THE POWER OF POSITIVE WORDS
33. EITHER MAKE THE TREE GOOD AND ITS FRUIT GOOD, OR MAKE THE TREE BAD AND ITS FRUIT BAD, FOR THE TREE IS KNOWN BY ITS FRUIT.
34. YOU BROOD OF VIPERS, HOW CAN YOU, BEING EVIL, SPEAK WHAT IS GOOD? FOR THE MOUTH SPEAKS OUT OF WHICH FILLS THE HEART.
34. THE GOOD MAN BRINGS OUT OF HIS GOOD TREASURES WHAT IS GOOD AND THE EVIL MAN BRINGS OUT HIS EVIL TREASURES WHAT IS EVIL.
36. BUT I TELL YOU THAT EVERY CARELESS WORD THAT PEOPLE SPEAK THEY SHALL GIVE AN ACCOUNTING FOR IT IN THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT.
37. “FOR BY YOUR WORDS YOU WILL BE JUSTIFIED, AND BY YOUR WORDS YOU WILL BE CONDEMNED.”
Last talk I shared about the POWER OF A POSITIVE MINDS which tells us that we were given a unique gift given by God to us; to help us become fruitful, productive, creative, innovative and successful in our life.
It’s a gift that if we will utilize it, unleashes the power to be what God destined and desires us to be.
Having positive thoughts helps us to have a positive attitude towards life.
But there is one more ingredient if we want to release more of its power if we have these POSITIVE WORDS.
Take time to read this another life-changing message that could transform our lives if we understand THE POWER OF POSITIVE WORDS.
TRANSFORM OUR WORLDS
Our world could be transformed by our words.
Our life could be shaped by every word that we speak as it says in Proverbs 18:21 that life and death are at the tip of your tongue.
Many of us desire to change our lives.
We may be aspiring to possess extraordinary power.
Who among us wanted to be healed?
Do we want to have an answered prayer?
Do we want to have a happy relationship, a happy marriage?
Do we want life at its fullness?
But sad to say that many received the opposites.
Why? Because of every word we say.
WORDS REVEAL OUR CHARACTER
The Bible says that our words manifest what is in our hearts.
It reveals our character, it speaks our thoughts.
The Word of God speaks the heart of God.
There’s a saying that a fish is being caught by its mouth.
THE POWER OF SPOKEN WORDS
Spoken words have REAL POWER and these are not just air passing through the throat and our larynx.
In all God’s creations, only man can communicate with spoken words.
The power to use words is again a unique gift endowed to us by our Creator.
Going back in time, we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word God so that what is seen was not made out of visible things. (Hebrew 11:3)
Life and death are at the tip of our tongue (Proverbs 18:21) and even Moses said to the Israelites, choose life.
The power of our words can actually destroy one’s spirit, and stir hatred and violence. It could trigger war. It could start chaos.
But the words as well on the contrary could spring hope, it could give life and could bring lasting peace.
The fact that we suffer and restrained our success is by every negative word that impacts our lives every day.
What are those words that we speak to ourselves and the words that we speak to others?
WORDS EVOLVE IN TIME
The quality of our words shapes our world.
Sometimes there are more useless words that we say than the words that bless us.
Today, there are a lot of new words that come out and evolve.
In my time a mouse is a real mouse and I can hear them running on the ceiling, but today it’s something I use every day and I can’t live without it.
Before an apple is a red fruit but today, it’s a piece gadget whose name is more popular than a real apple fruit.
There are many new words that we don’t understand. Sometimes I look stupid to others when I don’t understand what they are talking about like “petmalu”, “werpa”, “jologs”,”kikay”, “lol”, and “Lodi”.
What Power The Spoken Word Has:
THE POWER TO REBUKE
Mk 1:22 When a man with an evil spirit came, Jesus said, “Be quiet and come out of the man” and the evil spirit shook the man hard, gave a loud scream, and came out of the man.
Do we want that kind of authority?
Like Jesus, He rebukes temptation by the power of His words.
We have the same authority given to us but instead of using it, we use it against ourselves.
Instead of rebuking, we use words to pamper our sufferings, our sickness our problems by saying “there’s no more solution to my problem”,” I have a terrible mess”, “I am a hopeless guy”
Remember David when he was about to fight Goliath, regardless of what others said about him, he was not discouraged. He said to himself and to his bashers “the God who helped me from a lion is the same God that will deliver me from this uncircumcised giant”
David said to Goliath, you come with me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the Name of the Lord of Host. The Lord will give you into my hands…
Speak to your Goliath. Never allow Goliath in your life to intimidate you.
Sometimes, instead of rebuking, we find someone to blame.
Instead of finding words to rebuke our problems, we look for words to comfort our problems.
Don’t let the problem talk to you. Talk to your problem and say “Begone”. Say “It is written, that nothing is impossible with God”. “My God is bigger than my problem”.
Do not accept your miserable conditions, rebuke them.
THE POWER TO BUILD
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what helps build others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” (Ephesians 4:29).
In this passage, Paul is emphasizing the positive over the negative.
The Greek word translated “unwholesome” means “rotten” or “foul.” And it was originally referred to as rotten fruit and vegetables.
Being like Christ means we don’t use foul, dirty language.
For some reason, many people today think it is macho or liberating to use vulgar humor, dirty jokes, and foul language, but this kind of talk has no place in the life of a Christian.
Paul continues: “. . . but only what helps build others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” This is reminiscent of his words to the Colossians: “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone” (Colossians 4:6; see also Colossians 3:16).
We should speak words that build. Words that boast other morals.
Words that will inspire.
Our word is powerful that it can destroy rather than build.
We have to choose our words…that inspire others.
Remember Jesus with the Adulterous woman, with the Tax collector Zacchaeus and with Peter?
Jesus’ words bring transformation and not condemnation.
THE POWER TO HEAL
Our words not only heal physically but can be instrumental to heal emotionally and spiritually.
Proverbs 12:18 the tongue of the wise, on the other hand, can bring healing.
God’s Word cuts like a knife but this is to heal, but rash and harmful words never do this…they bring irreparable harm to the one that they are spoken to.
Proverbs 13:3 is so true “Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.”
We must realize that “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger”
Our words have the power to heal.
POWER TO BRING LIFE
Proverbs 18 21: Death and life are in the power of your tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Whatever positive words we speak to ourselves bring life.
Proverbs 13:2 from the fruit of a man’s mouth he enjoys good, but the desire of the treacherous is violence.
Remember when God commanded Prophet Ezekiel to speak words of prophecy to the dry bones, they were restored to life.
Our life no matter how dry it is could bring and restore life because there is power in spoken words.
You can speak healing to your sickness.
You can speak deliverance to your situations.
You can speak freedom to your bondage.
You can speak of prosperity in your scarcity and poverty.
Let the weak say I am STRONG. Let the poor say I am RICH.
When Bro Mike asked how are we? We answer with joy that we are blessed, happy and prosperous. I am healed, am rich, wise, with honor, with a peaceful heart, with abundance, I am free, with a good heart, and victorious.
Don’t worry about what other people say to you or what they say about you.
The power lies in what you talk to yourself.
When people curse you, but you talk goodness in yourself, their curse has nothing to do with you.
But even if everybody says well about you, but you speak badly about yourselves, their praise has also no effect on you.
What is important is what you talk to yourself…
Speak life if you want life to become alive in you.
I remember a story of friends who hike on a mountain and they were curious about the echo. So they started to shout in the mountain.
One man says I am good and the echo says” good…good…good..good
Then another man says you are ugly, the sound echoed and says “only you, only you, only you, you..you..ooo.
HOW TO HAVE THIS POWER
Change our vocabulary.
Speak quality words and not rotten words.
We have to change our old dictionary with a good vocabulary.
Instead of saying:
“I don’t have money” just say “I am financially challenged”
“I lost my job or I am terminated,” say “I am reassigned to a more challenging job”
“I have so many problems”, say “I have so many blessings in disguise”
“I am a failure”, say “I had lessons learned”
“I am broke” say “I am temporarily broke”
“I am loveless” say” I am in love”
If we want to change our life, change our talk.