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It’s possible to diligently speak faith confessions every day and then negate your words by speaking negative, destructive words the rest of the day. For example, in the morning you may read your list of scriptures on prosperity- “God supplies all my need according to His riches in Christ Jesus,” or “Wealth and riches are in my house” or “I am blessed coming in, I am blessed going out,” and the rest of the day speak negatively about your finances. The electric bill comes in and you say, “We’ll never be able to pay this” or the company where you work starts laying off people and you start talking about how you’re afraid that you’ll get laid off next.
Speaking scriptural-based words will bring Jesus to our aid. Hebrews 3:1 says that Jesus is the High Priest of our confession. What does a high priest do? A high priest “is one who is authorized to administer, to execute, to implement and to carry into effect … He’s been sent to put into effect, to execute, to carry out the words that you say” if they are based on scripture. (Kenneth Copeland, Faith to Faith—Daily Devotional, June 6)
If you speak negative words about yourself, your family, your job etc. Jesus has nothing to work with. He’s not going to put words into effect that support your defeat. His business is to help you succeed in life, not fail.
Speaking God’s Word will loose the angels to work for you. Hebrews 1:14 says the angels of God have been sent to minister for heirs of salvation, while Psalm 103:20 tells us that the angels obey the voice of God’s word.
The angels can’t hear and obey God’s Word until someone speaks it out of their mouth: that’s their cue to start working and bring it to pass.
When you maintain an attitude of faith and speak words in line with God’s Word, angels will work for you, either in the background or they may appear to you in human form. Hebrews 13:2 says, “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Usually we are unaware that we are interacting with angels instead of humans. I’ve heard many accounts of people being helped by angels but did not realize they were being helped by a supernatural being until afterwards.
Speaking scriptures over and over will build your faith. Romans 10: 17 says, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” The more you hear yourself say it, the more you’ll believe it.
I remember one night when my son was sick and had a fever. I was tired and wanted to go to bed but I was worried about him and knew I would not be able to sleep. I decided to speak scriptures over him before I went to sleep. One of the scriptures I spoke was Proverbs 4:22, “God’s Word is life and health to all Michael’s flesh.” I kept saying it over and over, as I paced around in my bedroom. I imagined the Word going into my son, killing all the bad germs and healing his body. The more I said it, the more I believed it. After about a half hour of doing this I had confidence that God’s Word was taking care of the situation. I climbed into bed and fell sound asleep.
Here’s another example. Raymond T. Richey, a healing evangelist born in 1893, had contracted tuberculosis while working in the ministry. He was confined to bed. By September of 1919, he had given up on life and he was upset with God for not healing him. God spoke to him and reminded him that the church was believing for his full recovery and also reminded him of the miracles He had done in Ritchey’s family in the past. Richey was repentant and started saying, “Dear Lord, forgive, I do remember and I do believe.”
He openened the Bible and read Psalm 103:3, “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities, Who healeth all thy diseases.” Richey slowly got out of bed and whispered in a weak voice, “I praise You, Lord, I praise You, Lord, I praise You, Lord. I know You are healing me.” Each time he praised God, his voice got stronger until he was shouting. His strength increased rapidly and he knew he was healed.
He was staying with some friends at the time and went to find them. When Richey found them, he shouted, “The Lord has healed me. The Lord has healed me. The Lord has healed me … ” After that, he went back into the ministry totally healed, not only of tuberculosis but a heart condition he had been diagnosed with. To read the next post, click here: The Power of Words, pt. 5
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