A Nugget from New Life Network
(by Chris Musgrove of Future Now)
Scripture for the Day March 19, 2019
“You serpent’s brood, how can you say anything good out of your evil hearts? For a man’s words depend on what fills his heart. A good man gives out good—from the goodness stored in his heart; a bad man gives out evil—from his store of evil. I tell you that men will have to answer at the day of judgment for every careless word they utter—for it is your words that will acquit you, and your words that will condemn you.” (Matthew 12:34, Phillips New Testament)
Joel 3:10 says: “Let the weak say, ‘I am strong.” Somebody might say, “But I feel really weak, and I don’t feel very strong!” The verse said, let the weak say I’m strong! I can still imagine someone saying, “But I’m so weak.” That’s exactly why God’s Word says you need to say you are strong!
Romans 4:17 says: As it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations” in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; Yes, but someone said, “That’s talking about God, He can call those things that be not as though they were, but not us.”
Ephesians 5:1 says, “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.” We imitate God in word, (what we say) and deed, (what we do).
Matthew 16:19 says, “And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” How do you bind and loose? With the words out of your mouth!
Proverbs 18:21 (Amplified Bible) says: Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].
Proverbs 6:2 (NIV) says: You have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth.
Mark 11:23 says: For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, “Be removed and be cast into the sea,” and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Jesus was speaking here and He said you can have what you say, but most people are just saying what they have. What you say has power to either put you over in life or hold you in bondage. I’m talking about believers, (that’s what we are), believing the Word of God, to the point where we are speaking it.
II Corinthians 4:13 says: It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak. God’s Word spoken from your mouth and conceived in your heart becomes a spiritual force releasing His ability within you.
Joshua 1:8 says: This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success. To not let the Word of God depart out of your mouth means to keep speaking the Word and then you will have good success! If you’re not speaking God’s Word over whatever situation you are facing, then begin today to find scripture that applies to it. Begin to decree and declare those verses today.
John 15:7 says: If you abide in me, and my Word abides in you. You shall ask what you will and it shall be done.
I say “I’m strong,” according to Joel 3:10 no matter what I feel like! My feelings will change but God’s Word is truth and it will never change! I choose to believe and speak the Word of God.