WORDS HAVE POWER—PART II: Words produce a death or life energy

Have you ever considered the power of the spoken or written word? Words create thoughts, thoughts create feelings and beliefs, feelings and beliefs dictate our decisions and cause us to behave in certain ways (good and bad), and our decisions and behavior direct the course of our life. The following is an exert from the book I have written called “Battles of the Mind,” which is in the editing stage.

Proverbs 18:21a states, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue,” Consider the following conclusion; anytime we speak a negative hurtful word to someone, we are wounding the other person and bringing death to that relationship. Would you agree? Anytime we speak a negative word about ourselves, we are bringing death to God’s perfect Will for our lives. For example, when I believe and say, I cannot do this; well then, I won’t be able to do it. If I believe and say I’m too stupid; I’ll never get this; well then, I have destroyed my ability. I will cover overcoming word curses and unhealthy beliefs in another post.

For instance, when I told my mother that I was going to college, she told me that I was too stupid. This comment affected me for several decades. I did go to college, and yes, I struggled, but I more than compensated with my other abilities and graduated from college with a 3.4 GPA and received a B.S. Degree in Vocational Education to teach computer science. Thirty years later, I contemplated taking graduate level classes but I was speaking death into my ability because of the words my mother spoke to me. First, I forgave her and asked God to take that word curse off me. Secondly, I was reminded of the truth in 1 Corinthians 2:16b which states, “But we have the mind of Christ.” I immediately said, yes, I can go to graduate school because with Christ’s mind I could do it. I spoke this truth into my mind, which affected the course of my life. I applied to graduate school and was accepted, and I did very well because I relied on Christ’s ability not mine. This was only accomplished because I claimed the truth that I had the mind of Christ, and anytime I needed understanding I would pray for it. Try it, it works.

Can our words bring literal death to a person? I believe it could, especially when we speak words like, I wish you were dead, or it would be better if you would be gone. If you are struggling with these types of word curses, please visit my website to learn how to overcome them. Often these people, who hear these words, commit suicide because of the spirit of rejection is so heavy on them. Furthermore, we all want to be loved and to love, so when you speak destructive words of rejection to or about someone, you release the negative energy of that word. For example, one of the inmates in my bible study said she was continually told she would be a failure. She believed those words influenced her to make many wrong decisions, which ultimately caused her to end up in jail. Once she became aware of the curse put on her, she put off the curse and had had a tremendous peace and joy about her. Once we become aware of curses spoken to us by others, we too can verbally loose and put them off and then bind in the truth of what God believes about us.

Also consider the following, when a doctor states you have cancer and you are going to die. This negative word also will bring death if you believe it. There are many people who gave up and died in the weeks and months the doctor gave them to live. There are others who believed the truth of the Word of God and spoke words of healing over their lives and then lived a long and productive life. Again, this is a choice you need to make. Will you speak words of life or death? Will you believe the truth or a lie? Will you focus on Christ or your problem(s)? The following verses explain the connection between our mind, heart, and mouth.

Matthew 15:18-19 states, “But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. 19) For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.”

Luke 6:45 states, “The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”

Take some time and pay attention to your words because they reveal what is in your heart. If you don’t like what you are hearing yourself say, then please visit my website and read how you can change these wrong beliefs or unreasonable expectations.

The above statements are passages from my book called “Unseen Battles for Your Mind,” which is in the editing stage, and therefore, is not to be recopied without my permission.

Author: Joyce Holzman Hanscom

I am working with the women in the county jail to transform their painful memories and negative heart issues so they can make good decisions. I am also a Sunday School and Bible teacher, trained initially as a computer science teacher.

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