Sunday, January 6, 2013

Death And Life Rest In. . .

Can you image the most powerful system in the world?  What did you imagine it to be?  Was your first thought a governmental type system?  Or, was that first thought a military type system?  Perhaps your first thought was some type of financial system.  Regardless of the system that first came to mind, there is one system more powerful than all of them combined.

Now imagine that you have been given the power to control just such a system.  Yes, that’s right!  Imagine that you have been given the authority to command this system.  What would you do with such a system?  How would you use such a system?  Do you think you could be trusted with such power, with such authority?  Would you want to be in control of such a system?  Well, there is a system in existence that has been ordered not to do anything until something is said.  This same system has been order not to do anything until some type of announcement is made.  And here is the beauty of it all; you have been given the power to control and the authority to command this very system.

The Bible tells us that death and life are in the power of the tongue, which suggests that with one’s mouth, an individual can speak death into his or her life or the same individual can speak life into his or her life.  Imagine the words that you speak being like the seeds that the farmer sows into his fields.  And like the farmer, the words that you speak will produce a crop much like the one that is produced from the seeds that he plants in his fields.  Whatever a person plants will be what that person reaps (Galatians 6:7).  If you plant death, then death is what you will reap, in its full measure.  And if you plant life, than life will be what you reap, in its full measure.  The words that you speak are like seeds that are planted in the ground.  And from those seeds, you will reap that for which you have sown, be it good or be it bad.

The words that you speak are so important; they really do control the things that happen to you.  Many have died because they have said the wrong things.  God has set before us life and death, blessing and cursing and has told us to choose life, but few know how the choices are made.  We make the choices with the words that we speak, for death and life rest in the power of the tongue.

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 (Mark 11:23-24 KJV).

Jesus tells the disciples, if they believe the things that they speak will come to pass and not doubt in their hearts, which is an absolute truth, then it can be said to the mountain, rise up and be removed, and that command will be obeyed.  Therefore, according to this passage, whatsoever we say, believing that those things which we say will come to pass and not doubting it in our heart, then we will have whatsoever we say.  Even salvation requires us to speak with our mouth.

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (Romans 10:9-10 KJV).

According to this passage, if we confess (speak) with our mouth and believe in our heart, then we will be saved, for it is by believing in our heart that we become right with God and it is by speaking with our mouth that we tell others of our faith, thereby confirming our salvation (confession is made unto salvation).

You brood of snakes.  How could evil men like you speak what is good and right?  For a man's heart determines his speech.  A good man's speech reveals the rich treasures within him.  An evil-hearted man is filled with venom, and his speech reveals it.  And I tell you this, that you must give account on Judgment Day for every idle word you speak.  Your words now reflect your fate then:  either you will be justified by them or you will be condemned (Matthew 12:34-37 The Living Bible).

Jesus says that whatever is in our heart will come out through our mouth.  Both blessings and curses come out of the same mouth but this all depends on what is in the heart.  Therefore, if the mouth ain’t speaking then there must be nothing in the heart.  Our tongue, our mouth, our words have the power to choose life or to choose death, to bring blessings or to bring curses into your life.

Did you know that the law of the Spirit of life in Christ and law of sin and death are subject to our mouth (Romans 8:2)?  This means that with our mouth, we can turn on either the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus or the law of sin and death.  Did you know that our mouth gives us authority on earth, in heaven, and in hell?  With our mouth, we can command the forces of heaven, we can change the situations of earth, and we can bind the forces of hell.

Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven (Matthew 18:18).

According to this passage, we have the authority to bind and loose things on earth, which in turns will bind and loose things in heaven as well.  Nevertheless, we need to take hold of this authority to bind and loose things on earth and in heaven.  We have God’s spirit dwelling inside of us and the angels of God surrounding us.  They are there with us in the midst of all of our needs, in the midst of our wants, in the midst of our desires, and in the midst of our darkest problems.  However, God’s spirit cannot do anything, neither can the angels do anything until we open our mouth and say what we need to say to employ the forces of heaven.

Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation.  There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.  For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.  They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.  Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet (Psalm 91:9-13).

Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word (Psalm 103:20).

Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation (Hebrews 1:14)?

We see from these passages, God has ordered his angels to protect us wherever we may go.  They will protect us in all of our ways and keep us wherever we go.  These angels will steady us with their hands so that we will not dash our foot against any rocks.  They will hold us up in their hands to keep us from stumbling.  The angels will even protect us so that no evil will happen or come to us.  These same angels will protect us so that no disease or plague will come near our dwelling or house, which is our body.  These angels are there to protect us because God has giving them charge over us to protect and to keep us in all our ways.  These mighty angels carry out his orders and do all of his commands because they are not only spirit-messengers but are also ministering spirits sent out to minister to those who have received salvation.  But so few know what is needed to enable these angels to come forth.  And so few know what to say that will get these angels to act.

Ministering spirits are sent forth on behalf of them that have become the children of the most High God.  Think of the waiter/waitress at the local restaurant as a ministering spirit.  He/she is sent forth by the restaurant on our behalf to wait on and to attend to our needs.  He/she is there to serve us, to wait on us, and to do our bidding.  He/she will stand there until we tell him/her what we want.  It would be impossible for him/her to serve us until we tell him/her exactly what we want and how we want it done.  Once we tell him/her of our desires, he/she will process our order and bring exactly what we asked for so that we could enjoy it.  Just as we cannot command the waiter/waitress to do anything outside the principles set forth by the restaurant, we can neither command the ministering spirit to do anything outside the principles set forth by God.  Do you still think or believe that your words are not important?  (to be continued).

Enjoy your blessings - KW


  1. I am speechless,quite frankly i know these verses from the Bible,but today they came to me like new i am impressed about the way you put it,It is so powerful and it finally dwell in my mind how Powerful the tongue is into our lives Thank you so much God Bless

    1. Amen. We praise God for you Sister Sibanda and are blessed by your kind and encouraging words. We thank God this message was a blessings to you. We give God all the glory. Blessings.