Round Mountain Community Church
Matthew 12:37, But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement. For by thy words thou shalt be justified and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Proverb 18:21, Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
There is a truth revealed all in God’s word that much of the body of Christ knows nothing about. And that truth is: What we have in our lives is a result of what is in our hearts and coming out of our mouths. We were never meant to just run off at the mouth.
James 1:19, Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak and slow to wrath.
Why should we be
slow to speak? Because life and death are in power of our tongue.
Satan has done a good job of covering up this truth to where many people have never made the connection that what’s coming out of their mouth is what they have in their life.
Jesus said that we’re either justified, which is to be acquitted or set free, or we’re condemned, which is to be sentenced or put in bondage by our words.
We were created in the image and likeness of God, as believers were His children. God doesn’t just talk to be talking, He makes His words work for Him.
When God looked and saw darkness, He didn’t talk about how dark it was. He changed the darkness by using his words: Light be, and light was. That’s my Father and I’m to imitate Him.
Jesus came into the world to represent the Father and He only said what He heard His Father say. He talked to trees, to the wind and sea, to dead bodies, to evil spirits and they all
obeyed Him. He used His Words like God the Father used His words.
Jesus then told his disciples, which would be to his disciples today as well, to speak to the mountains and it would obey you. The requirement was to believe in our heart that what we say will come to pass.
That means we must believe in our words and if we do, we won’t just say whatever comes to our mind, we will check to see if what we say agrees with God’s word. God gave us His word so that we could say what He says about us or our situation and He could make His word good in our lives. That’s actually what confession means – to say the same thing.
It means that we’re to say the same thing God says in His word about us.
For example: I have healing scriptures that I read out loud over myself and I make them personal. When I do that I’m saying what God says about me and I give Him something to watch over and make good in my life. I like
to be offensive and wait until I need help to get it.
Matthew 8:17 says, Jesus took our infirmities and our bare our sicknesses.
1 Peter 2:24 says, By whose stripes ye were healed.
So, I say what He says about me. I say out loud – Jesus took my infirmities and bore my sickness and by His Stripes I was healed.
There are many more scriptures that I use, that’s just an example of a couple of them.
Proverbs 4:20-22 says, that God’s word is health or medicine to all our flesh. Well, if you want medicine to work for you, you have to get it in you and you get it in you by saying it.
Proverbs 12:18 says, the tongue of the wise is health.
So if you want health, make your tongue do its duty and say what God’s word says.
It’s not wise to talk about sickness or how sick you are, that’s not giving God anything to work with.
Life and death is in the power of your tongue.