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Speaking Life: Unlock the Life-Giving Power of Words

Speaking Life: Unlock the Life-Giving Power of Words

The Power Of our Words

There is power in the words we speak. They not only trigger life, but they can also hinder death. In the beginning God said Let there be light, and there was light. God used words to create all that we see today. 

Consider the power of our words. A word can cut so deep that it can destroy us. Yet a word can fill us with the water of encouragement that keeps us going.

People use their words to change the world. Take Marcus Garvey for example, who is said to be the greatest orator of the 21st century. Marcus’ talent was in his persuasive speech. Up to this day his words are still having positive impacts on the world.

We Should Speak Life

We too can and must speak life. As we come to terms with the life giving power of our words, we should seek to speak right. Speaking right will not only create our reality, but it will also affect the realities around us. 

Jesus in His own words said in John 6:63, “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.”

Consider that your words are living things. In the spirit our words are living weapons. These weapons can build up and tear down. They can make decrees that have to be obeyed.

Always remember that we can use our words to wage war in the enemies camp. In other words we can use our words to attack the satan and also to defeat him. 

We should be careful with our words

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

As we speak we should be very careful with our words. This is because as the scripture says “Death and Life are in the power of the tongue.” We should consider that we can never undo our words – regardless of the impacts they have on others.

There are things that people have said to me that have resonated throughout the years. They cut so deep that they travel with time. These are not only bad things but there are some wonderful life giving words that have touched me very deeply.

I also know that I have said things to others that have lingered with the time. There have been times that I said things I wish I never said, yet no wishful thinking can undo these words.

As a result we should know the effects of our words and also seek to speak life giving ones.

There is power in the Word of God

The Bible speaks highly about the power of the Word of God. It says; 

"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."

Here we learn that a word can be sharper than a two edged sword. This is because words can cut us in places than not even a sharp sword can.

The Bible also says that every word of God is pure, and that it is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Imagine we can use words to shield us. Regardless of the enemies we face, we can use our words to protect us. We can declare healing, deliverance and restoration over our lives – by the words we speak. 

There Is Creative Power In our Words

"And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light."

There is creative power in our words. As I stated earlier, God spoke the world into existence by the power of His words. This shows the great impact of words. In the Book of Genesis, God speaks, and creation comes into existence. 

We too can use words to create our reality and also the realities of others. Many times we are shaped by the words others have spoken to us whether in a good or a bad way. 

We might not know how impactful our words can be, or the creative force that lies within them. But this will not take away the impacts they will have. We must therefore seek to speak life no matter what.

Our Words Are Great Sources Of Encouragement

29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

I remember growing up and the impact my father would have on me. Up to this day I still regard Daddy as my hero – mainly because of the words that he said to me.

One thing I use to do Is accompany him to work. On these long drives we would reason together. Daddy would water me with the seed of encouragement through his words. Up to this day, even though my father has gone on to be with God, his words still remain in my heart. They have shaped me in ways that I cannot deny.

The truth is that we can use our words to encourage one another. Our words can be seeds of encouragement that we can plant in the lives of others.

Be keen with your words. Remember that when you speak a word it is not only word but it’s also spirit.

The Power of Prayer: We Use Words To Talk to God

As believers in Christ our words are very important. This is because we use words to talk to God. We can use our words to appeal to the grace of heaven.

The Bible says that the effective fervent prayer of the righteous person (one who believes and follows Christ) is valuable (James 5:16). We can use our words to heal the sick and to rebuke demons from our lives.  

Our prayers are very effective in both our lives and the lives of others. The Bible says that when we have faith we can say to any mountain in our lives “be moved,” and the mountain will be moved. Mountain here is speaking about the difficult times we often have to endure. We can use our words to aid us in these times.

Bible Verses On the Power Of Words

1. "The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit."

2. "But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words, you will be condemned."

3. "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger."

4. "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."

5. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell."

6. "Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone."

7. "Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones."

8. "May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer."

9. "The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing."

10. "Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity."

Final Thoughts

We have learnt that there is power in the words we speak. Our words can be used to create our reality and the realities of others.

The Bible teaches that words are not just a means of communication but hold significant power. We must therefore speak positive life giving words. These words can be used as weapons and as shields. 

As you go be very careful with your words. Always remember that we can never take back the words we speak. God bless you.

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