Did you know you can speak yourself into a powerful position of victory? That’s because your words have tremendous creative power.
Joshua 1:8 (NIV) says, “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”
This verse is letting us know that it’s so important to speak the Word at all times.
I don’t know where I would be without God’s Word. It has kept me throughout my life. When trials come, I always go to the scriptures.
Something I have observed in Christian circles that troubles me is how many people don’t stick with the Word. As long as everything is going well and everyone is healthy and blessed, they serve the Lord with all their hearts.
But when trials come—when the “having done all, to stand” time comes—they forget what God said. They leave behind the only foundation that can support them through the storms of life: God’s Word.
We must build a strong foundation on the Word of God and stand firm on it. When we hear news of something that’s not what we desire, we must ask ourselves, “Whose report do I believe?” Then we need to declare our faith in the report of the Lord.
When facing a spiritual battle, we should never go into it with our mouths closed.
Start Your Day With the Word
Before I get out of bed in the morning, I begin to make my confessions of God’s Word. First I declare, “This is the day that the Lord hath made. I will rejoice and be glad in it” (Ps. 118:24). This is especially important for me because I’m not a morning person. I come alive around midnight, which means I’m wide awake when everyone else is asleep.
In the morning, it’s vital for me to speak to my body and say, “Body, you will rejoice! You will have energy. You will do what needs to be done.”
I refuse to say, “I’m tired,” because I know my world is formed by what I say. The more I say I’m tired, the more tired I will be.
When my energy level seems low, I speak words of faith. I declare God’s Word over my body and say, “I go in the strength of the Lord. His strength dwells in me. I’m not getting weaker—I’m getting stronger.”
Don’t Go Into Battle With Your Mouth Closed
When facing a spiritual battle, we should never go into it with our mouths closed. Our most powerful weapon against the enemy is God’s Word coming out of our mouths.
Ephesians chapter 6 describes the armor God gave us to fight spiritual battles. Verse 17 talks about our greatest offensive weapon—the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. But God’s Word doesn’t become a sword until we speak it.
When we declare, “No weapon formed against me shall prosper” (Isa. 54:17), the Holy Spirit, the angels, and Jesus go to work on our behalf. Jeremiah 1:12 (AMPC) tells us that God watches over His Word to perform it. As we speak scripture, our words become the sword of the Spirit that destroys the devil’s attacks.
We may have to declare the Word more than once before our confession becomes a reality. But if we want to win the good fight of faith, we can never give up.
It takes tenacity and toughness to stand strong. In the midst of adversity, it takes boldness to keep speaking the Word and saying, “I’m going through!”
I’ve decided that I’m going through the trials and troubles of life. I’m determined to receive everything God intends for me to have!
We often fall short of the blessings of the Lord because we don’t press in and, by faith, take hold of His promises. When it looks as if God’s Word is not working, we stop confessing it.
What would have happened to the woman with the issue of blood if she hadn’t pressed in to receive her miracle? (See Mark 5:25–34.) What if she had stopped confessing her faith when she saw the huge crowd surrounding Jesus?
Fear might have gripped her when she reached out to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment. After all, she wasn’t supposed to be out in public. And because she had suffered from that issue of blood for 12 years, she was weak physically.
What if she had said, “I’m too weak. This is too hard. I’ll never make it”? What if she had turned back? She would have never received her healing.
But this woman kept on pressing through the crowd and speaking her faith. Mark 5:28 (AMPC) says, “She kept saying, If I only touch His garments, I shall be restored to health.”
It’s so important to keep saying what God’s Word says about the problems we face. Our words form our world. If we speak doubt, fear, and unbelief, that’s what we will have. But if we
confess God’s Word and continue speaking it, we will have what His Word promises us!
The woman in Mark chapter 5 kept saying, “If I just touch His clothes, I will be restored to health.” She was forming her world by her words. Then she began acting on her faith. She pressed through the crowd that thronged the Lord. Next, she reached out and grabbed the hem of Jesus’ garment, just as she had repeatedly said in faith. And she was healed. Her world was transformed by her words!
From this woman’s story, we can see why it is so important to continually speak God’s Word. Her bold confession of faith dramatically changed her life.
I encourage you to speak God’s Word when you’re discouraged. If you need finances, help with family problems, or healing for your body, keep speaking the Word.
As you continue confessing the Word of God and obeying His commandments, you’ll create a different future, a different world. It will be an exciting and adventurous world—one where your confessions of faith become a reality!
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