“By faith, we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.” Hebrews 11:3 NASB
We know that God used His own faith words to create the world. God is available, God is willing, and God wants to use and honor His words.
So, what have you been speaking? I had a guy come to me one time and say, “I’ve been tithing, and this tithing thing doesn’t work.” I asked how long he had been tithing, and his reply was “four months.” I said well, it takes nine months if you put wheat in the ground. But if you are going to run around and say it doesn’t work, then it isn’t going to work. Then he went and blamed God. People who do not value God’s Word as precious cannot comprehend the power of words.
I know of a guy who told his daughter that red words in the Bible didn’t matter. What do you mean? Those are Jesus’ words! He said they were no more important than any other words in the Bible. That is not true! You cannot argue when ignorance has gone to seed. Have you ever tried to talk about the Bible with people and they say, well I don’t believe it? People who will take out whole sections of the Bible and say I don’t believe it? I don’t believe in healing, rip those pages out of your Bible. I don’t believe about words, rip those pages out of your Bible. I don’t believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, rip those pages out of your Bible. Pretty soon you don’t have much of a Bible left, only what you want to believe in. If you deal with people who do not value God’s Word, then they won’t understand the value of their words either. Just quit arguing with people.
Just like we saw in Proverbs 18, If you love God’s Word and speak God’s Word, you are going to eat from it. If you don’t like God’s Word and you speak other things, you are going to eat those words. I am going to make you one promise that you all can know, you are going to eat what you say, but it’s up to you to decide what you are going to say. If you don’t like what is going on in your life, change your words.
Sometimes you spend a few days speaking God’s Word then kill it. You say one stupid thing because you cannot control your mouth. I had a husband and wife one time in my church, and they came to me and said they had decided not to talk so much because they could not control their words. The husband told me, I don’t know if I have a muzzle big enough to shut my wife up and I didn’t know either, but she did. She got it. Why? Words.
“let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight oh God, my Rock, and my Redeemer.” Psalms 19:14 NASB
Husbands, what do you speak over your wife? If she is pregnant and getting bigger, because of the way women are wired, she is going to think she isn’t attractive, or she is going to see her good figure getting fat. Do you tell her she is fat, or do you put your arm around her and say, oh baby, and rub her belly? After she has the baby, do you rub her belly, put your head on it and kiss it and tell her how good it looks? I love my wife’s belly; I tell her that all the time, I’m constantly speaking good words over her. Why? Because I’m going to get out of her what I put into her. If you don’t like your wife, and she is a godly woman who loves the Lord, then you need to look in the mirror. So many men run around blaming their wives for everything. You need to blame you if you don’t like your wife. First of all, you picked her, but secondly what are you putting into her? A big reason we have women with eating disorders is that we have ignorant men, ignorant fathers that raised them, ignorant husbands, and ignorant sons. I’ve never seen a woman who came from a godly father who had a godly husband, have an eating disorder. Usually, you will find a screwed-up dad, husband, or son. It’s our words. Ladies, you don’t like what you are getting out of your husbands, what are you putting into them? I do not understand women, but I’ve always said, if you are a woman who loses an argument with your husband and he is a godly man, it’s your fault. If you have a godly husband, his heart is already inclined toward you. If you understood how God made him, it is easy to get a man to talk to you. It’s hard to get him to shut up.
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most-High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, ‘my refuge and my fortress, My God in whom I trust.’ For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper.” Psalms 91:1-3 NASB
How do you get in the shelter? You cannot get any place higher than the Most-High. Your words are the key to getting into high places with God. Your words are the key to getting out of God what you need to get out of Him. If my son came to me and said, “give me 20 bucks”, I’m going to say no, but if he came to me and said, “dad can I please have 20 bucks?” I’m going to say sure, what for? He will tell me, and I will give it to him. The difference here is how he is using his words. God is looking for His words. Remember I said earlier that the Holy Spirit is moving all the time? He is looking for God’s words to be spoken so He can perform them.
“Bless the Lord, you His angels, mighty in strength, who perform His word, obeying the voice of His Word!” Psalms 103:20 NASB
God’s angels perform His Word. He says that His angels are strong, and the last part says they obey the voice of His Word. God is listening to when His words get spoken. The Holy Spirit goes into action, and angels go into action. Are you speaking God’s words?
The devil hates us speaking in tongues. Do you know why he hates us speaking in tongues? Because when we speak in tongues, our spirit is communicating with the Holy Spirit and the devil has no clue what we are saying. When the devil doesn’t know what we are saying, he cannot use it against us. Sixty minutes did a great story about speaking in tongues. I encourage you to google it and listen to it. If you are a believer and you watch this story on speaking in tongues, you are going to want to speak in tongues. The devil uses religious people to fight tongues. The world doesn’t even speak against speaking in tongues as churches do. Why? Because the devil knows if he can get Christians to speak poorly about tongues, they will do his work for him. I went to a Christian School, it was a good school with Godly people, but they used to ridicule speaking in tongues and call it the devil. Man, I would never in a million years want to be accused of calling a gift from God of the devil!
“If I speak with the tongues of men and angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.” 1 Corinthians 13:1 NASB
The devil tries so hard to get you out of love. If you get out of love and go pray in tongues, it is worthless. If you don’t walk in love, God is not going to honor you. You can pray in tongues for hours, walk out of your room and not walk in love, and all that prayer was a clanging cymbal.
“But to which of the angels has He ever said, sit at My right hand, until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?” Hebrews 1:13-14 NASB
The angels are not out there working TO you; they are working FOR you. Send the angels to perform God’s Word for you. That is why they are there.
“My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your sight; keep them in the midst of your heart. For they are life to those, who find them and health to all their body. Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life. Put away from you a deceitful mouth and put devious speech far from you.” Proverbs 4:20-24 NASB
WORDS!! Make His words our words, speak God’s words. Put away your deceitful words. Proverbs 6:2 tells us we can be snared with our words. Do You wonder why your wife has gained weight? Because you spoke it over her. Do you wonder why she can’t cook? Because you spoke it over her. Do you wonder why your husband doesn’t pay attention to you? You told him he doesn’t ever listen or pay attention. I had a lady come to me one time, and she said, “Pastor, I don’t know what to do, my husband never listens to me.” I told her if she doesn’t stop saying that then he never will. I told her to start saying, “Lord, I thank you that this is the man you made for me, and he is a great listener. What I say matters to him. He listens to me.” Speak good words over your spouse. If you can get caught by your words, then you can also get free.
“With the fruit of a man’s mouth, his stomach will be satisfied; he will be satisfied with the product of his lips. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:20-21 NASB
It goes right into verse 22 that says,
“He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.” Proverbs 18:22 NASB
Isn’t it amazing that God spends all this time talking about your words then goes right into your wife? Why? Because husbands, you are the priest of your home. You set the spiritual foundation and direction of your home. Husbands, your wives are not going to like it when you are always a Godly man. If they are a Godly woman, they will respect it. There will be times that you will have to look at your wife and say, “Baby, you’ve got to shut up,” or “Baby, you can’t do that.” She may not always like it when you do that, it may not be politically correct, but your mouth dictates your life.
If you need an increase in your life, then speak increase. If you need healing over your life, speak healing. If you need success, speak success. See, those things all come from your words. You can’t speak health and be a three pack a day smoker. You can’t speak prosperity over your life and not be a tither. If you are doing God’s principles, then your words will allow you to have success. I believe as we get closer to the second coming of Jesus, the notch of the anointing will get turned up, and spirituality will get turned up, and words will become even more important. We battle not against flesh and blood but principalities and powers. So, our words become very clear. The devil is an attorney; he is constantly and always attacking your words. He listens intently to your words.
Words; what are you saying, what are you speaking, what is coming out of your mouth? Read the book of Job. Job said that which I fear the most has come upon me, and Satan went right up to heaven and said, well Lord, he is confessing it. Watch your words!