Saturday, October 13, 2018

The Tongue is a Weapon | Week 2 | Fighting Fit

God never called you to be a spectator in faith. Your life is not a spectator sport, you get on the field and play. How we participate actually affects what you receive.

God wants to heal us and set us free from sins, but at the same time he wants us to start being responsible for the words that we speak.

We can turn up to church, and we can look like whatever a religious person looks like. But it's all worthless if we have no control of our tongue.

You imagine, if all of our conversations were recorded and amplified!!!

1. Mind Gate: I can choose to think about something or choose to deny it.
2. Eye Gate: If we're in the wrong place, we can choose to look at things longer than we need to look, that can cause something to happen within the mind gate.
3. Ear Gate: You can be around someone that is very negative. If enough words are spoken that are unhealthy they will come in through this gate.

And all of things comes from Gates pours into your heart. Out of your heart the mouth speaks.

We are responsible for what we fill our heart with. You're the gatekeeper of your life, no one else.

You are responsible for your words. It doesn't matter what anyone does to you. 

[Mind/Eye/Ear Gates - Heart - Mouth] creates a cycle. We wonder why we can't break the cycle, because we have no control over the tongue.

The words of my mouth reveal the condition of my heart.

We will be accountable for every careless word. That careless word means a word that is destructive, removes life not adds life. 

What we do is, We want to find someone that agrees with us. But You don't need understanding, you need confrontation.

If you're putting yourself in a negative atmosphere, in an atmosphere of hurt and bitterness regularly, it's like secondhand smoke, it's going to be like a cancer and it will kill you. 

You've got to start confessing what God says rather than what you're feeling.

What we confess will eventually consume us for good or for bad. 

There's wisdom about choosing when to be silent, when to be quiet. 

Practical Ways:
1. Confession Produce Healing -> when we confess we become accountable and we start seeing healing
2. Encouragement is life-altering -> There are people waiting for your encouragement. 
3. Praise is a Weapon -> Make a joyful noise to the Lord when you feel low.
4. Proclaim his word and his plans -> We're speaking death into death situations. God says it's time to speak life into death situations before you see life. 

Employing your tongue with life = Health to your body, soul & Spirit.

The Tongue is a Weapon | Week 2 | Fighting Fit

We're in this series called Fighting Fit. And I have news for you, if I'm speaking to you and you're a believer, it doesn't matter where you are right now, if you're a believer that Jesus Christ came for you, that he is your Saviour, that you know him, he never called you to be a spectator in this faith. 

The Christian life is not a spectator sport, you get on the field and you play. The only people that spectate are the judges, and you know what they do, they just make a lot of comments about what everyone else does. The Christian faith doesn't have any of those and says we have one judge. It says that we are involved in a great race, a great game. 

We were involved in this race for life and within that we are involved, we're participating, and so I would encourage you to participate in this message, because how we participate actually affects what you receive.

So if someone comes in and you're perhaps tricked into coming into church, and you're there with arms folded thinking "How long is he going to go on for?" you're going to receive less than someone who is open-hearted, saying "There are some things going on in my life. I've got some things like that I was working through in my life." 

It's amazing how the enemy wants to rob you of the word that he has for you, how he'll do it? by distraction, so let's just get our minds fixed, because he wants to speak to you, and this word I'm going to share is fairly simple but it's profound and we struggle with doing it. That's why I'm going to speak it loud, because we struggle with doing it. 

We can say we know the principles of this word, but we're not practicing this word, and the more we practice this, there is a reward to this word I'm going to share with you, and that is actually life, life and life again, so there's a reward. 

I'm telling you that this will change your life, so we're going to go for this. 

We started off saying fighting fit means not just turning out to church, not just like being fit, but being fighting fit. When someone gets into a boxing ring they didn't just turn up there one day and think "Hey, I fancy a bit of a fight" and yet that's what we do as Christians. 

We don't train, we don't discipline ourselves, we don't know what self-control is, and we step into an arena and what we find is that we didn't prepare ourselves, and we end up getting hurt and damaged, and some people even step out of the fight, because they've said they'll just become a spectator, and God says "I want my people to know what it is to run the race set before them and not give up," 

We looked last week at a great foundational message about body, soul and spirit, and we looked at what that really is, and we said most of us are very easily led by our emotions; we're led by our feelings. 

I heard last Monday after doing the message a psychologist talking on TV, and they were saying that when you wake up in the morning, each day we all have different feelings, and we have different struggles going on, and you just need to take a moment and think about how you feel and then dress accordingly, and it will help you express yourself through the day. 

I thought it was a load of rubbish, but it's fascinating advice, wisdom from the world: wake up, and take a moment to think how you are feeling today. If I did that every day and thought "How do I feel today?" I might not get out of bed. 

I'm not thinking how I feel. I know I've got something to fulfill this day. I've got something to do this day. I know that this day needs me. I know there are people in my life that need this day, and if I'm feeling may be low I'm not going to dress accordingly. But some of us do. When we're bright we look bright, and it's like we made all the attention, and then when we're feeling rough some people just reflect it in the way that they dressed, the way they look, their posture. 

We talked about being spirit led, spirit led, not feeling or emotions led but spirit led, the spirit that's within us, the spirit that speaks to us that we can only receive that life-giving spirit when we come to know who Jesus is, and then where did we finish up? It was all around self control, and it's one of the characteristics of who we are, who we should grow, we need self control to grow, it's a characteristic.

I'm going to lead you into one of the most difficult things that we all find challenging. This is going to be relevant to every person I'm speaking to, every person that is listening, this will be relevant to you, so that's a good win, so don't switch off, because you need this. 


I know what is the one thing that we struggle to control, the one thing all of us struggle to control, and when we think we've mastered it, it gets us into trouble. It's our mouth, it's this tongue, it's the words that we use, 

I was just thinking on the way in about the amount of times I've said the wrong thing at the wrong time. I got into trouble. 

I remember years ago when we were pastoring and we had a couple round to our house that had a lot of issues and things going on in their life. It was a difficult evening, we were there for quite a long time, and then someone called and in those days they called on a landline, with a cable, and then when we answered it was connected to an answer phone, and if you don't pick up the phone fast enough the answer phone flicks on, and so Heather dived into the office and the answer phone started up as she's speaking on there. I'm with this couple chatting and then whoever's on the other end of the phone, I won't tell you who on the other end of the phone, is saying "What are you doing?" "Oh, we've got this couple round." "Oh my goodness that must be hard work, I bet you've been there all night, because they just go on and on." It was true, and I was sat in the other room hearing it echo through the hallway while I'm sat there trying to make loud conversation, hoping that they wouldn't hear. It was the most cringiest thing, and afterwards when we said goodbye it was like "I really, really hope they never heard that." They're not in the church anymore bless them, and it's just amazing how we can say things. 

You imagine, if all of our conversations were recorded and amplified. All the things that we say in secret actually it says will be shouted from the rooftops. I've made that mistake where I've met someone in church, and I've said "When are you expecting the baby? Oh, you're not pregnant." They're not in the church either. 

The amount of times I was trying to do something good, I was trying to notice, I was thinking that I want to be a man that notices things, but it helps to be sensitive about these things.

I am sure every one of us can think of something we said, something that was misunderstood, someone got the wrong end of it or the a context. It happens to us all, the time where something takes place and we only get part of the story through the words that we use, and words get us into trouble, they get us into trouble? "No, I didn't mean that." 

The Bible has a lot to say about what we do with this tongue, because we get in all sorts of trouble, so when I talk about being fighting fit I believe that God is speaking to us saying "Church, you need to be wiser about this. I want to teach you about this, about what you say." So we're going to go into this fail in many areas. 

This is a key area, and that means our character is mature and fully developed, because it's around self-control. It's something you have to grow, 

You don't suddenly get it, you have to grow in this, and every one of us today can change. If we struggle and we're a bit loose tongued, God's plan is that we become more controlled. It's good for us. 

This is like your life. 

How many of us can remember things that were spoken to us when we were young and formative, and that thing just keeps coming back and says "This is who you are," they can control the direction we take through life, they are massive, and for parents today we need to know that whatever we say and speak into our children, words are powerful, they steer the rudder of the ship that will cause a course to be set for good or for bad. 

I believe if you get a match and you just strike that thing, you strike, you don't need much of a match to set a fire, but you get a forest that is drying through some of the summer that we've just had. 

There have been so many fires that have just raged for miles, square miles, all because of a spark. That's what our tongue can do.

Someone that is careless with their mouth, if you get around them you're probably going to get burned: or a fire can bring life and light and sustenance, so there's this powerful idea of what the tongue is. 

That means it can affect your destiny; it can affect your life; it will burn, just those words that have been spoken, the sentences that have been lying framed in your mind, they can burn through existence

God wants to heal us and set us free from it, but at the same time he wants us to start being responsible for the words that we speak. 

You can't just dismiss it and say that's not important. God says it is. God says it is. So here's the diagram. 

You've got to understand that this is our mind, this is where we process things, our thoughts or emotions. This is where we'll think about something that was said and then start to either think of it for good or actually think "Or were they meaning this?" Isn't it amazing? This is where it starts, 

I want you to get the idea of these being gates. 

Mind Gate:
There are various gates. You've got the mind gate. A gate is something that opens and shuts. I can choose to think about something or choose to deny it. 

Eye Gate:
Then we have the eye gate. The eye gate. If we're in the wrong place, choosing to do the wrong thing, or sometimes we just find in life that things happen, the eye gate allows things in, we can choose to look at things longer than we need to look, that can cause something to happen within the mind gate, and then we start getting in trouble. 

It's not wrong to have feelings, it's not wrong even for temptations; temptations will come, but it's what you do with it and how you process it, and so the eye gate and the mind gate.

Ear gate:
Now the ear gate is where it all comes in. These are gates where you're going to either completely open it up to whatever comes, whatever someone says. 

That means you can be around someone that is very negative. You can choose to be around, and you're going to hear negative things. You can either decide to hang out in the atmosphere regularly, or you can choose to say I'm going to close my ears to that, so I'm not actually going to be around that, and if you think somehow you can switch it off by being around them, sorry, it doesn't really work, because we have these ear gates.

If enough words are spoken that are unhealthy they will come in through this gate.

They come in through the eye gate, through the mind gate. Can you see what's happening? And all of that then it pours into your heart.

The Bible says "Out of your heart the mouth speaks," but the gates are where it all comes in. 

Everything that you understand and that you know and you're perhaps led to believe about yourself has come through these gateways, and that's why church is such an amazing place to be, because even if you've come in to one of our locations I would really hope and pray that if you were feeling a bit low, or you feel you're in a place where you need encouraging, that through the way that we sing and through the words that we use, the way we pray, what we're doing is we're choosing to open up the gates to something. 

We're opening up the gates to something that's going to bring life, and what it does is it comes into your heart, it doesn't just stay here, it comes into our heart.

If we take a word that's been spoken and we get through the ear gate and process it in the mind, and we think actually that was personal, and I've got some hurt here, the hurt comes down into our heart, and the heart is like a reservoir, and I go biking around these reservoirs up in the mountains and round the massive areas of water, spaces that have filled, our heart is a massive space and we decide.

We are responsible for what we fill our heart with. It comes through the gates. You're the gatekeeper. You're the gatekeeper of your life, no one else; 

Some people deposited some things, but the great thing is you can change what's in your reservoir, you can change what's in the reservoir. 

This is so crucial, because what's in our heart will come out through our mouth. The Bible says it will. 

If someone is like Mr. Angry, it doesn't take long to be around them and to really know them well, if you know them well that anger is not just going to stay inside, it's going to come out through what they say. 

If someone has been through situations where they just feel a victim through life, you're going to hear it come out through their mouths and the way they reflect and see things. 

It's the way that we are, and from here it creates a cycle. This is why it's so important, that you understand that as it comes in through the ear gate we process it, and actually sometimes it misses the mind and comes straight through the tongue. Those things that we dwell on, goes in your mind, it comes into the reservoir of our heart, and as it's in our reservoir we start confessing it, 

The Bible says as we confess it, it starts to create a cycle in our life, "Well this is where I am, and so I'm going to confess it, and this is where I'll always be, this is me, this is how I feel," and as we confess it, it creates a cycle, and we wonder why we can't break the cycle and the pattern that we're in that is destructive or negative in our life, because it's what this tongue, we have no control over the tongue, and we're just saying how we feel.

God says it's important. God says it's crucial, you can't say things and just get away with it. Sorry believer, you can't say something and just think "Well, by the grace of God, hopefully I'll be okay here." The Bible says we're responsible. 

The words of my mouth reveal the condition of my heart.

If you just step back a minute and look, even through this next week, about the things that come out of your mouth, and if somehow you look like you have a little record and record it all, and start looking, say "Was that healthy, was it good, was it judgmental ,was it critical, was it angry? We'd soon be surprised, but we've got to realize this is where God is pushing us. 

I want to encourage you. The words of your mouth, you can fake it, it actually even says in Scripture, in James, that we can even play at religion, and we can call ourselves religious, and we can turn up to church, and we can look like whatever a religious person looks like, and we can be like that, but you know what it says, it's all worthless if we have no control of our tongue.

It says your religion is worthless if you don't have, because it's destructive, and even within the heart I talked about this reservoir, and that's where we pour out from, and if you're pouring anxiety into your heart, no wonder you're speaking out worry and stress, and as you confess it the cycle continues. 

If you're praying for peace it's no good praying for peace if you're actually confessing anxiety. 

You've got to start confessing what God says rather than what you're feeling, not being emotionally but being spirit led, and the Spirit says "My plans for you are for good, not for harm," but you've got to start confessing.

For some of us, we have this reservoir in our heart that is filled, and it's contaminated, and you can only pull out from what you put in, and if we're not around God's Word much and we just hoping, and we're involved in conversations and attitudes and atmosphere that is negative, you're filling your heart, it doesn't happen every day, normally it happens over a process; 

Stagnation happens over a process, where just a little bit by bit "Oh well, I shouldn't think it really matters. I know I should have spoken up but I know better." You will shift and your heart ends up in trouble. 

It's something that God wants to speak to us about, being fighting fit, because I think it's really challenging, to be aware of all those words that you are responsible for. 

You are responsible for your words. It doesn't matter what anyone does to you. This is where it's hard but they did this and they said that, and that's how I feel, and we start then saying it to someone close. We're reinforcing it. 

You mean I can't get away with? It came out." Often you'll find it's from the heart and what you've been storing up there, but it says that we will be accountable for every careless word. That careless word means a word that is destructive, removes life not adds life. 

That's where we get the phrase you're going to "eat your own words", something that comes back into our heart. 

I think it's very easy and I hold my hand up to this, so don't think I'm standing here as a pastor. I want to be real with you, not saying I'm perfect in all this. I know that this tongue of mine has got me in trouble. We have that conversation and then the spirit within you, the Holy Spirit, is going "Those are not the words that align with me." 

What we do is we want to find someone that agrees with us, and what we normally do is we go to friends or someone that's close to us that isn't going to disagree but agree with us, and it's "Oh, they understand me." It's the worst thing you can have, someone that understands you rather than confronts you. 

You don't need understanding, you need confrontation, and there's something a about a good friend that would do that. There's something about someone that would say "I think you crossed the line there," and that's how we need to be, to be responsible and be accountable, because it's very easy to gossip about people. 

Come on guys, we do it. We gossip, we get an opinion about what we've seen or heard. It's normally third-hand information, and some people love it, and the Bible says these people will not inherit the kingdom of God. 

You be careful what you choose to be involved with, because it even says gossip is like a tasty morsel, it actually tastes good, because I'm talking about someone else it makes me feel better, so it's not like something ugly or bitter, it's something actually sweet. 

How about a suspicion of people? If you have a trust issue and you speak that suspicion. There's one thing when you're allowing your emotions to lead you, but when you start confessing it, this is a whole other level of danger. When you confess it, it's another level of danger, and so when you start speaking about "I'm not sure about them" or "What is it you're not sure about?" "Well I just got that feeling," because immediately that person's "Oh, right, I'd better just keep" 

We have got to watch out, because through that suspicion which can come from a lack of trust or hurt, it ends up that we make judgments on others, and when we get round that we're in trouble, we can fill out the gaps. I'm as good at filling out the gaps. It's like "that happened, so that must equal this," and we can be totally wrong, because we don't know the consequence, and we don't know the heart of God, and we don't know what's going on, but we want to make judgments, and these things bring doubt, nearly all of these things are fueled by pride.

We somehow think that we know better. Pride actually sets myself up, that I'm perhaps higher or more important than others, and that's the dangerous thing, that I start thinking that I know and I'm in a place to make a judgement, and God says you've got to watch it, even winning an argument, having the last word, that is not a good thing, it's not a good thing to be good at arguing. 

When I got married it wasn't long before I realized winning an argument wasn't the point, it doesn't help anyone, it can be so right but so wrong, it's not actually about that, it's about agreement, it's about finding agreement, and that means common ground, we're going to come to common ground, but when we argue and I proved my point, no, you just proved you've got a lot of pride. 

Sorry, so many people have broken, fragmented relationships because of that, because where does it come from? Insecurity. 

I want to speak to the church now. It breaks the heart of God when his people who are part the body that should be joined together in peace and doing all things for unity pick out what they don't have in common, what they don't agree with. 

We don't agree with dedications, we don't agree with baptisms, I mean I'm hearing more and more in these days where people will leave a church because they didn't quite agree with baptism as Jesus did, and we were instructed, one of the main things, and other ways, but more about how it's done, or the method or the quarreling over aiming on what separates us rather than what join us together, having 95% what we would join us together, but I'm going to fixate on this one thing, and through it we start speaking, speaking, and there is this critical spirit and it breaks the heart of God, and I want to say if that's you, you need to shut up. 

You need a shut up right now, because there is something about what damages the heart, God is not impressed with it. 

It says here "since you know that they produce strife and they give birth to quarrels" and the enemy, if he can bring division and separate you off, 

it won't just be this church that you've got that issue with, it will be the next one, it was probably the one before, you've probably got a track record. It's time to start looking, because God wants us accountable for this whole area. 

It's like being around someone that smokes and you're a passive smoker, which means that you know you don't smoke but you're in a house or you're in a car and they just smoke, and every day I go to work and they smoke, you can't say it doesn't affect me, I just shut my ears, shut my eyes and I'll be OK. No, you're going to breathe it in, and there are people every year that die from passive smoking. 

When you get around people with that negativity and undermining, if they have an issue with authority they start speaking about it. I've seen so many people lost for this. Oh no, it's fine. It does matter about the friends you keep, it matters greatly to God, because if you're putting yourself in a negative atmosphere, in an atmosphere of hurt and bitterness regularly, it's like secondhand smoke, it's going to be like a cancer and it will kill you. 

Pride will say you're fine, because you've got this super duper way of switching off. No, it will affect you, and if you're in that situation, you hear someone say something, you need to speak up and say "I'm not happy with that. I'm not happy about you talking about that, you need to sort your heart out." That's a good friend, it's a good friend. 

What we confess will eventually consume us for good or for bad. 

If I'm going to speak about hope and love, and think the best, that will consume me. I'm going to live a life led like that and I'll still be wrong, but I'm going to choose to live a life that way, but if I confess suspicion, negativity, hurt, I'm a victim, it will consume me. 

That means if you talk a lot you're going to get into more trouble, it's so true. 

Sometimes, some people you just think "Say less." The more you go on, the more you get yourself in trouble. 

In fact if you say less, because there are so many times when something's brewing up, something happens, and it brews up.

There's wisdom about choosing when to be silent, when to be quiet. 

Also, can I point out, in the world of social media you might not say something, but confessing as good, as typing something, and the words that you use, because this is very dangerous, we've got an epidemic of this, where you can just say things, but not say it to the person's face, it's another level. 

It means that we spill out damaging words, and we spill out things we haven't really thought about, and it's very easy to do that. God will hold us accountable as his people, 

So the news is you don't have to confess what you think. You might feel this way, you might think that, but you don't have to confess it. It's another level, it's another level. You can interrupt your thoughts though, you're unhealthy thoughts, by what? Confession. 

I'm going to turn it right round in this last few minutes, I'm going to turn this right round, bring you some good news. There is something about the power of our agreement. In church in Freedom we're quite a responsive bunch. Some weeks we're more responsive than others. I think it's sometimes like we're not really in the mood, but I want to say to you that in Scripture it says clearly that our yes needs to be yes ,or amen needs to be amen. Amen means let it be so, so when I'm speaking a truth to you from God's Word, there's something about you saying "let it be so." You're saying "let it be to me."

When Jesus spoke to the storm he didn't do it quietly in his heart, and all the disciples said "Did he say something?" He spoke to the storm. With Jesus it was important for him to confess and make declaration out loud. You can't just say "Well I was saying amen in my heart." In the psalms it says "make a shout, make a joyful noise," and I'm really hoping through this message we'll never be as quiet as we are right now, because I've said all about the negative stuff, but you want to turn this round. 

You've got to start employing your tongue by being positive through praise, through what is good and upright. God says that's what we've got to do, but it's a choice, because many of us haven't said a word in church for many years. 

God holds you responsible, because when we gather together this power of agreement, when people get round and they agree, they can do incredible things. 

When we sit and be quiet we're often spectators, and for some of us it's not natural. "I'm bit of a quiet person. I like to just sit and reflect." When you got around Jesus I'm sure, if he was here today and he was speaking to you, they would be like "I want Jesus. I want more Jesus. I'm here." 

And often Jesus spoke to people that were around and said "What do you want? and he wanted them to voice it. Do you think Jesus didn't know what wanted? They knew he knew what they wanted, but he said "you want to speak it out." You've got to confess it out. If we're not confessing, if he can get you to say negative stuff, the enemy get you to say stuff that is unhealthy, he also wants you to shut up around stuff that is healthy, that brings life, that brings goodness. So we've got to do it, we've got to choose, we can't be silent. 

There's power and agreement. Saying you're amen isn't for me, it's for you. We say "come on." It's a sort of modern amen, and some people get irritated. "It's distracting me." I'd much rather like ten people in the room who were vocal and responsive, than 500 you hear a mouse, because our confession, that's the important thing. 

So I'm going to finish with these practical ways, and what you can do. Here we go. 

1. Confession Produce Healing
Through your confession you'll be healed, and we've learnt this, especially in Barbarians, when we come together in our men's ministry, that if I confess what I'm ashamed of that wants to keep hidden, when I confess that, my sin, it says I'm going to see healing. 

Confess, confess is to speak out, confess is to speak out. I want to keep this quiet, I want to keep it here, and all that time I'm in shame, but when I confess I become accountable and I start seeing healing. There is power through confession. 

2. Encouragement is life-altering. 
Encouragement is life-altering. When you choose to speak to someone and you bring words of life or death - we looked at their death side - but you're children of God, and there is something about you speaking life, not just at church but in your life and around you, when you see someone that doesn't know Jesus, that's struggling, and you just go up and say "I just want to say that you're doing a great job. I believe in you and I think that you've got a great future ahead," really that can be the very words that turn someone's future from one way to another. We've got to get encouragement operating. 

Too many of us are too quiet with this, because we don't understand what it really is.

Proversb 18:20. We like to be encouraged, but you start listing the encouragement that you give, it's very minimal. That's an issue. 

If you've been given the words of encouragement and life we've got to start using it. 

Heather taught me all about encouragement; she was my greatest encourager in all the early days. She's the most encouraging person I've ever known. 

Encouragement. That's why there's life all over her. There's life over you when you encourage, really encourage. How many of us will go out today without encouraging a soul?. 

I think God's interested about that, I think God wants to know that we're ready to encourage and build life, build life. 

You don't know where people are at and they're waiting for some encouragement. 

3. Praise is a Weapon.
Praise see is about confession, praise is declaration, so when I'm feeling low, and in the middle of the week there's been loss in my life, things haven't worked out, I'm feeling overwhelmed by my situation, God has given this incredible thing, to praise him. 

Praise isn't doing it quietly, but it might be getting that worship CD on and singing. You might not even have any music; you can still sing. Make a joyful noise to the Lord. 

It says he comes on the shout of his people, the shout of his people is something of defiance, it's saying "I can keep quiet right now because all of that stuff wants to keep you quiet, you shut up you Christian, you shut up you person, you'd better just bow down in your situation and give up right now, where you can stand up and say "I'm going to lift a shout." 

I haven't got the answer, I don't even know where my help comes from. We know scripture says our help comes from the Lord, and it may be delayed, but it's not denied. It's coming, it's on its way. 

There is something about praise as a weapon, and we understood this, this is just about the worship stirring us up, use your praise. 

You've had a week of being battered by the enemy and stuff going on. This is the day when we come together and we corporately worship together, and as we lift his name up, the enemy flees. This is real stuff. Armies were turned back. 

4. Proclaim his word and his plans. 
You can confess through the power of proclamation, and what it means is if you're a believer you can prophesy. 

To prophesy to speak something into what isn't as if it was. 

We're speaking death into death situations. God says it's time to speak life into death situations before you see life. 

He speaks to the dry bones in Ezekiel, and he says and these dry bones came up and they became a great army, there was a rattling and there was a noise, and it says they are there stood in front of me, and then says the breath came, the breath came. What's the breath? It's the spirit, it's the spirit that's within us, and the breath came and he says "Prophesy to these bones,"

I prophesy to you, I prophesy you every situation, situation of lack, situation of pain, of loss, of struggle, of self-doubt, of insecurity, of hurt, I prophesy to you, and I say come to life in Jesus name. There's life, not because of me but because of him. 

We need to stop talking about our mountains and start talking to our mountains, and tell them to move. 

We're too busy talking about them when we've got to start speaking to them. Get out of my way. Move. His plans for you were good, his plans for you were great.

Employing your tongue with life.

Choosing to employ. Right now it's unemployed by many, but God is saying this is the day to employ your tongue more than ever. 

If you just increased 10% more and start employing your tongue with his promises, with declaring his promises over your life, declaring to what is dead that there's life, beginning to speak life to others, encouraging others, beginning to praise, beginning to lift your hands, begin raising a shout, begin praying, begin using the prayer app, begin using it to declare, speak it out loud, don't be quiet, speak it out loud. 

It says the result is health to your body soul and spirit.

Health, and that's why this is a message of life, it's a message of life, because when you do this and you employ this tongue it brings life, abundant life to that reservoir of your heart, but you have a choice. You're responsible, and God is saying "Will you choose life today, in Jesus name?" I want to hand over to our locations now. Thank you for being with us. God bless every one of you with this word, in Jesus' name. Amen.  

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