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The Power of Words: Do You Value Your Words?

Many times we speak words out of our mouths all the time without recognizing the value behind our words.

Proverbs 18:20-21- from the fruit of their mouth, a persons stomach is filled. With the harvest of their lips they are satisfied. The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Basically, the quality of the words that come from our mouths strongly influence the quality of our lives. In Genesis, we see that god spoke things into existence. Thus, because we are created in God’s image, we hold the same creative or destructive power. Many times, we see people who have the truth and stretch the truth cause us to reject the original biblical truth. Our words must line up with what God is saying.

We need to stop trying to get God in agreement with our words, and get our words in agreement with God. When this happens, we have true power and authority. Our words are either agreeing with life, or agreeing with death. So the question becomes whether or not we are releasing life or death when we speak?

1. Our words connect us to God. They have the power to connect God from the spiritual world to the natural God.

John 1:1- in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word WAS God.

Psalm 107:20- he sent his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

Jesus came as the Word to save us from our sins and connect us, but we only truly connect by the power of OUR words.

Romans 10:8-10; 13- the word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart…if you declare with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that god raised him from the dead then you are justified……everyone who calls on the name of The Lord will be saved.

Example:we declare with our words that Jesus is the Messiah and we accept his salvation. Then we are saved and connected to God. We have to speak the words and believe in our heart. Our words place us into right agreement with God.

Matthew 12:31-37- but I tell you this, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks a word against the spirit of God will not be forgiven neither in this age, nor in the age to come. …..for the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. ….but I tell you that everyone will be judged for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be judged, and by your words will you be condemned.

Blaspheming against the Holy Spirit is taking what God has done and attributing it to Satan or some other source.

2. Our words connect us to each other.

Proverbs 18:20-21- he who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from The Lord.

There is a reason that this verse is here. Our words connect us also to our spouse or to other people. When we misuse our words, or fail to communicate, the relationship suffers. It gets weak and brittle. Stop speaking death into your relationships, family, health, finances, life. Speak life!!

Be a life speaker! Agree with God’s words and his plans.

Ephesians 5:25-26- husbands love your wives, just as Jesus also loved the church and gave himself for for her that he might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word.

Are we cleansing or corrupting by what we are are speaking? Words can either destroy relationships or restore relationships.

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Breaking New Ground

“Do You Use Your Authority?”

God has given us authority.

Eph 6:10-13- Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies, but against evil rulers…..therefore put on every piece of
God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.

Sometimes we deal in situations where we arent wrestling against people, but against evil spirits. Not everytime, but there are times when this happens.

-We must choose to be on God’s side.

1. There are no free agents in God’s army.

Josh 5:13-14- Joshua asked the Angel of God if He was for them or against them. The Angel said “neither”..

God was asked a multiple choice question in this verse as to whose side He was on. God answered neither because He refused to affiliate with any human side. He was saying that HE WAS the side.

2. There is no neutrality. Matt 12:30- anyone who isn’t with Me is against me.

Rev 3:15-16- because you are neither hot nor cold, I will spew you from My mouth.

3. There is no duality- you can’t play both sides.

John 10:10- satan comes to kill, steal, and destroy. JESUS comes to give us an abundant life.

Col 2:13-15- we weee dead,l in sin, then God made us alive in Christ. ….in this way, He disarmed the spiritual rulers and authority. He shamed them publicly by His victory on the cross.

Matt 16:17-18- Upon this rock, I will be build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.

So why is satan stealing from us? Because we allow it. When we get tired enough of it, then we will take a stand. How do we walk in authority?

-Submit to God’s authority.

JAMES 4:6-8 – resist the devil and he will flee.

-Recieve God’s grace.

Rev 12:10-11- they overcame by the blood of the Lamb, and the word of their testimony.

-Put Your faith in God’s power

John 16:23- whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.