The Mouth Speaks what the Heart Believes!

Matthew 12:34 “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”

Jesus’ teaching is simple and yet deeply profound. Jesus is speaking to the Pharisees about the connection between what’s in their hearts and what’s coming out of their mouths. Our words are a direct reflection of whatever is going on in our hearts. A tree is known by its fruit. Whatever the condition of the tree, so shall the fruit of the tree be. Our words are the fruit of the health or sickness of our hearts. It’s no use trying to control our tongues (James 3:8) if we first aren’t allowing the Holy Spirit to change the condition of our hearts. If we want the quality of what we say to improve, the health of our hearts must become our primary priority. This requires us to become heart conscious, not just word conscious. Many of us attempt to keep up appearances with our words but neglect the weightier matter’s of the heart. Ask God to change your heart and your words will take care of themselves. Explosive Insights!

What you say is what you get!

Proverbs 18:21 The power of life and death is in the tongue!

Your future is literally being created by the words you speak out of your mouth. There’s a direct correlation between the words you speak and the life you live. Consider your words carefully for by your words you will be justified and by your words you’ll be condemned. You can literally talk yourself into a feeling or circumstance and directly out of them as well. If you’re not happy with where you find yourself in life, consider changing your words. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Whatever the theme of your heart is, that will be reflected in the words of your mouth. There is creative power in our mouths and we need to steward it accordingly.

Your Future is in your Mouth!

images-15When you pray, whatever you desire, believe that you have received it and it will be yours. Mk 11:24

Too many of us “pray the problem” when we should be “prophesying the solution”. Jesus didn’t say ‘pray the problem’, he said, ‘pray your desire’ and believe that you have received it. Your prayer life may need a renovation. You may be guilty of praying too much, ‘Houston, we have a problem’, rather than, ‘Heaven has a solution’. It’s too easy to become pre-occupied with our problems than to pay attention to our words. If you become more word-conscious and less problem conscious, your problems will lose their power in your life. Magnify your words and you will minimise your problems. Words are powerful, they have creative power in them. The power of life and death is in the tongue. Jesus said, ‘If you speak to the mountain to be removed, it will be’. Too often we complain about the mountain, we spend inordinate time defining the mountain, we take pictures of the mountain to show our friends but Jesus said, ‘Speak to the mountain’. Nothing moves until you speak to it. Your future is in your mouth!

From Confession to Manifestation!

taming-the-tongueOne of the key issues that undermines what we are believing for, from becoming reality is the misalignment of our speech with our faith. Life and death are in the power of the tongue. You don’t help your faith by a wrong confession. For our faith to operate powerfully, it must be complimented by our confession.

It isn’t just a case of thinking positively or even speaking positively, it’s a case of becoming clear in your own mind and heart what you are believing for and aligning your confession with it.

If you look hard enough, you can find a multitude of reasons to be negative and critical in this world but if you are focused on walking in God’s call for your life and seeing his promises be established in your daily reality, then you will to need to be intentional about what comes out of your mouth.

I must admit, there have been too many times in the past when I have been careless, even downright reckless with my words. I’ve observed that the more tired or insecure I feel the more careless I become with my words. Just cause you can say it doesn’t mean you should. It’s a rare person that can tame their tongue at all times. In fact James 3:2 says, ‘If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, also able to bridle his whole body.’ Apparently there is a direct correlation between how we use our mouths and how we control our entire lives, including our bodies.

If there is one constant pattern I see repeated in Scripture and also repeated in the lives of great people around me is that if you want to see a manifestation of what you are believing for, then you must pay attention to your confession. Your confession leads to your manifestation.

We have been made in the image of God and when God wants to get something done, he uses his words to do it. When God declared, ‘Let there be light,’ there was light (Gen 1:3). Hebrews 11:3 says, the universe was created by the words of his mouth, so that what is seen was not made out of what is visible.

If we have been wired up the same way, then in 2013, do something wise and watch your mouth. Loose lips sink ships whereas a tight tongue hits the home run.

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The Ancient Ministry of the Prophet!

The prophetic is the only one of the 5 offices that has a long and scripturally detailed history reaching back into the early origins of the Old Testament and God’s people, Israel. Understanding the historic origins of the prophet helps us understand how we are to operate in this ministry today.

There is a vast difference between one who stands in the office and one who prophesies in the moment. When God gives someone a word for the moment, the person is not responsible post the delivery of the word to stand in the office but a true prophet is called to wear a mantle that cannot be removed.

The word prophet comes from the Hebrew word nabi meaning ‘speaker’, one whose mouth has been touched to speak for God. Some think that a prophet is one who only foretells the future or speaks of things only God could know.The truth is, when prophets are called to speak, it is about anything God wants to address, the past, present or future, revealing things hidden or merely speaking of what is mundane and well-known.

The word ‘prophet’ was first mentioned in Genesis 20:6-7, describing Abraham as a prophet, in the context of healing. After Abraham we see the prophetic office established in Moses ministry, as the purpose of prophets was revealed: to listen to God for the people.

Today, it is still the same. God wants to have fellowship with his children and he wants us to listen to him. But some will not and others seemingly find it very difficult to hear God and this is where prophets are needed, because in God’s wisdom he speaks to his prophets on issues that he does not reveal and discuss with every one of his people. Until that time in the future when the perfect one comes and all will know him, from the least to the greatest, prophets and their office are necessary.

Don’t despise the Lord’s servants, the Prophets and their prophetic utterances but hear what the Spirit of God is saying to the churches.