The Power of Words


Forward Thinkers, words are free to use but how you use them determines what they will cost you.

Proverbs 18:21 New International Version (NIV)

21 The tongue has the power of life and death,  and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Forward Thinkers, your words are a direct connection to you living your best life or your worst life.

Everybody is seeking change in their life but unfortunately most people are talking themselves out of true change before the process of change even begins to take place.

“See I knew this was not going to work or I don’t think things will ever change in my favor.” Broke, frustrated, and sick talking people

This month we will focus on the Power of Words. I will use three different categories to illustrate the birthing place of every word you speak.

God’s Word-passes the test of time, always true, life changing, powerful, doesn’t need approval, never changes up on you

Your Words-must be guarded and protected, birthed from other sources (what you hear, see, or experience) often mixed up with your current feelings,

“You can change the course of your life with your words.” Anonymous

Their Words-often changes, can bring both negative or positive energy but often their motives are negative, based on their opinion not truth, their words are often not even their words but they are operating like a parrot simply repeating what they heard, only as powerful as you allow them to be

Mark 5:28 American Standard Version (ASV)

28 For she said, If I touch but his garments, I shall be [a]made whole.


Forward Thinkers, let’s look at her situation and understand we all have situations and issues;

-she had a long term issue

-she tried to get help from others

-she got worse

Then she said something that changed everything: If I just Touch Then I Will BE Healed

She spoke a word to herself that included:

Responsibility-If I

Action-Touch (faith without works is dead)

Determination Overcame the crowd, overcame past results

Forward Thinkers, her Words , Thoughts, and Actions all lined up: I’M GETTING TO JESUS

She prophesied over herself THEN

She spoke her outcome in advance

She spoke of being healed while she was still bleeding

Forward Thinkers, what are you saying to yourself?

You are either talking yourself into greatness or talking yourself out of greatness.

Her words caused Jesus to declare, daughter your faith (words in action) have healed you.

1 Samuel 17:45-47 Amplified Bible (AMP)

45 Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a [a]javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have taunted. 46 This day the Lord will hand you over to me, and I will strike you down and cut off your head. And I will give the corpses of the army of the Philistines this day to the birds of the sky and the wild beasts of the earth, so that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, 47 and that this entire assembly may know that the Lord does not save with the sword or with the spear; for the battle is the Lord’s and He will hand you over to us.”


David said to his giant in the name of the Lord I’m taking you out and knocking you down

-his brothers said He couldn’t

-the king said He was not ready yet

-the giant laughed at him

But David said in the name of the Lord Al-Mighty, I’m going to face my giant, defeat my giant, and use my victory over my giant to teach others how to be-head their giants

Forward Thinkers, before victory on the battlefield, David spoke victory into the atmosphere.

David said when the bear and lion came, I won

David said to the king I don’t need your stuff to win I’ll win being the best me God created me to be

Everything David spoke concerning the battle with the giant in his way became his reality.

“Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to humiliate, and to humble.” Yehuda Berg

2 Kings 7:3 New International Version (NIV)

The Siege Lifted

3 Now there were four men with leprosy[a] at the entrance of the city gate. They said to each other, “Why stay here until we die?


Forward Thinkers, this season it’s very important who you give personal access to your ear gate. What was your last conversation about within your inner circle?

-they said let’s do something other than sit here and die

-famine in land but they’re talking about advancement

-4 men with leprosy, but they spoke words of destiny not death and defeat

Forward Thinkers, their words changed their circumstances.

2 Kings 7:9 New International Version (NIV)

9 Then they said to each other, “What we’re doing is not right. This is a day of good news and we are keeping it to ourselves. If we wait until daylight, punishment will overtake us. Let’s go at once and report this to the royal palace.”

Forward Thinkers, their words changed the destiny of others also.

2 Kings 7:18-19 New International Version (NIV)

18 It happened as the man of God had said to the king: “About this time tomorrow, a seah of the finest flour will sell for a shekel and two seahs of barley for a shekel at the gate of Samaria.”

19 The officer had said to the man of God, “Look, even if the Lord should open the floodgates of the heavens, could this happen?” The man of God had replied, “You will see it with your own eyes, but you will not eat any of it!”

Forward Thinkers, they spoke a positive word and received a positive word from the Man of God that pushed them into greatness but the man who spoke a negative word died in the midst of others shifting into their best lives.

Pastor E. A. Deckard is the Senior Pastor/Founder of the Green House International Church located at 200 W. Greens Road, Houston, Texas, 77067. Pastor Deckard is also the Co-Founder of the No More Blood Shed Movement. To contact Pastor Deckard for speaking engagements contact him at, or follow him by downloading the Green House International Church app. through your App. Store.