Find out why the words you speak can make the difference between life and death, healing and sickness, poverty and prosperity, or joy and depression.
by Kenneth Copeland
Right now, I want to talk to you about why the words you speak are important. In my article, “What Is Jesus Doing Right Now?,” I shared with you that Jesus is upholding the New Covenant and bringing THE BLESSING into your life and the lives of every other believer. After reading that, you might be asking, “Brother Copeland, if that’s what Jesus is doing, why don’t I see more blessings being upheld in my life? Why do so many things seem to be falling apart?”
You Are a Joint Heir
Because Jesus isn’t the only one involved in this operation. You and I are His “joint-heirs” (Romans 8:17, KJV). We have joint responsibility with Him in the administration of our divine inheritance. We have a definite role to fulfill.
Hebrews 3:1-2, KJV, makes that crystal clear. In just a few simple words, it spells out not only Jesus’ part in upholding all things but ours too. It says: “Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; who was faithful to him that appointed him.”
Notice that in these verses Jesus is called an apostle. The word apostle means “a sent one.” In this case, it refers to someone who has been sent by God to accomplish a specific purpose.
Why is that important? Because Jesus always operates in line with the Father’s will.
Jesus is the High Priest of Your Confession
So, once we understand His apostolic calling, we know what He is going to do. He’s always going to operate within the parameters of that calling. He’s never going to function outside of it. I realize this might shock some people but it’s true: Jesus doesn’t just manifest Himself any way He wants. He always manifests Himself according to His God-given mission as the Apostle and High Priest of our profession.
Look again at that last phrase. What does it say that Jesus is the Apostle and High Priest of? Our profession!
The word profession can also be translated confession. It’s a word that, in the Greek, means “to say the same thing.” When you apply it in this context, it reveals our responsibility as joint heirs with Jesus and partakers of the heavenly calling. We are responsible to say the same thing He says. Then He, as our Apostle and High Priest, is responsible to bring it to pass.
In other words, we’re in this thing together! Jesus is upholding all things by The WORD of His power, and we are the ones releasing His WORD in the earth. The words you speak need to line up with The WORD if you want to experience THE BLESSING in your life.
Don’t Let Words of Doubt Keeps You From THE BLESSING
Now, I want to talk about how doubt and unbelief can keep you from experiencing the fulfillment of THE BLESSING.
As believers, when we speak words of doubt and unbelief, it is a sin against God! It’s the reason we don’t see any more than we do of His WORD being upheld in the Church. Instead of saying what Jesus says, too many of His people have been saying the opposite. They’ve been talking about how God isn’t blessing them, how nothing ever goes right for them, how bad the economy is, how rotten the government is and all kinds of other negative things.
Then they go to church and pray, cry and beg for Jesus to manifest Himself. But how can He do it? As the God-appointed Apostle and High Priest of our confession, His assignment is to bring to pass His WORD in our mouths, so He has to wait for us to say the same thing He is saying!
Every Word You Speak Should Accomplish Something
No wonder Jesus said, “You must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak. The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you” (Matthew 12:36-37). Every word you and I say is supposed to accomplish something. They are supposed to be filled with power. They’re supposed to remove mountains that are standing in the way of God’s will.
Isn’t that what Jesus told His disciples in Mark 11:22-24? When they asked Him how He killed the fruitless fig tree with His words, didn’t He tell them they could use their words to release mountain-moving power?
Sure He did! He said: “Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart” (verses 22-23).
Jesus Backs His Word in Your Mouth
When I first heard those verses preached over 40 years ago, I hit them like a dog hitting a bone. I thought, This is it! This is how this mess in my life is going to get straightened out!
I asked the Holy Spirit to help me. Sure enough, He showed me what I needed to see: that it’s Jesus backing His WORD in my mouth who moves the mountain! It’s His power that does the work!
This isn’t based on me or my ability. It’s based on what Jesus did for me when He declared me His blood brother and joint heir of the New Covenant. He’s the One who made me the righteousness of God and a partaker of His divine calling and commanded me to speak His WORD. He’s the authority behind this deal. When I say the same thing He said, my words are going to come to pass. He’s going to make sure of it!
The words you speak can make the difference between life and death, healing and sickness, poverty and prosperity, or joy and depression. Make the quality decision to let the words you speak be filled with The WORD. Let that WORD be so full inside of you that it can’t help but come out so you can experience THE BLESSING of God!
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