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YOU HAVE THE POWER OF LIFE AND DEATH!

(Proverb 18-21) The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat it's fruit.

What does that say? It says that you will live or die by what you say. Speak positive. Praise God and live. Speak negative and die.

God, through Jesus Christ has given us victory in all things. To put Jesus' power to work in us we must learn to constantly confess the things that keep God's power moving in our lives.

Our hearts must be full of Jesus. We must fill our minds with Him, not filth of the world or negative thoughts because ... (Matt. 12:34) For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

First lets see what the bible means by heart. We are not talking about the heart as a organ. When the Bible talks about the heart it is talking about your spirit. Yes we have a spirit. Why because we are made in God's image. And God is a Spirit. (John:4-24) "God is a Spirit." (Gen.: 1-26) "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness ..."

We are spirits living in a human body. Which will be our home until we die and are with Jesus. So out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. How you speak is what your spirit is full of. We must keep our spirits full of positive things. The Bible says we should only think on what is good. Why???? Because we are made in the image of God. That means we have a lot of the same powers that God has. As children of God I am sure that when we are in heaven and know how to use all that God has given us we will astound ourselves.

Let's look at how God does things. God speaks and things happen. Just by the power of His words. He made the universe. "And He said let there be light." and there was! So God speaks and things happen. And we are made in His image. On a smaller scale than God we can do the same things.

So when you say, I know that I am going to get cancer. Guess what? Your on your way. Or I know that I can't do that. Guess what? You can't. If we speak negative we get negative. If we speak positive we get positive.

I'll give you the secret of how I maintain great health and a wonderful attitude. Every morning and sometimes several times in the day when I think about it I confess aloud to the world at large. Jesus is my Savior. Jesus is my healer. Jesus is the love of my life. I belong to Jesus and sin or disease or anything of the devil as no control over me. Because my spirit and my body belong to Jesus and He has made me a King here on earth. There is nothing that this earth can throw at me that I can not conquer. Because He that is in me is greater than anything on earth. The name of Jesus protects me at all times and He can protect you! Try saying that for a few weeks and mean it from your heart, then watch your problems disappear.

The passage that follows is to me the most amazing verse in the Bible. (John 14: 12-14) Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things then these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask anything in my name, and I will do it."

Have you ever thought about that? What has Jesus been doing? Telling about the Father. Showing the greatest love the world has ever known. What else??? Healing people, even raising them from the dead. Turning water to wine. Feeding thousands of people with a hand full of bread and fish. Cursing a fig tree and it dies. Now why did Jesus do that? To show his desciples the power of speaking.

Does this give you any idea the power we have in our speech. For He says, "and I will do whatever you ask, ASK, in my name." That shows that if our spirits are full of Jesus love and teachings and we ASK in His name we can do even greater thing than Him. Praise Jesus now that is the power of the universe in our hands. When you are rich in the Spirit, you, as a Christian have more than all the money on earth could buy.

You could say well that was Jesus, but let's get real. Could that be for us today? As quickly as possible I will tell you of a few miracles that I know about.

  1. A minister in a small Arizona town was trying to feed a great number of Mexican refugees. He was not wealthy and only had a limited amount of food. Not near enough for the hundreds of people that were there. He prayed over the food and asked Jesus to help him feed these people. They all ate all that they wanted and had the same amount left that they started with. Thank you Jesus.

  2. A 40 year old lady I know had the heart of a 90 year old woman. It only had 10% contraction and all the valves were leaking. The doctors could not give her open heart surgery. Her heart was too weak. They made another appointment for her to get a heart transplant. We prayed together and ask Jesus to heal her. She went to get the transplant and when they examined her they could find nothing wrong with her heart. The doctors said that it was a perfect heart for a 40 year old woman. Thank you Jesus

  3. I could give you other cases of heart and cancer victims that are just as dramatic. Thank you Jesus.

  4. I was at church about two months ago when after the service we all went outside to have lunch in the church yard, when all of a sudden a woman came running out and said that her husband had a heart attack. We went in and on the floor was a man about 70 years old. One of the women there was a nurse, when she heard she went to her car and got her stethoscope. She knelt beside him and tried to find a pulse. He did not have one he was gone. I didn't even notice this until a week later when I thought back over what happened. No one called a doctor, no one, not even the nurse thought of giving him artificial respiration. We all just started praying for him. A group that was close enough were laying their hands on him. We prayed for probably 10 or 15 minutes straight and then he opened his eyes and looked up at us. Thank you, Jesus. Last Sunday he was at church and was singing and praising the Lord like a teenager.

  5. A minister friend of mine has a book about a tribe of people that live in South America, deep in the jungle. It's a story of a missionary that went in and started to teach the children how to read. All he had for school books was some bibles that he had brought with him. So that is what they read out of. The government found that he was in the jungle and had him taken out and sent home. Months later strange tales started coming out of the jungle about a group of children. They found that these children had gone to different villages and where they had found sickness they cured it. There were even cases where they had raised the dead. They were asked how they got to some of the villages because there was several large rivers that crossed the territory? Their answer was so simple. They had read what Jesus had done and they said that they could do the same thing. So they had simply walked across the rivers. Thank you, Jesus.

The children didn't know anything but God's word. And they dared to speak it. If we could only keep what is good and pure in our minds we could be everything that Jesus intended us to be. And if we could control that unruly beast, the tongue.

(Proverb 18-21) The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat it's fruit.

Ferd Sebastian, 2Jesus

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