This morning, I was thinking about the power that’s behind our words and the Lord took me to the story of Moses. At the time he was tending sheep in the wilderness, the Lord called him to stand before Pharaoh and speak His words to him, doing some signs and wonders in the process.
Let’s begin in Exodus 8:13; So the Lord did according to the word of Moses. And the frogs died out of the houses, out of the courtyards, and out of the fields.
This is what I want you to see, “So the Lord did according to the word of Moses.” Do you see that? We need to remember that God listens to the voice of our words and He responds to them. Don’t tell me that our words don’t mean anything. That’s been our problem from the beginning. EVERY word had meaning and purpose! We think we can say whatever we feel and there will be no repercussion to them. We must change our thinking if we want to see things change in the natural.
Matthew 5:37 Jesus said, “But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘
No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.” Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” It would be a shame to see our children reap the fruit of our mouths.
If we want to have mountain moving faith, than we must begin to clean up our mouths. I don’t know how many of you were subject to having your mouth’s washed out with soap for telling a fib, I sure did, many times. Well, this is equivalent to that wonderful experience; SHUT YOUR MOUTH! Seriously! Guilty as charged! I’ve said some pretty stupid things in the past, things that I’ve reaped the consequences of. I’ve had to go home, repent, email or call the person I said it to and repent, pray for crop failure and I still have to watch my tongue.
It’s an ongoing battle, but one we must conquer if we truly want God to do what we say. We absolutely will watch what we say! If we want to see healing manifest in our bodies, we must stop stating how we feel and only confess what the Word says. If we want to see breakthrough in our finances, than we must stop saying our bank account is empty and begin speaking abundance. But don’t just say it to others and than go home and say how bad it is to your spouse. Be consistent in your words because God is truly watching every single word that comes out of your mouth and you will give account for them.
Oh faithful Father, the one who is ever watchful, put a watch guard over my mouth that I may only speak Your Word day and night. Before you only, I have sinned with my words. I repent and thank you for the blood of Your son, Jesus who has redeemed my past, present and future sins. It’s not what I deserved, but it’s what You gave. I receive forgiveness and ask that I allow the Holy Spirit to build me up in these weak areas of my life. Help me to pray always in the Holy Ghost, that I may be fortified and the words I speak may reproduce and bring forth fruit in the earth. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.