RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
SPEAK LIFE ALWAYS .
Thursday, November 16th .
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof (Proverbs 18:21).
Proverbs 15:4 says, _“A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.”*_ The things you say are so important; you can make or mar your life with the words you speak. The current situation that you find yourself in, whether good or bad, is the result of the words you’ve spoken in the past. Jesus said you shall have whatsoever you say (Mark 11:23). So, endeavor to always say the right things, particularly, things that are consistent with the divine life that you received in Christ Jesus.
Look at our opening verse again; it says, _“Death and life are in the power of the tongue….”_ You can bring death into your life, family, business and finances, if all you think and talk about all the time is death. Likewise, you can speak life into your body and circumstances, and be full of health and life.
A dear lady shared her testimony in one of our meetings. She had been in a terrible state, and wanted to die because of her condition. She’d been involved in a ghastly accident and was in a coma, but she could hear everything going on around her. She heard the doctor talking about her prognosis, which was very bad, and she wanted to die because she thought she would never be normal again. While she was contemplating death, God said to her, “You cannot die now,” and she thought, “What?”
Then in her spirit, she heard the Lord say, “If you really want to die, it’ll take you some time. You’d have to reverse the order, because you’ve spoken so much life prior to this time; therefore, to die, you’d have to start talking death to undo the life you’ve been speaking.” Hallelujah! The power of our words!
It’s so important for you to speak life always. The Bible says, _For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned” (Matthew 12:37).
Eternal life is at work in me. I’m full of life; my entire being is inundated with divine life and energy. I’ve passed from death unto life. I am the glory of God, a life-giver, and dispenser of eternal verities! Hallelujah!
James 1:26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion [is] vain.
Philemon 1:6 That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
Colossians 4:6 Let your speech [be] alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Hebrews 12:14-29, Ezekiel 13-15
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: John 12:20-29, 1 Chronicles 16