The Power of the Tongue: Declare Your Future
Write your future and declare your expected end with the power of the tongue. The power of words and the power of the tongue have been discussed since ancient times. We are told in Scripture that our tongues are pens with the ability to write our future. Our words are formed in the heart of man, and for the most part, we speak what we think and feel. With that in mind, it is important to be mindful of the words and thoughts we allow ourselves to entertain. When we speak good words, we create our own good future. When we speak bad words, we create our own bad future. The power of words is immense and we need to be aware of how our words can shape our lives.
Scripture says your tongue is a pen with the ability to write your future. Scripture declares, “My heart is inditing (composing) a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: My tongue is the pen of a ready writer” (Psalms 45:1).
The English word “inditing” (Hebrew râchash), means to bubble up like a bursting fountain. This Scripture speaks of the person using their tongue as a divine pen, an instrument used in decreeing destiny.
The most powerful words spoken are those formed in the heart of man. This writer’s heart was bursting forth with inspiration. Words come from thoughts and thoughts originate in the heart. Scripture declares, “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh” (Luke 6:45).
When a fountain is good, good words spring forth. A good heart ponders good things. A good heart speaks of good things. The Psalmist was decreeing the goodwill of his king. God says, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” (Jeremiah 29:11). God has willed an expected end of good things for you. Decree it.
When you know the will of God for your life, let your tongue be the pen of a ready writer. Scripture says, “My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness” (Psalms 119:172). Pen your future. Speak God’s words. Write your future. Let God’s thoughts of peace come out of your mouth. Take the Psalmist’s words and make them your own. Declare your expected end.
QUESTIONS, THOUGHTS, AND WORDS
Who do you say you are? One day Jesus asked his Disciples, “Who do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said some say that thou art John the Baptist: Some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But who say ye that I am?” (Matthew 16:13-15).
Jesus asked many questions in his ministry. This question was revealing. Jesus wanted to know who men said he was, but more importantly, he wanted to know who his Disciples said he was. This is important. How you see Jesus determines your experience with Jesus. Some see Jesus as a babe in a manager. Others see Jesus hanging perpetually on a cross. Still, others see Jesus as a mighty man of war.
Jesus wanted to draw an answer out of his Disciple’s hearts. As discovered already, out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Questions provoke thought, and thoughts turn into words. All words have meaning.
Some said Jesus was John the Baptist, Elias, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets of God. Notice they associated Jesus with a prophet. Prophets speak. They are spokesmen for God. Prophets see, hear, and say. The people got part of it right, Jesus was a spokesperson alright, but he was more than that, he was God incarnate, King of kings and Lord of lords, the Messiah.
The world tries its best to label people. Most the time they get it all wrong. Labels are other people’s opinion of you. Don’t incorporate them into your life. You are not a label. They tried to label Jesus, and they will do it with you. Unfortunately, some accept the labels of the world. But don’t allow it. Labels offer identity. Learn to decree who you are in Christ. For example, you are the head, and not the tail, above and not beneath, blessed coming in, and blessed going out. You are peace. You are health. You are prosperity. You are an ambassador of the kingdom. As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
The power of words is something that should not be taken lightly. We have the ability to create our own destinies through our words and thoughts. With that in mind, we should strive to be conscious of the words we speak and the thoughts we think. We should strive to speak words of encouragement, words of hope, and words of love. We must remember that our words have the power to shape our futures and that is why it is important to use them wisely. Let us remember to use our words as a pen to write our own destinies.
So then, who do you say you are? God used words to frame the world, and you can use words to frame your world. Nobody knows who you are until you tell them who you are. Speak it. Pen it. Write it. Decree your future.
© Your partner,
Apostle Jonas Clark
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