The Power in Your Mouth
Your world can become chaotic. Your life can lose its familiar form. Emptiness can appear and darkness surround you. What should you do at such times? Follow God’s example.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.” (Genesis 1:1-3 NKJV)
The Message Bible says, “Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness.”
What did God do to fix this black bottomless problem He was looking at? He envisioned light, something different from what He was seeing, and then He began to speak. “Then God said, ‘Let there be light.’ Eight other times in Genesis 1, we find these words, “Then God said.” And each time God spoke, it was so. And in this manner, God removed the darkness and replaced the chaos with light, order, and beauty. “And God said it was good.”
Do you know this is exactly what God wants you to do when the enemy causes chaos in your health, family, or finances, and darkness hovers around you? He does not want you to become alarmed or discouraged. Instead, He wants you to envision something different from what you are experiencing, His will for your life being done, His promises being fulfilled, and then to begin opening your mouth and calmly to start speaking His will for you into existence.
You say, how can this be? I am not God. You are right, you are not God and it is obvious! But you do not need to be God to do what God says you should do and get the results God promised you would get if you speak in accordance to His will.
Listen to what God said:
“You will also declare a thing, And it will be established for you; So light will shine on your ways.” (Job 22:28 NKJV)
“So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” (Mark 11:22-23 NKJV)
“And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, ‘I believed and therefore I spoke,’ we also believe and therefore speak,” (II Corinthians 4:13 NKJV)
Can you see there is power in your mouth to change circumstances? You do not have to be God for this to happen. You don’t even have to be more special than others. You just need to be a believer in whom God’s Spirit dwells, to have God backing you when you speak! And this is exactly what He has promised to do.
God speaks and we are to speak. It is written, “For he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, ‘The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me,‘ “(Heb 13:5-6). Notice, God hath said in order that we may say-not that we may know, not that we may write, not even that we may pray-but that we may say.
Child of God, start speaking!
Thanks Bishop, God’s action in Genesis is seen from another angle in this presentation here. God spoke what He wanted to see. I don’t need to wish I had it, I must speak it.
Thanks for d insight.
Amen and Amen. May God help us to master and use the “Power in our mouth”.
This message has blessed me much I’m very much grateful for your life Bishop! Especially when you came over to the Jubilee Hog in Atlanta GA Mehn!!!! That week was a week I would not forget. GOD BLESS YOU AND WE LLOVE YOU DAD!
thanks bishop for your word of encouragement.
May grace, peace and wisdom be multiplied to you in Jesus name
Thank you so much bishop!I don’t have to end at knowing but believing and speaking forth.Thank you so much.
Bishop, I just said it this morning on our 5AM prayer-line. This is exactly what He wants us to do.