Building Block 5
Words Have Great Power
by Pastor John Hamel
“For verily I say
unto you, That whosoever shall SAY unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and
be thou cast into the sea; 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. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive
them, and ye shall have them.” (Mark 11:23-24)
This is one of the
most fascinating verses in all of Scripture. Let’s look at it more
First, Jesus said we could talk to the mountains in our lives
and they would move. In the Bible, human obstacles are sometimes
referred to as “mountains.”
Let’s look at one
example of this.
“Who art thou, O
great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain…” (Zechariah 4:7) The Amplified Bible renders this verse …
“Who art thou, O great mountain [of human obstacles] …”
So you see, Jesus was referring to human obstacles when He
referred to “this mountain.”
Jesus is telling us that we can speak to
the human obstacles of sickness, family problems, finances, etc., and they
will yield to us. There is tremendous power released when we speak
God’s solution to our problems.
We see something
else when we look even more closely at Mark 11:23.
reference to “saying” something to our problems three times there.
Read it again and you’ll find the words “SAY to this mountain,” “… believe
that those things which ye SAITH” and “shall have whatsoever he SAITH.”
Three times in this one verse Jesus made reference to Believers having what
something else Jesus said in this very same verse.
He said, “…shall
not doubt in his heart, but shall BELIEVE.”
Three times Jesus
stressed the importance of saying something. Only once did He mention
the importance of believing something.
Jesus is quite obviously
telling us that we must do three times more saying than believing if we
want to see our obstacles removed.
This is a Spiritual Law that Jesus
always applied in His own life. Here He tells us that we must apply
it to our lives as well. I’ve applied it to mine with great success.
Most Believers have
the “believing” part down all right but need lots of work on the “saying”
Jesus did not say that we would get what we believe.
Jesus said we would get what we say.
Too many Believers keep saying
what they have for problems and things just keep getting worse for
them! They’re applying this Law of Faith in reverse.
It is when we stop speaking the problem and start
speaking the solution that mountains start moving.
what Jesus said!
Modern Day Testimony of the Power of Words
A young woman came
to us explaining she could never have children. The doctors had told
her it was “impossible.”
We shared this Spiritual Law with her and
prayed. We prayed for a husband and for children to come forth.
She stopped complaining. She began to openly thank the Lord for her husband
Within three years she met and married her husband, a
Within two years of that she miraculously had her first
child. Soon another child followed.
All because she changed the
way she both SPOKE and BELIEVED!
When we talk, talk,
talk about failure and inability, we receive, receive, receive
failure and inability. We drop to the level of our faithless
When we speak Scripture, success and ability, we rocket up to
the level of our faith-filled words.
We are all products today of
the words which were spoken over us yesterday as children or by ourselves as
There is a
narrative found in Mark 11:15-34 where a woman with an issue of blood for
twelve years said, “If I touch but His clothes, I shall be whole.”
She touched Jesus' anointed clothing and was immediately healed, even as she
Jesus then told the
woman that she had initiated her own healing with her faith-filled words.
all learn something from that lady!
Alva Edison's Mother Spoke Words of Faith
Alva Edison was an American inventor, scientist and businessman from Milan,
Ohio, who literally changed the world with his inventions. He lived from
1847 to 1931. At the time of his death he had accumulated 2,332 patents
worldwide for his inventions.
Edison's inventions were the incandescent light bulb, the phonograph
cylinder for recording music and voices, the phonograph machine, the carbon
microphone, the movie camera, electric power distribution for city and
statewide usage, the electrographic vote counter, the electric generator,
the alkaline battery, the mimeograph (copy) machine and the world's first
cement mixing machine.
is said of Thomas A. Edison, "He invented the future."
day as a boy Thomas Edison came home from school and gave a note to his
mother. He told her, "My teacher gave this paper to me and told me to
only give it to my mother."
mother's eyes were tearful as she spoke these words aloud to him: "Your
son is a genius. This school is too small for him and doesn't have enough
good teachers for training him. Please teach him yourself."
mother decided to teach her child at home.
years after Thomas' mother died he became one of the greatest inventors the
world had ever known. One day he was looking through old family keepsakes.
He came upon a folded piece of paper which had been left in the corner of a
desk drawer. It was the note he had carried home from school as a little boy
for his mother to read.
opened it and read, "Your son is addled (mentally ill). We won't let
him come to school anymore."
Edison cried for hours that day before writing in his diary, "Thomas
Alva Edison was an addled child that, by a hero mother, became the genius of
mother, Nancy, would not believe the words of failure written and spoken
over her child by his teacher. Nor would she repeat them or even allow him
to hear them.
a result her son grew to be a man who exerted a degree of power in the world
of technology of which no one ever dreamed for him - no one but his
his mother died when he was only twenty-four years old, Thomas said of her,
"My mother was the making of me. She was so true, so sure of me: and I
felt I had something to live for, someone I must not disappoint."
was the case with Nancy Edison and her little boy, Thomas, anyone can initiate
the removal of their problems with faith-filled words.
We simply must
say what the Bible says, in spite of our
circumstances. That’s when our circumstances will come in
line with what God desires for us.
“Death and life are
in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit
thereof.” (Proverbs 18:21)
People who speak
words of death eat the fruit of death.
People who speak words of life
eat the fruit of life.
It’s not up to God how successful we
are. It’s up to us and our words.
This is the fifth Faith
Building Block that must be laid in order to develop strong faith.
Make this Faith
confession daily. “I am a brand New Creation in Christ. I am the
righteousness of God. I am seated in a place of authority with
Christ. I have the right to use Jesus’ Name. My words have power over my life.”
Be Blessed … John and Barbara Hamel
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