Summary: • For the next couple of weeks I want to get your focus on the words we speak. • What are we confessing as Christians? What is coming out of our mouths…blessings or cursing? • Your life is a sum total of the words you've spoken. What you say is what
• For the next couple of weeks I want to get your focus on the words we speak.
• What are we confessing as Christians? What is coming out of our mouths…blessings or cursing?
• Your life is a sum total of the words you've spoken. What you say is what you get. In other words, what you confess you will possess.
• Use your mouth as an instrument of life, not death. You are literally words away from your harvest; don't let negative speech short-circuit your breakthrough. Speak the Word only!
• Let us look to the Word of God and see what it says about our confessions.
(NKJV) Mark 11 12 Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry. 13 And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14 In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.”
And His disciples heard it.
20 Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. 21 And Peter, remembering, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.” 22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
1) Your words set the tone of your life.
a) Shout…The words I speak set the tone for my life.
b) If you don’t like the life you live today, begin to change what you are confessing.
c) Your mouth should be used as an instrument of life, not death.
i) Guarding your mouth from evil keeps you from trouble.
(NKJV) Proverbs 21 23 Whoever guards his mouth and tongue Keeps his soul from troubles.
(1) Many of life's troubles are the results of words we've spoken.
d) Your mouth can work for or against you.
i) You are justified or condemned by the words you speak.
(NKJV) Matthew 12 36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."
(1) Your words transmit faith or fear.
(2) Because the Lord is your strength, you have nothing to fear speak faith only!
2) We must be in agreement with God’s Word if we expect to have what we say.
a) Shout… My confession must be in alignment with the Word of God.
b) Shout… When I speak, I will see the manifestation.
c) When you're out of harmony with God, your speech will be polluted.
i) Negative speaking hinders God's desire to bring His Word to pass in your life (Malachi 3:13).
(1) You weary God by speaking words that contradict His Word.
(NKJV) Malachi 2 17 You have wearied the LORD with your words; Yet you say, "In what way have we wearied [Him]?" In that you say, "Everyone who does evil [Is] good in the sight of the LORD, And He delights in them," Or, "Where [is] the God of justice?"
d) The power of agreement is released when you speak in line with God's Word.
i) How can two walk together unless they agree (Amos 3:3)?
ii) How can blessing and cursing come from the same source?
(1) To bless means to speak positively or good of.
(2) To curse means to speak negatively or evil of.
3) You are literally words away from your harvest.
a) Shout… My harvest is on the way!
b) Shout… I am confessing my future.
c) Do you believe the words you speak? If you do, you'll have what you say.
i) Because Jesus skillfully chose His words and believed what He said, He obtained quick results
d) Consider every word you speak.
i) Don't pervert your words; learn what you're saying and use words in the proper context.
ii) Ask yourself: Is what I'm saying what I expect to see?
e) Avoid idle words, perverted speech, and saying things you don't believe.
i) Speak the Word of God only!
(1) If you're unable to speak the Word, it is better not to speak at all.
• What we confess, we will possess.
• This week. Take the time to think before you speak. Think before you release the words from your mouth.