There is POWER in words! 

 

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”  — Proverbs 18:21 

 

A very interesting scientific experiment in Japan with schoolchildren participants attests to the power of words, good or bad.

Two identical jars were filled with cooked rice and labeled. 

To one jar, the children were to say kind, nurturing words.  But to the other jar, they were to say negative things such as “you fool!”. 

Each day, they said these things to the respective jars.  After a few days, the results were astonishing.   

The rice in the jar which received the verbal insults had turned sooty gray and moldy. 

However, the rice in the jar to which had been spoken verbal compliments and kind words maintained a light, creamy color, with no sign of decay. 

Likewise, as Proverbs 18:21 proclaims, we can speak to our situations, either with words of death, or with words of life.  Either we can lament and complain about our lot in life, or we can speak words of encouragement and blessing to ourselves and others. 

The Bible mentions a time when David's own men were planning to stone him to death over the loss of their families.  Yet, David  strengthened (encouraged) himself in the LORD, even in the most difficult of circumstances (1 Samuel 30:6). 

We have a decision to make.  May we make the right choice and forsake words of death and instead, speak words of LIFE, starting today!

 

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Here are some power-packed affirmations you can proclaim out loud each and every day: 

 

 

 

 DECLARATION OF BLESSINGS 

 

Editors' note:  Our thanks to Senior Pastor Dick Bernal, Jubilee Christian Center, San Jose, Calif. for sharing this uplifting declaration which you can declare over yourself and your loved ones: 

 

 

"I declare that you are blessed 

with God’s supernatural wisdom, 

and you have clear direction for your life. 

 

I declare that you are blessed with creativity, 

with courage, with ability, and with abundance. 

 

I declare that you are blessed 

with a strong will and with self-control 

and self-discipline. 

 

I declare that you are blessed with a great family, 

with good friends, with good health, 

and with faith, favor and fulfillment. 

 

I declare that you are blessed with success, 

with supernatural strength, with promotion, 

and with divine protection. 

 

I declare you are blessed with an obedient heart 

and with a positive outlook on life. 

 

I declare that any curse that had ever been spoken

over you, any negative evil word that has ever come

against you, is broken right now. 

 

I declare that you are blessed in the city. 

You are blessed in the country. 

You are blessed when you go in. 

You are blessed when you come out. 

 

I declare that everything you put your hands to do 

is going to prosper and succeed. 

 

I declare that you are blessed!"

 

 

 

(Used with permission.)

 

 

 

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  Affirmation of Faith: 

  YOUR IDENTITY AS A CHILD OF GOD 

 

The following was adapted from an affirmation from Rev. Kenny Foreman, Senior Pastor, Cathedral of Faith in San Jose, Calif.: 

 

 

"This is the day the Lord has made; 

I will REJOICE and be glad in it! 

For great is our God, 

and greatly is He to be PRAISED. 

I'M HIS CHILD, 

I'm an heir with God

and a JOINT-HEIR with Jesus Christ, 

and I am seated in heavenly places with Him. 

THEREFORE, 

NO WEAPON that's formed against me shall prosper. 

The weapons of my warfare  

they're not carnal, 

but they are MIGHTY through God 

to the pulling down of enemy strongholds. 

I am MORE than a conqueror. 

I am VICTORIOUS,

because I walk by FAITH and not by sight. 

And GREATER is HE that is within me, 

than he that is in the world." 

 

AMEN &

AMEN &

AMEN!!!  

 

SO BE IT, LORD JESUS!  HALLELUJAH! 

 

 

Scriptural References:  

(Look these up in your Bible, and be blessed!) 

 

"I shall REJOICE" — Psalms 118:24 

"Our God is great and greatly to be praised" — 1 Chronicles 16:25 

"I am a child of God, a joint-heir with Christ" — Romans 8:16,17 

"I am seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus" — Ephesians 2:4-6 

"NO weapon formed against me shall prosper" — Isaiah 54:17 

"The weapons of my warfare are mighty in God" — 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 

"I am more than a conqueror" — Romans 8:37 

"I walk by faith, not by sight" — 2 Corinthians 5:7 

"GREATER is He that is in me, than he that is in the world" — 1 John 4:4

 

 

 

(Used with permission.)

 

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  PROCLAMATION OF HEALING 

 

The following affirmation was shared by Rev. David Kiteley, Senior Pastor, Shiloh Christian Fellowship, Oakland, Calif.: 

 

 

I boldly proclaim that I am redeemed 

from the curse of the law. 

I am delivered from all the powers 

of darkness and oppression. 

 

The Greater One — JESUS — dwells in me, 

and I have made His Word my foundation. 

 

Heavenly Father, I present my body to You. 

I charge my body, by the authority of Your Word, 

to be healed and made whole in Jesus’ name! 

 

I forbid sickness and disease 

from operating in my body, 

for this body is a temple of the Holy Ghost. 

 

You sent Your Word and healed me. 

Your Word is transforming my body, 

causing growths to disappear 

and sicknesses to flee. 

 

I will fear no evil, for the Spirit of God is upon me, 

and the Word of God is within me. 

 

No weapon formed against me will prosper, 

and through Christ, I will prevail! 

 

Hallelujah!

 

 

 

(Used with permission.)

 

 

 

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  THE PRIESTLY BLESSING

   Numbers 6:24-27

 

 

"'The LORD bless you and keep you; 

 

The LORD make His face shine upon you, 

and be gracious to you; 

 

The LORD lift up His countenance upon you,

      and give you peace.'"

 

"So they shall put My name 

         on the children of Israel, 

    and I will bless them."

 

 

 

 

 

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The following were shared from a handout at a meeting sponsored by the Business Men's Fellowship International: 

 

 

 

  To make your day, 

  Say every day these four Scriptures: 

 

 

The joy of the Lord is my strength. 

— Nehemiah 8:10 

 

This is the day the Lord has made, I will be glad and rejoice in it.

— Psalm 9:2 

 

He [JESUS] who is in me is greater than he who is in the world. 

— I John 4:4 

 

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

— Philippians 4:13 

 

 

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  "Scripture-Based Daily Prayer" 

    Affirmation 

 

 

Father, I commit my day to you.  I trust also in You and You shall bring it to pass.   (Psalm 37:5) 

 

Father, You will instruct me and teach me in the way I should go.  You will guide me with Your eye.  You will give me the desires of my heart, when I have delighted myself in You.   (Psalm 32:8, 37:4) 

 

Father, I will be kept in perfect peace today, for I have chosen to let my mind be "stayed" on You.  Make it a reality in my life as I trust in You.   (Isaiah 26:3) 

 

Father, I will walk in good health and strength as my day demands.  I take authority over satan.  He will not steal or rob or destroy me any more, nor will he harass me, for I am the righteousness of God through Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.  (Deuteronomy 33:25, Luke 10:17-19, 2 Corinthians 5:21) 

 

Father, I thank you for sending angels to prepare the way for me.  I thank you for favor for each hour's appointment.  I thank you that I can choose Life and Love and not death and sin.  I thank You for the armor I have on to protect me, and I thank You that I am covered by the blood of Jesus.  (Exodus 23:20, Joshua 24:15, Ephesians 6:10-17, 1 John 1:17) 

 

Father, I thank you that I walk in newness of life this day.   (Romans 6:4) 

 

In Jesus' name, AMEN! 

 

 

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Proclaim each day ALOUD: 

 

Life is WORTH living. 

 

People are WORTH loving. 

 

Christ is WORTH trusting.

  

 

 

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Hallelujah!

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Above affirmations used with permission.)

 

  

 

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