“Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:” – Numbers 14:28
The scripture tells us that our words affect us either for good or bad. The Israelites in the above verse declared out fear that they could not enter the promised land. That they would die.
In response, God said, “No problem. It will be as you have spoken.”
It is important for us as children of God to avoid statements and confessions of fear and defeat. Even when things look hopeless, we must speak in faith knowing that God is able to make do His promise for us.
When we speak positively, it doesn’t mean that all is well. It doesn’t mean that everything is moving smoothly. It does mean that we believe God will definitely see us through. We are simply declaring our faith in God’s ability to work in all situations to eventually bring us good.
The Bible says:
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28
Note that the Bible did not say that all things are good. Not at all. Cancer is not good. The death of a child is not good. Broken marriage is not good. Divorce is not good. Cheating partner is not good.
But the Bible says that in all things, God will work good out of them.
That’s our confidence. As we speak positively and declare God’s Words, we are simply agreeing with God that the obstacles and problems are working out good for us. We’ll surely come out of them stronger.
We are not denying reality when we speak positively. We are simply confronting the reality with God’s Words.
I therefore charge you this day to desire, learn and pray to declare words of faith in all situations all through this year. God is surely at work in your life and family.
SCRIPTURES FOR MEDITATION.
Proverbs 18:21 – Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Ephesians 4:29 – Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Matthew 15:18 – But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
Proverbs 12:18 – There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise [is] health.
Matthew 12:36 – 37 – But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Proverbs 16:24 – Pleasant words [are as] an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Colossians 3:8 – But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
Proverbs 13:3 – He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: [but] he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
Proverbs 15:1, 4 – A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger…A wholesome tongue [is] a tree of life: but perverseness therein [is] a breach in the spirit.
James 1:26 – If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion [is] vain.
Psalms 19:14 – “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.”
Proverbs 29:20 – Seest thou a man [that is] hasty in his words? [there is] more hope of a fool than of him.
7 POWERFUL DECLARATIONS OF FAITH
Read, meditate and declare these promises of God over yourself or over your loved ones for this year. The Word of God is powerful enough to create the realities in your life and destiny this year.
Prayers Culled from the book, PRAYERS FOR THE YEAR.