Unleashing the Power of Words: A Call to Faithful Speech

Ezekiel 19:9b
…they brought him into holds, that his voice should no more be heard upon the mountains of Israel.

Never underestimate the power of words! It is no wonder that our adversary the devil walks about just trying to shut us up. Words portray ideas, ideas project vision, vision promotes hope, and hope prompts action. We must never let the devil get us shut up in a stronghold. We must loudly, clearly, boldly, and consistently declare God’s truth to all generations in order for God’s Kingdom to advance as it should.

What is it about our words that is so important that our enemy would go through all measures just to stop us from speaking? It is because we have been created in the image and in the likeness of our Creator, who spoke the worlds into existence. The devil knows that if we can speak it out of pure faith, then we can create it!

You see, our Lord taught us that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. This means that whatever is in your heart will eventually manifest itself in your words. Therefore, if you are an individual who is full of faith, then your words will become full of faith. However, if your words are not of faith, this would indicate that there is a shortage of faith deep down inside of you.

Now, there is nothing more dangerous to the devil than someone who has been saved, sanctified, filled with the Holy Ghost, and overflowing with faith, who will dare speak life into an otherwise hopeless situation! That’s why Jesus teaches us to speak to the mountain; if you cannot speak to your mountain, perhaps it is because you have not enough faith to do so.

It is only when we get crazy and fanatical enough in our faith that we open our mouth to declare the Word of God that we are able to remove the chain of mountains in our way. We have to get past caring what others think, and we have to get past what traditions and religion have taught us. We must boldly declare the Word of the Lord, taking charge over the adversary whom the Lord has already given us power to tread upon.

Let us take hold of the promises of God and wait patiently for His deliverance as we proclaim His Word. It takes faith to speak of things that are not as though they were; it takes the kind of faith that is willing to test God’s promises. Will you take this faith initiative?

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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