Word of Life Study Series

Faith that Moves Mountains: The Power of the Tongue

August 28, 2021 Brice C. Craig Season 4 Episode 3
Word of Life Study Series
Faith that Moves Mountains: The Power of the Tongue
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Welcome to Word of Life Study Series- Faith that moves mountains! In John 6:63, Jesus said, “The words I have spoken unto you are spirit and they are life.” God’s Word that is conceived in your heart, then formed by the tongue, and spoken out of your own mouth, becomes a spiritual force releasing the ability of God within you. When God’s creative Word is spoken from your heart in faith- all things are possible to those who believe!


1. Created in the Image of God

Man is a spirit being, created in the image of God. This principle is absolutely essential to understanding faith, and its biblical operations in our lives. God made mankind in His class, not that we are God, but we are His offspring as stated in Acts17:28. Since faith operates out of the heart of God’s people, our introduction to faith begins here, understanding the human spirit.


2. Created as a 3-Part Being

People was created a tri-cotomy just as the glorious Godhead is referred to as the Divine Trinity. We are not just a physical body, just as the Godhead is not the Father God alone. I am a spirit, I have a soul, and I live in a body. The Godhead is comprised of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The three parts to our identity is Spirit, Soul & Body. It is essential for us to grasp this reality in order to understand how faith works.


3. It Matters what we Say

Those that say they can, and those that say they can’t are both right. Words are the most powerful thing in the universe. The words we speak will either put us over or hold us in bondage. Unfortunately, when it comes to prayer, many of us pray the problem instead of the answer. We bind God’s hands from working on our behalf because of our unbelief. Praying and speaking the problem only makes it bigger, and releases the devil to enforce it more in our lives. We need to train ourselves to agree with, and only speak God’s Word out of our mouths.


4. What Words do for us

They locate us spiritually, set the landmarks of our life and the words we speak will affect our spirit. So many Christians have never dared to confess who they are in Christ. Since we have been talking about the awesome affect words have, why not start finding Scriptures that reveals what Christ has provided for us, and start speaking it in first person.


5. Me and My Big Mouth

Beware of Talking Too Much- Learning the Value of Silence: I don’t mean to be vulgar but have you ever met someone with diarrhea of the mouth. They are always talking about something or someone. The tongue has the potential to be a destructive or life giving force. Just based on the law of averages, a person who talks a lot has a greater chance of putting their foot in their mouth than someone who uses words with restraint- “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak” James 1:19.


6. Sanctify our Mouths

You may be wondering, what does all this have to do with faith? The principles of faith are wrapped up in the use of words; particularly speaking in line with God’s Word. We must sanctify our mouth to speak only the truth otherwise we are just fooling ourselves if we think that we will be successful in operating in faith. Either we talk like a Christian or we talk like the world. We can’t expect to be walking in faith if we are still talking junk all the time. I’m not just talking about eliminating profanity from our vocabulary, but speaking doubt, unbelief, defeat and failure is just as toxic if not more damaging than curse words.

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Created in the Image of God
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