Two experiences last week prompted this week’s blog. One, I was the recipient of the most vicious, full-on verbal assault ever. Ever! Second, I had a bad dream about someone who had caused me a great deal of pain. These two events intersected and formed the back story to a positive lesson on spiritual warfare.
First, I thought about how important those 30 minutes that I spend each morning in prayer affirming the whole armor of God. I was able to assess the assault and quickly move on. The breastplate of righteousness protected my core, and my shield of faith completely extinguished those fiery darts.
As to the dream, I forgave. As to the negative words spoken, I declared their power broken.
Words are Powerful
Nothing can cause more damage to your life or that of another person than words wrongly spoken. Negative comments can bind us up with hostile forces that wind up controlling our lives.
On the other hand, nothing is more refreshing and transforming than positive life-impacting words spoken at the right time. “A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word spoken in due season, how good it is!” (Prov 15:23).
So, let’s look at breaking the power of negative words
Pluck up and out by the roots angry, bitter, negative words spoken by you, to you or over your life. Declare them utterly destroyed and powerless to affect your life.
God’s Word has the power to completely restore one’s soul. We can partake of God’s divine nature through His great and precious promises and in time be radically transformed. (2 Pet 1:4).
The Bible says do not counsel with the ungodly, or stand with sinners, or sit in the congregation of the scornful. (Ps. 1:1-3) Sometimes all we have to do is turn off the television or shut the office door.
To think in line with God’s high thoughts, study and adhere to His thought checklist found in Philippians 4:8.
Speak no evil. Let your words be like choice silver. Choose words that will add grace to the hearers.
Always agree with and speak the Word. God’s words are spirit and life.
In conclusion, speak God’s life giving words, pray for people, and forgive no matter what.
Other Scripture References: Heb. 11:3; Gen 1; 2 Cor 10:5; Jer 1:10; Eph 4:29; Prov 10:20; Ps 12:6; John 6:63.