The Bible tells us that “death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Proverbs 18:21), 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. Did you know that the words that you speak will produce a crop much like that of the farmer who plants a field? 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. If you plant sickness, then sickness will be what you will reap or if you plant health or healing, then health or healing will be what you will reap, all in their full measure. The words that we speak are like seeds that are planted in the ground. And from those seeds, we reap that for which we have sown. This is why the words that we speak are so important; they really do control the things that happen to us.
Most people do not believe that we choose what happens to us. And regardless of how things appear in the world, the truth of the matter is that we do choose what happens in our life through the words that we speak. We know some of you will find this notion of words controlling what happens to us hard to accept and unfortunately, we do not have enough room to fully cover the topic here but consider this. If it be possible “for you to be saved by a confession of your mouth” (Romans 10:9-10) not to forgo the believing in the heart part, then do you think it be possible “for you to be condemn by a confession of your mouth as well,” provided the belief in the heart is there? And we know that people don’t believe that such a negative belief exist in their heart, but according to scripture, “of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks” (Luke 6:45). So, whether it be good or bad treasures that are stored in your heart, what is stored there will eventually come out through your mouth. And when it comes out, it will bring forth that which is good or that which is evil.
Many are not aware that God has built a system that works based on what a person says, which is an interesting thought in itself. However, more interesting is the power that our tongue has (James 3) in this system.
“You have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth” (Proverbs 6:2 NIV).
Scripture tells us that we have been ensnared by the words the come out of your mouth. In simpler terms, we have been trapped by what we say. And you still think what you say is not important. There is more scriptural evidence that bear witness to a system that hinges on what you say, be it saying something good or be it saying something bad. But we do want you to know two things; death and life are truly in the power of a person’s tongue and “words steer your life.” So give care to the words that you speak, they do more than you think. Amen.
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Enjoy your blessings - KW