Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
Having a great life and enjoying all the blessings God has reserved for you begins with how effective you are in using your tongue rightly. This is because the principle in the New Testament is, “what you say, is what you get” (Mark 11:23); it’s all about the tongue. Many are in bondage, not because Satan overpowered them, but because their negative confessions: (Proverbs 6:2) says, “Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.”
Cultivate a wholesome tongue, for “A wholesome tongue is a tree of life” (Proverbs 15:4). The word “wholesome” is translated from the Hebrew: ‘MARPE’—meaning healing, curative, medicine. Therefore, you should speak words of healing.
You can control your job, your finances, your home, and your body with your tongue. Your life doesn’t have to be a surprise, as you can chart your course in the direction of God’s perfect will. You can frame or create your desired future.
It doesn’t matter how much someone says he believes, it takes giving voice to your believing for faith to be activated. Romans 10:10 says, “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” To enjoy the blessings of your salvation, you must use your mouth.
Salvation, amongst other blessings, means to be brought out of slavery into liberty, to be brought out of poverty into abundance, to be brought out of sickness into health, and to be delivered from sin into righteousness and the life of God. However, for these and the other blessings of salvation to become your vital experience, your confessions must be in sync with the revelation of God’s Word concerning you.
Blessed Father, I thank you for your wisdom in my heart and in my mouth today! Thank you for the power and impact of your Word in my life, as I speak it forth and chart my course in the direction of my destiny in you, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
(Taken by permission from Christ Embassy Church , aka Believer's LoveWorld Ministries , Lagos, Nigeria. www.ChristEmbassy.org )