Asking the Lord for wisdom regarding this stuff this morning. Holy Spirit sent me to page 473 in my Chronological Study Bible. He does that sometimes. You see I believe that God’s Holy Spirit is familiar with every word ever written which brings honor and glory to The Father, so when a date or page number pops into my head (spirit) I go and check it out.
I did NOT know what I would find on page 473. Here is what I found!
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”Proverbs 18:21
Words! Our local “News at Noon” is running a banner across the bottom of the screen counting: Number of cases, number of deaths, number of recoveries! If that is dominating your conversation lately Stop. Just STOP! Start counting your blessings. Start TALKING about your blessings.
Start SAYING, “Our God Reigns!” (Stop here and read Psalms 96-99) because our God says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.” – Proverbs 18:21
AND: Psalm 91:1-2 tells us “The Lord Is My Fortress
Live under the protection of God Most High and stay in the shadow of God All-Powerful. Then you will say to the Lord,“You are my fortress, my place of safety; you are my God, and I trust you.”Psalm 91:1-2 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Did you get that? Live in His protection, and SAY to the LORD, “I trust you!” Stop lining your words up with the negative circumstances. Instead, start lining your words up with God’s Word and release the power of His Word to work for you. God wants you to have a life filled with good days and an abundance of every good thing. So say, “In the name of Jesus, I declare blessings, favor, health, prosperity, protection, dominion and power to fill my life and the lives of my loved ones!”
15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love[c] toward all the saints, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power in us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 which he accomplished in Christ when he raised him from the dead and made him sit at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come; 22 and he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, 23 which is his body, the fulness of him who fills all in all.Ephesians 1:15-23