– “I am never going to get better”
– “I always get the flu”
– “I know I won’t get that job”
– “I never win”
– “I will never lose weight”
I know that I have, and it is something that I am working on because it is one of the most important things to get a grasp of for healing in all the areas of our life. We need to learn to expect that what we say will come to pass, because we have been given authority and dominion by God. And it does not just apply to those things around us, but ourselves, which is why we must use life speaking language.
The Message (MSG)
33 “If you grow a healthy tree, you’ll pick healthy fruit. If you grow a diseased tree, you’ll pick worm-eaten fruit. The fruit tells you about the tree.
35-37 A good person produces good deeds and words season after season. An evil person is a blight on the orchard. Let me tell you something: Every one of these careless words is going to come back to haunt you. There will be a time of Reckoning. Words are powerful; take them seriously. Words can be your salvation. Words can also be your damnation.”
What a powerful verse for us to remember. I like the analogy of the trees – how true it is. It does beg the question, how do I grow a healthy tree? How do I produce that healthy fruit?
King James Version (KJV)
45 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.
The good treasure in our heart is the Holy Spirit, the word of God….faith. In order for us to be healed and stay healed, we need to fertilize our heart and soul with the word of God, prayer, and communion with the Holy Spirit. We need to praise the One who gives us true life – we need to speak those things that God says we are!
What does God say I am?
– I have access to the Father (Eph 2:18)
– I have been brought near to God through Christ’s blood (Eph 2:13)
– I have been called (Eph 4:1; 2Ti 1:9)
– I have been chosen and God desires me to bear fruit (Jn 15:1,5)
– I have been established, anointed and sealed by God (2Co 1:21-22)
– I have been justified (Ro 5:1)
– I have been shown the incomparable riches of God’s grace (Eph 2:7)
– I have God’s power (Eph 6:10)
(The above comes from http://teachingsundayschool.blogspot.com/2010/02/100-things-bible-says-about-me.html – along with 92 others are listed).
So I challenge you to remember who God says you are and claim it with your heart and mouth, confessing all that God says you are and all that He says you can do, and expect what you say will come to pass.