The Power of Words

The power of life and death is in the tongue. When Moses was speaking to God about going to free the Jews from slavery. He asked who shall I say sent me? God then answered,” I AM”. This God, the maker of heaven and earth, created everything by speaking words into the atmosphere. But when it came to creating man He said,” LET US MAKE MAN, IN OUR OWN IMAGE AND LIKENESS.”  So, man just like God has the ability to create and destroy with his spoken words. In Proverbs, King Solomon says as a man thinketh so is he. Creation of speech comes from our thoughts. So important are our thoughts that God says whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy- meditate on these things.

Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to submit to you that the biggest battle is in the mind. The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy. We are the creation of God that he so loathes, he will aim to destroy with everything he has. And the biggest battle is in the mind. Feeding you with lies that you are not worthy, not able, not loved etc. But the voice of truth that delivers us from the snare of the serpent is available to all who can listen.

Through words the world as we know it was created. It is impossible for God to lie because everything he utters, even if it was not, it becomes so. Jesus son of God comes and asks the tree for fruit but the tree had no fruit seeing as it was not the season for it to bear fruit. I don’t know what the tree told Jesus but clearly it made him upset. You see, Jesus knew who He was and understood the seasons. The bible says, He answered the tree and cursed it, and it was so. You see, seasons answer to Him. You may say it was way past season for Abraham and Sarah to conceive but for God and those who are made in His image and likeness, they have the ability to change seasons with just a word.

You may not know who you really are but creation knows who you are. The bible says creation travails for the manifestation of the sons of God. When God and His sons speak, all creation and angels conspire to bring to pass every word that was spoken. Because God’s name is I AM, every word that comes after that has to come to pass. That is why the bible says let the poor say I AM rich, the same applies for anything negative as well. Statements like, I am a fool, cause the atmosphere to conspire to make it so.

Words are so important that salvation is pegged on your confession that Jesus Christ is Lord. The words you utter as you confess your salvations causes heaven to come to a stand still and hell to cry out. A storm was calmed by words. A man was raised from the dead by words, “Lazarus come forth”. Words are able to start and stop wars. Words create the greatest covenants and the greatest fall outs. Words.

I challenge each of us today. Behold I give you life and death, please choose life. Speak life to dry bones. Speak life in your family and finances. Speak life to your bodies. Speak against any strong holds. Break any bond that is causing you to die slowly. Use your words carefully, for they are able to destroy or to build.


God bless you.