Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit (Proverbs 18:21).
The most powerful force in our life today are our words. They literally have the power of life and death!
Words are the creative ability of God. He created the worlds with words. He upholds all things by the power of His Word. Created in His image, we have an ability to create in us life with words.
Jesus said that we will give account for every word that comes out of our mouth. And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak. The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you (Matthew 12:36-37 – NLT) Let me ask a question. What would happen if what we said today suddenly came into being in an instant? Would we want what we’ve been speaking to happen immediately?
We’re either speaking life or death. Speaking death means that we’re allowing our mouth to agree with the circumstances around us or the doubts that come into our mind today. And words are creative. When we speak doubt and unbelief, we allow the enemy the opportunity to dominate.
On the other hand speaking life means that we’re allowing our mouth to agree with the Word of God. We’re choosing to call those things that be not as though they were. Speaking life means we speak the end result before we see it. We confess that we believe we’re healed while the pain is still in our body. We acknowledge that our needs are met while lack surrounds us. We say that we’re overcoming by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony while the circumstances appear to be crushing us.
God spoke to the Israelites and told them to choose this day whom they would serve, life or death, blessing or cursing. Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! (Deuteronomy 30:19 – NLT).
The Father is likewise challenging us today to choose life by choosing to speak the Word of God right in the face of opposing circumstances. If we will do this, we’ll find the strength of God rising up within us. We will be able to persevere and overcome because God watches over His Word to bring it to pass.