The power of life and death is in the tongue. You have not because you ask not. Speak life over yourself and others. You have the power to bring heaven into any situation on earth. Use it!


When all hell is breaking loose in my life and I’m feeling like I’m losing it, I turn to my secret weapon. I break out the book of Ephesians. 

Ephesians is the encouragement book. It’s got great themes like spiritual warfare. It’s got the whole armor of God. When Paul wrote this book to the church at Ephesus, he was encouraging them not to live a powerless life. 

There have been plenty of times in my life where I felt powerless. I didn’t have the answers. I didn’t have a way to fix things and Jesus has shown me something incredible in that place: Just because you feel it doesn’t mean you are it. 

One of the great lies of this generation is “if I feel it, then I am it.” That’s 10 pounds of baloney. Man, you’re going to feel all kinds of things that you need to stand up against. You need to tell your flesh, “Oh no, no, no. That’s not what we do.” 

The Bible says, “Whosoever will,” not “Whosoever feels.” Your feelings are liars. They are poor substitutes for the truth. Amen. I feel crazy stuff especially when I deal with the darkness surrounding sexual slavery. I feel like being the machine gun preacher sometimes. 

Just because I feel it, does not make it true. God’s not called me to be the machine gun preacher. He’s called me to rescue girls and boys from the darkness of slavery and to put the jokers who prey on them in prison for a very long time. I’m called to tell them about Jesus and win them as trophies of grace no matter how bad my flesh wants them to rot in the pit of hell.

That is the power of God. Doing what God tells you and seeing people the way He does despite your feelings. He will call you to love the unlovely and help those who hurt others. Why? Because He cannot stand them living a powerless life either! 

Feeling powerless? You’re not! Now, turn to the book of Ephesians…

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. – Matthew 16:25