The Power of Words

“Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: And the light shall shine upon thy ways” (Job 22:28).

We know that there are spiritual laws that govern what happens in the universe. Let us discuss the law of confession and the power in the spoken word. Job said that when we decree or speak a word, then it will manifest. This explains the concept of self-fulfilling prophecy as words spoken over time will become true. Solomon also said, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits” (Proverbs 18:21). It is easy to speak as we find or say things as they are. What if we speak what we want to see manifest and be intentional with our words? This takes discipline and a change in our attitude and mindset.

It takes constant practice and reinforcement to create good habits. More so, we need to have our minds renewed and submit our bodies to Jesus Christ. Only then can we allow the Holy Spirit to work through us in order to manifest the things of God. There are also things and situations that we have to avoid in order see what we want to materialise. “But avoid all empty (vain, useless, idle) talk, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness” (2 Timothy 2:16). This also goes for constant complaining and negativity. I know that we sometimes need a space to talk about things that have caused us hurt. This can become a habit and constant complaining can be depressing.

We are created in the image of God and have authority like God to speak life into dead things and to call into existence things that do not exist (Romans 4:17). I know that when we become frustrated, we want to say it as it is. What if we start practicing the habit of speaking life into dead things? Do you believe that you have the power to call into existence things that do not exist? There is also the matter of spiritual authority concerning our relationships. Parents have the spiritual authority to speak into the lives of their children and can cast down any negative pronouncements spoken over them.

For example, a teacher can pronounce that a child cannot learn. As a parent, you have the legal right to denounce what the teacher said and declare that your child can and will learn. Whose words do you think carries more weight over your children? You have to decide whether or not to come in agreement with the teacher and repeat what they said, which reinforces the negative pronouncement. The alternative is to denounce it, cancel it and make a new declaration. You shall have whatever you say.


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