Monday, 1st January, 2024
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
“But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned” (Matthew 12:36-37 KJV).
Your life is the outworking of all you’ve imbibed in words; your life is a product of words. Human beings were created with words. The physical body was formed from the dust of the ground but the human person—the real you, which is your spirit—was created with words.
Also, to be born again, a man is recreated with words (Romans 10:9-10). Words are so important. As a matter of fact, words are everything. They’re the most potent and important things in the earth. Think about it: the whole universe was created with words.
Your circumstances are a product of words. And if your circumstances have been created for you by others, the only way you can change them is also by words. Now you can understand why the Bible says, “Take with you words...” (Hosea 14:2). Every time you speak, you shape your life and future; you chart your course. This new year, chart a greater and brighter future for yourself with your words. Declare your victories. Have the right words in your mouth.
More than ever, meditate on the Word to help you form the right mindset, because before you can talk right, you must first think right. God’s Word renews your mind and produces faith in your heart.
God already ordained your triumphant and victorious life: your role is to respond by affirming the same things in consent (Hebrews 13:5-6). Even now, affirm that you have a great life. Acknowledge and declare that you’re living the life of righteousness, dominion and glory in Christ Jesus.
"I chart a greater and brighter future for myself with my words. I take my place of dominion and I reign in the Name of Jesus over circumstances through words. I speak the right words only, thereby effecting changes in my family, health, business and ministry. The world is subject to me. I walk in righteousness and produce works of righteousness. Amen."
Matthew 12:37 KJV; Proverbs 18:21 KJV; James 3:6 KJV; Proverbs 16:24 KJV
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Matthew 1; Genesis 1-2
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Acts 5:33-42; Nehemiah 3