Sermon:
Scriptures:- Job 22:28 “Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways”.
Proverbs 18:20-21 “A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; [and] with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof”.

So manytimes the words of death are spoken into our lives, over our lives, and about our lives without any realization of the power and consequences they possess. We are or have become conditioned to believe the old saying that sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. That is a lie, a masterly crafted deception breathed from the pits of hell. Yet many people don’t realize that it is a trick of the devil, because it seems as though it is just a kids saying or something we teach kids to make them feel accepted when others talk about them. We brush it off and say things like don’t pay them any attention because words can’t hurt you, they are just jealous of you. Now because we have developed the mentality that words don’t have any power we have a situation plaguing our schools called bullying. It has gotten out of hand and now kids are killing their school mates and / or themselves all because of the power of words.

Not long ago my wife and I were watching one of the crime shows and they had the story of these two girls that both liked this one boy. There were emails and text messages between the girls each one threatening the other over this guy. Finally the two girls got into and altercation one girl ends up dead and the other is in jail for life. When they interviewed the girl in prison she said there were all these messages back and forth and this was the first time they actually came face to face. The power of words caused them to end up in the situation both of them are in, one dead and the other in prison. Words have power.

The Bible says “Death and Life are in the power of the tongue…” in another scripture it says “Let every man be a liar but the Word of God be true”. That lets me know that the words that come out of my or someone else’s mouth possesses the ability to either kill or produce life. When we push it off as nothing or minimize it to a cute little saying like stick and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. What we do is condition ourselves or set ourselves and our children up to become victims of death spoken by negative words.
Words have power, as a matter of fact and I will show you in the message that words are the most powerful things we can use. If you don’t believe that, take 2 kids raised identically, constantly tell one they are good, can do anything, and be anything they want to be, speak nothing but positive things to that child. To the other kid constantly call them stupid, ignorant, bad,