Here is a sermon titled The Power of Words by Shamel Lakins, which is as necessary today as it ever was. Perhaps even more so these days, as Christians and non Christians alike find it not a problem at all to fly off at the mouth concerning just about anything. Gossip reigns in too many hearts, and is promoted to do so by all worldly means.
So please take heed to this timely message by Brother Lakins. And I would like to encourage you to go look him up on his Google Plus account Shamel Lakins, and subscribe to his channel. He’s a true blessing and he’s got several wonderful messages for you to enjoy and bless your heart. Also, he operates his G+ Community called Desire Jesus, and has authored the Desire Jesus Collection that I’m sure will bless you as well.
The Power of Words by Shamel Lakins
Grace and peace to you in the name of the Father and our LORD Jesus Christ, I write this to remind every Saint of God that words are important. We as the children of our Father ought to be mindful of what we convey to others. THE Bible declares, ” But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.” (Matthew 12:36)
Words are so important that when God created all that exists, He used words to bring them forth, “Then God (SAID), “Let there be light”; and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3) Notice He spoke words, and there was light!
Again we can discern the significance of “Words” by The Word in the flesh Jesus Christ, when He makes this statement in Matthew 5:18 “For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.”
Our LORD was declaring that not the slightest letter in Words spoken by God will not come to pass, Glory to God!
I believe one of the main reasons that people do not see divine and supernatural breakthroughs in their lives is because they neglect to say what God says. We must be in complete alignment, with the promises of the Bible.
We must not lean on our own short sighted understanding, we must cling to the very “Word” of God faithfully, daily, and perpetually. Make no mistake we need the guidance of the Holy Spirit, but why?
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?
Perhaps Jeremiah gives us a good enough explanation on why we should lean on God’s word and not our own. He so wonderfully explains that fallen man has a heart condition, and it is grossly I’ll.
There is also another promise, and to me one of the best reasons to align our speech with the glorious words of God as also declared by Jeremiah, in the first chapter in the twelfth verse, ” Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am [actively] watching over My word to fulfill it.” (Amplified version).
What a promise, God is telling us that He Himself is watching, looking intently over His Word to make it come to pass. Father also promises in Isaiah 55:11,
“So will My word be which goes out of My mouth;
It will not return to Me void (useless, without result),
Without accomplishing what I desire,
And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
So I say to you beloved, speak what God speaks, declare His inexhaustible promises over your life every waking day. Do so in the name of Jesus, Amen and Amen
Personally, I believe this to be a powerful message that is worth reading over a few times. Let the reality of the the message that the Lord has placed on Shamel’s heart cause for you to get into the Word of God and start learning what it is that he has said, that’s been given for us to speak. As quoted in the picture above, the Lord has placed blessing and cursing, life and death before us. Therefore, says the Lord, choose life!
But on a daily basis, how much life do we speak over ourselves or others? If we’re not speaking life, then what are we speaking? The book of proverbs is absolutely chocked full of wisdom about the tongue and speech, use of words in general. Please take heed to this message that Shamel is conveying, because it makes quite a bit of difference, not just in your life, but in the lives of those around you (as well as what’s to come before the Father). We’ve got the tools in the form of a book called the Holy Bible. Jesus points the way:
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
Do you have a problem with control over what’s coming out of your mouth? I sure did. That is an area of my life that was an enormous hindrance to me as I struggled walking with the Lord. Finally the Lord stepped in and broke me of it, and is still to this day teaching me a new vocabulary, removed from cursing (either using swears or literally saying things that open spiritual doors for wickedness to do it’s work), and from the repercussions of half a lifetime being careless with anything I had to say.
4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
This is serious! And it is cause for great concern particularly for walking targets that these days are called Christians! So again, re-read all of this and look into the Word of God to replace curses with blessings, as you fill your heart with the Word of God, it’ll eventually wash out iniquities that cause for you to be hindered in your walk. Remember what the Lord said:
4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
Fill your heart with the treasures that will come from the Word of God, and let them come out of your mouth! Blessing and not cursing, speaking life, and not death! Praise the Lord God Almighty that he’s got us covered by the blood of the Lamb and takes the foolish things that we’ve said as far as the east is from the west from his sight! But that comes with repentance, and a willingness to be lead by the Spirit of the Living God.
Shamel’s message for us just struck a nerve and all of that came out! Praise Jesus! Go read more from Brother Shamel and check out his Google + Account and sub him to regularly receive messages such as this! From there, you can sub to other outlets of his such as his G+ Community Desire Jesus, and the Desire Jesus Collection that I’m sure will bless you as well. Thank you for reading this message about The Power of Words by Shamel Lakins!
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