Some days ago I was talking to a co-worker about how people talk these days and it seems sometimes they don’t actually think about what they are really saying, or they don’t think before saying some things.
For example, we agreed that people around us are constantly cursing themselves and others with words that are clearly negative. Even in a place where people believe in God, they use his name as any other word and they don’t seem to care about the consequences. So I was just thinking… “well, I guess they don’t realize how powerful their words are”.
We seem to forget that “The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.” (Proverbs 18:21) (I would also say… If you love to talk, think first and talk words of life.)
We are all called to bring God’s moving to Earth. In other words, we are called to prophesize. And I don’t mean witches’, mediums’ or fortune tellers’ kind of prophecies. I mean confessing and declaring good things on others. We need to be reminded that just by declaring God’s word on others and on ourselves, we are bringing His will for us.
It is the same with my word.
I send it out, and it always produces fruit.
It will accomplish all I want it to,
and it will prosper everywhere I send it. (Isaiah 55:11)
God’s word has a purpose that will be filled!
It’s sad that we are so mingy with what we share with the world regarding God’s word. He asks us to “Open your mouth wide” and He promises: “and I will fill it with good things.” (Psalms 81:10)
This world needs to hear God’s voice! And we declare his incredibly good words because He put them in our mouths! Give it a try and just open your mouth to declare good things to others around you. He promised His word will always produce fruit. It can be any kind of fruit; we know that if it comes from God, it has to be wonderful, blessed fruit. So don’t be shy and start trying.
Be careful with what you say!
Proverbs 10:19 says that “Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.” In other words, pay attention to the “filter” in your mouth and make sure you declare God’s word so it produces eternal fruit.
I know this is easier said that done, especially when we are facing problems or any tough situation. But that is when we are being tested… so pay “extra” attention when you are experiencing something difficult. Try praising and declare promises. This is a bigger chance for heaven to listen to the Father and prophesize.
Remember that “If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small.” (Proverbs 24:10) So really try, go to God and give him your worries and burdens; go to a friend who knows the Bible; play worship music; READ God’s word so your mind can “take a breath” and remember his promises for you! Now, you should be able to declare God’s word even in your lowest!
Jesus is the greatest example
Jesus always had powerful words, even in the hardest of times (The Crucifixion).
1. “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34
FORGIVE them. “I forgive you.” He started his process by forgiving. When we forgive we have an opportunity to access our Father’s presence, it opens up the Heavens.
2. “And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:43
Don’t judge the humanity. Don’t condemn. Give even the worst of thieves words of Salvation, remember they will not return empty, they will produce fruit.
3. “Dear woman, here is your son.” And he said to this disciple, “Here is your mother.” John 19:26-27
Don’t be selfish. Share the word and share its protective power for everyone. There’s a need to heal homes and to bring protection to every household. Sometimes, when parents are quiet or stay still when their children need them, their hearts can be torn and hurt. Parents, your children need to be instructed: “My people are being destroyed because they don’t know me.” (Hosea 4:6)
4. “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” Matthew 27:46
Jesus understands the pain of sin. He felt abandon and this brings acceptance from the Father to all of us. He was abandoned so we would never be far from the Father who loves us so. There’s no condemnation in Jesus Christ because God accepts us just the way we are. Our Father sees Jesus in us.
5. “I am thirsty.” John 19:28
This reminds us that the only true provision comes from our Father so all our needs are filled. He is our Provider. Only God can calm our thirst. I surrender to God all my needs and he fills me with living water (while the world gives us vinegar).
6. “It is finished!” John 19:30
God insists in doing everything that is good for us. So you should also insist in prophesizing and saying the good words. Declare blessings instead of curses. Prophesize on everyone around you, not only on your family.
7. “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” Luke 23:46
In whose hands are you entrusting your spirit? Give your spirit to God. Surrender your life and leave it in His hands. Isaiah 49:16 “See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands.”
Finally, don’t forget that yours are powerful words. They must bring life and declare what God has declared on us. Instead of complaining, praise the Lord for those things and declare positive things on every situation. God is greater and He will cause everything to work together for our good. (Romans 8:28)
I hope this post has reminded you how powerful our words really are.
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Be gracious and don’t forget God’s love never fails.