We all know that words have impactful power inside of every syllable. Words can be infused with emotion, truth, revelation, wisdom, motivation and encapsulate spiritual understanding that we may digest it. Words can build and words can destroy. The Bible reinforces this truth many times within the scriptures. Here are just a few examples:
Proverbs 18:21 NIV: The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Romans 10:10 NIV: For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
James 3:6 NIV: The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one's life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
James 1:26 NIV: Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.
Mark 11:23 NIV: “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them."
God gave us the Word not only as our salvation but he gave us the spoken Word that is believed in our hearts as a weapon. In Ephesians 6, the sword of the Spirit is revealed as the Word of God. However, a sword's power is not used by letting it lie on a shelf. The power of the sword is revealed when in the hands of a man wielding it towards an enemy. That's when the sword becomes deadly to its enemy. We wield the sword of the Word when we speak God's truth over our lives against the attacks of the enemy. That is how we offensively fight the good fight of faith. Do not let the enemy have his way. Pick up your sword and use the mouth that God gave you to wield the sword against any negative circumstance.