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What do you do when you just can’t get past an obstacle in your life?

Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him. - Mark 11:23

You speak to it.

Selah

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What do you do when you come across someone broken, beaten and ashamed?

But Peter said, "I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene--walk!" And seizing him by the right hand, he raised him up; and immediately his feet and his ankles were strengthened. With a leap he stood upright and began to walk; and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God. - Acts 3:6-8

You speak to him.

Selah

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What do you do when you have need in your life?

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. - Matthew 7:7

You speak to HIM.

Selah

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What do you do when you find yourself without any hope of any future?

that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; - Romans 10:9

You speak to HIM.

Selah

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What do you do for this one who saved you, and raised you, and filled you, and set you on the path of life?

How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, "HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!" - Romans 10:14-15

You speak to them - all of them.

Selah

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Conclusion:

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. - Proverbs 18:21

Words matter - so speak up.

nora and papa at the table, benHave a great weekend.

Ben

Hey - if you missed the first two installments - check them out here:

Speak

Speak - the Prequel

This is a big deal. It’s HUGE:

But the centurion said, "Lord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed.” ~ Matthew 8:8

How are things accomplished in this kingdom? I am talking about this kingdom where Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, this Kingdom of Heaven that is entered by faith in Christ, this Kingdom of God.

Words.

Words are the currency of the Kingdom of Heaven.

Perhaps I am selling it a bit short here. Not simply words, not just any words, this kingdom runs on words of faith.

Don’t get me wrong here. Faith results in actions.

But understand this:

Faith filled words,
words filled with expectation
words filled with hope

set heaven’s gears turning.

Angels move at the sound of His voice.

Oceans obey His voice.

The universe was created by a grand heavenly voice filled eager expectation.

His voice, the voice of God, the words of God, the Word of God, is the most powerful force, the most powerful substance, the most powerful being in the universe.

And He wants you to speak.

Faith filled words,
words filled with expectation
words filled with hope

to set heaven’s gears into motion.

As you set your affections on Him, and begin to speak His words, the words He puts in your heart, the words He speaks in your soul, as you agree with Him, and let your (His) words flow, your world will be moved, your universe will come under heaven’s influence.

BenCome back tomorrow for the flip side.

See you then.

Ben

But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever shall say to his brother, ‘Raca,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever shall say, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell. (Matt 5:22 NASB)

Just a quick observation here. Your words can get you in a heap of trouble! If you are like me, a verbal processor, you can be hip deep is poo before you know what hit you, just by speaking before you consider your words.

Here Jesus it talking about the massive harm you can do to yourself, not to mention the wounds you inflict on others with your words.

In God’s economy (and let’s be honest, His is the only economy that really counts) words are the most valuable, and powerful commodity.

After all – He used words to create everything that exists. He used words to bless and to curse. And He sent His Word to save, deliver, and heal us. [Tweet This]

So how are your words? James asks this question:

Does a fountain send out from the same opening both fresh and bitter water? (James 3:11 NASB)

Is your mouth a polluted fountain?

We can do better! Think before you speak. (yes you, Ben) Let’s use our mouths to bless and not curse!

If a sudden jar can cause me to speak an impatient, unloving word, then I know nothing of Calvary love. For a cup brimful of sweet water cannot spill even one drop of bitter water, however suddenly jolted. ~Amy Carmichael

Thanks for reading today.

Ben

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