When I was a child growing up in Michigan, we used to say to our peers, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” It was a fun retort to someone who said something less than flattering. While cute, it is a lie.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue. And those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21 NASB
Such powerful words that have resonated from the very moment that Elohim himself, God the Father, stood and declared with his own WORDS, “Let there be light!”
The Bible has a plethora of things to say about our words. We are often liberated or imprisoned with the words that roll off our tongues. All of us, shamefully myself included, probably more than you have been guilty of speaking things that we should not have.
God’s words cast out demons, destroy bonds of sickness and disease, free people from poverty and lack, but most of all, set the lost free as they speak their own words to confess a need for salvation.
It is with great sorrow to those that study the Bible to see that the church has fallen susceptive to the Devil’s attempts to get us majoring on the minor things and minoring on the major things. In no other place is that more clear than with our words. We will explore that in detail.
We know that throughout scripture, our greatest Bible characters have become part of our understanding of scripture for their exploits of faith, but few ever dive into the words they were speaking. There has been a conspiracy, by Satan himself, to keep the church talking religiously and not speaking Bible words. That is not by accident.
But this is NO LONGER going to be a failure part of your life. As I sit in my hotel room typing these words on my keyboard, I can feel it. You are destined to change the way you speak. So, let’s not wait any longer; let us take this journey together. Flip the page so I can take you on a lesson that God wants you to understand. The power of your words, they are your enemy or your friend. Let’s make them your friend. Are you ready? If so, I want to show you something.
Since I already told you about Proverbs 18:21, let’s start your new journey now. Say these words out loud, so you can hear yourself say them with me. I am saying them as I type them and now you say them out loud as you read them:
My tongue is part of my body. I control it. I am going to control it. I speak to my tongue, and my spirit in the name of Jesus, and confess that I will bridle it with the help of the Holy Spirit, and my Father in Heaven. The Bible tells me in Hebrews 11:6 that the ONLY way to please God is by faith, and the Bible tells us in Romans 10:17 that the only way to get faith, is to hear the Word of God. As I read this book, I will be taught the Word, and I will be reading the Word. Faith WILL BE BUILT, God WILL BE PLEASED, and I AM turning my words into my friend, and I am DONE assisting Satan in my demise, in JESUS name.
Let’s go, friend.