Bringing our words into line with the Word of God that lives in us.
I teach a course in the Bible college called Dressed for Success—no, not fashion tips on power dressing! It’s about putting on the whole armor of God!
In preparing for my class, I was meditating upon the power of our words. We know that our words have meaning, but sometimes it’s easy to miss just how powerful they really are.
As a child we sang a little rhyme that is probably familiar: “Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” This was to be recited with gusto in the face of the playground bully or a big brother with attitude!
While I felt empowered in the moment, having a premeditated come back ready should such a confrontation occur, the phrase never really helped me. I still felt wounded by their words in ways bruises never affected me. It was then that I realized that words really do matter.
God’s words are so important that He provided for us a written account and supernaturally preserved them in a whole love letter that we call the Bible!
The world itself was created by His words: humans and all of creation had to be spoken into existence with the creative words of God. Yes, even Jesus was spoken into being (John 1).
“Life and death are in the power of the tongue.”
Think about that. As believers, we now have the power to create or destroy on the inside of us, and we release that power though our words. We are the mouth piece of God as well as the hands and feet!
Now this is the really exciting bit…
If God’s words are what created and shaped the world, and He has put His words in our mouths, then His words in our mouths are as powerful as they are in His mouth!
“But I am the Lord your God,
Who divided the sea whose waves roared—
The Lord of hosts is His name.
16 And I have put My words in your mouth;
I have covered you with the shadow of My hand,
That I may plant the heavens,
Lay the foundations of the earth,
And say to Zion, ‘You are My people.'”
Our Words Are Unstoppable
Just like a freight train moving at top speed, our words, when they are targeted, become unstoppable.
Imagine what could happen if we started using our words like they were intended to be used!
“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.“
“He sent His word and healed them…”
Speak life today over your situations and watch what happens!
Manifesting Miracles is a powerful ten-part teaching that will help you understand the process that every miracle follows: confession, creation, and manifestation. God put His words in our mouths! Learn how our confession is a force that releases the creative power of faith in our lives with miraculous results.