Words Are Life's Landmarks
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life] (Proverbs 18:21 – AMP).
The words you speak are a creative force in your life. They become absorbed into the atmosphere of your life. Words contain the contents of your heart. Proverbs tells us to keep our heart with all diligence because the issues of life come out of it (Proverbs 4:23). Jesus said we speak from the abundance of our heart.
Don’t take your words lightly today. Jesus said we would be justified or condemned as a result of our words. ...For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned (Matthew 12:34-37).
Words create life direction. From the time we’re born, until the time we go to be with Jesus, words accomplish things. You never live beyond your words.
It is not possible to walk in prosperity and talk poverty. It is not possible to walk in health and talk sickness. It is not possible to be strong in the Lord and and talk weakness and failure. It is not possible to be love and forgiveness ruled and at the same time talk bitterness and anger.
A major force in the kingdom of God and in the kingdom of Satan is words. Don’t allow your words today to correspond to the will of the kingdom of darkness by speaking doubt, fear, pessimism, death, anger, bitterness, and gloom. Instead, defy feelings and thoughts that oppose the will of God.
Speak aloud boldly what you believe based on the Word of God. Speak words that produce life, health, prosperity, blessing, abundance, strength, faith, love, forgiveness, kindness, and so on. When you do this, you put God’s power into operation in your life and circumstances, and Satan’s attacks will be neutralized as the power of Word of God through your lips defeats their purposes to harm you!
The more you talk about something, the more real it becomes in your life. At first, the things of God may seem vague and distant to you. But ignore this perception and speak out loud that you are the righteousness of God in Christ; that you are more than a conqueror; that you are healed by the stripes of Jesus; that God meets all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus; that if God be for you, no being can be successful against you; that the peace of God rules you; that the love of God dominates your mind and actions; that God’s protection and favor surround you every day; that the angels of God are presently working on your behalf, ministering for you because you are an heir of salvation; that your flesh and your mind do not rule you, but your spirit rules your life; that you are walking in the spirit and you are not fulfilling the works of the flesh; that greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.
I started speaking the Word out loud to myself over 43 years ago. The Word did not seem real or true at the time. My circumstances tried to erect walls between me and God’s will as revealed through His Word.
But I began to speak the Word and defy all my thoughts and feelings to the contrary. Little by little, the reality of the Word began to settle down on me and rise up in me. Now, the things of the Word and of the kingdom of God have become absorbed into the very fabric of who I am.
My mind, emotions, will, and body have become accustomed to yielding to my human spirit through the Word. Life has become a restful walk with God as my Father, Jesus my Lord, and the Holy Spirit as my helper and guide. Sure, challenges come from the world, the flesh, and the devil. But now, it has become much easier to resist and to stand.
Your Words set the boundaries in your life. You never rise above them. You will be in your tomorrows what you believe and speak in your todays. Begin today to cooperate with the principles of God’s kingdom. Set your mouth in line with God’s will in every area of life. If you do, one day, you’ll look around, and you’ll see the product of your Words. And you’ll be blessed!