Synopsis of sermon 06.11.17
Created by Bishop Walker III
Proverbs 18:20-21 (NKJV) 20 A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth;
From the produce of his lips he shall be filled. 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.
The words spoken over our lives are powerful. This is often where low self esteem comes from. People with low self esteem are still trying to overcome the venom of negative words spoken over them when they were younger.
In opposition to those that had negative words spoken over them, there were those who always had positive words over them. As a result, these are people who became achievers. Their success was a direct result of words spoken over their lives.
Some of you have been in a hurry to try and get to church and get word from God, because you understand the power of a word. What we say, affects not only our lives, but the lives of those around us. When you understand how to use you words, you will think before you speak.
God thought so much about the word, he wrapped his son into the Word. John 1:14 (NKJV) says 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Once the word becomes part of you, then your language will begin to change. You can’t receive a word from God and stay the same.
The power of our words can impact our lives. There are words of comfort, words that teach, and words that speak good and bad. You have to choose you words carefully.
There was a donkey that found a lion skin. He put the lion skin on and then he used it to scare other animals away. One day, he ran upon a Fox and he tried to scare him too. Although the donkey had scared many animals, he was unable to scare the Fox. Before attacking the donkey, the Fox told him, if you are going to fool somebody, you must first disguise your voice. It was the donkey’s words that gave him away. – Words are very important. Clothes may disguise a fool, but words give them away every time.
I. Your words produce wealth
Proverbs 18:20 (NKJV) 20 A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth;
From the produce of his lips he shall be filled.
Wealth suggest fulfillment in your life. This is not the wealth that we normally think about.
1. Pouting won’t get your provision – When your words are not favorable, you pout about your situation. This makes you hostage to your situation.
a. When words are used to complain, they create an atmosphere of lack. Your children have not acquired the words to express themselves yet. Since they can’t fully express themselves, they pout.
b. Even though we say our children pout, you need to know that they aren’t the only ones. We have some 30 yr old pouters walking around these days as well.
c. When a child pouts, it is usually corrected by an adult. When an adult pouts, it is fruitless. When an adult pouts, doors are closed, opportunities are missed, and lessons go unlearned.
2. Your increase is in your mouth. – God used His words to bring increase into the world. Since we were made in His likeness, we have the ability to do the same things with our words. If you don’t say it, you can’t get anything.
a. 1 Chronicles 4:10 (NKJV) says 10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested. – Jabaz prayed for God to enlarge his territory. God granted his request. This is a lesson for us to know that our increase is in our mouth.
b. A man’s belly is filled based on what he speaks. When you see people walking in fulfillment, it is because they were speaking it long before it manifested. If you are dependent on others to be your cheerleader, you will be disappointed all the time.
II. Use wisdom with your words
1. Life in death is in the power of the tongue – If you lack wisdom, ask God. James 3:5-8 (NKJV) says 5 Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell. 7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. 8 But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. – Simply put, the tongue can’t be tamed. It is the source of much iniquity.
a. A good quote to remember is this: “…But the human tongue is a beast that few can master. It strains constantly to break out of its cage, and if it is not tamed, it will turn wild and cause you grief.”
― Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power
2. Weapons destroy and leave clues as to what has happened. Words destroy without leaving clues. Matthew 12:36 (NKJV) 36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. – Don’t let the word condemn you. Let words direct you for the better.
3. What’s wrong with the environment today? It is toxicity in our tongues. More specifically, it is social media for many of us. We don’t realize that when we put stuff on the wall of our social media, we put stuff into the atmosphere that exposes us to predatory spirits. We have to stop releasing stuff into the atmosphere!
4. Stop speaking death. Stop speaking negativity into your situation and likewise stay away from people who speak death into your life. Learn to speak life into your situation and into your life.
3. Learn to talk life to yourself – Studies show that the average person spends 1/5 of their life talking. You have to choose what you speak. People will live or die based off of what you speak over them.
a. Ex. Your kids pay close attention to everything we as parents say. It is evident in their behavior and in the things that they say. If a child is raised in a house where everyone curses a lot, then the child not only grows up cursing, they do so at an early age. When you release bad words into your house, it affects what your children think and the way they view things. – When you go through stuff in your life, why don’t you do just like your children do? Why don’t you respond just like your Daddy (Jesus Christ)?
III. Your words can shape your world
1. You have got to understand the power of words and that there is wisdom in your words. They are seen in the spirit. Once you see something in the spirit, you will speak it. Most people who are blessed, successful, or working in vision, will tell you that they first saw it (in the spirit), they spoke it into the atmosphere, and then they got it!
2. You can create your not yet. Hebrews 11:3 (NKJV) 3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. – You got the power to create like never before (with your words).
3. Before the beginning began, there was God and there was the Word. John 1:1-5 (NKJV) says – 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend[a] it. -When God created the beginning, he implored all 3 identities of the Trinity. The Lord reigns, the Word speaks, and the Spirit sustains.
4. We are flesh made word. God sent the word, to accomplish what he wanted it. Everything that exists was created by the Word. The Word created for us a not yet. That means you have a canvas (a clean slate) in your life to work with.
a. Do you accept your reality or do you speak to your not yet? When you speak to your not yet, you are saying, “I am healed, I am delivered, I am debt free, all regardless to what your situation looks like!
4. What you speak long enough, you will see soon enough – You have to understand the power of positive words and optimism.
a. The story:
i. Do you remember the story of the little engine that could? It is the story of a stranded train that could not get anyone to help him get over the hill. After failing to get anyone to help train get over the hill, the train asked the little engine if he could help get him over the hill. The little engine thrilled to be asked for help, attached himself to the train and began to try and pull the train over the hill. Even though the engine wasn’t sure he could get over the hill himself, he put the train’s situation over his own doubt.
ii. As the little engine tried to pull the train over the hill, he kept saying over and over to himself, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can”. Little by little, he kept getting closer and closer to the top of the hill. Finally he got to the top of the hill and was able to see over to the other side. Suddenly, his words began to change. As he begin to overtake the top of the hill and come down the other side, he started to say, “I thought I could, I thought I could, I thought I could”. He had to speak his reality into his atmosphere.
Understand the weight of your words. Know that the things you speak can change your reality, your destiny, and your atmosphere.