Christian Faith- The Power Of Your Spoken Word
An 8-Part Christian Podcast Series

Christian Faith- The Power of Your Spoken Words is a multi-episode teaching and I'm putting all the individual podcasts on this page to make them easier to find and "consume."

40 In this episode I'm going to take the next step to increasing your power in the spirit realm. The power of your words.

There are many examples for us in scripture but I want to start with two verses in Proverbs 18.

Proverbs 18:20,21

A man's stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; from the produce of his lips he shall be filled. 

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

From there God took me to James chapter 3.

James 3:1, 3-10

My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment.

Indeed, we put bits in horses mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body.

Look also at ships although they are large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by very small rudder wherever the pilot desires.

Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! 

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.

For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind.

But no man can tame the tongue. It is unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who had been made in the similitude of God.

Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.

In Episode 41 I continue and I introduce you to one of my favorite scriptures.

Mark 11:22-24

So Jesus answered and said to them, "Have faith in God. 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.
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

Episode 42 In this episode, I continue to look at the words Jesus spoke in Mark 11, but I go back a few verses (and a day earlier) to Mark 11.

I continue the lesson from Mark 11 by going back to when Jesus cursed the fig tree.

Mark 11:12-14

Now the next day, when they had come out of Bethany, He was hungry. And seeing afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. In response, Jesus said to it, "Let no one eat fruit from you ever again." And His disciples heard it.

43 In this episode, I'm going to take the next step to increase your power in the spirit realm—the power of your words.

With the previous lessons in mind, I moved to the Old Testament and a familiar passage and story. In the next two episodes, I will use the story of David and Goliath to illustrate the power of your words.

The story is found in 1 Samuel 17:8-10

Then he stood and cried out to the armies of Israel, and said to them, "Why have you come out to lineup for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and you the servants of Saul? Choose a man for yourselves, and let him come down to me.

If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will be your servants. But if I prevail against him and kill him, then you shall be our servants and serve us."

And the Philistine said, "I defy the armies of Israel this day give me a man, that we may fight together."

When Saul and all of Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.

David hears the giant speak.

1 Samuel 17:22-24

And David left his supplies in the hand of the supply keeper, ran to the army, and came and greeted his brothers.

Then as he talked with them, there was the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, coming up from the armies of the Philistines; and he spoke according to the same words. So David heard them.

And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him and were dreadfully afraid.

After David hears Goliath, his older brother comes out against David.

1 Samuel 17:28, 29

Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab's anger was aroused against David, and he said, "Why did you come down here? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride and insolence of heart, for you have come down to see the battle."

And David said, "What have I done now? Is there not a cause?"

44 In this episode, I pick up the story of David and Goliath and you will see how David uses words first, before he throws the stone.

1 Samuel 17:32,33,37

Then David said to Saul, "Let no man's heart fail because of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine." And Saul said to David, "You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are a youth, and he a man of war from his youth."

Moreover David said, "The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine." And Saul said to David, "Go, and the Lord be with you."

1 Samuel 17:41-47

So the Philistine came, and began drawing near to David, and the man who bore the shield went before him.

And when the Philistine looked about and saw David, he disdained him; for he was only a youth, ruddy and good-looking.

So the Philistine said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?" And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

And the Philistine said to David, "Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field!"

Then David said to the Philistine, " You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.

This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give your carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and of the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.

Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord's, and He will give you into our hands."

45 In this episode, we continue in the Old Testament and the story of Gideon. You will find the story in the book of
Judges 6:11-8:35

Romans 8:1
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit

Judges 6:11-17
Now the Angel of the Lord came and sat under the terebinth tree which was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon threshed wheat in the winepress, in order to hide it from the Midianites.

And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him, and said to him, "The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!"

Gideon said to HIM, "O my Lord, if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying, 'Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt?' But now the Lord has forsaken us and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites."

Then the Lord turned to him and said, "Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you?"

So he said to Him, "O my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house."

(God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble)

And the Lord said to him, "Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man."

Then he said to Him, "If I have found favor in Your sight, then show me a sign that it is You who talk with me."

46 In this episode I want to keep teaching on the story found in Judges chapter 6-8

Gideon has been beat down and he is not the most confident person in the Bible. Since many of us are struggling with fear you may be able to relate to the story.

Judges 7:7
Then the Lord said to Gideon. "By the three hundred men who lapped I will save you, and deliver the Midianites into your hand. Let all the other people go, every man to his place.

I Corinthians 1:29
that no flesh should glory in My presence.

Action is the best thing you can use to destroy fear.

I have taught many times in the past (not on the podcast yet 🙂 God won't (or can't steer) a parked car. You need to be moving, even if it's the wrong direction God will turn you around.

God knows Gideon and He knows he is still not sure if he can defeat the Midianites so God tells him what to do in Judges 7:9-11

It happened on the same night that the Lord said to him, "Arise, go down against the camp, for I have delivered it into your hand.

But if you are afraid to go down, go down to the camp with Purah your servant, and you shall hear what they say; and afterward your hands shall be strengthened to go down against the camp." Then he went down with Purah his servant to the outpost of the armed men who were in the camp.

Then Gideon goes with Purah and hears these words.

Judges 7:13,14

And when Gideon had come, there was a man telling a dream to his companion. He said, "I had a dream to my surprise a loaf of barley bread tumbled into the camp of Midian; it came to a tent and struck it so that it fell in overturned, and the tent collapsed."

Then his companion answered and said, "This is nothing else but the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel! Into his hand God has delivered Midian and the whole camp."

God uses 300 men, clay pitchers with a candle in it, a trumpet, and a shout to defeat 1,000's and 1,000's of men (numerous as locusts and their camel without number Judges 7:12)

47 In this episode, I talk about the story found in Genesis 25-27 about the twin brothers Jacob and Esau.

Genesis 25:21-23
Now Isaac pleaded with the Lord for his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord granted his plea, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

But the children struggled together within her; and she said, "If all is well, why am I like ?" So she to inquire of the Lord.

Ane the Lord said to her; "Two nations are in your womb. Two peoples shall be separated from your body; One people shall be stranger than the other, and the older shall serve the younger."

Genesis 27:1-5
Now it came to pass, when Isaac was old and his eyes were so dim that he could not see, that he called Esau his older son and he said to him, "Here I am."

Then he said, "Behold now, I am old. I do not know the day of my death. Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go to the field and hunt game for me.

And make me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat, that my soul may bless you before I die.

Now Rebekah was listening when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt game and to bring it.

So Rebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, "Indeed I heard your father speak to Esau your brother, saying, 'Bring me game and make savory food for me, that I may eat it and bless you in the presence of the Lord before my death.'

Genesis 27:22-29
So Jacob went near to Isaac his father, and he felt to him and said, "The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau."

And he did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau's hands; so he blessed him.

Then he said, "Are you really my son Esau? He said, "I am." 

He said, "Bring it near to me and I will eat of my son's game, so that my soul may bless you." So he brought it near to him, and he ate; and he brought him wine and he drank.

Then his father Isaac said to him, "Come near now and kiss me, my son."

And he came near and kissed him; and he smelled the smell of his clothing, and blessed him and said;

"Surely, the smell of my son is like the smell of a field which the Lord has blessed. Therefore may God give you of the dew of heaven, of the fatness of the earth, and plenty of grain and wine. Let peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you. Be master over your brethren, and let your mother's sons bow down to you. Cursed be everyone who curses you, and blessed be those who bless you!"

Then Esau comes in to get the blessing from his father.

Genesis 27:31-35
He also had made savory food, and brought it to his father, and said to his father, "Let my father arise and eat his son's game, that your soul may bless me."

And his father Issac said to him, "Who are you?" So he said, "I am your son, your firstborn, Esau."

Then Isaac trembled exceedingly, and he said, "Who? Where is the one who hunted game and brought it to me? I ate all of it before you came, and I have blessed him and indeed he shall be blessed."

When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with an exceedingly great bitter cry, and said to his father, "Bless also, O my father!"

But he said, "Your brother came with deceit and has taken away your blessing."

Once you release your words, it is the same as throwing a rock. Once you let go of the rock, you can't "unthrow it." It is the same with your words; once you speak them into your world, you can not "unspeak" them.

48 In this episode, I stay in the Old Testament and open up the book of Joshua and teach on the battle of Jericho.

Jericho 5:13-15
And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshuah went to Him and said to Him, "Are you for us or our adversaries?"

So He said, "No, but as Commander of the army of the Lord I have now come." And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshipped, and said to Him, "What does my Lord say to his servant?"

Then the Commander of the Lord's army said to Joshua, "Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy." And Joshua did so.

Joshua 6:1-5

Now Jericho was securely shut up because of the children of Israel; none went out, and none came in. And the Lord said to Joshua, "See! I have given Jericho into your hand, its king, and mighty men of valor.

 You show march around the city, all you men of war; you shall go all around the city once. This you shall do six days.

 And seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark. But the seventh day you show march around the city seven times, and the priest shall blow the trumpets.

It shall come to pass, when they make a loud blast with the ram's horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, that all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city will fall down flat. And the people shall go up every man straight before him.

This was a word directly from God and in the next episode, you will see what happens when the children of Israel obey the Word.

49 In this episode, I continue to teach out of Joshua and pick up the lesson in Joshua 6 :7-10

And he said to the people, "Proceed and march around the city, and let him who is armed advanced before the ark of the Lord." 

So it was, when Joshua had spoken to the people, that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns before the Lord advanced and blew the trumpets, and the ark of the covenant of the Lord followed them. 

The armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard came after the ark, while the priests continued blowing the trumpets. 

Now Joshua has commanded the people saying, "You shall not shout or make any noise with your voice, nor shall a word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I say to you, Shout! Then you shall shout."

If you remember from the previous episode, Jesus came and gave Joshua his "marching orders" and He didn't say anything about the people having to be quiet.

I believe Joshua knew his people and as their leader, he knew it would be best if they didn't open their mouths.

He was using his experience from when 40 years earlier he was one of the 12 who was sent to spy out the lane.

Numbers 13:1,2
And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, "Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the children of Israel; from each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a leader among them."

And a return from spying out the land after 40 days. Then Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said to them, "Go up this way into the South, and go up to the mountains, and see what the land is like whether the people who dwell in it are strong or weak, few or many; 

whether the land they dwell in is good or bad; whether the cities they inhabit are like camps or strongholds;

whether the land is rich or poor; and whether there are forests there or not. Be of good courage. And bring some of the fruit of the land." Now the time was the season of the first ripe grapes.

 And they return from spying out the land after 40 days.

Then they told him, and said: "We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. 

Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there. 

The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan."

Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, "Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it."

But the men who had gone up with him said, "We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we." 

And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, "The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. 

There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants) and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and we were in their sight."

50 In this episode, I move us into the New Testament and we look at the Virgin Birth and the birth of John The Baptist.

We pick up the lesson in Luke1:6-9

And they were both righteous before God, walking in the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

But they had no child, because Elisabeth was barren, and they were both well advanced in years.

So it was, that while he was serving as priest before God in the order of his division, according to the custom of the priesthood, his lot fell to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.

Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing on the right side of the altar of incense. 

And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.

But the angel said to him, do not be afraid Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you should call his name John.

And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.

For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and show drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.

And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God.

"He will also go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."

And Zacharias said to the angel, "How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years."

And the angel answered and said to him, "I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and was sent to speak to you and bring you these glad tidings.

But behold, you will be mute and not able to speak until the day these things take place, because you did not believe my words which will be fulfilled in their own time."

Now let's look at the same angel, Gabriel and how he handles Mary.

Luke 1:26-38

Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee name Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary. 

In having come in, the angel said to her, "Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!"

But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was.

Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.

He will be great, and He will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end."

Then Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I do not know a man?"

And the angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.

Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren.

For with God nothing will be impossible."

Then Mary said, "Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.

51 In this episode, I bring the lessons to a close and tell you about how God used His word to show me how to close the teaching.

There are only two scripture references in this episode. The first is found in Exodus 17:5,6 And the Lord said to Moses, "Go on before the people, and take with you some of the elders of israel. Also Take in your hand your rod with which you struck the river and go.

Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock in Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink." And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

The next is similar but found in Numbers 20:8-12

Take the rod; you and your brother Aaron gather the congregation together. Speak to the rock before their eyes, and it will yield its water; thus you shall bring water for them out of the rock, and give drink to the congregation and their animals.

So Moses took the rod from before the Lord as He commanded him.

And Moses and Aaron gathered together before the rock; and he said to them, "Here now, you rebels! Must we bring water for you out of this rock?"

Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod and water came out abundantly, and the congregation and their animals drank.

Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, "Because you did not believe Me, to hollow me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I've given them."

Notice God told Moses to speak to the rock, not strike it. I believe God was trying to teach His people the lesson on the power of your words but Moses disobeyed God's command.

It cost Moses and Arron their entry into the Promised Land and their lives.

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