THE POWER OF OUR WORDS
SPEAKING RIGHT WORDS!
“Teach me, and I will hold my TONGUE: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred: HOW FORCIBLE ARE RIGHT WORDS...”
Job 6: 24,25
The words we speak have power, they are more powerful than many people realize. The
words we say can put a smile on someone's face or bring tears to another one's eyes. We can
encourage one another with the words we speak or we can crush the hopes and dreams of the
ones we love by not watching what we say.
Our words are more powerful than we give them credit. Through my years of studying the word of God I have come to see that words are a creative force! Now there are some that have misused the teaching of speaking right words and have gone to an extreme, which in turn has turned a lot of Christians away from teachings on faith and positive speaking.
But just because a few have abused the word of God and have twisted the scriptures to say what they want, does not mean we should altogether throw out this vitally important truth found in the word of God. Now if you have been somewhat turned off by the teachings on speaking positively, then I encourage you to hear the WHOLE matter written in this study that is soundly based upon God's Holy word. Please read this Biblical study in its entirety before you make a judgment. Search the word to be absolutely sure that I have not misused any of the scripture references by tacking them out of their context, or have twisted them in any way. Take the time to prove this truth of God''s word out once and for all for yourself. Please read this study carefully and prayerfully. Thank you for desiring the truth of God's word.
We are told in Hebrews 11:3 that the very world in which we live in was framed by the word of God. Numerous times in Genesis we read the words
“And God SAID let there be…and it was.”
Speaking faith filled words is God’s WAY to bring things into existence. And we are created in his very own IMAGE. So just as a child IMITATES his parents so should we as God's children IMITATE of heaven Father who created us in his IMAGE and LIKENESS.
1 Peter 5:8 says,
“Be SOBER, be vigilant; (why?) because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, SEEKING whom he may devour.”
Have you ever wondered why the devil has to SEEK whom he may devour? If the devil was as so much power as many Christians lead us to believe, then one would think that the devil would NOT have to SEEK whom he may devour, but that he would devour everyone he came across. Now this is another study in and of itself, but just trust me for now when I tell you that the devil CANNOT just devour whomsoever he pleases, whenever he pleases. Assuming now that you agree with me on this statement without me having to prove it to you from the word of God right at this point in time, ask yourself why we are instructed to be SOBER and to be vigilant? It as if the writer is saying to us that IF so be we are SOBER and vigilant, then our adversary will NOT be able to devour us.
One of the definitions of the word “sober” is to be cautious in action or speech. In other words we need to be VIGILANT, that is to say, watch carefully what we SAY. An excellent prayer to pray is found in Psalm 141:3 that says,
“Set a watch, O Lord, before mouth; keep the door of my lips.”
Why pray a prayer such as this if words are not that important? Well you see the words we speak are so important that God takes every idle word we speak into account. Look at Matthew 12:36,37
“But I say unto you, That EVERY idle word that men shall speak they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by your WORDS you shall be justified and by your WORDS you shall be condemned.”
Now not only will we be justified or condemned by the words we have spoken in the day of judgment, but also our words are judged every day. Romans 3:4 says,
“Yea, let God be true, but every man a liar, as it is written. That you might be justified in your SAYINGS and might overcome when you are judged.”
The word “judged” here means tried, trail, or TEMPTED. And one of the meanings of justified is to be SET FREE. In other words we are set free with the words we speak, IF they are in agreement with the word of God. Speaking forth God’s word in faith will always bring you the victory over every trail.
God the Father redeemed every man, woman and child on this planet we call the Earth by the blood of his Son Jesus. The price has ALREADY been paid for ALL TO BE JUSTIFIED (or set free)! Revelation 12:11 says
“And they OVERCAME him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb AND by the WORD of their testimony.”
How did they overcome Satan when they were oppressed by him with sickness? They overcame by letting God’s word be true and every man’s word a lie. When the doctor said there was no hope, they choose God’s word over the doctors and spoke the word of God in faith, “With his (Jesus’) stripes I am healed.” They were healed, they overcame, and they were saved by the blood of the Lamb and the WORD of their testimony. When they were TEMPTED by the LIES of Satan, the devil, the OVERCAME by their CONFESSION of the faith in God's PROMISES in his WORD. Their word of testimony was it is written Satan in God's word that my heaven Father will NOT ALLOW me to be tempted ABOVE that which I am able to bear. It is WRITTEN that you must FLEE from me. I hold up the shield of faith quenching all your fiery darts of lies Satan. Get you behind me in the name of Jesus the name above every name. Then rebuke whatever the temptation may be saying a positive confession of faith such as, I will not be deceived by you lies anymore Satan. God is my strength and great is the eternal Holy Spirit that is in me than you lies Satan. Then walk away from what tempts you. Give THANKS to God for his strength that has helped you overcome the enemy! Please read the study called "HOW YOU CAN LIVE YOUR LIFE FREE FROM SIN!" for a deeper understand that God is our strength that helps us over come any and all sin in our lives, but for now let us get back to the study at hand, which will also help us be over comers in this life so that we are assured to receive eternal life in the world to come.
You see, Jesus shed his blood for the redemption of ALL of mankind, yet ALL men are not saved. That is to say all men have not heard and accepted Jesus personally as their Lord and Savior. 1 Corinthians 1:21 says that,
“...It pleased God by the foolishness of PREACHING to save them that believe.”
Who is going to be saved? ONLY those that BELIEVE. I want you to take note on HOW a person is saved.
First a person must HEAR God’s word, for that is what preaching is, the SPEAKING forth of the gospel for men to hear. The gospel means the good news of God to set men free.
Secondly they must BELIEVE in their heart that what they have heard is the truth and not just something that is merely true, but that which is eternal and unchangeable.
And then thirdly they must CONFESS with their MOUTH what they believe in their hearts and they shall be saved. Not confess just one or two times, but to continually and consistently say what the word of God says no matter what the circumstances may be telling you. You see, when we were first saved the devil came along and tried to DECEIVE us that we were NOT TRULY SAVED. So what did we do? We went to God's WORD and CONFESSED those verses that ASSURED us that we were indeed TRULY SAVED!. We RESISTED the LIES of the enemy by the WORD or the CONFESSION of our faith. Jesus said in Matthew 24:13 that only he that endures unto the end the SAME shall be saved. In other words if you cast away your faith in the Lord and do not endure unto the end of your life, then you will not be saved from that TRAIL or TEMPTATION that you may be going through. And every time the enemy over comes you the stronger his DECEPTION becomes in your mind to make you THINK that God has abandoned you and that God will no longer forgive you when you fall into temptation and are over come by the enemy to sin. I implore you NOT to be DECEIVED by this LIE from the enemy. God has promised that HE will NEVER leave us nor forsake us. It is WE who are DECEIVED by the enemy who LEAVE God. Please read the study "ALMIGHTY GOD LOVES YOU SO VERY MUCH!" for a deeper understanding of God faithfulness to perform his word IF SO BE that we BELIEVE and trust in him to do so.
This three-step principal is a spiritual law just as gravity is a physical law, and will work whether you know and understand it or not. It will either work for you, or it will work against you, but it will always work.
Romans 10:8-10 says it like this.
“But what says it? The word is nigh you, even in your mouth, and in your heart: that is the word of faith, which we PREACH; That if you shall CONFESS with your MOUTH the Lord Jesus, and shall BELIEVE in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be SAVED. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness and with the MOUTH CONFESSION is made unto salvation.”
The word “saved” here in the Greek is “SOZO” and means to be healed, to be made whole, to be delivered, to be set free, protection, and to be saved. So in other words if you are saved, then you are also healed. Healing is a part of salvation. The words “saved” and “healed” are interchangeable. In other words they mean the same thing in the eyes of God. If you are saved, then you are also healed.
One meaning of FAITH is constancy or steadfastness of PROFESSION or CONFESSION. This means to say the same thing continually without wavering. To me this is the simplest definition of the word “faith”, standing fast in what you believe in your heart and not wavering in what you CONFESS with your mouth. Hebrews 10:23 says,
“Let us hold fast the PROFESSION OF our faith without wavering: (for he is faithful that promised).”
Profess means to make an open declaration of, to confess publicly, and to affirm ones belief in something by saying or doing. Hebrews 3:1 tells us that Jesus is the high priest of the PROFESSION of our faith. The words of our mouth play a vital role in our salvation, or being healed. Confession is made unto salvation! Jesus said in Matthew 10:32,33 that
“Whosoever therefore shall CONFESS me before men, him will I CONFESS before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny (that is to say, reject the truth by not confessing, or by confessing something contrary to God's word) me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.”
Therefore the basic “formula”, if you will, for salvation is laid out for us in Romans 10:8-10. Remember that salvation or being saved means deliverance, safety, healing and health.
Some have come to call this “formula” the ABC’s of faith.
Whatever is in your heart will eventually come out of your mouth. Take a look at Matthew 12:34.
“O generation of vipers. How can you being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth SPEAKS. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say unto you, that every idle WORD that men shall SPEAK, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by your WORDS you shall be justified and by your WORDS you shall be condemned.”
Good things as well as bad things come into being (why?); because of the WORDS we speak. So if your CONFESSION is NEGATIVE like, I can't ever seem to over come temptation in this one ares of my life, then that NEGATIVE CONFESSION is what yo TRULY BELIEVE in you heart and it will produce what you CONFESS. So then, if you find yourself confessing things that you do NOT want in your life, then CHANGE what you CONFESS to some thing POSITIVE that you know is God's will for your life. We all know that it is NOT God WILL for us to SIN so WHY are you CONFESS that you just cannot overcome that certain sin??? CHANGE your CONFESSION!!!
Matthew 15:17 goes on to say.
“Do NOT you YET understand, that whatsoever enters in at the mouth goes into the belly and is cast out into the drought? BUT those things which proceed out of the MOUTH (meaning the words we speak, our CONFESSIONS) come forth from the heart; and they (the WORDS we speak) defile the man.”
These words of course are referring to the bad or evil treasure in our hearts that comes out as negative and perverse speech, because they DEFILE the person. But it is equally as true that GOOD words, or positive confessions that agree with God's word will BLESS the person who deposits GOOD TREASURES in their heart to speak forth POSITIVE words.
All through the entire Bible we are given very explicit and detailed instructions about speaking RIGHT WORDS. Proverbs 4: 20-24 says,
“My son, attend to my WORDS. Incline your ear to my SAYINGS. Let them not depart from your eyes: keep them in the midst of your HEART. For they (God’s word) are life unto those who find them, and HEALTH (medicine) to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all diligence: for out of it (your heart) are the issues of life. Put away from you a forward MOUTH and perverse LIPS put far from you.”
The word “ issue” here means source, come forth, come out of, to proceed from, to be born, or spring forth. It means progeny, which is to give birth to. In other words out of our heart, that is to say our spirit, is the source of giving birth or life to things. And whatever is in our hearts will eventually come out of our mouths in the form of WORDS to bring into being that which we believe in our spirits. Proverbs 18:21 says,
“ Death and life are in the power of the TONGUE: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
Likewise they that do not love it (watch over it with care and guard what their tongue says) will also eat the fruit thereof, but chances are it will not be pleasant to eat.
It is therefore VITAL to remember that Jesus said that the good treasure of your heart brings forth good things and the evil treasure your heart brings forth evil things. In other words whatever is in our hearts (that which we believe) is what we will speak out of our mouth and bring into existence whether it be good or evil.
Chances are you have heard people say that bad things come in threes, so when something bad happens to them they are looking for two more bad things to happen. They believe in this so much that they tell everybody, “you just watch and see, there will be two more bad things to happen, it never fails.” Now in reality no one really desire bad things to happen to them, so this treasure in their heart would be considered and EVIL treasure, because it brings forth undesirable things in their life. You see you can believe and have faith for things you do not want to bring about in your life. Or just as well you can believe and have to bring about good things in your life. The trouble is that those people who are using their own faith against them by speaking negative things do not believe that their own words are what is actually causing the problems. They do not realize that the treasure of their heart is evil.
Hebrews 3:12 says that UNBELIEF is considered an EVIL heart. So be very careful of not believing God's word. In the book of Numbers the 13th and 14th chapters we read about the children of Israel bring back an EVIL report coming back from spying out the land of promise. God's word calls their report EVIL because it is contrary to what God said to them. God said go in and possess the land and they NO we cannot we are not able to possess the land. God called their report evil because if was in UNBELIEF. What I am teaching you in this study is God's word through and through, so I caution you to take heed lest their be found in you also an evil heart of unbelief.
Sarcasm is another area that many Christian take lightly and THINK that there in no harm whatsoever in being sarcastic. However the Bible teaches us that our yea should be yea and our nay should be nay. In other words, say what you mean and mean what you say, and rid your vocabulary of all sarcastic speech. Our speech should be pure or single, not double minded or wavering. The words we speak should be positive. James 3:10 tells us that
“Out of the mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brethren these things ought NOT be so.”
We just read in Proverbs 4:24 to put away a FROWARD mouth and put far from us PERVERSE lips. So what exactly is a forward mouth and perverse lips? The word forward means to knot, to distort, to twist, to make crooked. It also means refractory, sullen, perverse, in opposition to, or in disobedience. In short forward speech is speaking negative words that are in opposition and in disobedience to God’s word. The word perverse means to turn aside, depart, refusing to do right, self-willed and turning from the true purpose.
Therefore if we are to put away from us a forward mouth, then we are to put away any speech that is opposition to God’s word. For example one might say, “I know that the Bible says that with his (Jesus’) stripes I am healed, but I don’t feel healed so I am not going to say that I am healed.” That is forward speech. God’s word says in Romans 3:4 to let God be true and every man a liar. We are told in Isaiah 55:8,9 that God’s thoughts and ways are not our thoughts and ways. God’s ways are higher than our ways. Then in verse 11 we are told,
“So shall my WORD be that goes forth out of my mouth: it (God’s word) shall not return void, but it (God’s word) shall accomplish that which I (God) please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it (God’s word).”
God will hasten to perform his word. It may go against all our human reasoning to say we are healed when every symptom of the sickness or disease can plainly be seen and felt in our bodies, but if we are to be obedient to God, then we must HUMBLE ourselves and SUBMIT ourselves unto God by coming into agreement with what his word says, with his stripes we are healed. Let God be true and every man a liar. What we feel and see needs to be treated as a lie. We need to stop turning aside and departing from God’s word by putting what we think or feel above his word. We need to quit being self-willed by turning from the true purpose of God’s word and refusing to do what is right, which is to come into agreement with what the Bible teaches.
Proverbs 16:25 tells us that,
“There is a way that SEEMS right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
Human reasoning says I would be lying if I said I was healed if I still looked and felt sick. However, God’s ways are not our ways. God’s way is FAITH, calling things that are not as though they already are. So obey God’s word and do what Proverbs 3:5 says.
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean NOT unto your OWN understanding.”
If you believe in your heart God's word that says out of the heart are the ISSUES of life, and stay in agreement with God’s word by SPEAKING in FAITH, “with the stripes of Jesus I am healed”, then the manifestation of your healing can be born or be brought forth in your body. Healing has ALREADY been provided for you, it is just a matter of your receiving this TRUTH in your spirit and having it manifested in your body by holding fast to your profession of faith. Keep your lips from turning from their true purpose, which is to bring forth blessing by speaking what God says in his word. Remain fully persuaded that God is FAITHFUL that promised. If you are being TEMPTED to sin, then speak God's word in FAITH BELIEVING that sin has NO MORE DOMINION OVER YOU!
You see just like gravity is a natural law, speaking words is also a spiritual law. This spiritual law of speaking words will work FOR you, OR it will work AGAINST you. It will work to your advantage, OR it will work to your disadvantage, but it will ALWAYS work. Learn to speak positive word that are in agreement with God’s word and you will always be victorious over the enemy in every circumstance.
However, if you are NOT SOBER (watching closely what you say) and you give place to the devil and speak negative words contrary or in opposition to God’s word, then the enemy will overcome you, the devil will devour you. It is your choice! Deuteronomy 30:19 says it this way,
“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have SET before you (a spiritual law) life and death, BLESSING and CURSING: therefore CHOOSE life, that both you and your seed may live:”
Again it is your choice. It is God’s will and desire for you to choose life and blessing, but ultimately it is your choice.
James 1:22 instructs us,
“But be you a DOER of the word, and not hearers only, DECEIVING our own selves.”
You may know in your MIND to speak right correct positive words that agree with God's word, but if so be that you are not a DOER of the word, then this HEAD knowledge will not do you any good until you get this head knowledge down in your heart by meditating on the promises of God day and night and not letting them depart from you eyes. You may know in your head that God's word says that he will not allow you to be tempted above that which you are are to bear or over come, but if this word of truth is not BELIEVED in your HEART then you will not boldly CONFESS this TRUTH out of your mouth. Please read Psalm 107:2 which says,
“Let the redeemed of the Lord SAY SO, whom he has redeemed from the hand of the enemy.”
We can read in Galatians that Jesus was made a curse for us so that we might be redeemed from the curse of the law and inherit the BLESSINGS of Abraham. We are told in the book of Deuteronomy that the curse of the law is sickness and disease, poverty, and spiritual death.
Isaiah 53:4,5 tells us that Jesus bore our grief and carried our sorrows. He was wounded for our transgressions and with his stripes we are healed. Listen to what the Spirit of God is saying, “With the stripes of Jesus we are healed”. Jesus did not bear those stripes in vain. Those stripes Jesus bore upon his back are for our healing so we do not have to bear sickness, disease, and pain in our bodies. I repeat Jesus did NOT bear those stripes in VAIN, unless of course you reject this truth, then they are in vain to YOU and of no benefit to YOU.
God’s word plainly says you are healed and redeemed from sickness and disease, so let God be true and every man a liar. Let the redeemed of the Lord SAY SO! Say I am no longer a sinner, sin has no more dominion over me, I am a NEW creature created in Christ Jesus unto good works, I have been made the righteousness of God through Christ, I can do all things through Christ Jesus, I am more than a conqueror through him that loves me, I am healed by the stripes of Jesus, I have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of my testimony. Let the redeemed SAY SO! Even if you do not FEEL healed BELIEVE that you ARE and CONFESS the word of TRUTH that has been deposited in your heart by meditating on the promises in God's word and the FAITHFULNESS of God to PERFORM his WORD.
When the SYMPTOMS of sickness or disease TRY and come into your body, RESIST them in the name of Jesus and boldly SAY with the stripes of Jesus I am healed. Do not give the devil place, for you see the initial symptoms are only FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL (F.E.A.R.). When Satan TRIES to over come you with his LYING temptations, then RESIST them and WALK AWAY from what is tempting you. Be a DOER of the word and NOT a hearer only DECEIVING your OWN self!
John 10:10 says,
“The thief comes not but to steal kill and destroy I am come that you might have life and life more abundantly”.
The devil is your enemy NOT God. Satan is after the word of God that has been sown in your heart. He wants to steal your health. He wants to steal your joy. He wants to steal you finances. He even wants to steal your righteousness. Every good thing that God has done for us the devil wants to destroy and keep us from enjoying the blessings of God. But most of all he is after the word of God that has been sown in your heart.
However Jesus came to DESTROY the works of the devil and give to us ABUNDANT life. The word “abundant” here means more than sufficient, more than enough, and more than capable. And in the Greek “abundant life” means exceeding full, going beyond, more than, advantage, greater, superfluous, vehemently, exceed, over and above. So being a Christian makes your life better than those who are not Christian. That is to say, IF you know who you are in Christ, and are a doer of the word of God. Now this does not mean we are to lord over other people, but rather lead them to this abundant life. We are to be the salt of the earth and a light unto the world. There should be a difference between us and the world. In the old testament we read that their was not even one sick or feeble one among the children of Israel the 40 years that they were in the wilderness. Bless the Lord O my soul and FORGET NOT all his BENEFITS.
Remember that SPEAKING WORDS (good or bad) is a spiritual law just like gravity is a physical law. Every law that is established of God is designed to work toward our good if we obey them. However they can and will work against us IF we do not abide by them. If you throw a rock into the air it will respond to the law of gravity and come back down, so you better be watching and prepared to get out of its way. Likewise if you throw words out they also will respond to God’s law of blessing and cursing given to us in Deuteronomy chapter 30 and verse 19. Therefore we need to watch closely how we throw words around!
Jesus said that EVERY idle word that men shall speak they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
“For by your WORDS you shall be justified and by your WORDS you shall be condemned.”
Let God be true and every man a liar. This is what Romans 3:4 tells us so that we might be justified in our SAYINGS and overcome the enemy, the devil, when we are judged (tried or tested).
So how are we justified (set free)? We are set free or delivered from our trials by the WORDS of our mouth if they are faith filled right words. And we are condemned by our WORDS, if we speak perversely or contrary to God’s word. If God’s word says one thing and man says something that is different, even if natural human reasoning tells you that what man is saying SEEMS to be what is right, then what man is speaking is forward or perverse, because it is in opposition to what God is saying.
Every word we speak will either work for us or they will work against us. We have been given a free will to choose the words we speak, and it is God’s will for us to speak right words.
For example, God’s word says in 1Peter 2:24 that with the stripes of Jesus we are healed. The word of God is true and is no lie. Therefore if and when the symptoms of sickness or disease come upon you, don’t get into agreement with what man says by saying that you must be coming down with a cold or flue, and merely accept those lying symptoms as a fact of life, but rather get into agreement with the word of God and confess that you are healed by the stripes that Jesus bore for your healing. RESIST the devil and he WILL FLEE from you, and you will be healed. Healing will be manifested in you body if you do not waver and cast away your confidence in God. Satan is a liar and there is no truth in him.
I am convinced and fully persuaded that INITIALLY every symptom of every sickness and every disease begins as just that, “A SYMPTOM”! Now a symptom is nothing more than a sign. No doubt you have heard a doctor say now watch for these SIGNS or symptoms. The word sign means to SUGGEST the presence or existence of a fact, condition or quality NOT immediately evident. In other words as I said before False Evidence Appearing Real (F.E.A.R.)
Let me ask you a question. Have you ever awoke in the morning with the symptoms of let’s say the flu on a workday? You might have thought to yourself, “Yes! Now I have an excuse not to get out of bed and go to work.” Somehow for a brief moment the idea of being sick has become somewhat inviting to you because it will give you a legitimate excuse not to go to work. It is a temptation. But then you remember that if you miss work then your paycheck will not be enough to make your house payment, so you FORCE yourself out of bed and you MAKE yourself go to work despite how you feel. Now after you have been at work for a while you suddenly realize that the SYMPTOMS of the flu you had that morning are no longer present in your body. So I ask you what happened to those symptoms that seemed so real a few hours earlier?
I will tell you exactly what happened, you RESISTED the TEMPTATION to lay in bed and give into the SYMPTOMS of the flu. You RESISTED the devil and he FLED from you! It doesn’t matter whether or not you knew this is what you were doing at the time, but this is a principal or law that God has established much like the law of gravity and will always work. You see the law of gravity works whether you believe it or not, but the more you know about how the law of gravity works the more you will be able to have it work to your advantage and not have it work against you. Therefore the more you know how the law of FAITH works the more effective you will be in overcoming the enemy.
Now again just your sheer determination to go to work despite how you felt was a form or part of resisting the enemy, the devil, even if at the time you were not aware that it was the thief (Satan) that came to steal your health and finances. However, the more you know about your enemy and his devices the better you will be equipped to overcome him and be justified when your are tempted or tried.
SPEAKING RIGHT WORDS is one of the key principal things a believer must do in order to live a victorious life and overcome the enemy in every circumstance. One way to effectively resist sickness is to speak “to the mountain” by SAYING aloud,
“ No sickness, you are not allowed in my body. It is written with the stripes of Jesus I am healed, so in the name of Jesus I resist you flu and command every symptom to leave my body now. Fever, in the name of Jesus I command you to leave my body NOW. Aching back and muscles, I speak peace to you in the name of Jesus and command you to relax right now. Satan you are a liar and there is no truth in you. I hold up the shield of faith against you Satan quenching all your fiery darts (lies of the enemy). I resist you Satan and every lying SYMPTOM in the mighty name of Jesus, the name above every name.”
Now, regardless of how you feel, act by faith as if you ARE healed, much like you did when you FORCED yourself to go to work even through you did not feel good. Only this time resist the symptoms of the sickness or disease knowing that without a doubt it is the devil that is seeking to devour you by bringing these symptoms upon you. Remember that these are only symptoms as yet and only false evidence appearing real UNLESS you give in and and accept them. Refuse to be DOUBLE MINDED by giving in and SAYING how bad you FEEL.
You just prayed a wonderful scriptural prayer taking authority over these symptoms, so don't nullify and cancel out your prayer by being double minded by speaking negatively, saying how bad you feel.
Remember that James 1:7,8 warns us that a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways and teaches us not even to think that a double minded man should receive any thing of the Lord. You need for your every day talk to agree with what you pray, or otherwise you will be double minded. You may not have realized this before and some of you may not accept this at first, but be assured this is Biblical sound teaching, which you will clearly see later on in this study.
But for now hear is an example of keeping your everyday speaking in agreement with your praying. Suppose you stood in your authority as a believer over the symptoms of sickness this morning in the name of Jesus, resisted the sickness the enemy was trying to put upon you and you get to work and SAY to a co-worker, who just asked you how you were, “I feel like a ton of bricks landed on me. I must be coming down with the flu or something.”
You now just became a DOUBLE MINDED man by speaking in opposition to God’s word and what you prayed earlier that morning. It doesn’t matter that what you are feeling is true in the physical realm, but only what God says. We walk by FAITH and not by what we see and feel. You see these circumstances, what we see and feel will change, ONLY IF we remain steadfast in our faith.
Therefore by agreeing with what you feel you are no longer speaking RIGHT WORDS. Your speech has become forward or perverse. And you just nullified every positive prayer that you prayed that morning. You can forget about receiving your healing that has already been purchased for you by the stripes of Jesus until you once again become single- minded and resist the enemy unto the end, that is to say until you receive the manifestation of healing in your body, then you can END your believing for that particular thing.
Remember as long as you resist and remain SINGLE- minded and UNWAVERING the devil will flee from you every time. Just in case you were wondering sickness and disease are not your friend. Sickness and disease are your enemy, and they are from the devil, NOT God.
Proverbs 12:18 says
“But the tongue of the wise is HEALTH”.
Therefore use your tongue wisely. Don’t say at the first little sneeze. “Oh I must be coming down with the flu, or maybe it is a cold or an allergy. The root meaning of the word symptom is to fall upon. The devil goes about as a roaring lion SEEKING whom he may devour. So if his lying symptoms FALL UPON you, and you do stand against the wiles, trickery and lies of the enemy and resist him, then you will be overcome by him. Proverb 15:4 tells us,
“A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit (heart).”
The word “wholesome” means entire, complete, healthy, SOUND, tending to promote health, nourishing, or in other words POSITIVE. The word “breach” means fracture, ruin, breaking, destruction, or a breaking down. Perverse speech, speaking words that are contrary to what the word of God says about us, breaks down our spirits. This is what is called NEGATIVE speaking, which tears down or drains our spirit.
In other words, the faith that has been built up in our spirits by the positive speaking or the preaching of God’s word is destroyed by perverse speech or preaching. This is why it is so VITAL that we guard our hearts and take heed what we hear, because perverse speech or preaching will rob our faith And without faith we cannot receive from God, so consequently the enemy will overcome us, if we continue to listen to perverse speech, talk or preaching in opposition to God’s word.
Remember the words of Jesus, these are HIS words, “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Out of a GOOD treasure (God's word and positive faith filled treasures) will be spoken out of the mouth or confessed before men and will bring forth good things or bear good fruit. BUT the EVIL treasure of a heart ( Things opposing God's word and negative speaking) will bring forth into your life bad or evil things which are not desirable.”
In other words, we bring bad things upon ourselves (how?) by the negative WORDS of our own mouth that we speak forth from our spirits. What is in our spirits our mouth cannot help but speak. For God's word says that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. And what we continually listen to will eventually enter into our spirits.
So if we want to speak and say what God's word says and be in agreement with the word of God, then we will have to spend time reading and studying his word. We must meditate, think and ponder on the things of God through the day on a daily basis, then when his word is written upon our hearts in abundance our speaking will become positive and we will bring forth good things in our life. And we will rid our heart and mouth of any perverse and froward thing that only produces evil in our life.
Now look at Proverbs 17:26, which says,
“He that has a forward heart finds no good and he that hath a perverse tongue FALLS into mischief.”
The word ‘mischief” means bad, evil, adversity, calamity, affliction, sorrow, and trouble. There is nothing good about sickness and disease. Also notice the word “falls”, which has the meaning of being in a protected area such as a fortress and then something causes you to fall out or away from this protection.
The Bible clearly teaches that a perverse tongue causes this protection from God to be removed. This is exactly what happened to Job. There was once a protective hedge around Job and Satan could not penetrate it no matter how hard he tried so he eventually gave up.
But Job removed himself out of this protective hedge of God by the error of his TONGUE, fear, and pride. Job 6:24,25
“Teach me, and I will hold my TONGUE: cause me to understand wherein I have ERRED. How forcible are RIGHT WORDS!”
In verse 30 Job asks God if the cause of this attack from the enemy could be perverseness in his tongue. But keep in mind that Job did not know about the enemy, Satan, and believe that God was putting all these troubles upon him. So Job asks God,
“Is there iniquity (sin) in my TONGUE? Cannot my taste discern perverse things?”
The word translated “things” here literally means words, matters of utterance, or spoken things. In other words Job was saying, “Have I sinned with my tongue? I am WONDERING if I have sinned with my tongue by speaking PERVERESLY or negatively, but surely I would be able to discern if I have spoken something negative that would have caused these troubles to come upon me.” This is my paraphrased version of what I perceive to be what Job was saying.
HOW FORCIBLE ARE RIGHT WORDS!
There is a place under God’s protection that Satan cannot touch a believer, but it’s our job to keep ourselves in this area of protection. Look at 1 John 5:18
“…but he that is begotten of God keeps himself and the wicked one TOUCHES him NOT.”
One of the principle things that keep us under God’s protection is speaking RIGHT WORDS. This is not the ONLY things, but it is a VITAL and major principal that must be put into action to bring about the full protection that God provide for us. Proverbs 21:23 tells us,
“Whoso keeps his mouth and his tongue KEEPS his soul from troubles.”
How much plainer can the word of God be than this? If we keep our mouth from speaking perverseness, then our tongue, by speaking only RIGHT WORDS will keep our souls from trouble. Proverbs 6:20 says,
“YOU are snared with the words of YOUR mouth, and YOU are taken with the words of YOUR mouth.”
The words we speak will either work to our good or they will work against us depending upon whether we are speaking blessing or whether we are speaking cursing. Blessing means to say something that is good and right about something or someone. In other words speaking positively and in agreement with God’s word. Cursing means to say something bad or evil about something or someone. In other words speaking negatively or in opposition to God’s word. Proverbs 12:13,14 says,
“The wicked is snared by the transgression of his LIPS (perverse speech), but the just shall come out of trouble. A man shall be satisfied with good (how?) by the fruit of his MOUTH.”
Jesus tells us in Mathew 12:33
“Either make the tree good and his fruit good or make the tree corrupt and his fruit corrupt for the tree is known by his fruit. O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil SPEAK good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.”
Therefore in order to be satisfied with good things we will need to fill our heart with the good treasure of God’s word. We have a CHOICE to make. We can either BELIEVE the word of God and make our tree good by speaking positive faith filled words, or we can REJECT this TRUTH of God's word by saying in our hearts I just don;t believe all this positive confession stuff. Jesus said either make the tree good or let it remain evil. It is your choice.
If you choose to make your tree good, then out of the abundance of God’s word that has been written upon our hearts will begin to be boldly spoken forth in faith without wavering to bring forth good things. If on the other hand you choose to fill your spirits with the evil treasures of UNBELIEF (well I just don’t believe all that name it and claim it confession stuff), then your speech will continue to be negative and will thus bring forth things not desired or satisfying to you. Yes I will agree that some have gone to the extreme in this area of positive confession and have abused it by not rightly dividing the word of truth, BUT because this error of a few does nullify or do away with this sound Biblical TRUTH of speaking right words. Your words are powerful whether you choose to believe it or not.
Whether or not a person believes God word or not does not diminish the TRUTH of God’s word. There are people that don;t believe even in the very existence of God, but this does not alter the TRUTH of the matter. They have a right to their choice and you have a right to your choosing, but I pray that you choose WISELY. Proverbs 13:2 says,
“A man shall eat good (how?) by the fruit of his MOUTH.”
Then in verse 3,
“He that keeps his MOUTH keeps his life, but he that opens wide his LIPS shall have destruction.”
In other words if we keep our mouths from speaking negatively, that is contrary to God’s word, and guard our words carefully so as NOT to speak any old thing that comes to our mind as if it doesn’t matter, and speak ONLY right words, then we will be satisfied with good and avoid destruction. Proverbs 18:21 says,
“Death and life are in the POWER of the TONGUE; and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
If you love someone or something you will spend your time and ATTENTION toward them or it. If you are NOT a doer of God’s word, but a hearer only, then you are deceiving your own self as James 1:22 tells us, and you will not mix faith with what you have heard. Developing our faith is a choice we make. Wherever we choose to spend our time is what we will become most highly developed.
Now if you CHOOSE to believe God’s word and begin to speak positively and in line with the word of God to become a doer of the word and not a hearer only as James 1:19 tells us, then the temptation to talk negatively will surely come. But if we LOVE our tongue as the word of God says, then we will PAY ATTENTION and recognize the wiles of the enemy when he tries to use our words against us. We will then GUARD the words we speak.
You must believe this truth in your heart before you will begin to speak forth words MIXED with faith. Don’t open your lips wide and speak perversely, but rather keep your mouth speaking in line with God’s word no matter how hard it may seem. It will get easier in time.
Look at Mark 4:3-20 and read the parable of the sower. It is vitally important that you understand this parable. In a brief summary Jesus is basically saying every time you hear the word of God a seed of FAITH is planted in your heart and Satan will come and try to steal, kill, or destroy that seed of faith before it grows and bears fruit.
If we are aware or ATTENTIVE of the enemy’s devices, then we will guard our hearts and not let the devil destroy our faith. We will resist him and he will flee from us. So don’t be surprised if it is a fellow Christian comes along bearing a story of, “so and so believed that, but it did not work for them”. Don't let Satan steal your faith by someone's unbelief. Let your faith be based on God’s word alone and not some story about “so and so”.
Here is an an example of how to use God’s word. Have you ever been “down” or depressed? Well the answer for this feeling low or depressed is to SPEAK God’s word. Proverbs 15:22 says,
“A man has JOY (how?) by the ANSWER of his mouth, and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!”
How you answer depression when it comes knocking on your door will determine whether or not this feeling or SYMPTOM of depression will come on in and make itself at home, or if Satan will continue on down the road to another person’s house to try and devour them.
Don’t just accept these things like depression that the enemy brings before you as a fact of life, and this is just the way things are sometimes. You have to take the bad with the good. No, a thousand times no! Resist being brought down by the enemy who will use people and circumstance to steal your joy, your health and your finances. Then maintain or hold fast to your profession of faith of God’s word. The Joy of the Lord is my strength. This is the day that the Lord has made and I WILL rejoice and be glad in it. A man has joy by the answer of his mouth. Offer up a sacrifice of praise and by faith begin praising God. Thank him for his peace and his joy. Cast all your care, worries, and anxieties upon him, because he deeply cares for you. Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice. If you do this without wavering the depression or whatever else the devil is trying to bind upon you will flee from you.
Remember the Bible tells us in 1Peter 5:8 that Satan goes about (from household to household and from person to person) as a roaring lion SEEKING whom he may devour. That is why when the enemy overtakes one member of a family with a sickness or disease that other members of that household are also soon devoured by Satan with the same sickness or disease. The reason being is because they have been deceived by the enemy to just ACCEPT what comes their way as a fact of life. Watch and listen next time someone at work or even at church comes down with a cold. People all around will get worried and say stay away from me or I will be sure to catch whatever you have. Satan is using their OWN words against them and they don't even realize it. Hosea says, My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. I exhort you don't remain in darkness one day longer. Don't be deceived any longer. Be not faithless any longer in this area of speaking positive FAITH filled words. Guard every word that proceeds from your mouth.
You see the devil can only oppress you if you ALLOW him. When the lying “SYMPTONS” of depression come don’t talk negatively by speaking what you FEEL, but rather let God be true and your feelings a lie. Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say REJOICE! Confess the word of God. It is written, “A man has JOY by saying he has JOY”.
Therefore say, “I refuse to be depressed in the name of Jesus, I am full of JOY! This is the day that the Lord has made and I WILL REJOICE in it! I CHOOSE to rejoice, as an act of my own will, for it is God’s will for me to be at peace and be full of joy. Satan you are a liar and there is no truth in you. I resist you in the name of Jesus and I will not allow you to steal my joy.” It all comes down to how you answer your thoughts and feelings when the devil comes to your door seeking to devour you. Remember the devil cannot just devour whomsoever he pleases, he has to SEEK out those who are ignorant of God's word and who do not have the KNOWLEDGE of God's protection. So now how are you going to answer the works of the devil?
It is by the ANSWER of our mouth that not only brings joy, but ALL of God’s blessings into our lives. Remember! What you say today will bring to birth your future, which will soon be you present state. Don’t misunderstand what I am saying. Just because you say sometime positive and in agreement with God’s word one time does not necessarily mean that your future will be instantaneous. Sometimes much patience is needed before we reap the harvest. That is to say we must be patient and CONTINUALLY keep speaking positively, NOT WAVERING, until the manifestation of what we are confessing comes into being. That is one of the definitions of FAITH, continually and consistently saying the same thing.
The Bible tells us that we walk by faith and not by sight, and that we look NOT at the things that are seen (present circumstances, lying symptoms, thoughts that bring worry and fear) but we look at or focus upon things which are not seen (God’s word, spiritual laws): for the things which are seen are TEMPORAL and subject to change: but the things which are not seen (spiritual laws such as faith and speaking words) are ETERNAL and stead fast. Reference for this is found in 2 Corinthians 4:18. The opposite spiritual law of faith is fear and worry. These spiritual laws are ALWAYS in force whether we know about them or not just like gravity. Every person in either walking in faith or they are living in worry and fear. We all have a choice in which law we want to obey. We don't have to remain in darkness.
The circumstances in life that come our way for whatever reason are always subject to change, they are temporal. We do not have to be ruled, or overcome by our circumstances. If a circumstance brings FEELINGS of depression into your life, be a doer of the word and not a hearer only. Don’t walk or be controlled by your FEELINGS. Walk by faith and not by feelings or sight. Stay focused on God’s word, which is eternal and will never fail you IF you faint not and remain steadfast in your faith.
Resist your feelings and call things that are not yet seen as though they already exist. SAY you HAVE JOY even though you FEEL lower than you have ever felt before, and begin by FAITH rejoicing in the Lord! It won’t always be easy. The enemy will try and convince you that you are lying or it won’t work, but sometimes we need to fight the good fight of faith and refuse to be removed from our steadfastness. That is why the Bible calls it a SACRIFICE of praise! Always remember resist Satan and he will flee from you.
If the lying symptoms of sickness or disease come against you, hold up your shield of faith and quench those lies of the devil. SAY with the stripes of Jesus I am healed. Get into the word of God and KNOW for YOURSELF the things that are WRITTEN in his word concerning your healing and health that God has provided for every BELIEVER.
You must BELIEVE and refuse to give in to those lying symptoms, before they will flee from you. Resist them in the name of Jesus and act as though you are already healed. Again don’t misunderstand what I am saying. Your future may not be instantaneous.
You see there are other variables involved to the effective operation of your faith other than just speaking right words. However again positive confession is a key principal needed to release your faith in order that you may receive from God, that which has ALREADY been freely given to you. Don’t take speaking right words lightly. We all need to TEACH our mouths to speak right words, and carefully guard the words we speak, because not only are they a powerful creative force, but these also can deeply wound those we love if we are not careful in what we say. Speaking right words is the wisdom of God.
Proverbs 16:23,24 tells us this.
“The heart of the wise TEACHES his MOUTH and adds LEARNING to his LIPS. Pleasant WORDS are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.”
This is a LEARNING process that take time, so be patient. Talking positively and speaking in line with God’s word won’t just happen. Our mouths have to be taught.
Speaking right words will not be an easy goal to attain, because it goes against the natural flow of the world, but we, though we may be in the world, are not of the world. And be for warned that you will endure much persecution because you believe in the power of your words by your very brothers and sisters in Christ who do not share your enthusiastic believe in God's word.
You see Satan wants to steal your faith in this area, because he knows how powerful your words truly are and he is fearful that other Christians may get a hold of this TRUTH that will help them enter into the full protect of God so that he will no longer be able to devourer them.
Get a hold of this child of God. Satan is no longer our god and has no more dominion over us; therefore we no longer have to speak fear and unbelief. We can choose to speak positively and in agreement with God’s word despite of what we feel or see. But in order to do this we will have to fill our hearts with the GOOD TREASURE of the word of God by reading, meditating, studying, and prayerfully attending to be a doer of the word of God. Proverbs 5:1,2 tells us,
“My son ATTEND unto my wisdom and bow your ear to my understanding that you may regard discretion, and that your LIPS may KEEP knowledge.”
You see there have been many who have heard this gospel of positive confession and have had this seed of speaking right words sown in their hearts, sometimes more than once and often many times. However because they did not guard their hearts and attend to God’s word the devil came and stole the seed or choked the plant before it had a chance to bring forth it’s fruit.
It is this reason of lack of bearing fruit that many speak out against this gospel of positive confession even through it is this very same principal in which they themselves receive their own salvation and forgiveness of their sins. Remember that the basic formula for salvation is the ABC’s of faith.
It is the CONFESSING part that is where a lot of us need to speed more time developing, for without the confession part there can be NO salvation. Did you not have to resist the lies of the devil when he kept coming to you and telling you that you are not really saved, you just let your emotions run away last night at church. You don't really believe all that church stuff. Those Christians are just a bunch of FANATICS?
Did you not SPEAK your FAITH against all those lies of the enemy, before you received the peace and assurance of God in your heart? Exactly! You needed to CONFESS your faith constantly and consistently without wavering, BEFORE your received the peace and assurance of your salvation. So why is it so hard for you to BELIEVE with all your heart the rest of God's word on the power of your words in other areas of your life such as healing that God has ASLO ALREADY provided for you? Don't be turned off any longer to the TRUTH of God's word, because a few have abused and distorted words like PROFESSION and CONFESSION and POSITIVE SPEAKING
Hebrews tells us that we need to hold fast to the PROFESSION of our faith and NOT to cast away our confidence. We have need of patience in order that we may receive the promise, for he is faithful that promised.
In Hosea 4:6 God tells us that his people are destroyed (why?) for lack of knowledge, and because some have REJECTED knowledge, God will also reject them. This does not necessarily mean that they will loose their salvation, but rather that they will not receive many of the blessings of God, such as healing, a blessing that has already been freely provided for them, because they rejected or lacked knowledge in this area. Don’t reject this knowledge of speaking right words. It is a spiritual law established by God, a law of blessing and cursing. It is not just some name it and claim it gimmick. It is the TRUTH of God's word. How can anyone just ignore this vast amount of sound Biblical evidence presented in this study. If you feel I am wrong and that I am not speaking the TRUTH to you, then I exhort you to get into the word of God and PROVE what I say to be wrong BY THE WORD OF GOD ALONE and not by what “so and so said”, or by your past experiences.
Look at Proverbs 18:6,7, which says.
“A fools LIPS enter into contention and his MOUTH calls for strokes.”
YOU can be a born again Spirit filled Christian and still act as a fool by speaking perversely. They say that ignorance of the law is no excuse. Likewise not knowing and understanding God’s word will not be excuse enough to keep evil from over taking you.
Remember 1 John 5:18 tells us that it is our job to KEEP ourselves and then the evil one touches us not. And we have also already learned from Proverbs 13:3 that whosoever KEEPS his MOUTH keeps his life.
However if you do not keep your mouth, then the evil one is aloud to devour you. Read what Proverbs 16:30 tells us.
“… moving his LIPS he brings evil to pass.”
What brings evil to pass? According to the word of God SPEAKING wrong words brings evil to pass. The Bible clearly teaches that you WILL have what you SAY! Good or evil, depending upon whether your words are positive or negative. Your words will either work for you, or your words will work against you. It is your choice. The problem is that many have not come to this knowledge of truth for one of two reasons. God is NOT WILLING that any man should perish, BUT for ALL mankind to come to the KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH.
Reason number one for some not having come to this knowledge of the truth is because they have not heard the gospel (good news) of speaking RIGHT WORDS, and reason number two is that they heard the gospel of positive confession but eventually rejected it as being truth. Now one reason for rejecting this truth may be because they “tried it” for awhile to see if it was true, and when it did not work immediately for them they gave up and decided it must not be true, but you see “trying” something to see if it is the truth is not FAITH. Perhaps another reason is that they did not have patience and endure unto the end of their trial. They cast away what confidence they had and gave in to the enemy’s temptation to speak negative and perverse words.
There are those however that have heard and do truly believe, but have not totally come to a full understanding; to you I say welcome aboard, and remain steadfast in your faith. A farmer does not have to fully understand the total process of the germination of a seed, so all you need to know is that if you prepare the soil, let the seed (God’s word) be planted in your heart by believing, assure that it is properly watered (speaking right words) and stay focused on the word of God, and keep the weeds out (the lies of the enemy) such as your friends and other Christians who do not have the same knowledge that you now have, then have patience until the seed grows to be a mature plant and bear fruit. You see all we truly need to know is that the word of God is true and is no lie, and that God is faithful that promised, and that if we patiently wait for the harvest we shall receive the blessings of God which he has ALREADY freely provided IF we do not waver or faint and endure unto the end.
Think about this for a moment; no one would ever reject the word of God concerning salvation for him or her, if they truly had a full understanding on what salvation means. The problem comes in trying to convey this truth of the word of God to them, and to get them to come to the full knowledge of the truth. It is God’s will for all men to come to the knowledge of the truth and be SAVED (remember saved means to be healed, made whole, delivered, set free, and protection), but as I said before all men do not have this knowledge. Therefore all men are not saved, in so much as they have not yet come to understand, and received their salvation. Yet salvation has ALREADY been provided for ALL men. God is no respecter of persons.
1Corinthians 2:12 tells us that the NATURAL man receives not the things of the Spirit of God because they are foolishness unto him, neither can he know them, for they are SPIRITUALLY discerned. The natural man tries to reason out the things of God, and when they don’t fit into the category of reason, then it is thrown aside as not being true. Proverbs 16:25 says,
“There is a way which seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
Just because the word of God does not always seem logical to the world does not mean that it is not true. This teaching on words being powerful and a creative force may not seem logical to you right now, but if you remember back before you became a Christian I am sure that you did not think Christianity was logical either. We need to humble ourselves (admit that our way is not God’s way) and submit ourselves unto God and his word. We must become DOERS of the word and not hearers only. Don’t TRY and see if God’s word works; just DO IT, and know that he is faithful and just to perform his word. God’s word will never fail. It is us who fail God’s word by not truly and fully understanding the truth, and then walk in that truth.
Romans 12:2 tells us to be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may PROVE what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Once you prove God’s word to be true to yourself the gates of hell will not be able to prevail against it. You will know that you know that it is the truth and know one will be able to steal it from you if you continually guard your heart.
“HOW FORCIBLE ARE RIGHT WORDS!”
“SET A WATCH, O LORD, BEFORE MY MOUTH, KEEP THE DOOR OF MY LIPS.”(Psalm 141:3)
Always and forever in Christ Jesus
Our Lord and Savior,
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