TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
God calls you Holy. Holy means “set apart.” Let your words be holy by speaking His Word and bringing others to a good and just God who loves them.
No doubt you have heard, read or know by heart this famous scripture:
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. – Hebrews 4:12
The Word is quick (by the Spirit), and you know it is powerful, but do you know what it means that it is “two-edged?” To be two-edged literally means to be “two-mouthed.”
In other words, when God’s words become your words, and when your mouth becomes His mouth, a weapon is produced that cannot be withstood.
Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. – Revelation 19:15
One of the most important strategies God gives you for overcoming any obstacle – even your own minds – is learning the discipline of speaking right words. I know a lot of junk has been taught on the subject, but don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater! You let God get a hold of your mouth and your life will change.
Now, this is a long scripture, but let me take you back several thousand years to General Jehovah’s boot camp on how to win an impossible battle:
“When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the Lord your God is with you, who brought you up from the land of Egypt. So it shall be, when you are on the verge of battle, that the priest shall approach and speak to the people. And he shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel: Today you are on the verge of battle with your enemies. Do not let your heart faint, do not be afraid, and do not tremble or be terrified because of them; or the Lord your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.’“Then the officers shall speak to the people, saying: ‘What man is there who has built a new house and has not dedicated it? Let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man dedicate it. Also what man is there who has planted a vineyard and has not eaten of it? Let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man eat of it. And what man is there who is betrothed to a woman and has not married her? Let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man marry her.’“The officers shall speak further to the people, and say, ‘What man is there who is fearful and fainthearted? Let him go and return to his house, lest the heart of his brethren faint like his heart.’ And so it shall be, when the officers have finished speaking to the people, that they shall make captains of the armies to lead the people. – Deuteronomy 10:1-9
Notice the number of times the priests and officers were told to “speak” to the people? Notice the number of times we are told “do not fear” and “trust the Lord” for victory? The point here is that before anything is set into order, certain things must be spoken.
You see, the stage for your success, your upgrade and your God-given destiny was set and victory assured by the Word spoken over you and directed by God Himself before you were formed in your mother’s womb. When you join Him in speaking words of victory, purpose, faith and life over yourself, hell just has to flee!
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO START SPEAKING GOD’S WORD OVER YOURSELF. YOUR UPGRADE DEPENDS ON JOINING WITH YOUR CREATOR TO SPEAK VICTORY OVER YOUR LIFE AND THOSE YOU ARE DOING BATTLE WITH. FIGHT ON!
From my book: Soul Invasion