Daily Feast – September 17

Words Have Power to Prolong Life (1)

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. - James 3:6

You have been brought up to hear, speak and believe negative, death- inflicting words. Unknowingly you believe those words and accept them as the norm for your life- walk on earth. These words set in motion negative supernatural forces in your life which set the course of your life ablaze. Apostle James and King Solomon, writing by the Holy Spirit, stated that your tongue which produces your words, will decide the outcome of your life.

The anointing of the Holy Spirit which is the hand of the Lord carried prophet Ezekiel out, settling him down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones. The Lord commanded him to speak life to the dry bones which represent in your life defeat, failure, sickness, poverty, death, and dryness. God's word in his mouth was as powerful as his word in the mouth of his prophet and until prophet Ezekiel spoke those WORDS which are life and Spirit, nothing happened.

It took a supernatural force from God to release life and spirit through His word in order to destroy failure, lack, defeat and death. But what brought the dryness in the first instance. What do those dry bones represent? You can see this in the tenth and eleventh verses of the thirty-seventh chapter of the book of Ezekiel.

The whole house of Israel was ensnared and ruled by the devil through a manipulation of their words. The power delegated to Israel, the people of God, to choose their words so as to create their own world of health, prosperity, strength and victory suddenly become twisted and perverted by the adversary. They said: their bones were dried; their hopes were lost, and they were cut off from their parts. It happened as they said it. The words registered in their spirits until they were dominated by those words and their effects, words will always have their toils. God had to allow the murmurers what they allowed in their lives. They were sentenced by their tongues and their words to defeat and death.

Prayer: Lord, I put your word in my mouth because I believe your word is eternally settled in Heaven (Ps. 119:89). It is settled in my heart. I believe that your word will never return to you void but it shall prosper in the thing where-to you sent it. Therefore, I say, I am blessed, I am prospering, spiritually, physically, and materially. I am prospering in every area of my life.

Further Reading: Proverbs 12:8; Ezekiel 37:2-4; Numbers 14:27-28; 30; Malachi 3:13-14.
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Isaiah 25:1-28:13; Galatians 3:10-22; Psalm 61:1-8; Proverbs 23:17-18


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