The power of words
When someone speaks or listens, the words that are spoken or heard are released from the mind. No one knows the words that other people will say, as there are people whose tongue is like a weapon ready to beat someone. These words may come from the husband/wife, children, boss or a neighbor. When people hear: “You are going to get fired,” “You are going to lose your house,” “You have cancer”; if this person is empty of the Word of God, even if they only have a scratch on their skin, their first reaction will be to panic and say, “I have cancer.” A mother that has a son who is a troublemaker always fears when the phone rings, thinking that a tragedy has happened even before she answers the telephone. Why is this? This happens when the mind of the person is empty of the Word of God.
When the mind of a person is filled with the Word of God, it does not matter the negativity they listen to. They will stand their ground, because the Word of God inside of them makes them strong. When you read the Bible, you receive into your mind information from the Spirit of God. The Word of God brings blessings upon your life and it gives you the wisdom to neutralize the negative words you listen to. If you don’t have the Word of God within you, when you hear those negative words, they will go into your heart and bear fruits.
“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 son’s bow down to you. Cursed be everyone who curses you, and blessed be those who bless you!’” (Genesis 24:26-29)
As a father, Isaac used the power of his words to bless his son Jacob. Though this was a scheme and later on Jacob ran away from his brother, with only a stone as a pillow, he was blessed in everything because of the power of the words spoken by his father.
Now, let us think… If the words of a human being such as a mother or father have power, imagine the Word of God. What you say and hear produces life or death. When you have the Word of God within you and someone curses you, the curse bounces back. Also when they bless you, they are also blessed.
– Bishop Bira Fonseca