If our speech is good, we greatly benefit – but the opposite can be true too. If your "balloons" that are filled with your words – if these words are primarily negative, you will BE and FEEL just awful.
Very little will go well with you if you fill the air with negative or complaining or scornful words.
Examine yourself closely because what you are saying, even today, may determine how the rest of today or the rest of tomorrow or the rest of your LIFE will go. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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There is a lot of dissension in the world right now and so many people are filled with anger and hostility. Tempers are flaring and people seem to dispute over every little thing. The Holy Spirit was showing me today that some Believers are confused and some are even traumatized because their lives didn't go the way that they expected. Some have been listening to the main stream media and have lost their personal relationship with Jesus that they once had. They are no longer conscious of the words that they speak and they are spewing out anything that comes to their minds.
"For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." (Matthew 12:37)
Several years ago, the Holy Spirit showed me an allegory using "speech balloons." A speech balloon (or word balloon) is a graphic used most commonly in comic strips. They reveal the words representing the speech and thoughts given by the character.
He showed me speech balloons coming out of people's mouths, but they had no words in them. The Lord said, "Some people are at a loss for words because they are spiritually barren. They are stunting their spiritual growth and maturity by not filling themselves with spiritual things.
As they fill their thoughts with My Word, their minds will be renewed from their old nature. As they fill their mouths and hearts with prayer and intercession, their lives will be transformed, as well as the lives of those for whom they are interceding. Their conversations will always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that they may know how to answer and minister to others. (Photo via Snappy Goat)
Then I saw a second group of people. They had the speech balloons that were filled with negative words. Their words were filled with criticism and judgment, as well as anger, jealousy and regret. They had unforgiveness in their hearts from people that had hurt them, and plans that did not go as they had desired.
Some had bitterness that was caused by past relationships which they were having a difficult time letting go of. When they'd hear something familiar from their past, it would trigger something inside of them making them respond and react in a negative way. Some had curse words because they were filled with rage over situations that happened in their lives that were out of their control.
"Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing." (Proverbs 12:18)
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit." (Proverbs 18:21)
The third group that I saw were people who had word balloons filled with words of encouragement, edification and exaltation. Words of thanksgiving and praise were on their lips. Although many of them were facing difficult situations in their lives, they refused to give in to defeat. They would not come into agreement with the accuser of the brethren by acknowledging his lies with their words. They would not repeat the words of the enemy as they refused to give voice to his plans and strategies. They spoke words of blessing to those who cursed them, and prayed for those who despitefully used them. The words of their mouths and the meditation of their hearts were pleasing to the Lord.
Storing Up God's Words as a Treasure
The Lord says, "Do not speak anything that would nullify or devalue My Word. Never speak what is contrary to what you believe. Don't contradict that which I am birthing within you with words of doubt or dishonor. Store up My words within your heart as a treasure. As you do this, you will soon discover that you are bringing glory to Me through ordering your conversation aright. (Photo via Pixabay)
"Although things that you are believing for have not yet manifested in the natural, continue to speak My Word. Speak words of life, and speak words in love. Let the words of your mouth and the mediation of your heart be pleasing to Me. Your words will define you as you speak words of faith and put your trust in Me," says the Lord.
"A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks." (Luke 6:45)
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A Word in Season
Elaine Tavolacci resides in Staten Island, New York. She has been a student of the Word for twenty-nine years. She has a prophetic gift as well as a ministry of encouragement, which teaches the Body of Christ to walk in the fullness of what the Lord has called them to. She teaches others how to be overcomers in every area of their lives and understands the power and authority that Jesus has assigned to them. Her ministry, "A Word in Season," has been an encouragement to others for nine years. She has learned the transforming power of the Word of God and encourages others that nothing is impossible with God.
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