I think it is fitting that in a series where we are discussing how supernaturally natural God’s works are, we look at the importance of the words that come out of our mouths. I’m going to give you some historical background through scripture as follows:
1. Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”.
2. Genesis 1:3, “Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light…”.
3. Genesis 1:26, “Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us…”.
4. Proverbs 18:21 MSG, “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit- you choose.”
The above verses tell us that God created most of what we see by speaking it forth. He then created us in His image and likeness meaning that we too can speak things into being. The words we speak today are either going to poison our future or cause it to bear good fruit- we get to choose.
We find a story in Ezekiel chapter 37, where Ezekiel was a valley of dry bones. God asked him if the bones could live. He said, “You alone know the answer to that”, Ezekiel 37:3. That’s a smart answer! He could have said, “Oh Lord, look at them, these bones are dry and dead. There is no chance, no way that they could live.” And He would have missed out on a miracle. What we say matters.
God gave Ezekiel specific instructions about what to say next. He told Ezekiel to, “Speak a prophetic message to these bones and say, “Dry bones, listen to the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Look! I am going to put breath into you and make you live again!” Ezekiel 37:45.
Do you see that the “prophetic message” wasn’t anything weird, it was just Ezekiel repeating what God had said to the situation in front of him. This continued on for a few more verses. God would give Ezekiel the words to speak, Ezekiel would speak the words and a miracle would happen. And slowly bone by bone, muscle by muscle, tendon by tendon, breath by breath all the bones came alive and stood up on their feet- a great army before Ezekiel, (see Ezekiel 37:10).
How much different would our lives look if we took the time to listen to what God says and speak the words that God gives us over the dry bones (hopeless situations, dead ends, trouble, mountains, giants) in front of us?
I think it is about time we learnt from Ezekiel and not speak negativity and hopelessness into things we don’t know or understand and wait for the right words to speak over our situations from God. There is a creative miracle in your mouth. When you partner with God, your words will bring life. What you say matters and your future is built by the words you speak today.
Love and blessings,