When becoming a new born-again Christian, or... even if your a long time matured spirit filled Christian. What you speak from your mouth is extremely important. (In fact), the words that come from your mouth (today)... shape your world (tomorrow). Your words can bring prosperity and health, or.... they can bring (poverty) and (death) in your life.
(Proverbs 18:21) says, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit."
It is true. Life and death are in the power of the tongue. Again... what you speak is important. In fact, what you say is so important that much of the Bible is devoted to teaching us... what to say!
In the book of (James in chapter 3), the Bible compares the tongue to the rudder of a large ship. Although a ship may be large and driven by fierce winds, it is turned by a very small rudder. This is the way the tongue is. It may be a small part of your body, but what you say with your mouth can either enhance or... destroy your life.
Most Christians (believe it, or not)... have no idea how their words are affecting their lives. Your words can either confirm the words of faith in your daily walk with God, or your words of doubt will destroy your faith. The choice is yours. Your mouth is connected to your head, not someone else's. You have (no one) to blame for what you say or speak, other than yourself.
Jesus said in (Mark 11:23) "For assuredly, I (say) to you, whoever (says) to this mountain, be removed and be cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he (says) will be done, he will have whatever he (says.)"
Notice in the verse above that Jesus said, to "say" or "speak" (depending on translation) to... or about the mountain four times to be cast into the sea." He didn't say "think" to the mountain. He didn't say believe in your heart, and that will be enough. He said to believe in your heart [and]... speak with your mouth, and then by faith, you will see the mountain moved.
(Proverbs 6:2) says "we are snared by the words of our mouth."
This simply means that (you) are responsible for your words. You have a choice. With your words... you can be cursed, or you can be Blessed.
You may ask, "Then what should I say?" The answer is... speak "words of faith." Speak words that align... with God's Word. Say, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13). Say, "Jesus is Lord and Satan is defeated." Say, "He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases" (Psalm 103:3). Just Speak the Word!
Some people may say they can't help what they say. That's not true! You can control your words. The choice is yours. So the question is, will you speak words of faith or will you speak words of doubt? Speak life!
(Special thanks to Larry Ollison) Walk on the Water Faith Church
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