THE SECRET PLACE
Hurt me with the truth and never comfort me with a lie
WHOSE SIDE ARE WE ON?
We proclaim that we desire to fulfill God’s perfect will for our life. We believe in having faith and love as foundational building blocks to help us achieve God’s plan for our destiny. However, many times we do not recognize the seriousness of how what we say could be affecting our success. Our words are confessions that establish a divine connection of positive or negative power. They are a part of the spiritual laws of God’s realm, similar to how gravity is a law within our natural realm. Words can enhance faith by the principal of “agreement” or cancel the expectations of hope and faith with the possibility of making a difference between a miracle and a defeat. In this light, it is not unreasonable to say that we can become our own worst enemy. With our adversary watching us and attacking our weaknesses we must become disciplined to help ourselves and realize that if we are trying to believe for miracles yet dragging them down with our words of doubt – we have become the devil’s helper against our own possibilities!
Let’s talk about WORDS. Where do words come from? Our heart and our mind create thoughts and imaginations. Sometimes we are given ideas for words through influences from God or the devil, but in both cases we still have the freewill to hold or release. Remember the old saying? “Our mind is a garden – our thoughts are seeds – we can grow flowers – or we can grow weeds”. The point is that our mind is producing and sorting information constantly but ultimately our will decides what comes out of our mouth. There is another old saying, “what is in the well will come up in the bucket” what does that mean? The well is referring to our heart which houses our motives and intentions. We must realize that words are so important because they are directly connected to what we really believe. Our communication is a spiritual force of blessings or curses that hold us accountable. So, are we believing one thing and saying another? If so, that is the definition of being double-minded and we are promised to NOT receive answers to our prayers.
Let’s read Mathew 12:33-37. “Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree bad and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by its fruit. You offspring of vipers how can you being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the “heart” THE MOUTH SPEAKS. A good man out of the treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give an account thereof in the Day of Judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”
So just how powerful are words? They are not just our victory – they are God’s victory! What do you mean? God speaks His will and everything is subject to His authority to appear as He intends. God lives in us and is waiting for us to understand the revelation that we are His mouthpiece to speak His will into existence within our life. Our yielding and obedience to His will – and our faith to release His Word is God’s Divine order for perfect success. Maybe we are NOT serious with our words because we are not serious about God or His Word. Selah.
The world does not understand how words can create change because they believe that whatever happens will happen. Many believe that we cannot know anything about the spirit realm or that faith can change situations. However God’s Word says, “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; THAT WE MIGHT KNOW the things that are freely given to us of God.” (I Corinthians 2:12) “THE DEVIL WANTS US TO DENY GOD’S AUTHORITY! God is in us and we are in Him – THROUGH THE NEW BLOOD COVENANT OF JESUS CHRIST! Our spiritual fellowship has been restored! GLORY TO GOD FOREVER! This is the GOOD NEWS of the gospel!
Let’s close with reading Mathew 10:38-39, “And he that takes not his cross, and follows after Me is NOT worthy of Me. He that finds his life shall lose it: and he that loses his life for My sake shall find it.” We will only take up our cross and follow Jesus if we truly believe who He is and we will only lay down our will if we believe His Word is true. “Finding” our life is living according to our own desires. Losing our life is focusing on His voice only – saying and doing exactly what He is saying all the time. There are some that actually live for God – and there are many who talk about living for Him. Are you like the disciple who was fishing, (working hard trying to make an honest living) yet dropped everything when Jesus said, “follow me”? Or are you like the successful man who said, no – it requires more discipline that I desire to do – I love my possessions and I am NOT willing to let go – I choose NOT to pay the price – I do NOT want to yield my will – I will just stay where I am and hope that God will understand – and he walked away? I realize that our Father is filled with mercy, but the above verses (for by thy words thou shalt be justified and by thy words thou shalt be condemned), sound very serious and specific. Maybe it is time to check the level of our awareness of His presence.
It is true, He is understanding and forgiving – but what about AFTER we KNOW the truth?