Words are Creative
Words and Thoughts Empower
Tuesday Morning, October 21, 2003
Paul said to be certain to “never give satan a foothold.” What does this mean, practically? It means, amongst other more obvious things (such as “Make no PROVISION to fulfill the lust of the flesh”—don’t put yourself in situations where you can easily be tempted), to build your Life in His Spirit, by careful choice of words, heart and mind. There is a subtle and little known, but an OH-so-powerful point to be made about “the power of words” and how carelessness or lack of disciplined thinking and speech can have devastating results in a life.
For example, if, in the heat of a moment when you are not pleased with someone or something, you react with wild thoughts or speech, you are violating a huge Spiritual Truth. Instead of “laying your gift down at the Altar and going to make it Right” or “Going to him and him alone” to try to “win your brother,” you instead react with carnal passion and dark energy and say, “I’m leaving” or “I’m not going to talk to you anymore” or “I’m not doing this…” or “I’m sick of giving in this” or mention the word “divorce” if you’re married—if you allow these thoughts or words, you are CREATING your future. Bad news.
Make a vow to your Father that you are never going to carelessly say words that are not quotations from the Spirit and heart of Jesus. Words and thoughts are powerful things. Allowing them in your mind or out of your mouth cracks a hole in the Spiritual Ozone layer, allowing demons, or angels, to descend into your world. Words of God’s Promises and Faith and Worship and Contentment in Him bring in the fresh breeze of the intervention of the Spirit of God, and His Angels. Words of unbelief and rebellion, or of greed or fear, jealousy or unforgiveness, or of pride or of carnal obsessive energy bring in the cloak of darkness and a supernatural invitation to the Enemy to be involved in your life. We welcome demons, or angels, by our thoughts and words.
God created the universe with words. He spoke and He created something out of nothing with words. If you speak satan’s words, then that is exactly what you will do—create something out of nothing. Situations beginning with rash reactions, ungoverned by the Spirit of Christ and unwashed by the “water of the Word” may begin as small issues. But, empowered by satan and his opportunity created by your words, they will escalate. With your words you create mayhem and devastation. Or, you participate with God in creating Order and Life and Love, by your words and attitudes and thoughts, enveloped in Faith and Love, resisting all unbelief and reaction and selfishness. We choose our futures thusly.
Quote God…NEVER quote satan. There is Power in words. “In the beginning was the Word…” If you quote satan then you are empowering satan. On the other hand, the determination to “call things that are not, as though they are” for HIM…empowers GOD to Work in you, and the Spirit of God is welcomed into that place of the testing of your Faith.
Jesus, in the wilderness, QUOTED GOD when tempted, regardless of what he felt or wanted or needed. And Angels, in time, met Him at that place.
“But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” Matthew 12
“Heaven and Earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” Matthew 24
“If you remain in me and my words remain in you…” John 15
“For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them.” John 17
“The word was with God, the word was God…and the word became flesh and dwelt for awhile amongst us.” John 1
“Calling things that are not as though they are…” is “the Faith of Abraham” making us “sons of Abraham.” Romans 4