All of creation, including you and I were the product of words. God could have waved his hand over the world or thought it and the word would have been created, but he chose to create it with words. 

9x it says in Gen 1…...  And God SAID.......Let there be..........

What did God do. He said. He spoke and the worlds came into being. It’s easy to imagine that words then hold a position of incredible power in our world. Not only did God use words to create the world, but he has elevated words to a place of immense power in our lives too.

God then gave us the same tools that he used to build the earth and he’s encouraging us to use it all the time.

Jesus said Mark 11:28 Speak to the mountain and it will be removed.   


James 3:2  If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body in check. When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body.

James 3 talks about the power of the tongue. If you are never at fault in what you say……..WOW then you are able to keep your whole body in check. So your mouth is the controlling force over every other habit in your life.

Listen to the first 3 verses.

James 3:1 Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.

James says that if you teach you will be judged more strictly. WE think this is talking just about pastors, but it’s talking about ANYONE who teaches.  

  • Parents
  • Supervisors
  • Leaders
  • Anyone who instructs someone else.

Harsher judgement comes to those who use words. Words matter to God. 

Q: Now i want you to think about the most discouraging and negative thing anyone has ever said to you.  How did it make you feel and how has it affected the way you live.  If it killed something in you or damaged you it’s because...

Prov 18;21 says; The power of life and death is in the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

I can destroy my life by the words i say about it. I can destroy my mind by the words I say. I can bring health to my emotions by the words i say. I can bring healing to my body by the words I say.  That’s how powerful the words you say are.  

Psalms 141:3 says….. Set a guard over my mouth, Lord keep watch over the door of my lips.  

Like a seatbelt restrains you and prevents you from being hurt, so I want you to wear this wrist band for the next month as a minute by minute reminder that when it comes to speaking negatively, or critically or harshly…… WE DON’T DO THAT HERE.

I want you to do a 21 day fast with me. A fast from negative speech. Can you do it. Every time you fail put money in a jar and at the end of may for the IFF bring your money and donate it towards the food. 

Proverbs 12:18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, The tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 12:14 From the FRUIT of his lips a man is filled with good things as surely as the work of his hands rewards him.

That means if you will start speaking powerfully about your future, your life will be filled with good things. If you start declaring that you are a person of great health, great intellect and great skill, you will start to find that your life reaps the rewards of this kind of talk.



Proverbs 13:2-3 2Good people enjoy the positive results of their good words, 3Those who control their tongue will have a long life; a quick retort can ruin everything.

Our human words have some effect, but when you grab hold of God’s words and you start to put them into your mouth, that’s when you move from the natural to the supernatural.   

God’s words in your mouth are supernaturally powerful. God’s words in your mouth will lift you, they will encourage you, they will feed you, they will bring success to your life, they will help you break the chains of fear, they will destroy the power of addictions.

God’s words to you are words like:

  • IF God be for me, who can be against me.
  • Greater is he that is in ME,
  • God’s plans for me are great plans
  • God loves me and accepts me the way I am.
  • God is standing at my right hand that I might not be shaken.
  • Do not be afraid, discouraged or dismayed, for the Lord is with you.
  • Be bold and courageous, for I am with you.
  • I’ve given you a spirit of power, and spirit of love and a sound mind.
  • Do not Fear, for I am with you.

But there is one condition. You have to speak them out with your mouth, and you have to believe them in your heart. You might believe them, but you need to confess them. In regards to your eternity, words count for 50% of the result. 

Romans 10: 8 Salvation that comes from trusting Christ—which is the message we preach—is already within easy reach. In fact, the Scriptures say, “The message is close at hand; it is on your lips and in your heart.”9For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. 11As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”

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