The Power of Words

The Power of Words

“The tongue has the power of life and death…” Proverbs 18:21 (NIV)

 “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.” Matthew 12:36-37 (Message)

 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. Genesis 1:3-5 (NIV)

 The serpent was clever, more clever than any wild animal God had made. He spoke to the Woman: “Do I understand that God told you not to eat from any tree in the garden?” Genesis 3:1 (Message)

 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.” John 1:1-5 (NIV)

 “Logos” –The expression or declaration of a thought

 But Jesus replied, “We must go on to other towns as well, and I will preach to them, too. That is why I came.” Mark 1:38 (NLT)

 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,19  to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”[a] Luke 4:18-19

 2 Suggestions You Can Do This Week To Use Words That Heal



 “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21


  • “I live as a child of God today and the evil one cannot touch me.” (Eph. 2:9; John 1:12; 1 John 5:18)


  • “I am not condemned by my sin today but have been set free by God’s grace.” (Romans 8)


  • “I have plenty of Grace to give people today because of the grace God has given me.” (1 John 2:11; Eph. 4:32)


  • “I’m going to make a difference today because God prepared in advance the work He has for me.” (Eph. 2:10)


  • “Today I am not anxious, worried or weighed down. I have cast my burdens on the Lord and He cares for me.” (1 Peter 5:7)


  • Today I am not afraid or weak. I do not have a spirit of fear; but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7)


  • “Today I am not discouraged or defeated. The joy of the Lord is my strength and I will give thanks in all circumstances.” (1 Thess. 5:16-18)




“Semmelweis reflex”—The kneejerk to reject new evidence without investigation and experimentation because it goes against what has been accepted or practiced.



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