Everything begins with a word. In fact, the very first chapter of the Bible illustrates this beautifully. Everything God SAYS comes to pass, and nothing happens until he SAYS it. Words bring light or they bring darkness. Before God spoke there was only darkness, Gen 1:2, “The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters…” NLT. When God spoke a word there was light! Gen 1:3, “Then God SAID, Let there be light, and there was light” NLT. You’ll see the phrase, “God said”, ten times in the first chapter of Genesis. And notice that a miracle always happens after “God said”! Are you beginning to understand how important words are?
The earth and the universe were created with words. God’s words. So if words are important to God they are important to us. God spoke words filled with faith not doubt, and we must do the the same. Jesus spoke faith-filled words. He never spoke words of fear and doubt and neither should we!
Do you realize we are supposed to live our lives imitating God? The dictionary defines imitate this way:
…to mimic; impersonate; reproduce; have the appearance of; simulate; resemble…
Are you getting the idea that we are to act like, look like and SPEAK like God? Here is just one scritpure to support that: Eph 5:1 “Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do….” NLT. The first way we should imitate God is with our words. The words we say should be filled with faith because faith-filled words bring light and success. Words of doubt bring darkness and failure. Most of us experience darkness and failure because of our words, Prov 6:1,2 “…Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth.” KJV.
I grew up hearing words of doubt, fear and unbelief. I grew up with a poverty, sickness and disease and failure mentality. “God keeps us poor to keep us humble and sickness comes mostly to put us on our back so God can teach us something.” Words like that were spoken over me by spiritual leaders, mentors and family members. “God might heal you if it’s his will” or ” He died at age 39 because God saw in the future that he would yeild to temptation and be lost so God called him home early”. The amazing thing is, those words always came true because thats what was spoken!
But thank God for revelation! This was revelation to me: Mk 11:22-25, “…Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall SAY unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he SAITH shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he SAITH. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” KJV. Look at how many times those verses use the words say, or saith. Words…..your words are important!
Do you know that we can operate on the same level as God? We are not God but we can be like him and operate on his level. He made us that way so we can have the same success and results as he has! We are spirit beings, very capable of operating on the same level of faith as God. Mk 9:23, “..anything is possible if a person believes.” NLT. Matt 17:20, ” I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could SAY to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” NLT. Are you getting it? Words are important!
So, quit saying things like, ” I always get a cold this time of year “, or ” I’ll probably never get out of debt, I’ll always have a house payment.” Those kinds of things happen to you now because you’ve been saying it all your life. Quit using the “death” word! “That scares me to death”, or “that’s to die for” or “I just love you to death”. You might be thinking, “oh Gene I don’t really mean it like that, it’s just a figure of speech.” The Bible calls those words ‘idle’ words. You’ll give an account for idle words. Matt 12:36-37 “And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak. The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you.” NLT. You may believe it is a figure of speech but your words carry the power to create, whether positively or negatively. Your words are important. I’ve already showed you proof from the Word of God that we have what we say. Words are important!
More on this later. Just remember, every word you speak is important. So watch what you say!
Cogitate on that for a while!