WINNING THE WAR OF WORDS
In solemn truth I tell you that if any one shall say to this mountain,“Remove,and hurl thyself into the sea,”and has no doubt about it in his heart, but steadfastly believes that what he says will happen, it shall be granted him. (Mark 11:23 |Weymouth Translation)
“Jesus won the war of words.” – Mark Hankins
Jesus defeated Satan in the wilderness by speaking the Word of God (Matthew 4). Satan said…Jesus said… Satan said…Jesus said…Satan said…Jesus said. The Lord Jesus Christ won the war of words and put the devil on the run. Even Jesus had to “say” three times before the devil left. The power of speaking the Word of God was evident in this example from Jesus’ life and it is necessary for you to win the fight of faith.
Jesus tells us clearly how faith works in Mark 11:23. Faith is released by speaking. If you are silent, you will lose by default. You must win the war of words in order to win in every conflict.
A war of words is going on every day of your life. How you fight that war will determine whether you win or lose; it will determine whether you live in the blessing or the curse. It could even determine whether you live or die. God has supplied the ammunition to win- His Word! It has the power to win in every area. There is life, healing, joy, victory, and blessing in the Word of God!
Confession: I have a spirit of faith. I believe therefore I speak. (2 Corinthians 4:13) I will win the war of words and experience the blessing of God in my life!