One of the things that amaze me in the church setting is how little we talk about words with believers. The mouth is so powerful. What we say is so powerful. Why do you think the devil always attacks our words? If words were not important, then why is it that all our slang words are, I’m so broke I could die, or I’m so sick and tired. Why is it that our words are always negative? If it wasn’t so vital to the devil, then why would it be there?
In Matthew 4 Jesus is being tempted by the devil. It says,
“It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4 NASB
We live off God’s Word. Bread will sustain you for a few hours, but then you need another meal. God’s Word will sustain you also. What most people don’t understand is that when you have something going on in your life, you need to find out what God says about it. If it’s your marriage, find out what God’s Word says about marriage. If it’s your relationship with your children, family, or the people you work with, find out what God’s Word says about relationships. Your words are vitally important.
“Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain be thou removed and cast into the sea and does not doubt in his heart but believes in his mind that what he says is going to happen it shall be granted unto him.” Mark 11:22-23 NASB
Whosoever shall SAY, the Bible talks about your words. Are you speaking poverty over your life? Are you speaking about sickness and disease, divorce, strife, and turmoil in your relationships? Wives, what do you speak over your husband? Do you nag him? Do you push him away? Husbands, what do you say to your wife? Do you give her bad self-esteem? The only thing that she should hear come out of your mouth is how beautiful she is, how much you love her, and how wonderful and great you think she is.
What words do you speak? You can have what you say. The way some talk, you would never know it. Look in Matthew where Jesus is speaking, He just finished talking about the unpardonable sin, and He goes right into your words revealing your character. It says,
“And I say to you every careless word that men shall speak they shall render account for it in the day of judgment. For by your words, you shall be justified, and by your words, you will be condemned.” Matthew 12:36-37 NASB
Husbands, if you speak over your wife that she is fat, doesn’t have a good sex drive, or she isn’t a good cook, then that is what you are going to have. I am constantly reminding my wife how great of a cook she is. I speak good words over my wife. Speak over your children good words. Some of you are eating your words that you spoke over your children because you got saved later in life, or your relationship with God didn’t get right until later in your life. Your words are going to have an impact. You will be held accountable for every idle word.
“The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good, and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart. Luke 6:45 NASB
You are going to speak about what is in your heart. If you have evil in your heart, you are going to speak evil; if you have good in your heart, you are going to speak well. What do you speak? What words come out of your mouth? I tell parents all the time, if your kid wants a bike you don’t tell them well, we can’t afford it. You go to them and say, why don’t you start believing God for it? One time my son wanted something, and I said to him, why don’t you believe God for it? He went and sowed a seed of a gaming system I had bought him, man I was not pleased. The gaming system was very expensive, and he was planting the seed for something even more expensive. He planted the seed for it, got it, then turned around, and someone gave him a brand-new gaming system. That taught him how to use his faith. I could have killed my son’s faith. Instead, I taught him a lesson.
Genesis 1:3-11, all the way through says, ‘then God said.’ Verse 31 says, ‘God said,’ or ‘God called.’ Why is this mentioned? If words were not important, then all God would have had to do is think of creation into existence. Look at verse 1; it talks about the Spirit of God moving over the surface of the water. This is the beginning, the conception moment of the earth as we know it. It is flooded, nothing is going on, it is dark, and the Holy Spirit is just moving over the water. He is always moving. Remember that, the Holy Spirit is always moving, not always doing something but always moving. Verse 3 says, “And God said, let there be light, and there was light.” You know the Spirit was moving, but nothing happened until God spoke. The Spirit is always moving, but He is waiting for words. He is waiting for God’s words to be spoken so He can perform them.
I have a credit card in my wallet. It is just sitting there, but it is waiting for the moment I use it, activate it, and ask it to perform its duty. You have a car in your garage; it’s not moving right now, it’s waiting for you to activate it and use it. That is what God does; the Bible says his eyes are searching over the land looking for those whose hearts are pure towards Him. A pure heart comes from one who hides God’s Word in his heart. He is looking for His words. When His words get used, God performs them.
If you speak feelings, they are killing you. I get asked all the time, ‘if feelings are bad, then why do we have feelings?’ Erections aren’t bad, but erections can be used in a bad way. If you use it to commit adultery, it’s not good. If you are using it in a pornographic way, it is not good. But used with your wife, it’s a good thing! Can I get an AMEN? If you are dictated to by your erection, you will fall into sin. If your feelings dictate you, you will fall into sin. There is nothing wrong with having feelings, but there is something wrong when your feelings have you.
Hebrews 1:1-3 talks about God creating the world, and God’s words uphold it. You think the world is being held up by gravity. Well, gravity is dictated by God’s words. Why is Satan the God of this world? Because he exercised a clause when Adam gave him control. God even honors his word to the devil.
“By faith, we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.” Hebrews 11:3 NASB