Psalm 68:1 declares, Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered. This verse magnifies just how great God is—that when He arises, his enemies run in terror and are scattered. I don’t know what kind of battle you may be facing today, but this verse contains your victory, and I want to show you how to “let God arise.”
Most believers have this mental image of what it looks like when God arises: He comes on the scene and sets everything right. The battle you were facing is suddenly over, and every fear of failure vanishes. The reality is that God arises when His Word appears. Let’s examine how your words determine that His Word appears.
About a month ago, I was in a meeting and I received a text from one of our good friends who is a pastor. She said, “Please pray for me. I felt a pop in my neck my head is in excruciating pain.” Immediately Jeremiah 30:17 came to me, so I responded with, “For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds,” saith the Lord.
She immediately responded with, “Agreed and Declared.” Not long after that she went unconscious due to a brain aneurism. After I got to the hospital, the doctor told us that she probably wouldn’t make it. However, after about a month of keeping the Word front and center of this situation, she is on the fast-track of mending and being completely restored. Needless to say, the doctors are in shock.
She had no idea that she was about to go unconscious, but the last thing she did before this happened was let God arise by the words she spoke.
Your words matter! To the rest of the world, words are just words. But in the life of the believer, your entire life hinges on the words YOU speak. Take a look at a few things the Bible has to say about your words.
- Malachi 2:17, Ye have wearied the Lord with your
Imagine wearying the Lord with your words. He wants so much for you as His child, but your words have the ability to weary Him.
- Malachi 3:13, Your words have been stout against me.
To be “stout” means to withstand or oppose. Are your words withstanding or opposing what God says about you through His Word? The bottom line is this—your words are stout! Make sure they are stout FOR God and His Word, not against Him.
- Matthew 12:37, For by thy words thou shalt be justified and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
No matter what situation you find yourself in today, it is by YOUR words that you will either be justified or condemned. God provided a way out of every situation and every circumstance, and it is no longer God’s call if you will win or not. It is by YOUR words that your victory will come.
In Luke 6 Jesus distinguished between the wise and foolish man.
Luke 6:47-49, Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: For it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
Hearing Jesus’ sayings and doing them is equivalent to hearing His sayings and saying His sayings, and saying His sayings places you in the category of the wise man, whose house is on a foundation that cannot be shaken.
Friend, your words are stout. You can use your words to either remove mountains or build mountains. Never underestimate the power of YOUR words in YOUR life. It’s easy to get relaxed with something so simple, but don’t fall into that trap. Keep a guard on your mouth, remembering that death and life are in the power of YOUR tongue.