Text: James 3:2-5. Your life will go where your words lead you. Prov. 18:20-21 says that from the increase of your lips you will be filled. Speak more, affirm more, confess more, proclaim more. Death and life are in the power of the tongue. The time to build words for long life is when your children are young. The Bible has many promises of long life. Your stomach (the spirit of man) is satisfied by the fruit of your mouth (the words that come out of your mouth). The fruit of what you say is a harvest of words; the yield of a fruitful harvest; the offspring of life (birthing something through words). Get a harvest of words that you want in your life. Learn to love the power of your words, love the law of words. Authority is exercised by words (Deut. 30:14-20), such as when you say “yes” to salvation. Gen. 1:1 God said, “Let there be light”, which really means, “Light be!” God is the source of power. Satan responds to words because he is a created being. God gives the power to become the children of God to those who receive and believe Jesus. You receive and walk in Jesus with your mouth (Col. 2:6; Rom. 10:9, 10). Pastor Dale shares experiences about releasing power by confessing God’s Word. Love the power of your words.
Sunday October 21, 2012