The scriptures reveal a great deal of information regarding our speech. In general the Bible says that our words should reveal truth not folly. Jesus said, “God’s Word is truth.” Our speech should be seasoned with God’s Word.
We hear from almost every ministry that this is the year for more, the year of coming into a fullness that we haven’t seen before. However, in order to walk in the fullness and to see more we are going to have to increase our capacity to receive this fullness. What do I mean by “increasing our capacity to receive”? I’m going to use two areas of receiving as examples: healing and prosperity.
“As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of thy youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed . . .”Psalm 127:4-5. This scripture brings back memories of a Jr. High school archery class. They took us outside, a little too close to the school as it turns out, and set up targets on hay bales.
In the early 1980’s a Christian album came out by Dion DiMucci (formerly of Dion and the Belmonts) entitled “I Put Away My Idols”. The title song told how he had come to the Lord and walked away from fame and glory in the world of rock music to live for God…
The most devastating times of life occur when we experience a crisis in our identity. During these times, our entire foundation for living can be shaken. Thank God, in the new birth, we receive an identity of triumph that should never be shaken! Our identity with Jesus brings triumph to our lives.
Acting on the Word of God is essential to living by faith. Someone once said, “I can’t hear what you are saying because what you are doing is speaking so loudly.” This statement refers to a disparity between actions and words.