The Power of Your Mouth


In Proverbs 18:21 it says “death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it.”

In Matthew 12:37 it says For by your words you will be justified and acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned and sentenced.

 The words you say have power to either produce positive or negative results in your life.  For example, if you say “I’m hanging in there”.  What you are really saying is that I’m hanging on to life by a thread, and could fall at any minute.  You are not secure and confident in your life.  Consequently, you may be experiencing emotional or financial  loss.

On the other hand, if you say “I’m doing great, and I’m blessed by God.”  Then you have a positive outlook on life and are experiencing a productive life in the form of blessings.  These blessings may be in the form of increased clients for your business; a job promotion; saving money on an appliance purchase; and helping others.  What you say will manifest. Remember God spoke things into existence.  In Genesis 1:3  “And God said, Let there be light; and there was light.”

When you confess words out of your mouth, you sew seeds that will yield a harvest.  Positive confessions yield positive actions and results.  Negative confessions yield negative actions and results.  Therefore, it is essential that you watch what wyou say because “you shall reap what you sew (say)”.

For verily I (Jesus) say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.  Therefore, I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.  (Mark 11:23,24)

What you say is your faith speaking.  Therfore, you will always have in your life what you believe for and say. Did you notice that the word “say” in some form is in Mark 11:23 three times, and the word “believe” is in that verse only once.  Many people are missing it in what they are saying.

Jesus said, “When you pray, believe you receive, and you shall have it.”  When you pray, you are saying words out of your mouth unto God.

If you are a student and want to make good grade in Math, you communicate (say) to God through prayer and ask Him to help you get a good grade in Math.  Now that you’ve said it, you must believe and expect to get a good math grade.  However, you are not going to get it if you don’t put forth some effort and study.

Another example – if you have a business and pray (say) and ask God to send you clients and referrals.  You must begin to believe that you have received them and begin to Expect them to come.  However, you must put forth some effort in marketing your business to others, such as distributing business cards, and brochures; engaging in Internet marketing (i.e. using Social Media such as Facebook and Twitter).

So you see just saying something without believing it, developing an attitude of expectation of receipt, and putting forth some action is not going to make what you say manifest.

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Karmen A. Booker has been called by God to exhort and teach others the Word of God.  She is the founder of Wings of Love Women’s Ministry (WLWM), which is a teaching and evangelist ministry whose vision is to encourage and inspire people to accept and commit their lives to Jesus Christ so their lives will be transformed into righteousness, and they will experience unceasing love, joy, and peace.

She has produced ministry resources that can help you grow in your spiritual walk with Jesus Christ.  Go to

She has also designed a powerful message packed Bookmark – “Who Am I” to help you discover who you are in Jesus Christ –



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