“Jesus answered and
said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye
shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall
say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it
shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer,
believing, ye shall receive.” (Matthew 21:21,22)
Many of us have been
around the Word of God long enough to know that Jesus said we can have what
we say. Of course, we can only have what we say when it is based upon
what God has already agreed to do in
the Bible. Jesus is talking about finding a Scriptural promise for
something and speaking it forth with the words of our mouths.
Here in Matthew
21:21 where Jesus referred to speaking to a mountain, He was referring to
mountains of human obstacles, or problems. Look at something
interesting Zechariah said about mountains in the Amplified Bible.
“…Not by might, nor
by power, but by My Spirit [of whom the oil is a symbol], says the Lord of
hosts. For who are you, O GREAT MOUNTAIN [OF HUMAN OBSTACLES]?”
(Zechariah 4:6,7 Amplified Bible)
It is pretty
obvious here that Jesus, like Zechariah, was making reference to human
obstacles when He referred to the mountain in Matthew 21:21. We can
take the Word of God and stand up to any obstacle that confronts us,
commanding the obstacle to be removed and it must obey.
If your obstacle is
sickness, you can take one or more of
any of the healing promises of the Bible and move that mountain of sickness
by the very words of your mouth. If your obstacle is financial, emotional, moral, social,
etc., simply find in the Bible where God has agreed to do something about
your obstacle and begin to speak the promise (or the solution) over the
obstacle (or the problem).
If you have not
been receiving from God as proficiently as you desire, I believe the
following three keys will help you.
of All Negative Communication
The Apostle Paul
said without repentance there can be no faith towards
God. (Acts ) If you have been allowing Satan to
use your tongue to speak words of doubt, sickness, failure, rejection and
destruction, you need to first ask God to forgive you for that.
Some people come to
Jesus and give Him their families, business, money, body and possessions,
but they stop at the tongue and say, “That’s mine, Jesus. You can
have everything but that.”
You need to realize
that Satan knows if he can get you to use your tongue against yourself, he
can shred you into small pieces. The only authority he has over you
is when he can get you to start speaking his will into your life.
“Be sober, be
vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, SEEKING WHOM HE MAY DEVOUR:” (1Peter
Notice that Satan
must seek for those whom he may devour. He cannot just devour
everybody or he would have done so by now. Satan is looking for those
who will speak his words of destruction, granting him access into their
Repent. Repent. Repent. Repent if you have been letting
Satan use your tongue to do a number on you. God will forgive you. (1John 1:9)
Your Need for Supernatural Help
“For every kind of
beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed,
and hath been tamed of mankind: BUT THE TONGUE CAN NO MAN TAME; it is
an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men,
which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these
things ought not so to be.” (James 3:7-10)
Jesus did not tell
us to tame our tongues only to have his half brother, James, to tell us
that no man can tame the tongue. Jesus and James are not
contradicting one another. James is telling us that we cannot tame
the tongue, as Jesus instructed, without supernatural assistance. He
is telling us to ask the Holy Spirit to help us to tame the tongue.
We cannot do it alone. James himself said if we need wisdom and help in a situation, we could ask the Holy
Spirit Who would give it to us freely.
“If any of you lack
wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all
men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall
be given him.” (James 1:5)
James said God
would give liberally all the supernatural help needed to tame that wild
tongue of yours before you kill yourself or someone else with it.
(See Matthew 12:35-37, Mark , Psalm 141:3,
Attention. Pay Attention. Pay Attention.
Most people do not
even pay attention to what they are saying. They just talk because
they feel the need to talk. Some people think that just because no
one else is talking, it means they should be talking. They just
ramble on and on and on. They do not even listen to the curses they
are pronouncing upon themselves or their loved ones. Some people go
on and on so much that they should join the new support group called “On
and On and On Anon.”
deliberate attention to everything you say. When you catch yourself
saying something negative, ask yourself this question. “Is that what
I really want? ‘CauseI’m going to get it if I keep saying it.”
As long as you keep
saying things like, “My husband is just a drunk and he never listens to me
about Jesus.” or “My kids are disobedient little monsters.”
That’s what you will get. Your husband will get drunker and your kids
will become more monstrous.
There is an area of
research in Science called Quantum Physics. Quantum Physicists will
tell you that atoms, neutrons and protons actually respond to human
words. Scientists have literally watched atoms, neutrons and
protons become excited and respond positively as positive words were spoken
to them. They have also literally watched as atoms, neutrons and
protons slowed down, becoming irresponsive and seemingly lifeless as
negative words were spoken to them.
Do you understand
what you just read? The source of everything in existence that lives,
atoms, neutrons and protons, respond negatively or positively, depending on
the words being spoken over them.
This is a scientific fact. This is a fact that Jesus understood
thousands of years before anyone thought of such a thing as Quantum
Physics. This is what Jesus was referring to in Matthew chapter 21 in
our opening Scripture text.
the Law of Quantum Physics way back then because Jesus created Quantum
Physics long before He ever came to Earth as Heaven’s Solitary Missionary. (Colossians 1:16)
Yet, there is
something even more fascinating about all this Quantum Physics
business. The same Scientists have discovered that by simply looking
at those same neutrons and protons moving within an atom, they can also
have an effect upon them. When they expect the neutrons and protons
to stop moving as a result of being looked at, they will. When they
do not expect the neutrons and protons to stop moving within the atom, they
I don’t know about
you, but for me, this certainly confirms Jesus was right on the money with
everything He taught about speaking and expecting our words to come to
pass.Expecting the supernatural
really is the key to life.
This, of course,
has made Believers out of many Quantum Physicists, too. While other
Physicists who have witnessed this phenomenon are so shocked by it, because
it turns on end everything they believe about the origins of life, they
insist there has been no such discovery. That's almost as bad as the
people who say there was no Jewish Holocaust. Lying does not
make the truth go away. You simply cannot un-ring a bell.
Alva Edison's Mother Spoke Words of Faith
Your life is what
it is today because of words spoken over you, by yourself or someone who
was responsible for you in days gone by. If you don’t like the way
things are, you can change all that by beginning to speak new words
today. God's Words, right out of His Book. You can become an
armchair Quantum Physicist for Jesus!
“Behold also the
ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet
are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. Even so the tongue is a little member,
and boasteth great things. Behold,
how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
And THE TONGUE IS A FIRE, A WORLD OF INIQUITY: so is the tongue among our
members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on
fire of hell.” (James 3:4-6)
Are you destroying
yourself and your loved ones by letting your tongue do its own thing
independent of your brain and spirit? Or are you blessing your loved ones
with your words?
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.
“Well, I don’t believe in all that saying stuff. It doesn’t
work. No matter how hard I try, it just doesn’t work for me.” I
told that person, “Sure it does. It’s working for you now. You
keep saying it does not work no matter how hard you try. Therefore,
the harder you try, the more it does not work. You’ve got the thing
in reverse with the accelerator to the floor. Why don’t you put that
power to work for you instead of against you?”
plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears: LET THE WEAK
SAY, I AM STRONG.” (Joel 3:10)
“Take with you
words, and turn to the Lord: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and
receive us graciously: SO WILL WE RENDER THE CALVES OF OUR LIPS.” (Hosea
The Hebrew word for
“calves” in this verse is actually “sacrifice.”
It takes faith and
sacrifice to say, “My God meets all of my needs according to His riches in
glory in Christ Jesus,” when you are having to walk everywhere you go
because you still don’t have that car you asked Him for.
It takes faith and
sacrifice to say, “My God meets all of my needs according to His riches in
glory in Christ Jesus,” when you are living in a rundown ole shack, eating
crackers and watered down soup while all the other anti-Word of Faith
believers are calling you a heretic.
You are just going
to have to endure. God will pull you through if you can stand the
He is undoing some things you got all tangled up by operating
the Law of Quantum Physics in reverse for all those years. You dug a
hole for yourself. The least you can do is give Him a few months to
clean up that mess and bring you up and over. The least you can do is
say what He says about your situation and give Him half a chance to prove
Himself strong on your behalf.
Keep speaking faith
words. Things are happening behind the scenes. The same
principles that were once your problem are now your solution.
“A good man out of
the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good
things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth
forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men
shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
FOR BY THY WORDS THOU SHALT BE JUSTIFIED, AND BY THY WORDS THOU SHALT BE
CONDEMNED.” (Matthew 12:35-37)
These are the words
of Jesus Christ, not Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin or Rev.
Charles Capps. These men were simply raised up by Jesus
Christ to restore the message of the operation of faith to this
generation. People who come against these sincere, enlightened Prophets of God apparently do not
understand they are actually coming against the Lord Jesus. (Psalm 105:15)
I made up my mind
that I’m not going to run with the crowd who’s all hung up on what God
doesn’t do for people. I’m not going to run with the crowd that
strips faith out of the hearts of God’s
precious creation. I’m running with those who dare to not only
believe what Jesus taught about the power of words but who also dare to
speak their faith. I would rather be a “Name it & Claim it” than a “Doubt it
& Suffer without it.” How about you?
“THROUGH FAITH WE
UNDERSTAND THAT THE WORLDS WERE FRAMED BY THE WORD OF GOD, so that things
which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” (Hebrews 11:3)
“Who being the
brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and UPHOLDING
ALL THINGS BY THE WORD OF HIS POWER, when he had by himself purged our
sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;” (Hebrews 1:3)
Not only did Jesus
create the world around us with the words of His mouth, He keeps it from
falling apart with the words of His mouth. Jesus expects us to keep
our personal worlds from falling apart by using the words of our mouths, as
well. That's what the Bible means when it says we are created in His
image and likeness. (Genesis 1:26)