Sunday February 9, 2014

The Scriptures affirm the importance of words. God spoke and created the earth, and He created man in His image. He upholds all things by the word of His power (Hebrews 1:3). We are partakers, co-laborers, and joint-heirs with Christ. We have Jesus as a High Priest. Let us hold fast to our confession. We’ve been made kings and priests. Your words have power, and your tongue is the fruit of a root in your heart. There is a confession unto faith, when you speak the Word to believe, but there is also a confession of faith, which is when you can’t be made to doubt. Be convinced that your words are important and believe your own words. Don’t speak half-truths, saying things like, “I was just kidding”. Speak the truth. God doesn’t want us to bless Him and then curse people. Only you can control your complaining. There are two laws that govern your words: the law of sowing and reaping (Galatians 6:7) and the law of increase (2 Corinthians 9:6). God will back up the Word that we speak, if our hearts are right. Cross over the line and stop blaming others. We are transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2). Your assignment is to write three things that you want Jesus to do in your life this year. Call out what you want. Preach to yourself and others by confessing the Word of God, because it is a creative force. Both God and Satan want your thoughts and words. Scriptures used: Genesis 1:1-3, 26; Isaiah 55:11; Job 22:28; Hebrews 3:1; Revelation 5:10; Psalm 125:3; Hebrews 4:14; Matthew 9:29; Colossians 2:6; Proverbs 6:2; James 3:9-12; 1 Peter 4:11; James 1:6-7; Romans 4:17; Luke 4:18; Psalm 19:14.