An Encounter in the Sea of Words
In a recent encounter with the Lord, I was lifted up in the spirit over the waters of a great sea of words. I felt these words were every word that had been spoken on the earth since time had begun—words of blessing and life, idle words, and death and cursing. I could see some very ancient words spoken by the saints of old, and others more recent which had been spoken that very morning.
I watched with the Lord the power of words being released from the people on the earth. I also saw that there were voices from the enemy speaking lies into the ears of the people. Some people believed the lies and began to speak them out loud—and as they did, the sea waters became treacherous waves and currents, bringing destruction. Then there was a voice of love and peace that was being released all of the time. This was a constant rhythm of grace that when heard, agreed with and spoken, made the treacherous waters become waves of love and grace, brining a rhythm of peace and shalom. The words of blessing and life always prevailed.
I believe we are in a great season where "our words matter". We will either release waves of blessings, so this generation can ride into its destiny, or release a storm surge of waves that destroy and hold back the blessing from coming forth.
There is Power in Your Words
Let's shape our world with words of blessing and life! Your life will follow your words! There is power in your words. Choose your words wisely—let them be filled with life and love. Let us plant the things we want, not what we don't want.
"From a wise heart flow careful words; wise words make the lips more persuasive. Pleasant words are like a honeycomb: they drip sweet food for life and bring health to the body." (Proverbs 16:23-24 The Voice)
You can have what you say! Don't doubt or be divided in your heart! Declare and believe!
"Listen to the truth I speak to you: If someone says to this mountain with great faith and having no doubt, 'Mountain, be lifted up and thrown into the midst of the sea,' and believes that what he says will happen, it will be done." (Mark 11:23 TPT)
Jesus always spoke to the problem, not about the problem. He shared with us a profound reality: What you speak out of your mouth is what is abundant in your heart.
"Words kill, words give life; they're either poison or fruit—you choose." (Proverbs 18:21 MSG)
"Words have power in matters of life and death, and those who love them will savor their fruit." (Proverbs 18:21 The Voice)
Here are some 8:18 Scripture declarations to speak over your life, city, and nations this 5778/2018 year:
• Power for Success, Life and Prosperity:
"Unending wealth and glory come to those who discover where I dwell. The riches of righteousness and a long, satisfying life will be given to them." (Proverbs 8:18 TPT)
"Remember the Eternal One your God. He's the one who gives you the power to get wealth, so He can keep the covenant promises He made to your ancestors, as He is doing now." (Deuteronomy 8:18 The Voice)
• I Will Be a Sign and a Wonder:
"Here am I and the children whom the Lord has given me! We are for signs and wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts,who dwells in Mount Zion." (Isaiah 8:18 NKJV)
• Remove Hindrances that Keep You from Occupying Your Promise Land:
"Eternal One (to Joshua): 'Raise your javelin toward Ai (Ai means "heap of ruins"), for now I will give it into your hands.' Joshua raised his javelin toward the city..." (Joshua 8:18 The Voice)
• Great Resource to Accomplish the Lord's Vision for Your Life:
"Hiram sent him ships commanded by his own officers and manned by experienced crews of sailors. These ships sailed to Ophir with Solomon's men and brought back to Solomon almost seventeen tons of gold." (2 Chronicles 8:18 NLT)
• Angelic Help:
"While he was speaking, I fainted and lay there with my face to the ground. But Gabriel roused me with a touch and helped me to my feet." (Daniel 8:18 NLT)
• Fresh Revelation of the Glory:
"For I consider [from the standpoint of faith] that the sufferings of the present life are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us!" (Romans 8:18 AMP)
Be you. Declare truth. Believe completely. Receive abundantly. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Steven and Rene Springer are the Founders and Senior Leaders of Global Presence Ministries, headquartered in Madison, WI, with a Transformation Center in Ghana, Africa. The Springers provide apostolic oversight to churches and ministries in the USA and Ghana, which are part of the Global Presence Apostolic Network (GPAN). They are given to the vision of "Bringing God's Presence, Advancing His Kingdom, Transforming Nations." In Madison the Springers host a regional equipping center and a dedicated place of God's presence with prophetic worship, prayer and creative arts. On an international level the Springers collaborate with leaders of government, marketplace, and the Church to disciple nations. They have been invited as guest speakers to minister in nations including Ghana, South Africa, Uganda, Israel, India, Russia, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong, Italy, and Honduras. Steven prophesies over nations, over leaders of nations, and concerning world events.