Those who follow my writings will know that the Lord has been speaking to me regarding “rerouting” pathways in the lives of His people (neurological pathways, emotional pathways, thoughts, beliefs, and even steps). Earlier this week He spoke to me about how He is dealing with the root of the spirit of fear that has caused areas of control and manipulation. He was rerouting fear with His perfect love.
Today He spoke to me regarding our words. As we all know, our words have power; they speak life or death, blessings or cursing. The Bible clearly states that there is power in our words.
“Wise words satisfy like a good meal; the right words bring satisfaction. The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.” Proverbs 18:20-21
Can neurological pathways be affected by the spoken word? Can anxiety, depression, and emotional turmoil come as a result of words wrongly spoken? The Word of God seems to tell us it can.
“Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.” Proverbs 15:4
God is rerouting the way that we speak about ourselves, our loved ones, our neighbors, our leaders, and even our nations. Our words create agreements; either with God or with the enemy. As His people we must align our words with His thoughts and His truth. This rerouting of our words to be aligned with His heart will be effective in binding a critical spirit that has laid hold of so many. Just scroll through social media or turn on the TV and the negative and critical spirit that crushes and creates turmoil is rampant. God’s people can overcome this by following His instructions:
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:8-9
As we think on these things (even regarding thoughts about ourselves), it has the power to reroute our beliefs while resetting our lives with love, peace and joy. Then “out of our hearts our mouths speak” (Luke 6:45, Matthew 15:18)! As our hearts—and our thoughts—align with that which is true, honorable, right, and pure, we then begin to release words that have the power to give life and release blessings.
Ask the Holy Spirit to reroute your thoughts with His thoughts which are true and pure. Then watch as your mouth pours out a fountain that gives a refreshing drink to the thirsty, water upon the dry land of your soul that softens the hard places. His words of life will reroute your emotions from dwelling in anxiety and depression to freedom of abundance, peace, and joy.
Speak life and blessings over your spouse, your children, your siblings, your parents, the church, your leaders, and your nation. Renounce all agreements that your words have spoken that have cause a critical spirit to take hold of you or have released a curse against the very things that are dear to you. Receive a new heart so that your words release the power of life and your mouth becomes a doorway of hope.
“Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.” Psalm 141:3
The rerouting continues! Fear is being broken, minds are being changed, disorders are coming into divine order, and resurrection life is coming to the dead places.
“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” Deuteronomy 30:19
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