Power of Your Words (I)


Proverbs 18: 20-21 says; “From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied. The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit” (NIV). That means your life can only be satisfied by what you say with your mouth.


What comes out of your mouth on a daily basis helps to build or destroy your destiny. Your tongue has the power of life and death. You must choose to use it wisely. You can’t afford to speak carelessly; whether you are serious or joking. Define your words before you say them. Whatever you don’t want to see happen in your life, you don’t let it come out of your mouth; because when it comes out of your mouth it is going to form an image in your future waiting for you somewhere. Where you are today is as a result of words you put together yesterday and where you are going to be tomorrow, are words put together that you are speaking today. The surest way to change where you are right now, if you don’t like it, is to change what you are saying about the situation. You don’t continue to say what you are going through if you want to change it. Because the more you say what you are going through, the more you empower it to remain and grow. It becomes bigger and bigger than your God in your sight; and bigger than the solution he has brought into your situation.

God does not expect us to speak our problem, He expects us to speak our solution. He does not expect us to speak our experience, He expects us to speak our expectations that’s why He said the expectation of the righteous shall not be cut off. We live in a world where all we say everyday is what we’re experiencing. Unfortunately because we keep saying what we are experiencing, it becomes mountains in our lives and nothing changes. And we keep wondering why nothing happens in spite of all our prayers. But are we speaking right when we pray? It’s always what we say last that matters. That’s why the devil must not speak the last word over you. When you pray, you are serious about where you are going. You declare with your mouth by telling God what you want Him to do but when you are speaking to your friends or colleague, what are you saying? Do you tell them the stuff you were going through thereby nullifying what you said to God during your prayer time because that was the last thing you said.

We meet Jairus in Mark 5:21. Jairus was a religious man, a synagogue ruler. In His time he can be called a Pastor. He knew God and had a relationship with the God of Israel. But then he had an issue. It is not wrong to have an issue because everybody has one issue or the other. God Himself had an issue in Genesis 1 verse 2. God created the heaven and the earth. But God couldn’t have created the heaven and the earth that was null and void, and darkness over the earth? NO. When God first created the heaven and the earth it was beautiful. But something must have gone wrong. But God opened His eyes and saw that something was wrong. So it’s not a new thing that things go wrong neither is it a new thing that you have issues. The only thing is that you don’t sit down and nurse the issue; you speak to the issue and tell the issue to change to what you want it to become.

So what God simply did was open His mouth. The Spirit of God was hovering over the darkness. The earth was without form and it was void; meaning the earth had no shape. Nothing was occupying it because it was empty; and then darkness was upon the face of the earth. God was faced with three problems at a time about his own creation. So God said that’s not what I created; he looked at the earth and said “Let there be light”. God spoke and darkness gave way, light came. That’s why you have to behave like God because you are created in the likeness and the image of God. Speak forth what you want to see. Don’t be tired of saying it even if you haven’t seen it; keep saying it until you see it.

Jairus, the synagogue ruler in Mark 5 had a problem; he had a 12 year old girl that was sick and dying. They’ve done everything to make her well but she wasn’t getting better so he left the daughter at home to look for Jesus. In Mark 5:23 Jairus had a prayer request for Jesus; “And begged Him earnestly saying, my little daughter lies at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, that she may be healed and she will live”. That prayer point is loaded because it took charge of both healing and death. He walked up to Jesus and said, “My daughter is at home, she’s sick, she’s dying, I want you to come and lay your hands on her so she will be healed. In order words, “If we get home and she’s still alive or sick, when you lay your hands, she will be healed. However, if we get home and she’s dead, when you lay your hands, she will still be healed. Meaning Jairus took care of both the sickness and death in one prayer point. He knew he had a problem and so acknowledged the problem in his prayer.

Don’t pray your problem only. After you’ve declared your problem in your prayer, there should be a comma or a semi colon and then you express your expectations. It is problem you’re your expectation of God. Don’t just stop at bombarding heaven with your problem because heaven knows you already have a problem. He does not need a notification about your problem; He knows what you are going through. So your prayer should not end with your problem, your prayer should end with your expectation. Jairus ended his prayer with an expectation; “I want you to come lay your hands on her, I know when you do she will be healed and live”. As soon as he said that, Jesus did not question anything. The bible said He got down and He followed him because in that prayer, even though in the beginning there was fear; it ended in faith.

… to be continued.


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