Life or Death
Proverbs 6: 2
You are snared by the words of your mouth; You are taken by the words of your mouth.
Matthew 12: 35-37
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Therefore I say unto you, What things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
John 14:13-14 “And whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. “If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.
1 John 5:14-15 And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.
We wonder why we live in sickness? Why life seems to be so negative? Why people stop coming around us? Why we seem lonely?
I could go on and on, but I want to say the answer could be our own actions and our mouth.
As Christians we should act as Christians. We should believe the Bible the Word of God. We should believe that what God says, He will do.
But, we are sometimes so negative. We speak negative. We act negative. And we do not stand on God’s promises.
I know that people have gone to the altar for prayer for healing and God healed them, and then they turn around and open their mouth and stop their healing.
Just little things, like, well I prayed but my back still hurts.
How about getting up in the morning and saying out loud, I am healed. My back does not hurt. My head does not hurt. My stomach does not hurt. My finances are wonderful. My car works great. My family is all saved.
Church you are not naming and claiming. You are just believing that God will do what He says He will do.
The disciples asked Jesus, how show we pray? And Jesus answered them with the perfect prayer, the prayer of His heart. The prayer that God is showing us how He wants us to live.
9 Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Did you notice verse 10? He wants us to have things on earth as they are in Heaven. But, we have turned our world and our lives upside down.
I found out in my own life that if I keep my mouth shut, I am better off. If I cannot speak positive to my circumstances, I just need not to speak at all.
God hears our prayers. God wants us healed. God wants us happy, but we let satan throw all kind of things at on us. We even are so fast to open our mouths and to give satan a ideas for him to use against us.
God is the only one who knows our thoughts heart and desires. But, satan cannot read ours minds or hear our thoughts. He only hears what we speak.
So, if we are constantly speaking negative, well guess what? Yes, negative things come into our lives.
Stop blaming God if your life is going down hill. Oh, I can hear you already, but Pastor Pat, nothing happens to us that God does not allow.
Well, I will ask you this. If you are sick, did God are you not take care of your body? If you are broke and have no money, did God or you spend money on unnecessary things, and not save and put money back in a special fund, so you will have it in hard times? If your family is not saved, what example did you show them with your own life and actions?
And we must remember they as well as us are free agents. We have choices and God will not go against the choices they make or we make. But, He will be there to pick us up if we repeat and come back to Him.
It is time we get back to prayer and bible study. I am not talking about the habit of just doing it, but, really and sincerely seeking God.
When we do our lives and our families lives will turn around.
Blessings, Love and Prayers, Pastor Pat Aman
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