Over the weekend I was listening to teachings by Pastor Dave Roberson. I was reminded of a word he gave a few months ago. At the time he gave the word, I sent out a teaching based on that word. Today I feel I need to resend that teaching, someone, perhaps you, needs to hear it or be reminded of this powerful word of truth. This word from Pastor Dave was a simple one-liner but it has stuck in my mind.
The word says; God says ‘for truly, truly, by your own words you have held back my hand.’
Those are powerful words; by your own words you have held back my hand. What does this mean? It means we have prayed about a particular thing and God wants to manifest His answer, but the words that are coming out of our mouth has held back his hand. What words are coming out of your mouth concerning your situation? It is vital that you do an inventory of the words that are coming out of your mouth and make sure your words line up with what you want to see happen.
The books of Proverbs and Isaiah tell us that we will eat of the fruit of our lips. The Bible does not lie, whatever is coming out of your mouth will be seen in your life, never doubt that truth.
Today I was studying to answer a question that had been sent to me by one of our readers. During the study I saw that one definition for increase is product of our lips. I was stunned; I had never studied this particular word in-depth. Increase literally means a product of our lips. In other words, we can obtain increase by what is coming out of our mouth, by the product of our lips. Isn’t that awesome!
On the other hand, if we are speaking against increase, saying things like ‘I am always broke, I will never get this bill paid off, I tithe and give and nothing good happens’ then that is what you will eat of. If these words are what you are saying then you will eat always being broke. You will eat never getting out of debt and you will eat tithing and giving and never seeing increase. That would be a sad meal to digest, don’t you think?
Friends, God is wanting to manifest our answer, His hand is raised and ready to move on our behalf and He is giving us a warning; truly, truly by your own words you have held back my hand.
Today, let’s make a quality decision to stop hindering God’s hand from moving on our behalf. Let’s make a quality decision to enable His hand to move on our behalf by watching the words that come out of our mouth. By making certain that what we speak is ONLY what we want to see take place.
We will eat of the fruit of our lips. Our increase in every area of our life is defined as a product of our lips. Let’s produce increase, let’s produce manifestations of His blessings by speaking His word, His will and our desires. Amen? AMEN!