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Power in Words


When we look at the woman with the issue of blood many get caught up in her touching Jesus’ garment and being healed. Some thinking that it was because even Jesus clothes were anointed, others realizing that as Jesus said in Matthew 9:22 (NKJV) that her faith made her well.

How can we tell where her faith was? The answer is in Matthew 9:21, which states, “For she SAID to herself, “If I only may touch his garment, I shall be made well.”

Another example we see is in Matthew 8:5-8, “Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.”

And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.” The centurion answered and SAID, “Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed.” Verse 13 Jesus says, “…as you believed let it be done for you…” The common factor in these two healings are they both SAID what they were believing for. So wouldn’t you say words are important?

Believers wonder why they have no power. They wonder why they can speak, pray, believe, and have what they feel is faith in situations but nothing changes. They speak to situations and circumstances, but at every turn they encounter a little demon that puts a beating on them. What other outcome should we expect when we constantly spew out words and sayings we don’t mean like I could just die right now. Then we try to flip a switch and want power to come immediately after we speak. Death and life are in the power of our tongue. To access the power that God has placed on the inside of us, we have to speak life. Stop talking about your friend. Stop saying he’s stupid and will never be anything.

Our only offensive weapon we have is our words, through the Word of God (our sword). We’ve all been guilty of not paying attention to what we say. We should not be like children tossed to and fro. The Word of God is always powerful, but God can’t bless the wrong words. If we would get to the place that we stop letting our words be so empty, we would be able to cause some real change.

~ Jevallye’ Beverly

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