to keep training and practicing and hope and pray God-willing ai dont incur to many battle scars in the process.

        Again thank you so much for your time, feedback and passion for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!


      • Sebastian says:

        You’re welcome! This is the life of faith. We absolutely must understand the part the words of our mouths play in exercising the authority God intend for us to have. As well as, building up our spiritual man. It is imperative that we speak the things we want to come to pass and that will edify others.

        “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” (Eph. 4:29)


      • Amen! Great verse. Thank You!


      • Sebastian says:

        You’re welcome!


  3. wonderful and spirit filled post. Merry Christmas to you and your family.


  4. lifesoaware says:

    So simple and so true!


  5. Yvette says:

    Well said! May the Lord continue to bless you and your ministry.


  6. fgassette says:




  7. Well said; I have always believed that if what is coming out of your mouth isn’t benefiting to someone…Then don’t say it. It reminds me of one of my favorite scriptures….
    Proverbs 17:28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent and discerning if they hold their tongues.
    Have a Merry Christmas & a Prosperous New Year 🙂 God Bless ♥
    ~Sincerely Cindy


  8. Lady Deidre says:

    Amen! Great post!
    Merry Christmas & God Bless You!


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