Faith Filled Words

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Bridle the Tongue

James 3:2-8 – “…If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body” (v.2).

A man who is able to bridle his tongue can bridle his whole body.

Be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.

James 1:19 – “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.”

Don’t waste words.

Your body may present you problems because it is subject to be contacted by Satan through the five sense gates.

God has provided a way to keep Satan’s attacks from being successful.

Proverbs 4:20-24 – “Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee” (v24).

A froward mouth: disobedient, not controlled, not under the conviction of the Word

You can stop Satan’s attacks by speaking God’s Word.

God’s High Premium on Words

Matthew 12:34-37 – “For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned” (v.37).

All that hell can do is not strong enough to overcome faith-filled words.

Eternal salvation is based on words.

Romans 10:8-10 – “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (v.9).

God has placed the whole plan of redemption on the miracle capability of words.

James 1:18 – “Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.”

1 Peter 1:23 – “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”

The Bible Secret of Words

Words have the ability to carry power.

Words are vehicles (carriers) of faith or fear, life or death, freedom or bondage.

Hebrews 4:12 – “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

God’s Word covers the whole spectrum of human existence.

Mark 11:23 – “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”

My hand is the carrier of the strength in my arm. Words are the carriers of either faith or fear in my heart.

Words have the ability to go into the innermost chambers of a man’s heart.
Proverbs 26:22 – “The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.”

Fear-Filled Words Versus Faith-Filled Words

Fear-filled words will dominate the lives of men. Witchcraft has proven it.

Fear-filled words will make a man sick.

Faith-filled words will make a man well.

John 11:43 – “Lazarus, come forth…”
Mark 4:39 – “…Peace, be still…”
Matthew 14:29 – “…Come…”

Govern the Body by Taming the Tongue
James 3:2-8 – “…If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body” (v.2).

When you get to the point that your words still will not bow down to sickness, doubt, unbelief, or even death itself, then you will enjoy the same results that Jesus enjoyed.

Begin to inject life into your vocabulary.

James 3:4 – “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.”

No matter how large the problem or how fierce the wind, your tongue can overcome it if your words are filled with faith.

James 3:7-8 – “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.”

You cannot tame the tongue with the same power by which you tame animals. It takes the supernatural power of God to tame the tongue.

Faith-Filled Words Are the Most Powerful Weapons in the Word of the Spirit

Words will do in the Spirit what a physical weapon will do in the natural.

A spirit being can feel words like your body feels physical weapons.

This is why the Word of God is called “The Sword of the Spirit.”

Matthew 4:1-4

This is the example of Jesus using the Sword of the Spirit

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