Monday, October 30, 2023


Words play a very important part in the believers life. Unfortunately, most believers who deal with constant defeat are defeated because they believe and confess the wrong things. The Bible tells us, "You are snared by the words of your mouth; You are taken by the words of your mouth." (Proverbs 6:2) To be snared from a biblical perspective indicates, to be robbed; plundered; hid in prison-houses; to become prey; to be spoil; to be held in bondage. As we can see, words can defeat believers. This is not a theory, but fact, because it is a spiritual law. If we look at the account of creation we see that God Himself uses words. In a sense, we can say that God is a faith God and that He releases His faith through words, "God said...and it was so".

The Apostle Paul tells us, "Therefore be imitators of God as dear children." (Ephesians 5:1) Believers are to literally be imitators of God as children imitate their parents. To imitate God, we must talk like Him as well as act like Him. He would not asks us to do something that we are not capable of doing. We see this very law in operation in the life of Jesus during His ministry on earth as the Son of Man. He spoke to the wind and sea and it obeyed Him (Mark 4:35-41); He walked on water (Matthew 14:22-33); He spoke to a fig tree (Mark 11:12-25); He even spoke to the dead to live (John 11); He also cast out evil spirits and healed the sick with a word (Matthew 8:8, 16). Jesus was imitating His Father (John 8:29)  As we see, faith filled words, speaking God's Word, will accomplish great result. But we must also keep in mind that devil laden words will also accomplish something. They will defeat you; hold you in bondage. 

Think about it. Do you really want all the negative things you have been confessing to come to pass? Are you really believing for those things? If Jesus came to you personally and said, "from this day forward it will come to pass, that everything you say will happen exactly as you say it." Do you suppose that would change the words you speak? Our spoken words program our heart (recreated spirit) for either success or defeat. The apostle James tells us, "If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless." (James 1:26) Our greatest example of this is found in Genesis 3:1-5. Satan tempted Eve with a question. If she would have allowed her soul (mind, will and emotions) to be completely under the dominion of her spirit she would have rejected the question. However, the fact is, by exercising free will, reasoning in her mind, her spirit began to lose dominion. She allowed her soul to have dominion and deceive her heart. She was snared by the words of her mouth; She was taken by the words of her mouth." The results were beyond what any words could describe.

The Bible tells us "who (Jesus) being the brightness of His (the Father's) glory and the express image of His (the Father's) person, and upholding all things by the word of His power..." (Hebrews 1:3) God's Word is His power and it is just as powerful today when released with faith from the believer lips as it was when God Himself first spoke it. Isaiah tells us, "So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it." (Isaiah 55:11) The only way that God's Word loses its power is when it is unspoken by believers. Look at this promise from the Lord to all believers, "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." (Mark 11:23) 

This is a very simple truth, but oh how profound and far reaching it seems to be. This spiritual law works both ways. For as long as believers say what they have, good or bad, they will have what they say. Our words will produce no more than what is said. The Apostle Paul tells us, "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life." (Galatians 6:7-8) This applies to more than just spoken words, but we can get the point from this verse. We can see that either way, good words or destructive, negative words will set a spiritual law in motion that will give us victory or defeat. The spiritual law is based on the same basic principle of seed-time harvest. (Genesis 8:22) The words you speak are seeds (Mark 4:1-29) that produce after their kind. (Genesis 1:11) Just as sure as they are planted, you can be equally sure a harvest will follow.

Finally, when we study the life of Jesus we can find what caused Him to overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil. He spent much time in prayer; He never prayed the problem; He only prayed the solution, that is, what God said and He only spoke the desired end result. (John 12:49) He also only and always used the Word to defeat the works of the devil. (Matthew 4:1-11) So, as the Apostle Paul tells us, "Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers." (Ephesians 4:29) Let us walk in victory by speaking faith filled victorious words, that is, speaking the truth (the Word) through love...

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