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THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR WORDS
PART 2

 

By Pastor Roger Anghis
May 6, 2012
NewsWithViews.com

Mark 11:22 “And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

23. For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removes and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things that he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

Jesus makes a point of the importance of ‘saying’. Last week we touched on the fact that Jesus never said anything and then hoped that what He said would come to pass. He expected everything He said to come to pass whether it was blind eyes opening or calming the wind and waves.

24. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”

This statement was not just for the people that Jesus was talking to at that moment. It was intended for us today as well. What this teaching is intended to do is open our eyes to the spiritual side of our words. The psalmist tells us in Psalm 103:20 “Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.” The angels are ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will be heirs of salvation (Hebrews 1:14). This should give us a clue that the angels can only respond to the Word of God. When we speak the Word, and the promises of the Word, we are employing the angels on our behalf.

We should get excited about the fact that when we speak the Word, the angels begin to bring about what we are saying. We need to get to the point where we believe everything that we say. When we get to that point, I don’t think that we’ll be saying things like, ‘My cancer, or my allergies.’ Let’s understand that when we hear somebody say that Mark 11:23 doesn’t work for everybody, what they are really saying is it doesn’t work for them positively. It does work for them negatively and the reason it works for them negatively is because, that is the way they talk. “Nothing good ever happens to me.” “Just when I think I’m getting ahead, something comes up and I go back in debt again.” If we can learn to change what we say, we can change our circumstances. James 3:2 tells us that if we can control our tongue, we can control our whole body and that means that no matter what is wrong with your body, with the words of your mouth you can correct it.

2 Corinthians 4:13 “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believe, and therefore I have spoken, we also believe and therefore speak.” This is the same spirit of faith that Abraham had and that Moses had and that Joshua had. We know that faith comes by hearing the Word and that faith is released by speaking.

One of the biggest problems the body of Christ has is seeing the significance in the words that we speak. Some people have us classified with the weirdo’s and dreamers. They look at speaking in faith to change a circumstance as abracadabra or hocus-pocus. What these people fail to realize is that we are made in the image of God and that we are to operate in the same manor that He operates in. He has a vision and can see something and then He speaks in faith and what He saw in His mind’s eye is created. Genesis 1:3 “And God said, Let there be light; and there was light.” When we are speaking we are ‘doing’. (Be a doer of the Word) When we are speaking we are either creating something or we are destroying something. There are some things that need to be destroyed. Tumors need to be destroyed. Cancer needs to be destroyed. I want us to look at some other scriptures that teach us about how important our words are.

Proverbs 6:2 “Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken by the words of thy mouth.” We can be caught in something that we don’t really want to be in, by the words of our mouth. Our mouth can put us into bondage.

Proverbs 10:11 “The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life. . .” Our mouth can speak life or death over our situation. In the Bible, the person that does not value his words is called a fool. The person that does value his words is called wise.

Proverbs 12:13 “The wicked is (dangerously) snared by the transgressions of his lips; but the just shall come out of trouble.”

14. “A man shall be satisfied with the good fruit of his mouth; . . .”

We have to be slow to speak. Even in situations that are trying. We have to think carefully before we say anything otherwise we may say something that we either shouldn’t say or something that we will be sorry for later. How many times have we caught ourselves with our mouth engaged before our brain is put in gear? “Good fruit” is not flying off the handle and letting anything come out of your mouth.

Proverbs 12:18 “There are those who speak rashly, like the piercing of the sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” (Amp) The Word is telling us that our spoken words can cut or our spoken words can bring healing to our bodies.

Proverbs 15:4 “A gentle tongue [with its healing power] is a tree of life, but willful contrariness in it breaks down the spirit.” (AMP) It is believed that Solomon is the writer of the book of Proverbs. The wisest man that has ever lived {given wisdom directly from God} is saying that our words are capable of bringing healing to our bodies. It’s simple common sense then to believe that we should be able to control/change all the circumstances that we face daily. All aspects of our life controlled by what we say.

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.”

With as many references as we are seeing here that speak directly concerning the connection between our words and our circumstances, we should pay more attention to what we are saying.

Romans 14:23 “. . for whatsoever is NOT of faith is sin.” When we speak the promises of God out of our mouth, we are acting in faith. So when we speak doubt and unbelief we are acting in sin.

Proverbs 21:23 “Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.” Our words will take us in any direction we want to go. If we don’t know any better, we will go somewhere where we don’t want to go. The person who constantly talks about how bad things are and how much worse they’re going to get doesn’t understand that his talking the problem only makes it worse. If we are in a bad situation, we have to use our faith and speak life into that situation.


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Proverbs 14:23 “In all labor there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth to penury (poverty).” You can talk yourself into poverty or you can talk yourself into prosperity. There are those that doubt that we have anything to do with the circumstances of our life, but the Bible plainly states that we do. Their foundation for that belief is the fact that we are not of this world but we live here and therefore, we have to learn how to live with what is in this world. There’s sickness and disease so, naturally, we will have to be sick occasionally. The world’s economy fluctuates so we must expect our income to do the same thing. The problem with that mind set is, there is no Biblical basis for that way of thinking. That’s the way the world thinks, we aren’t supposed to think that way. Galatians 3:13 tells us that Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law. Redeemed means ransomed, delivered from bondage, penalty or liability. Deuteronomy 28 lists the blessings and the curses of the law. When you study this chapter in detail you’ll find that sickness and disease, lack poverty and everything else that deals with loss and oppression is listed as the part of the law that is the curse. Now if Christ redeemed us from that curse of the law, why are there so many members of the Body of Christ suffering from all the curses of the law that we have been redeemed from?

There isn’t a belief in the words that we say. They don’t believe that we can ‘speak our way out’ of the troubles of the world. Psalm 107:2 “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has delivered from the hand of the adversary.” The Word is telling us that we have to say what we are redeemed from. We’ve been redeemed from sickness, we’ve been redeemed from disease, we’ve been redeemed from poverty, we’ve been redeemed from oppression, we’ve been redeemed from anything that has to do with stealing, killing or destroying. Hebrews 3:1 “Wherefore, Holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession (confession), Christ Jesus.” He is the High Priest of our confession, of our words, He is Lord over sin, sickness and poverty. There is a major difference in the two. As long as we are speaking the Word of God over our situations, Jesus is our High Priest, if we are speaking doubt and unbelief, there is nothing He can do.

Jesus gave us another command concerning our words. When He sent out His disciples He told them to speak peace unto the households where they stayed. You can change the atmosphere of the room that you walk into by speaking the right words. You can lift up a person’s spirits or tear a person down with the words of your mouth. Isaiah 50:4 “The Lord has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary:” If you speak something that uplifts someone, you are creating something. If you speak something that tears someone down, you are destroying something, all with your words. It doesn’t matter what you think concerning the importance of your words, the Bible tells us that what we say is important, so it is. Jesus tells us again how important our words are in Matthew 12:36 “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.” The Greek word for idle is ‘argos’ and means ‘things from which no profit is derived, although they can be and ought to be productive.’. I find it interesting that the majority of the church gives no credence to the importance of our words, yet throughout the Old Testament and several times in the New Testament Jesus placed it very high on the list of things that we should pay attention to. If our words have no importance, then why would we have to give an account for them on the day of judgment? If our words have no influence on our circumstances, then why are we supposed to say we are redeemed from the curse of the law.

Jesus is coming back for a remnant and that remnant will operate in the full power that God has designed us to operate in. This remnant will not be afraid to follow the commands that God has given us in the Bible. They won’t question everything that most denominations question today.

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They won’t doubt the Hand of the Lord when He moves in their midst. They won’t see something miraculous and then discount it as a coincidence of some other ‘accident’. They will not be the part of the church that has a form of godliness, but denies the power that the church is supposed to be walking in (2 Timothy 3:5). They will speak with confidence concerning the Word. They will have courage to look the devil in the face and refuse to accept anything but the promises of God. The church that Jesus is coming back for is the church that will be on top of this world, controlling it’s own destiny not only corporately, but each individual member will be walking in the power that exhibits to the world that there is a God in heaven and we are His children.

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Pastor Roger Anghis is the Founder of RestoreFreeSpeech.org, an organization designed to draw attention to the need of returning free speech rights to churches that was restricted in 1954.

President of The Damascus Project, TheDamascusProject.org, which has a stated purpose of teaching pastors and lay people the need of the churches involvement in the political arena and to teach the historical role of Christianity in the politics of the United States. Married-37 years, 3 children, three grandchildren.

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Jesus is coming back for a remnant and that remnant will operate in the full power that God has designed us to operate in. This remnant will not be afraid to follow the commands that God has given us in the Bible. They won’t question everything that most denominations question today.