Not long ago, we talked about the most powerful system in the world and we mentioned that we had been given “the power” to control and “the authority” to command this very system. We even mentioned how important the words that we spoke were to this powerful system because they are the keys that control this system. We mentioned that we have the ability to choose between life and death through the words that we speak. In this system, we find that our blessings and cursings are completely based on and controlled by what we say.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof” (Proverbs 18:21).
We found that our very salvation hinges upon words that we speak or confess not to forgo the required believing on one’s heart.
“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).
We found that Jesus told his disciples that if they believed that those things they spoke would come to pass and not doubt in their hearts, then whatsoever they spoke would actually come to pass.
“And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 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 11:22-24).
Before Jesus spoke of being able to say to a mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea, he had, the day before spoke to a fig tree, saying, “Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever” (Matthew 21: 19). And when the disciple saw this tree dried up the next day, they inquired of the tree.
“Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive” (Matthew 21:21-22).
In both of the above accounts of the fig tree story, we see Jesus talking about faith. In “Mark 11,” we see Jesus telling the disciples to “Have faith in God.” In “Matthew 21,” Jesus tells the disciples, “Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree.” Jesus is telling them that if they have faith and do not doubt, then they would be able to speak to a fig tree and not only get the same results, but they could speak to a mountain and tell the mountain to “Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
God has created a system that is controlled by the very words that we speak. Put this thought together with the fact that God has place our eternal salvation in the control of the very words that we speak as well. And God has made it possible that we can control the life of a fig tree or control the placement of a mountain through the very words that we speak is incredible. And all we need is just a little faith.
“…for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you” (Matthew 17:20).
Words are important. Words combined with faith as a grain of mustard seed, “nothing shall be impossible unto you.” We again give thanks to God for this avenue that he has given us to share his word through today’s inspirational message. We continually pray that God’s grace will be upon you and that these devotionals will be a blessing to you. If you are blessed by them, please share so that others may be blessed as well. Amen.
Enjoy your blessings - KW