Too many of us live in defeat or depression because we continually lie to ourselves. Some people live with sickness and disease and don’t get better because of what they say to themselves.
The words we speak to ourselves about our situation either creates our situation or sustains it. Do we really have the power to change our circumstances through our words?
Did you know that every waking moment people talk to themselves? Surprised? The question really isn’t “Do you talk to yourself?” But instead, it’s “What are you telling yourself?” Do you feed yourself the truth according to God? Or are you repeating the lies of the enemy?
Let’s consider that we are created in God’s image. Genesis 1:26 reminds us that when we are born-again, we are created to resemble the original–God. Not only are we created as a 3-part being: as a spirit, with a soul and in a body. But we are created with the power to create through faith and the spoken word.
God reminds us of the responsibility we have to manage our creative ability in agreement with His will. Satan is continually trying to direct this creative power in a way that robs us of victory and also displays his dominion over us through defeat, lack, sickness, disease, and destruction.
Remember that in John 10:10 Jesus compared the two types of life we have available to us–the life Satan’s wants for us or the life God want’s for us. We cast the deciding vote. Will we agree with God or the devil?
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” John 10:10.
Which life are you living today? I am not saying that we will not struggle or be tempted with tribulation… In fact, it is guaranteed we will suffer persecution, tribulation and temptation. But if we remain in defeat or sickness or destruction it is because we are agreeing through the thoughts we agree with and the words we speak, which gives our thoughts power to create.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit” Proverbs 18:21.
God is telling us that we will eat the fruit of what we say is true. Fruit can be life-giving or it can be deadly… depending on the seed. What seeds (words) are you planting in your life?
Are you sick and struggling with a physical condition that doctors say is getting worse, not better? Instead of seeing yourself as sick, trying to get well–instead, think of being “the healed,” and Satan is trying to oppress you with sickness and disease. You must resist him and command him and his lies to flee, in Jesus’ name.
This in not a “name it, claim it” doctrine. This is God’s doctrine of creation. It requires three things.
- Know the truth of God’s will for you, which is in God’s Word. (John 8:31-32)
- Establish that truth in your heart through planting God’s Word in your heat, until you have faith in it. (Romans 10:17)
- Take action and speak accordingly–from your heart, in faith. (Mark 11:23-24)
A study tells us that the average person speaks 40,000 to 50,000 things to him or her self every day, and 70% or more of that is negative. However, the same study revealed that exceptional, professional athletes, reduce their self-talk to 20,000 or less statements per day. And only 50% is negative.
Focused positive thinking and self-talk are critical if you are to move from victimization to victory. Why? Because “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God” (Rom. 10:17). Your belief system is not only built on what you say out loud. But it is based on what you think and what you say to yourself in your head!
What I’m describing is “heart talk”. If TV commercials and other forms of repetitive advertisement weren’t effective in selling products, no one would pay to air them. Ask yourself, “What am I continually advertising and selling to my subconscious mind (my inner person) via heart-talk?”
Your subconscious has no power of judgment; it simply records data and experiences as they happen and then believes as true what it’s told. Satan is called an evil genius. He has designed a negative marketing campaign to try to sell you on your personal failures. But don’t believe him. Don’t repeat his condemnations in your mind or let them into your heart.
This is why the words of your mouth (what you say to others), the meditations of your heart (what you say to yourself), and the words of others (whom you listen to), whether positive or negative, greatly determine what you think and believe. Furthermore, what you think strongly affects what you do, and who you’ll eventually become. Your heart-talk should always be acceptable in God’s sight. This requires a major effort, I know, but it is the way to make changes in your health, healing, relationships, happiness, and overall success in your Christian life.
With the type of future that is coming quickly to this world, Godly heart-talk has never been more important. Trust me on that. Satan’s deceptions are growing in magnitude and number. It is only going to be more difficult in the days ahead. The Bible describes a powerful deluding influence that will come and deceive all who are vulnerable. Even some of God’s people will believe the lies because they have not learned to judge and control what they think.
We have been given the job of being our mind’s gatekeeper. No one else can do that for us. We must determine what we’ll allow ourselves to see, to hear and to think. You must learn what God’s Word says if you intend to challenge and capture any thought contrary to His will. Then you must bring your thoughts into line with truth (see 2 Cor. 10:4-5).
The evil in our world has been well hidden–under the surface–until recently. Not so any longer. Evil has been uncovered and is so rampant that ‘right looks wrong’ and ‘wrong looks right’. These days were prophesied long ago.
Listen carefully to my battle cry. God holds you and I personally accountable for the temple He’s given us to care for. He will not usurp our stewardship. We must avoid negative influences and companions. Filter, and even eliminate, the movies you see, the music you hear, the things you watch, the magazines and books you read, the news you watch and listen to. God has called His people to renew their minds with His Word, to separate themselves from this fallen world and pursue righteousness.
If your perspective on life is miserable, your future will be miserable, unless you make a change. Heart-talk can change your attitude. Heart-talk can change your perspective. Heart-talk can change your future. How do you do it? By speaking God’s promises. By thinking His word. By spending more time with God and His Word than you do listening to the lies of this world. Let’s look at a powerful promise.
Proverbs 3:5-10 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones. Honor the Lord with your possessions, And with the first fruits of all your increase; So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine.”
Two thousand years ago, Jesus took away Satan’s power at Calvary, disarming him completely. The devil can only hurt you now if you agree with him. Jesus called Satan the ‘father of lies’. You must not allow his lies to be embed into your heart.
As a believer in Jesus, you are God’s child. Jesus lives in you. Satan can lie to you, but he doesn’t have authority over you. The Bible says, “Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” James 4:7. How do you resist? By believing what is true and establishing your faith so that you can speak in agreement with it.
Paul told Timothy, “If we suffer, we shall also reign with him” (2 Tim. 2:12, KJV). Jesus has redeemed you entirely, which includes the abuses you’ve suffered. Rise above your past. Change the messages that you listen to and let others see God’s glory through you.
We must clarify one important truth: God loves you just as you are. He loves you when you do right and when you do wrong; sin doesn’t affect His love for you. I’m not recommending sin, as it breaks our fellowship with God. You may grieve His heart through your choices, but you can never escape His love. Know that His love is truly unconditional—He loves you under every condition of life.
Out of His love for you He gave you the power of choice and creation. It’s about you honoring God through a life that reflects His gift of choice–your choice to come into agreement with the way He created you–using the power of creation that He designed in you to reflect His life in a fallen world.
“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;” Deuteronomy 30:19.
Whatever God is asking you to do or not do, is worth it. You can succeed.
And remember, with God nothing is impossible!
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Vaccine Mandates for Canadian and Mexican Truck Drivers at the Borders Started Today – Supply Chain Disruptions to Get Worse?
Canadian truckers against COVID tyranny blocked the highway entering the US from Canada both ways on Monday following new government rules that banned unvaccinated drivers from crossing the border into the US.
Shelves are becoming bare in the US, manufacturers cannot get parts, businesses are shutting down operations due to shortages. So what does the Biden regime do? They block about 15% of the truckers from Canada and Mexico from entering the United States with their goods.
If they were unvaccinated illegal aliens — no problem, come right in.
But since they are unvaccinated truckers bringing products into the US, they are being turned around. This is Democrat politics at its best.
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