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You Have What You Say

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Nov 20, 2002

Summary: You can receive good things from God if you speak it out in faith

YOU HAVE WHAT YOU SAY

Read: Mark 11:12-14 & 20-26

INTRODUCTION

When I was growing up I remember a phrase that was said quite often and that was

“sticks and stones can break my bones but names will never hurt me.”

I thought that was true at the time, but have now discovered that it isn’t. Oh yes it’s true

that sticks and stones could break your bones but it’s also true that names can hurt you,

for words that come out of your mouth are very powerful. They can either bring life or

death to you or to someone you direct them to.

*Proverbs 18:21 says:

The tongue has the power of life and death and those who love it will

eat its fruit.

Or in other words, whatever comes out of your mouth, you will have to live with it. What

you say is very important, for once words are said they cannot be retracted. Now some

people say, “I said that without thinking.” I personally find that hard to believe for the

thought must first be formed in your mind before it comes out of your mouth and Jesus

says in Matthew 12:34 “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh.” So

whatever is on your mind will come out of your mouth, therefore we must carefully

weigh our words because you will have what you say and if you want good things then

you will need to say good things which is what my text is all about. It’s about saying

good things and receiving what you say. This evening I want to give you three things you

must do in order to receive good things from God.

The first thing is, you will have what you say when you confess it with your mouth.

Confession is God’s way of changing your heart. When it comes to salvation, Paul writes

in Romans 10:9-10:

9: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in

thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10: For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth

confession is made unto salvation.

Not only is confession how we get saved, it’s also how we stay saved for 1 John 1:9 says:

9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse

us from all unrighteousness.

In other words, whenever you make a mistake in your Christian walk all you need to do is

to confess that sin to God out of a sincere heart and he will forgive you and cleanse you

from all unrighteousness.

Now the word confess is an interesting word for it means to declare – to make a statement

or to profess something and when it come to living an overcoming life your confession

must be positive.

There are too many people in the body of Christ who speak negative things over their

lives and the lives of their loved ones and they wonder why they can’t seem to have

victory. Proverbs 6:2 says you can be trapped by what you say, you can be ensnared by

the words of your mouth. So whatever you say then should be positive and not negative.

Mark Chapter 11, which is my text, tells us what we should do. Jesus is giving His

disciples a lesson on faith. It all begins when they had left Bethany and were on their way

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