With the tongue we bless God and curse men. "Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to so be." (Jas. 3: 9 - 10) What does that mean, really? It's understandable that we should not curse our fellow men. Yet, whenever you utter a negative word in jest, such as: “You’re crazy,” it can unwittingly offend the recipient and become a curse.

Jesus Christ is the Word and He dwelt among us (John 1: 1 - 5) He created everything by His Word and then He took on the flesh and nature of man, in essence making His Words audible to mankind. There was no idle word spoken by Him. Every Word that proceeded out of His mouth was specifically sent to do something. He spoke healing, deliverance, teaching about the Kingdom of God and compassion.

To those who honor the Word of God, the words become life! To those who sought to kill Him, Jesus said:

"My word has no place in you. I speak that which I have seen with my Father; and ye do that which ye have seen with you father." (Elsewhere he amplifies: your father the devil) (John 8: 37 - 38)

Those are sobering words! It makes you realize that, unless you are completely and constantly enwrapped in the Word of God, the words you speak are not those that you hear Him speaking to you.

O.K., although you're not of the world, you're in it and influenced by it. The most important fact is that when Jesus spoke the universe into existence, it was so. When He spoke healing, it was done. Everything He said came to pass!

"So shall my Word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." (Isa. 56: 11)

Likewise, everything you and I say will come to pass! In other words, your words are spiritual containers of power. No matter what you say, there is a degree of power in it. The degree depends on the faith you put behind the words. If you speak healing, soothing, comforting, loving words they will accomplish what you are believing for.

Conversely, when you speak negative words of unbelief, doom, despondency and fear, and you believe it, they will come to pass!

Therefore, be careful when you feel like giving someone a piece of your mind! Likewise, speak good things and health over yourself. Don't think you are going to get the flu just because it's the season for it or everyone around you has it! Speak healing Scripture verses over yourself and your loved ones, apply a good dose of faith to it, thank the Lord for his Word that says:

"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." (3 John 2)

Be mindful of the fact that good thoughts produce good words that, in turn, produce good fruit:

"A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil; for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh." (Luke 6: 45) and:

“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.” (Mat. 12: 36 – 37)

Be encouraged! You can really make miracles happen by speaking the Word of God in faith over every situation in your life! Whenever you notice yourself going off on a tangent and speaking negative words, it’s O.K. Tell the Lord you’re sorry and keep on practicing to speak Life over yourself and others. God is good and ready to forgive!

“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” (Rom 8: 1)

It’s food to start the day praying:

"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer." (Ps. 19: 14)

Author's Bio: 

Ann Stewart is author of With Wings As Eagles,
an inspirational story of unwavering faith in God's Word and answered prayer.

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