by Minister Britni Michelle Johnson
God has given you authority to speak to some things in the life of others and in the life of your own. As a servant of God, He has put the power of His words in your mouth. With your mouth you can uproot, tear down, plant and build up. You can say to the mountain move from here to there and it will be moved. For God’s glory, whatever you ask in the name of Jesus, it will be done.
“In the name of Jesus Christ, I command you to come out of her!” This was the order Paul gave the spirit possessing the slave girl who was predicting futures and telling fortunes. Scripture tells us that at that moment, the spirit left her. At that moment! “May you never bear fruit again!” This was the command Christ gave the fig tree He found bearing nothing but its leaves. The bible reveals that immediately the tree withered. Immediately!
The tongue has the power of life and death, which is why we need to be careful with what we say. We need to make sure our words are His words. In the heat of an argument, a young woman cursed her husband when she said, “I hope you get hit by a Mack truck.” Now, it wasn’t immediately, and it wasn’t at that moment; but on that day, while out walking, her husband was struck by a Mack truck. Praise God that his injuries were not fatal.
Every now and then some unwholesome talk comes out our mouth. At times we need to be reminded that only words that are helpful for bettering others needed to be what parts our lips. The prophet Isaiah recognized his dirty mouth, saying “Woe to me! I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips…” Every now and then we need some coal put to our lips so that it will purge our sins and iniquities. We need to have God wash our mouth out and then replace our words with His words. So that when we say to trouble “go away”, to pain “be removed”, to heartache “hurt no more”, to no way “be some way”, to walls “come down”; to the enemy “turn away”, to the foe “be a friend”, to what is broken “be now fix”; and to who is sick “be now cured”, we will know that the power of our mouth only came from the all powerful God.
Do not underestimate the authority God has given you to speak to some things in the life of others and in the life of your own. Speak life to your friends. Speak life to your family members. Speak life to yourself. Life is about construction, not destruction. Words of life are words that build up. Remember that for the glory of God, He has given you a mouth of power.