Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Shepastor: "What Are you Speaking Into Existence?"

Genesis 1:1-3, KJV In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Genesis 1:26-27, KJV And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

God spoke and created the world. By speaking He called things into existence.

When God created man and woman, He created us in His image and gave us dominion over the earth. He endowed us with a power to "speak" some things.

Children ask such simple yet profound questions. The other day, our daughter asked the question, "How did God create the world?" Both my husband and I responded at the same time with the same response, "He spoke it into existence." She then asked, "Can we speak things into existence?"

I found that to be a profound question that I needed to ponder before I answered. Can we speak things into existence? Or rather, what are we calling into existence or what are we creating with our words?

Proverbs 18:21 declares that, "Death and Life are in the power of the tongue..."

Before hopes and dreams become realities, they are first conceived in the mind and then spoken from the heart. Do you believe that by faith you can speak some things into reality? Comedian Jim Carey said that before he became a professional actor, he wrote himself a check for 23 million dollars and said, "One day I am going to deposit this check into my banking account."

I am not suggesting that you can write yourself a check and become a millionaire. The concept, however, that Jim Carey embraced is powerful and instructive. He did not claim his dream necessarily by our faith, but he understood the power of his words over his own life.

Our minds record the words we hear and our brain receives those words and our psyche embraces them. Children develop language by listening and repeating what they hear. We are geared that way. So then, not only do the things other people say to us greatly influence our thinking, but the words we speak to ourselves influence our lives. If you are constantly speaking negative and corrosive words over yourself, that is what your psyche, your mind, your brain, your heart will digest and that is what will be played out in your life.

What are you calling into existence over your life? What are you receiving into your spirit? I'm not just talking about positive talk. I'm talking about faith talk. Jesus said if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed you can say unto this mountain be thou removed and it shall be moved yonder hence and nothing shall be impossible unto you. In your self-talk, in your private space, in your quiet time when it is just you and God, what are you saying to yourself?

What you speak in private over your life will eventually be made manifest in your life. Do you ask The Lord to move on your behalf and then undo your miracles, your breakthroughs, your healing, your deliverance with your words of doubt and negativity? When you repeat negativity and impossibility over your life, not only are you undoing your prayers, you are actually speaking into existence the opposite of what you desire.

Every time you say, "I can't," every time you say, “that will never happen,” every time you utter negativity, you are speaking the opposite of what you desire into existence. This is not "name it and claim it." This is speaking those things that be not as though they were by faith. It is the ability to see the bird fly before the egg is hatched. It is the ability to see the flower bloom before the seed is planted. It is faith, it is vision, it is hope. It is speaking into existence by faith that which the natural eye cannot see.

Submit your desires to God and speak them by faith. You will be surprised at what will appear.

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Until next Wednesday,
In Faith, Hope and Perseverance,
Pastor Chris

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