– Inyang Okutinyang
Watch Your Words
Jesus rose up from the dead and is seated at the right hand of the Father in glory. We believe that, and we talk like that. Let’s not talk like the world, for the world has its own language.
You’ll here people say, “whenever the flu comes around, you just watch it, I’ll be the first to catch it.” That’s faith in the enemy’s ability to work calamity in their lives talking. If layoffs are occurring on the job, you’ll hear things like, “I just know I’ll be next. Though my name wasn’t on the last list, I’ll be on the next one.” Few people in the face of impending layoffs would say, “Thank God I’m not going to lose my job. This will be a good opportunity for me to probably get a raise. Or even if I do lose this job, there’s a better one waiting for me because God’s on my side!” Do you know people who talk like that? Probably not too many.
Most people have jobs. It is only a tiny percentage that’s unemployed. But many have more faith to be in that tiny percentage than to be amongst the majority that do have jobs. Their faith is in the devil and his works, and they exercise that faith by the way they talk. “Inflation is up again; the dollar just keeps going down; things are getting harder. This government is the pits!” Such people have their faith in the things they can see, and the devil likes that.
We should talk like children of God, like those who believe the report of God, His word. If the flu epidemic comes to town, you should be saying, “Thank God by His stripes I am healed. I claim immunity against that in the name of Jesus, and I plead the blood of Jesus over me and my household. No plague will come near our dwelling.”
If the enemy tells you, “I’m going to destroy you”, you should be smart enough to know not to go about repeating his words, saying, “Satan is going to destroy me!” We speak the words of the Lord.