Thursday, November 26, 2009

Check Your Mouth

From The Word For You Today

Check what's coming out of your mouth. Paul writes, "Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Romans 10:17). What are you taking in? What are you giving out?

Faith or fear, hope or discouragement, joy or sadness, truth or error, love or bitterness? The Bible says, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof" (Proverbs 18:21).

Notice two things in this Scripture:

(1) This is a life and death issue.
(2) Your words are like seeds; they always produce fruit.

You can't believe God for the best, then go around expecting and expressing the worst. When what you say consistently, contradicts what God's Word says, you're sabotaging yourself.

The words you speak have power - and consequences. So begin to correct yourself. Instead of saying, "I can't change," or "I'll never get out of this mess," start saying what God's Word says. Do what jesus did in the wilderness: open your mouth and declare, "It is written."

Jesus knew the Scriptures so well that He was able to tell Satan, "It's written that I don't have to bow to you. It's written that I don't have to come to you for what I need." And what was the result? "The devil left him, and angels came and attended him" (Matthew 4:11).

When you're under attack open your mouth, declare God's Word, and the forces of heaven will come to your aid!

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