Don’t Let Your Words Become Your Prison – (Let them become your Hospital!)
Friends, if you’re defeated in life, you’ve defeated yourself with the words of your own mouth. For Jesus said, “. . . whosoever shall say . . . and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith” (Mark 11:23).
One writer put it this way, “You said you could not, and the moment you said it, you were whipped. You said you did not have faith, and doubt rose up like a giant and bound you.”
You are imprisoned with your own words. You talk failure and failure holds you in bondage.
2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.
The margin of my Bible reads, “Thou art taken captive with the words of thy mouth.”
Mighty few of us realize that our words dominate us. A young man once said that he was never whipped until he confessed he was whipped. Many people say they always speak their minds. That isn’t a bad practice if you have the mind of Christ! We as believers are to have the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:16).
But when you have a mind that is dominated by the devil, few people care to hear what’s on your mind! If you have a mind dominated by doubt and unbelief, you have a mind dominated by the devil. If you have a mind dominated by fear and negativity, you have a mind dominated by the devil.
Never talk failure. Defeat and failure do not belong to the child of God. God never made a failure. God made us new creatures. We are born not of the will of the flesh or of the will of men but of the will of God (John 1:13). We are created by God in Christ Jesus.
Failures are man-made.
Failures are made by wrong believing and wrong thinking. First John 4:4 says, “. . . greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
Learn to trust the Greater One who is in you. He who is in you is mightier than any force or power that is in the world.
God created the universe with words.
Words filled with faith are the most powerful influence in all the world.
Confess What You Believe
As I said previously, P.C. Nelson once said, “More people lose their healing over a counterattack than any other thing.”
I almost lost my own healing that way. After I was healed, people would ask me if my heart was better. I would answer that it wasn’t because I didn’t always feel good, and my heartbeat was still irregular and beating sporadically.
As soon as I would say I didn’t feel good, I would begin feeling even worse.
One day as I lay on the bed, I began to analyze my situation and to ask myself where I was failing in faith.
I realized what I was doing. I was confessing my sickness instead of my health! So I immediately started saying I was well when people asked me how I felt.
And that is exactly what came to pass—I was healed!
I prayed about healing because I desired it. I believed with my heart and confessed with my lips that I was healed by Jesus’ stripes (1 Peter 2:24; Mark 11:23,24).
I told people I was fine and that I was healed.
People would look at me strangely sometimes, but when I made the right confession, I found that my symptoms lessened and eventually left.
When people would ask me if I needed a ride because of my condition, I wouldn’t accept a ride; I would say that I would rather walk. I would just automatically tell everyone I was fine.
Many would tell me that healing wasn’t for people now in these days, but I just told them that was from the devil. The Bible says that the devil is a liar.
If any whosoever can believe and be saved, then any whosoever can have what he speaks that is in line with God’s Word.
The key to overcoming sickness and overcoming problems in life is believing with the heart and confessing with the mouth.
*ALL MINISTERS ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR TIME INCREMENTS TO BE MET. ALL PREACHING MUST BE COMPLETED BY TWENTY MINUTES BEFORE THE TOP OF THE HOUR TO ALLOW FOR THE WORKING OF THE WORD.
**IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT BEFORE YOU PREACH YOU SPEND 30 MINUTES – SITTING IN A CHAIR – SAYING THE FOLLOWING – OUT LOUD:
*I THANK YOU LORD – ACCORDING TO 1 JOHN 2:27 – I HAVE AN UNCTION TO SPEAK. ACCORDING TO MARK 16:17-18, “WHEN I LAY HANDS ON THE SICK THEY RECOVER.” *I HAVE HEALINGS, MIRACLES, SIGNS, WONDERS, WORKING OF MIRACLES, WORD OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE GIFT OF FAITH MANIFEST THROUGH ME.
*ACCORDING TO JOHN 14:16 THE HOLY SPIRIT IS HELPING ME TO MINISTER. I DO NOT DO IT IN MY OWN STRENGTH.