September 16

Words Are Power

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Words are things and forces that carry power.  What we say reflects the spiritual condition of our hearts.  The words we choose to speak into our own lives and others are very important, because they can build or destroy; they can bring forth GOD'S Will in our lives or stop it.  In Matthew 12:37, Christ teaches us the importance of words.  He says, "for by your words [reflecting your spiritual condition] you will be justified and acquitted of the guilt of sin; and by your words [rejecting Me] you will be condemned and sentenced."  Proverbs 12:14 says, "wise words bring many benefits."  Be careful of what you say.

Let's go back to the Book of Genesis in chapter one to verse three to examine something: "And God said, Let there be light; and there was light."  Notice, the Scripture verse says, "And God said."  Let's stop right there.  Words can chart the course of our lives or steer us on the wrong path.  We were made in GOD'S Image.  The very moment we accepted, received and acknowledged Jesus is our Lord & Savior, something happened in the realm of the spirit...we were instantly transfigured as "new creatures," the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17.

What does this mean?
This means we were born into GOD, into HIS Kingdom and as such (new creatures) we're expected to live accordingly to GOD'S Ways, not man's.

What does this look like?
If you're "feeling" a certain way you consider not good...don't establish it by saying you are what you "feel."  As new creatures, we call things into being with our words by faith as though what we're calling into being already exists. (Romans 4:16-22)  What you "feel" is a feeling.  But, it doesn't have to be established as such, especially if what you "feel" isn't good.

Remember, words are things.  They have meanings and do what they say.  Whatever you say...you will be and have whether you say something in faith or doubt.  The Bible says in Proverbs 23:7"as he thinks in his heart so is he."  Either way, you'll experience the results of what you say, because words are powerful to set in motion the creation of their definition.  For example, you can rebuke the "feeling" of depression.  You don't have to receive depressing thoughts and the feeling of depression in your spirit.  Instead of saying "I'm depressed," say "I reject depression.  I rebuke depression, in the Name of Jesus Christ."  And, it will go.  Decree a thing and it shall be established. (Job 22:28)  We can decree GOD's Will or unknowingly what we "feel" based upon situations driven by emotions instead of the Holy Spirit.

Here's three important spiritual things for you to practice in your everyday life to experience the supernatural:

  1. Get in the habit of exercising your authority in using the Name, Jesus.  God gave us the ability to use the only Name that has power.  Every demon must respond, because Jesus is Lord of Lords and King of Kings.
  2. Train yourself to always speak GOD's Word in everything you say.  Choose the right words...GOD'S Words.  Speak certain Scriptures and put your name in it.
  3. Always remember that it's one thing to say what we feel, it's another to say what we are.  In Christ, we've already been defined by HIS existence in us.  Discover the reality of Christ in you, the Hope of Glory. (Colossians 1:27)

Here's some recommended scriptures for you to read.  Click scriptures to read verses.

Proverbs 21:23

Proverbs 25:11

Proverbs 17:27

Proverbs 12:18

Psalm 19:14

Matthew 12:36

Romans 10:10

James 3:3-6

Word Power

Everyday, GOD'S Word is working in me.  What I say matters, because it reflects the truth of what's in my heart.  I am not what I think or feel, but what GOD says.  Therefore, I am careful with the words I choose to say.

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