Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof – Proverbs 18:21
Everything God gave us is activated through speech—words. Many, however, don’t understand the power of words. The primary function of your mouth and your tongue is to steer your life in God’s direction for you. Remember what the Bible tells us about God in the book of Genesis; it says, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light” (Genesis 1:1-3).
The first speech we notice from God wasn’t to somebody; rather, He started by talking to situations and circumstances. He was making things happen through the power of speech, showing us what we’re supposed to do with words. He wanted light and He said, “…let there be light,” and light came into being. He gave us the ability to speak so that like Him, we can call into existence the things we want to see in our lives and environment. This is why the Lord Jesus said, “…Have faith in God. 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” (Mark 11:22-23). Halleluiah!
Your words locate you; what you say determines where you’ll be in life. That’s the reason it’s so important for you to avoid talking negatively. For instance, when a Christian declares, “I can’t do such-and such,” he may think that only applies to the context of that particular statement, but it’s not so! That statement immediately works in his spirit and affects his divine nature.
This accounts for why some Christians are in a dilemma in their walk of faith. They think they know the Word of faith; yet they’re not getting the right results of the Word in their lives, and they wonder why the contradiction. The reason is that they’ve programmed too much negativism into their spirits which must be changed. And only the Word can make that happen.
Think and talk right. Talk according to the scriptures! Be sure that your words are in sync with the revealed Word of God always. That way, you’ll consistently make progress, and chart your course from glory to glory.
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Dear Father, I thank you for your glory in my life, and the influence of your Word in my spirit, soul, and body, and on my lips! By the power of your Word on my lips, my life is beautified daily; my mind is renewed, and I’m transformed from glory to glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Romans 12:2; Philemon 1:6