Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
One of the strongest deceptive tactics the devil uses against the Church is getting us to believe that our words don't mean anything or have any power. As a result, we recklessly and unknowingly speak death and destruction in our lives instead of life and peace. I'm not saying that trials won't come our way, but how we react to them plays a major role in the outcome. Too many of us come into agreement with our trials through our confession of defeat in them. We complain about the existence of them instead of confronting them with the Word of God! We claim defeat through the possibility of failure instead of confessing the victory through the purpose of growth!! Then we wonder why the world is in the state it's in. We sit back and allowing the world to speak freely into the blow horns and microphones of entertainment, politics and religion without any resistance from us as if God never commissioned us to spread (speak and lead by example) His word to all nation. We keep quiet in fear of ruffling the feathers of the world or possible persecution. And so we compromise........ developing worldly terminologies and phases as if we have forgotten or fail to acknowledge that we were created in the image and the likeness of God; that we have been given authority in Christ to "call (speak) those things which be not as though they were" (Romans 4:17). It wasn't until God spoke a word; that life came into existence on earth and it won't be until we start speaking what His Word says for life to became active in our daily lives while we are still here on "this" earth!! It's time for the Church to stand in it's rightful position of authority and SPEAK UP!!! We must remember that it's not "you are what you eat", but rather "you are what you speak!!" WATCH YOUR MOUTH though, you might just eat the words spoken from you lips. "for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks" (Matt. 12:34). Let's stop speaking what the world says and start speaking what the Word says!! There's so much power in the words we speak that Jesus said in Matt.12:36-37 "But I say unto you, That every IDLE word that men shall speak , they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified , and by thy words thou shalt be condemned." Be careful of the words you speak, you might just talk up your death!!! His Word is our authority and His Spirit grants us the ability to operate in that authority!!! Let's use it for our advantage!!
SPEAK UP AND SPEAK OUT SAINTS!!!