A Simple Message: Amen

Do you know what amen actually means?

Amen means “so be it”.

Whenever you finish a prayer with amen- you are declaring in faith that what you prayed for will come to pass.

Sometimes you may be encouraged to say amen when a pastor declares something in his or her sermon. Be careful to only say amen when you want what the pastor said to be true or continue to be true. If you simply want to express your agreement, you will need another word.

Speak (Faith Poem)

Speak out

Let your voice be heard

Light and life

In every word

♦~♦

The darkness

Of this world

Cannot stop you

Cannot keep you

From speaking with the heart

Of the Father

♦~♦

Choose to speak

Love, not hate

Joy, not anger

Peace, not conflict

Faith, not hopelessness

♦~♦

There is power

In the words you choose

Choose well

And speak out!

Scripture Interpretation (James 3:8) (ASV)

(James 3:8)- but the tongue can no man tame; it is a restless evil, it is full of deadly poison.

Be careful of the words you speak over yourself and others! You are a speaking spirit. Speak out that which you want to see come to fruition!

There are so many phrases that can easily roll off the tongue but are extremely harmful to your overall well-being. Speak what you want to see, not just what you can already see, and speak out God’s plan for your life, not your own (and not anyone else’s). Use the power of spoken word to build yourself up and to build others up. Move mountains in the spiritual realm, but do not move them to crush yourself or others!

Why is There Suffering?

I heard that a unsaved person once asked an acquaintance of mine why there is suffering in this world if a great, benevolent God truly does exist. I cringe when I think about it because I am sure that is an extremely common stumbling block for people in the path to receiving the gospel. It is also a gross oversimplification of the situation.

The enemy (the devil) is king of this world, and he loves for people to suffer. Is vital to understand that we (believers) have the power and authority to defeat the devil and all of his plots and plans! If we do not know of our power or and do not put it into action, we will continue to see and experience great suffering.

When Jesus died on the cross and rose again in three days, He gave us the Keys of the Kingdom- spiritual power and authority! We can use this power and authority to defeat the enemy and to bring what God wants for us into our lives. We need to speak what we want to see happen in the name of Jesus to unbind the Lord’s hands so he can send the resources of heaven into action!

So, when you think of the suffering taking place in the world, know that it is not God you should be angry with, but the enemy. The enemy is the one causing all of the horrible things that we see, and he encourages the ignorance that keeps people from knowing the power they can wield when they accept the Lord into their heart and believe in the finished work of Jesus Christ.

When people are ignorant of who they are in Christ, they are heirs and heiresses to the greatest kingdom who are living in poverty because their birth certificate has been hidden away by the devil!

Know that you can make a difference in this world! The words you speak, the actions you take, and the prayers that you declare can make an incredible impact when you walk closely with your Heavenly Father!

Seasonal Sickness

When seasonal sicknesses are raging and people are falling ill left and right, we blame the spread of the illness on the illness itself and the people who carry it. However, there is one element that is overlooked, and, for the most part, ignored. That would be the negative confessions that typically accompany spreading illnesses.

I often mention the great power that is released by the words that we speak. This power can bring both good and evil into our lives (and the lives of others). When we confess negative things we can cause those negative things to become a reality! Even saying something as simple as “It’s _____ season” can put into motion significant consequences.

When we speak evil, we give power to the enemy’s plans. The devil wants us sick and weak, so when we confess negative things about illness, he celebrates! He is more than happy to turn a “I might get ______” into an “Oh no! I have _______!”

Always be careful with the words you speak, and I encourage you to be particularly vigilant when it comes to seasonal illnesses!

Scripture Insight (Luke 9:12) (ASV)

James 3:18- And the day began to wear away; and the twelve came, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go to the villages and country round about, and lodge, and get provisions: for we are here in a desert place.

Your negative circumstances may seem very real to you. You may think that you are a victim or slave to your “reality”. This is not true. You dictate your reality with the power of spoken word. Call into being the promises of God’s Word. Speak out against barren desert and enemy barrages! The power of God’s kingdom is in your hands- wield it!

The Power of Your Words

IMG-1364When we speak, we shape our reality.

God spoke the world into being, and we were created in the image of God. We are speaking beings.

Life and death are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21).

Throughout the day, we are always speaking. But are we really aware of what we are saying? Some simple phrases that just roll off the tongue-almost without any thought on our part- can be very powerful.

It is vitally important that we speak good things over ourselves. Even when you are feeling under the weather, I encourage you to refrain from saying that you are sick or you have “___________”. Instead, say what you want to to see manifest! When you are running short on funds, do not declare that you are “poor” or something similar, declare that you are expecting the Lord to provide mightily for you! The enemy would love the chance to grant your negative confessions, and the Lord eagerly awaits your positive confessions!

When speaking about others, it is important to give them and their circumstances similar consideration!

Here is a really tricky one. Even if you did not “mean” something you said, you still said it. In the spiritual realm, the words we speak are taken at face-value. So please beware of the phrases, “this is to die for”, “I can never”, or the like.

Speak what you want to see in your life, and attempt to avoid negative phrases as if every one of them will come true!

(If you have been experiencing muteness- whether “permanent” or temporary-please check out the “Supernatural Healing” page on this blog! Your Heavenly Father wants you to have your voice and so do I!)