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In a moment, I am going to introduce you to my best friend in all the world. I’m going to bring him out here on stage. In a moment, I am also going to bring someone else out on stage for you to meet–my worst enemy in all the world.

It is the power in words. It is a primary teaching of our Bible. It is a primary teaching of Christianity.

All cultures and all religions have taught that a human’s word has great power – more power than we think from human mind.

We take our words too lightly. We tell ourselves they don’t have power.

Many spiritual disciplines have realized the special power of the written word and the spoken word.

The Greeks long believed that words were filled with a sort of cosmic power: that one could do anything with words.

Jesus Christ speaking in Matthew 15:10 says, “Listen and understand; it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.” When He said this, the disciples didn’t understand at all. They went through many verses of saying, “Now, please Jesus, tell us exactly what you mean.” He goes on to say [Matthew 15:16-20]: “Are you also still without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth enters the stomach, and goes out into the sewer? But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this is what defiles. For out of the heart come evil intentions, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander.

“These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile.”

How can you murder with your mouth?

You can do a murdering with your mouth. There are many forms of verbal murder. You can talk about things that are not true about you; can commit murder on your potential. You can literally commit murder on the cells of your being, by continuing to talk down your health. You can talk about things that are untrue about family members and commit murder to their own self-worth. A child in school can bully.

There are two things that you and I can do with this tool of the word. We can build up or we can tear down.

I now want to introduce you to my best friend [point to own mouth]. This is my mouth, my tongue inside of my mouth, and my vocal cords. I now want to introduce you to my worst enemy [point to own mouth]. This is my mouth, my tongue inside of my mouth, and my vocal cords.

I can do more damage with my mouth than I can with my fist – to myself (mainly), to others, to my world, and to the situations in my life.

Over and over again, Jesus was saying to each of you, directly, that you have great power and great responsibility.

You are a Christian. You are not here by accident. You are here to live the teachings, and to verbally broadcast a positive light to your world.

You are the light to your world. But the light does not mean a light bulb. It means a vibratory power coming out from your lips. What do you shine on? What do you illuminate? You illuminate the people who are around you, and the very cells of your body temple.

Your words express who you are. The spoken word is the means by which unspoken thoughts, inside of you, take on dimension. Every word you use comes out of a thought that you cherish, and the thought you cherish rules your life.

You may be cherishing the wrong thing. You may be cherishing thoughts that could harm you or others. Sometimes we cherish knowledge about another that could cause the other person damage and we long to tell someone.

Hopefully we are going to reform those words. We need to look at that and realize that we are voicing power to what we cherish.

It is primarily through our words that the depth, height, and breadth of our faith, or the lack of faith, are revealed to others. Our words always betray our dominant state of mind.

I can come into your room, stand there, smile at you, and until I open my mouth, you might love me. But then I could open my mouth and say to you, “You know, let me tell you some things about (name). Let me tell you some gossip or slander. Let me bring up something negative. Let me tell you a bad secret about someone else.”

The minute I do this, I don’t speak about (name) or anything else. I speak about my level of consciousness. I broadcast it out, and I’m stripped defenseless in that moment because of what comes out of my mouth.

It can also be the reverse. You might not care at all about me until I open my mouth. Then, when I do, the sweetness that comes out of my mouth enfolds you and makes you feel good. We are then together as brother and sister. It is something you will cherish because of the vibratory power that comes forth.

Every time we open our mouths, we paint a living picture to others of our present state of consciousness. We need to paint the best kind of picture.

Human beings have a primary need. Do you know what that need is? To be loved. We all want to be loved. I want more love in my life, and so do you.

A major block that keeps us from that love, is our mouths.

I speak and may build a wall between us. You can’t get through that wall, nor would you want to.

Or I can speak, and tear down every wall that has existed between any human being. I speak with Christ consciousness. God speak!

When we do this, we have a power that will draw all people to us and will draw all the cells of our bodies to us in health.

When we speak, either aloud or silently in our minds, do we ever voice dislike of us?

Do we ever tell people, “Gee, this suit is awful. I’m ashamed of this tie. I’m just not feeling too well today?” We paint a beautiful mural of our disabilities to them. They have to get through our painting of words to like us. We have painted a verbal wall, a block, between us, and them.

People do this in job interviews. They come in and tell the future employer everything that is wrong, FIRST. People that are dating do this too. Even in trying to see the best in everyone, you have to climb over this hurdle to get to the other side. People only know you (really know you) by the picture YOU PAINT with your own words.

I have a question for you: If you were a new car, and you were the car salesperson, would you buy you? Would you buy you or would you run out of that dealership? Here’s another question: Would you marry you?

People are attracted to us by our words more than anything else. “I don’t like (Mary) because of the way she does her hair and her pretty clothes. I like (Mary) because of the words that come out of her mouth.” That’s what binds us together.

Do you talk yourself up, or do you talk yourself down?

Do your words give pleasure to other people?

After you have talked, and left a room, do people feel on fire with life or do they feel on fire?

Do you ever have conversations with yourself and to yourself where you crash and burn?

Do you find pleasure in your own words?

I’m asking you to speak words that are healthy. Speak words that are full of vitality, affirming God life.

Do your words ever promote fear where you bring up the worst thing that can happen.

Or do your words God speak, promoting a God protection and Divine guidance?

Do your words ever criticize, or even constructively criticize (which is a constructive tearing down)?

Use your mouth only as a builder.

I ask you to make a serious commitment to use the words that come out of your mouth as builder words, to build up everything you see and come in contact with, to praise, and give thanks to people.

In Proverbs 16:24, it says, “Pleasant words are like a honeycomb.”

Think about this. With a honeycomb, we can go in and get a little honey from one of the areas. When that is totally empty, we can go and relive it by opening up another area.

This is what you do for people when you speak pleasant words. One of the most powerful times is when you go into an area where everybody is speaking something that is not so pleasant, you come in and bring the presence of God. You speak pleasant words.

When you hear someone tearing down someone else and you come in and say something good about that person, that is powerful and positive. Or when you talk to your son or daughter and constantly say good things to them (even when things don’t go well at school), that is building power. That is something they will take with them all of their lives.

We can never talk about another person; in truth we are only talking about ourselves, defining who we, are by the words we speak.

Moment-by-moment we choose what will add sweetness to life or not-so-sweet occasions, for people to remember. Words of praise, gratitude, and thanks expand, set free, and in every way, radiate energy.

I want you to imagine something for a moment. Imagine we’re all on a ship. Ships have something written across their back – the ship’s name. This ship is called “Relation.” We see it sailing and we realize that this is a very unusual ship because it is not powered by gasoline or the wind. It is powered by our words. We steer the ship by the words we speak, and we also empower the ship.

So this ship, Relation, is going along. With our mouth as the Captain, it is going across into wonderful, calm seas or against the rocks. So it is, with our relationships.

We have relationships with everyone who comes into our lives and with God, through the power of our words. Words are living things. The words we speak, do not die when spoken. They continue, speaking their content over and over again in the mind of the original listener. They go on acting and changing things according to their character – good or bad.

Commit to living your life speaking the positive words of God’s truth. Commit to God speak.

If God were to speak directly to your ear, this moment, the tone, the gentleness, the love, the unconditional belief in you, would be something that would feed you for the rest of your life.

God speak.

You dedicate your mouth to the same.

The word of truth doesn’t mean to carry the Bible around with you and to read scripture to people. It is talking about being a light, being a joy, being a positive influence with your words to everyone you meet.

What is your life? Your life is your working situation, your relationships, the people you meet wherever you go. How will your life change, this day, if you change the words that come out of your mouth and you dedicate yourself to saying God inspired good words all the time?

Job fairs around the country have been attracting thousands of people. Experts say there is only one way that a person can stand out. They say the positive person that speaks in an upbeat way about her or his past, present, and future potential stands miles above the crowd, and is easily noticed.

The question people ask is this: Can I really change the words that come out of my mouth? Do I have the power? Can I be in control?

You are God’s capable creation. If you choose to do this, you will do this. You are God empowered to do this and nothing can stop you. Your words will take on power and authority, because you decide, and you give them the chance to take on God’s power and authority. You can affirm God’s good in all of life. You know, with God, that your mouth is God’s follower.

In Isaiah 55:11, it says, “So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth: it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”

We know that if we speak the truth, lives are going to brighten. If we speak the truth to ourselves, our own lives are going to pick up and become better. But there is also another aspect to this. When you speak, believe miracles are going to happen.

I want to explain to you how this works in your life.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” [John 1:1]

In the beginning, you have the Divine logos. This is the “word” of Divine thought. Inside of you, what are these logos? It is God-Mind that has the full possibilities and potential, at any moment, to come through your mind and mouth. As it comes into your human mind, it will speak the perfect Word of God. It speaks the Word of God. First there is thought, then there is word, and then (as that word dwells inside of you – the word of pure potential for your health, or career, or whatever you are searching for) that becomes the Christ in you, the spiritual human being.

Let me say this in another way. First of all, there is Divine thinking. This Divine thinking must be combined with our human feeling.

But there is a three-stage trinity to manifestation. First of all, there is Divine thinking. Human feeling (and I’m not talking about “I have an ache in my leg”) is taking on that thinking of God inside of us and spiritually feeling it. It is when I know that I know that I know, that I am going to succeed. I feel it in the core of my being – from the top of my head to the tips of my toes. I feel it. There is no question inside of me.

But then I have to bring that about into a formative power. The first step is thinking, the second step is feeling, and third step is speaking. I have to form it to allow it to come out from me. I have to speak the truth, silently and audibly, for myself and for others.

I have to accept the thought of God, feel it inside of myself, and I have to allow it to go forth from me. I speak – God speak.

Let us pray.

Today, as a child of God, I accept the command of Jesus. The words I have spoken unto you are Spirit and life. I follow Jesus to allow that Spirit and life to flow forth from me. I dedicate my voice, my tongue, and my vocal cords to expressing the God highest in every situation.

I will be a participant of God speak. I will speak positively to others and to myself, silently and audibly. I will manifest a new world.

In Jesus Christ’s name … Amen.

PRAYER / MEDITATION________________________

Let us pray:

How wonderful to know that God is here.

Now the natural human living in lower mind, receives not, the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto them, and they can’t know them because they are spiritually judged.

You now enter into a special house, NOT made with hands. You enter into a special house made with thoughts and words. This special house is your eternal inheritance. And by intuition, you become guided to the shining light of a stage inside of you that is well, happy, strong, and noble.

Rest in the silence of prayer …

The real mind in your human mind opens. Your true self, that philosophers have so long said could be free inside of you, shows itself in all its glory with purified wisdom, strength, and holiness.

You are about to see the glory of God’s good. You are about to lay a hold of God’s good with great words of welcome.

Rest in the silence of prayer …

Today, there is a fusion of your human mind and Divine mind. Something is stirring inside of you. There is a welding, a binding together, of your human mind and Divine mind. There is a true fusion taking place. You have that Mind inside of you that was inside Christ Jesus.

Inside of your mind, you are able to see things on the great high point of the Divine. You are able to say, clearly, with your mouth and your tongue, truth as it comes to your mind. Your words are going to take on an added power. Your words are going to take on a God-given Divine power of God speak.

Rest in the silence of prayer …

In the Bible it states, “Take with you words, and return unto Jehovah.” There is a shining forth inside of you of truth. A still, silent voice that speaks loudly in the inner recesses of your mind empowers you with all power.

You have an inner knowing that God is with you this moment. You are attending a welcome into a new state of consciousness, a new way of thinking, and a new way of positive speaking.

Rest in the silence of prayer …

You are entering a new life, gladly and freely. With total consent of your human self, you are walking across the threshold and through the doorway into this new life.

There is a shining, God-given essence that comes forth from you. There is a light that is beaming across your world. The God light is the vibratory power of your spoken word. There is a new power behind your voice. There is a new power empowering you as you listen.

You know the Truth. You SPEAK the Truth. Only steady, shining Truth will accomplish all that you wish to accomplish. And it is coming forth. You agree, this moment, not to divide your mind with doubt. You agree, this moment, not to divide your thought with sense. You agree, at this moment, to be stable in all ways, in thinking and speaking. You will no longer use the mouth to gossip, ridicule or talk negatively. You make this commitment now to God to use your voice for uplifting God speak.

Rest in the silence of prayer …

Through the power of Jesus Christ, I dedicate my mouth, my tongue, and my vocal cords to a higher standard of life in me, and in those around me, in the situations of my life. My voice, and the vibratory power, coming forth from it will be dedicated to the glory of God. Every word I utter will be for Truth and God.

In the joy of doing this, in Jesus Christ’s name … Amen.

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