Do you know the words you say can alter the outcome of your situations and in fact, set the direction of your life?
The Bible tells us very plainly how our tongues and the words we speak can open the door to good or evil in our lives. Look at what Proverbs 18:21 says: "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit."
As a believer, every word you utter has tremendous power.
With your tongue, you can choose to build or destroy dreams, heal or break the spirit, bring delight or despair, bless or curse.
We see this principle in action in so many instances in the Bible.
Before they received their miracle child, God changed the names of a childless couple, Abram and Sarai, to Abraham (meaning “father of many nations”) and Sarah (meaning “princess”) just before He told Abraham that from them would come a multitude of nations (see Gen. 17:5, 16–17). But how could this happen when Sarah was barren?
It happened with this change of name.
From then on, Father of many was how Abraham introduced himself, and Sarah would say the same every time she called out to Abraham and spoke about him. Likewise, Abraham would call out “Princess!” every time he called her name.
And somewhere along the way, Sarah experienced renewal of youth, her barren womb was resurrected with divine life, and this couple—one a hundred years old and the other, 90 and barren from her youth—conceived the miracle child God had promised them.
What a powerful demonstration of the power of words in just the speaking of a name!
That’s not all. In the Gospels, Jesus Himself showed us how it is through our words that we can bring the power of God into our situations of sickness, adversity, and even death:
- He cursed the fig tree; it withered.
- He spoke to the wind and waves; they were stilled.
- He spoke to sicknesses, and men and women were healed.
- He spoke life, and people were raised from the dead.
What I want you to see is this: The power to change your circumstances lies in your mouth! You can speak life and see life even when you seem to see death, especially when you understand 3 exciting truths about your words:
1. Your words spoken in line with God’s promises have life-changing power
Words spoken in line with God’s promises have enormous power. When you speak God’s Word in faith over your negative circumstances, you’ll find His mountain-moving power come into those situations. Speak His promises and you’ll release His divine healing, life, and victory where there’s been sickness, brokenness, or lack (see Mark 11:23).
That is why, if you want to see a positive difference in the way you live, it’s important to line up your words with the promises of God’s Word rather than speak based on what you see or feel about your negative circumstances.
As you speak His Word, you’ll also find it dispelling your fears and imparting faith and peace to your heart. Faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word—faith (instead of despair and fear) is imparted as your ears hear and hear God’s Word coming out of your mouth!
2. Your words will open wide the treasury of heaven
Because Jesus has accomplished everything you need at the cross, God is constantly supplying grace, health, protection, deliverance, and whatever you need in life to you.
So what are you believing for today? A healthy body? A financial breakthrough? A restored marriage? A baby? A new job?
Whatever it is, I want you to know that the provision is already there. All you need to do now is to believe all that He has accomplished for you and learn to speak in alignment with God’s promises. Your words will open wide the treasury of heaven and set in motion the process for your provision to reach you.
3. You have a double portion of speaking power
Here’s an important revelation I want you to get a hold of:
As a new covenant believer in Christ, you are a king-priest, which means
you have a double portion of speaking power.
The Bible tells us in Christ, you are part of His royal priesthood (see 1 Pet. 2:9). It also shows us that the words of these two groups of people—kings and priests—hold special authority and power. A king’s word is backed by “great power. No one can resist or question it” (Eccl. 8:4 NLT). And priests, by the authority of their word, settle “every controversy and every assault” (Deut. 21:5).
Do you need to see great power enter your situation irresistibly and change it? Is the enemy assaulting or attacking an area of your life? According to God’s Word, you’ll see the battle settled in line with God’s promises as you put the immense power of your words as a king and a priest to work.
My friend, you don’t have to be a victim of your circumstances. You can choose to experience victory even if you don’t seem to see it in your current circumstances by how you choose to use your words.
So be bold and start using your double portion of speaking power. Choose to line up your words with God’s promises for your health, your provision, your relationships—for whatever you need—and see amazing things happen in your life!