The Power Of Words

At a time when so many delight in speaking evil and carrying out evil deeds against our country and it seems their plan is to destroy the foundations, what can the righteous do?

One thing we have to guard against, is being unwitting participants by speaking negative words over our own nation and expecting doom. Things like, “It’s going to get a lot worse.” I see that as agreeing with the plans of the enemy! We have to overcome the darkness and the hate filled words of those who curse our nation.

We certainly would not do this intentionally, but are we aware of how powerful the words of our mouth are? The bible is filled with scripture concerning the power of words.

Genesis 1:3 says that God created everything by first speaking it. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And so on and so on and so on until He saw that it was good.

Furthermore, He holds the universe together by the power of that word.
“The Son is the radiance and only expression of the glory of [our awesome] God [reflecting God’s Shekinah glory, the Light-being, the brilliant light of the divine], and the exact representation and perfect imprint of His [Father’s] essence, and upholding and maintaining and propelling all things [the entire physical and spiritual universe] by His powerful word [carrying the universe along to its predetermined goal].” Hebrews 1:3 Amplified

Romans 4:17 says that “God gives life to the dead and calls those things that are not as though they were.” How powerful is THAT? !

Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” The Message version puts it this way: “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.”

Of course, we know what James chapter 3 says about the unruly tongue. “Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.” Let us keep ourselves from the latter.

Proverbs 17:27-28 “A man of knowledge uses words with restraint and a man of understanding is even-tempered. Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.”

One of my favorites: “When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.” Prov 10:19

“From the fruit of his lips, a man is filled with good things.” Prov. 12:14

I could go on and on. But, you have a bible, too. (There should be a smiley face here.) Seriously, Proverbs is a good place to get some good instruction and wisdom. Read a chapter per day. And don’t just read it, but apply it to your life. The word of God will change you if you take it into your heart.

Speaking life is an on going discipline. It’s like people who exercise regularly until it becomes a habit and it goes from being a dread to being something they look forward to. The more we practice holding our tongue from speaking negative and speak life instead, the more we desire to walk in light.

Positive words are good, but the word of God is “living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 Amplified

So, when you can, speak the pure word of God. Mixed with faith, it produces results!

The United States of America needs us right now as much and maybe more, than ever before. We might not be in a position to preach from the rooftops, but we can do our part to pray that we would be restored to a nation who honors God and His word, knowing that He hears us and that we have those things that we ask of Him.

And we can watch our mouth and declare the powerful word of God over the land that He chose to allow us to live in. Acts 17:26

It is an honor and a privilege to be a citizen of this country that He providentially raised up for His glory. Our children and the younger generation need to be taught this truth.

Let us be imitators of God, as dear children, and walk in love, even love for our beloved America!








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