You know the cliche wedding verbiage where the officiant asks the congregation if anyone is opposed to the marriage, to speak now or forever hold their peace ? I think this directly correlates to many situations within the body of Christ, let me explain ...
The Word tells us that the power of life and death is in the tongue (see Matthew 15:11, proverbs 18:20-21) and as a body of Christ we know that it is essential to our victorious walk when we proclaim the promises of God over our life.
If God’s word is made manifest in Jesus, and Jesus is the living word, and the same spirit that raised Jesus from the dead (the third person in the trinity) lives inside of us then how much more evidence do we need to convince us that the words we speak are powerful ?
The enemy knows that our words are powerful, he fills our mind day in and day out with negative thoughts about ourselves, our situation and the people who surround us. He thrives on hoping that we will let these thoughts take root in our mind so that we speak it with our mouths.
Just as speaking life and faith gives us victory, speaking things contrary to the word brings us (spiritual) death. God has given us the answer to every problem within His word. It’s time that we start proclaiming what the word says about our situation rather than speaking what our feelings tell us. Let the word transform your words and watch and see - your life will follow your words.
Lord, please help us to guard our mouths, give us the Holy Ghost filter that we so desperately need . Give us the revelation knowledge so that we may understand the power encased in the words that we speak. Thank you for providing the answers and promises for every situation that we may face in the world. Your word gives strength and hope in the middle of the driest desert. We praise you in advance for the manifestation of the promises that you have given to us, your children. Help us to speak words of life into our life and the lives of others. Lord let your will be done, and let your kingdom come. -Amen
originally written on October 2, 2017