THE POWER OF WORD
June 16, 2017
Every word we utter creates multiple impressions (be it good or bad) in minds of the listeners or hearers and these will definitely linger on forever. Some words are better kept than uttered. The effects of our utterances go beyond where, how and when they are uttered. No man rises above the level of the words that proceed out his mouth; that is why we should be very careful because our utterances are spirits, they go into the future to make or mar destiny. In Proverb 18:4 “The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters; the wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook.” Proverb 6-7 “A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for blows. A fool’s mouth is his destruction and his lips are the snare of his soul.”
Word lives forever from generation to generation. Word brings peace, the same word brings war. Sweet words resolve issues while bad words lead to unresolved crisis. Word kills and it also preserves life. Word is a consuming fire; it also gives comfort. That is the power of WORD!
The same power of word dwells in the heart of every mankind, to use as pleases. Jabez used his own to redeem his future I Chronicle 4:10. His utterances redeemed his destiny to fit into the original purpose of God for his life. God honoured Samson’s words in Judge 16:30 “Then Samson said “Let me die with the Philistines!” He eventually died with his enemies. What a great loss! Jacob unknowingly uttered a statement that later claimed Racheal’s live. Genesis 31:32 “With whomever you find your gods, do not let him live…..For Jacob did not know that Racheal had stolen them.” Rachel died at childbirth in Genesis 35: 16-19. Joshua cursed the man that will rise up and build the city of Jericho. In Joshua 6:26 “….he shall lay its foundation with his firstborn, and with his youngest he shall set up its gates.” The word lived for years and it came to pass in I King 16:34 “In his days Hiel of Beth built Jericho. He laid its foundation with Abiram his firstborn, and with his youngest son Segrub he set up its gates, according to the words of the Lord, which He had spoken through Joshua the son of Nun.”
How are you using your word? Is it to kill or give life? As you wake up this morning let good words proceed from your heart. Colossian 4:6 “Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” Bless your day and people around you; say beautiful things about your life and world.
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