- Posted by: Fred Okwir
- Category: Sermons
WHO IS SPEAKING OVER YOUR LIFE
The Power of the Spoken Word
It matters a lot what people speak over your life. Words can bless or harm. It can mislead or correct. Words can also heal or kill. There are places that are experiencing adversities because of words that have been spoken over them. There are millions of people who are being afflicted because of negative words that are tied to their lives in the form of names and injunctions.
A preacher went through the countryside and found a village filled with drunkards and immoral people. He soon found out that the name of the place was called Sodom.
Only after the gospel was preached did many of them get freed from the power of that name.
In 2 Sam 1:21, David in his lament spoke over Mt. Gilboa. He said that never would it have dew or rain again because Saul and his son Jonathan were killed in battle there. And to this day the place has remained dry.
Negative words spoken by your ancestors or spoken over them by others before you were even born may continue speaking over your own life.
Authority of God’s Word
The Good News is that Jesus Christ became a curse for us so that we may come out of every curse (Gal 3:13-14).
You can deal effectively using what God has spoken in his word to nullify every negative or binding words invested into your life by your ancestors, bosses, jealous and malicious people, spouse or devil’s agents.
Make no exceptions; deal with such words whether they were innocently or ignorantly uttered.
In Genesis 3:11 God asked Adam; “Who told you that you were naked?” As far as God was concerned, that was not his words. He had the ultimate authority; No other being should have determined their destiny, not even themselves by their own wisdom. It is his word alone that should have had the first place.
Look at the following power scriptures:
“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee thou shall condemn.”
It is a powerful promise.
You have to assert this fact loud and clear to the devil. Notice that the tongue referred to above is a tongue used against you as a weapon; words spoken that are harmful to your interest. Notice also that you can do something about it:
“Thou shalt condemn!” To condemn is to put out of action; to disapprove.
WHAT TO DO:
Name the weapons you know that the devil is using against you. Render them powerless in Jesus’ Name. In the name of Jesus, break the power of every negative word impacting your life whether they were spoken in your hearing or not.
Bring their effect to naught. Then in Jesus’ Name speak into your life what God says you should be in reverse to what the negative words did.
A Steadfast believer, fully utilizing God- given resources can never be defeated. If you have doubt, look at these scripture below:
Jeremiah 1:9-12 GN
“Then the Lord stretched out his hand, touched my lips, and said to me, “Listen, I am giving you the words you must speak.
Today I give you authority over nations and kingdoms to uproot and pull down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant” The Lord asked me, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” I answered, “A branch of an almond tree.” “You are right” the Lord said,” and I am watching to see that my words come true.”
Do you realize that the word of God invested into your life, spoken out into a situation or circumstance that needs to be addressed can impact nations and kingdoms. It can uproot what has been established over years. It can pull down what has been standing in defiance of God’s will for your life. It can destroy i.e. it can terminate the retrogressive forces in your situation and overthrows what has been in dominion. The good that you want to see can be planted and build by the same word.
And to crown it all, the Lord is always watching you to see whether you will speak out his words in your prayers or confessions, for him to back it up with the desired results. Take hold of God’s word and undo all that the negative words have done or will try to do in your life.
BUT YOU MUST LISTEN TO GOD’S VOICE
God’s voice is his words. To listen to God’s voice is to receive his word and live by it. It is what guarantees the fulfillment of God’s word in your life.
Zechariah 7:11-13 (GN)
“But my people stubbornly refused to listen. They closed their minds and make their hearts as hard as rock. Because they would not listen to the teaching, which I sent through the prophets who lived long ago, I became very angry. Because you did not listen when I spoke, I did not answer when you prayed.” Listening to the voice of God will always bring the desired answer in prayer.
The contrary is also true. That is what the Lord Jesus spoke in reference to himself as the good Shepherd:
In the parable of the Shepherd in John 10:1-11, Jesus referred to himself as the good Shepherd. He said that his sheep know his voice. They will not listen to another voice, Instead they will run away from such a strange voice. He said he has come to bless and fulfill the lives of his sheep. You are that sheep. Receive the master’s word and invest it into your life. Allow it to keep speaking over your life all the time. Refuse to listen to any other voice that is contrary to the master’s voice. Reject and cancel any other word that is strange.
Don’t receive it in your spirit. Instead, assert the master’s words in your situation. When you are told that “you cannot make it,” declare that you will make it in Jesus’ name. When your old friends in the world tell you that you will backslide, tell them that you will go forward and not backwards in Jesus’ name.
When your boss tells you that “you are finished!” Declare that you are just beginning in Jesus’ name! When you are told that you are dying of sickness, say that you have life and by His stripes you have been healed. When you are told that you are defeated, declare that you are more than a conqueror.
Let the word of God reign over your life and circumstances! Then you will begin reigning with heaven on earth.
God bless you. Move to the next Glory!
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