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You Are What You Speak 

Have you ever been around people who just love to talk? They are sometimes known as extroverts, and they typically have a lot to say! And then there are introverts like me, who’d rather spend an hour in a dentist’s chair than be forced to converse. Whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert, neither personality is better or worse than the other, but all of us can learn from Scripture about the power of our words.

I used to read James 3 and think about the loquacious members among us and how challenged they must be to always have to watch their words: “And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature…. [8] But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison” (James 3:6 and 8).

I would thank God that He made me the way He did. After all, most people have heard, or have even had it said to them, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all!” It was easy for me to choose the latter option and stay silent. But I later realized that just because I refrained from speaking negative or hurtful things didn’t mean I was necessarily doing what God wanted—or even required—me to do.

In his teaching The Power of Faith-Filled Words, Andrew encourages us not to speak our fears, doubts, unbelief, or anything that we don’t want to happen to us. As he likes to say, based on Proverbs 6:2, “We are hung by our tongues.” However, we should speak what we do want to happen. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit…” (Prov. 18:21). There are two sides to this verse: Words can produce death, which is why it’s sometimes best to stay silent. But they can also produce life. Good and bad fruit are produced when we speak.

Throughout Genesis 1, God created our world by speaking it into existence. He didn’t snap His fingers, clap His hands, or simply think it into being. He used words. Therefore, we also must use words to create what we desire—whether it’s healing, prosperity, peace, or anything else God wants us
to have.

In The Power of Faith-Filled Words, Andrew stresses the importance of watching our words during times of crisis. This doesn’t mean simply not speaking out our fears; it also means to speak words of faith that align with Scripture. We have the power to literally speak God’s will into our circumstances. Jesus said in Mark 11:23, “Whosoever shall say unto this mountain…he shall have whatsoever he saith.” We have to actually say, not just think or even pray.

The Power of Faith-Filled Words is one of the teachings included in Andrew’s Christian Survival Kit package, a Word-filled collection of Andrew’s best that will help you survive and overcome crises that come your way. Check out our store to see what this package includes.

So, extroverts, keep on talking! But think before you speak, and align your words with God’s. And introverts, let’s make our voices heard so we can “have whatsoever [we] saith” (brackets mine)!

Extroverts, we know you likely have a comment. Introverts, do you want to give it a try? You are all welcome to comment below if this has blessed you.

Reader Comments (21)

Thank you for sharing. This is particularly helpful for me as sometimes I forget the power of the tongue. I have found it hard confessing positive amidst challenge but thanks to the Holy Spirit that convicts me and has taught me to think before I speak.

March 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

This just drew my attention to something I'm currently working on. And that is to pray one way ( faith filled prayers) and afterwards, I talk as though I never believed in my prayers in the first place ( during time of crisis). Thank you for emphasising on the importance of our words once again. This has really blessed me.

March 13, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterzukky

Very nicely said, a great help for me who seems to be so pessimistic and I really dislike it so much. Life can be challenging but it's when both life and physical body pain collide is when the truth is so needed by reading the word or listening to it. Thank you, all for your kind comments, much needed.

March 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah R Evans

Thank God literally that when my crisis came I was able to apply Andrew's teaching on The Power of Faith Filled Words to my physical body and be healed from diabetes and 3rd stage renal kidney failure. I am free from what was pronounced over me. My sister did the very same thing 12 years ago and was miraculously healed of breast cancer that had metastasized and spread throughout her body and brain. We are both believers and practitioners in the healing power of God's word. My sister has written her account of this in: Destroying the Enemy by Kirstie Waters. All praise be to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Amen

Gwen R. Willis

March 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGwen R. Willis


March 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBegum Noor Bano Fatimah

Wow I definitely needed a refresher course on the tongue because I truly am an extrovert. I daily have to renew my mind to keep the reigns on my tongue. In
Alabama I was raised on some very hilarious nuggets to say for different occasions but I don't​ think Jesus would've said them because they might have created a real mess. 🐴

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDiane Wisham

I'm trying to learn to keep my words and thoughts aligned with God's word. I pray one way but then I think another. But I love the teaching on our words have power. So because of that I'm doing better. I'm speaking and believing power through my words. Thank you FOR this.

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

God's word is not at all hard to speak; yet it seems to be so much easier to just let the negative fly right out of our mouths. Perhaps that's more of a heart issue. Nevertheless, I think it's time to tighten the bridle a little!

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTeeDee

Thank you! This blog confirms what the Lord have been dealing with me on because I am an introvert, but through Andrew's teachings and the revelation that the Holy Spirit is giving me in studying the word of God, I believed I have something to say that will bless peoples lives . I remember some thing that my wife told me that God revealed to her through the Holy Spirit, " If you put the word of God in you, He will draw it out of you." I found this to be true as I minister God's word to people he brings in my path. My wife and I have been called to start a church in May. 1Tim.2:15 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry. Pray for us !

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEverettePray for us

What my wife sent me this morning. What a partner.

Here is the My Confession For Today

I declare by faith that the Greater One lives inside me. I am a world overcomer! The same power that raised Jesus from the dead
now lives inside me and is at my disposal 24 hours a day. When I'm faced with a situation that requires power, I open my heart
and release the immense power of Jesus Christ that is stored up deep inside me. This power is continuously resident in my
heart and is more than enough to face and overcome any obstacle the devil ever tries to throw in my way!

I declare this by faith in Jesus' name!

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike Brady

Thank you for this post! It was very timely and a great reminder!

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJoy247

Since the accident May 2012 that made me a quadriplegic, I've had several tight 1 inch bands of muscles that run around my neck and shoulders. Occasionally they would contract and give me pain for 5-10 seconds. I elected to live with that pain and not increase my anti-spasm medicine, because then I would’ve laid in my bed like a beached whale, with no exercise of my muscles at all. In spring 2014 the spasms started coming much more frequently, much stronger, and gave me extreme pain for over a minute. Tylenol 3 only partly mitigated the pain.
So I got onto the internet and found Bible teachers such as Andrew Wommack, "God wants you well":
Which demonstrated through teaching from Isaiah 53 and Mark 16, etc., that born again Christians who have received the Holy Spirit have power for healing in the name of Jesus. It also included about 16 videos of healings that have taken place.
So on April 21, 2014, alone in my room, I said, "In the name of Jesus Christ, by whose stripes I am healed: spasms, get out of my body, and any demons, get out, take off!! Thank you Lord for the healing". The spasms left instantly and have never returned, and I immediately stopped taking any pain killers. They have never returned. (1)
I have healed my itchy flaking scalp (2), another spastic muscle (3), and some sensitive skin (4). They have never returned.
I told the man who comes into my room; he healed pain in his foot (5), and chronic pain in his shoulder so he can now raise his arm up (6). The healing has been permanent.
A nurse who couldn't come in to work because of a severe migraine, remembered what I said, cast out the migraine and came to work (7). She also got rid of panic attacks that had plagued her (8). The healings have been permanent.
A nurse that I first met in 2013 heard my persistent gospel music; she asked me about Jesus and where could she get a Bible in her native language. Then, in the summer of 2015, while she fed me dinner with gospel music playing, she stopped and said, “God is with you, isn’t He?” I said, “Yes He is; but He’s also with you, isn’t He?” She said, “Yes He is; and I know because my back pain is gone.” (9) The healing has been permanent.
A nurse had severe leg cramps that prevented her from sleeping. I said, “Well you can get rid of that you know.” (It’s now my favourite response.) We kicked it out right then, in the name of Jesus. She has never had the problem since. (10)
A worker here had severe knee problems. They were draining fluid and giving her monthly cortisone shots. I said, “Well you can get rid of that you know.” She said, “How?” I told her and we kicked it out right then, in the name of Jesus. She now walks fine without a cane, and thanks the Lord for her healing. (11) The healing’s permanent.
In September 2015, a nurse at my bedside had severe back pain, “like a knife”. I said, “Well you can get rid of that you know.” She said, “How?” I told her and we kicked it out right then, in the name of Jesus. I told her not to think about it anymore; it was a “done deal”. She stopped me in the lobby the next day: “Hey Jake, it worked!” (12) I said, “Of course. And if it ever tries to come back, YOU kick it out in the name of Jesus.” She is thankful to the Lord for her healing. The healing has been permanent.
Because of my faith, I've never had a bad emotion but have tried to spend all of my time since the accident encouraging others.
For me, Jesus is real and has proven His Word through physical healing!!

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJake Hamoen

Those that turn many to Righteousness shall shine like the stars. Thank you my brother!

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike brady

I love, love, love this teaching! Timely reminder and truth that blessed me so much! It has stirred me up at a time when I am believing for healing. "Healing is voice-activated, faith is voice-activated, and my manifestation is voice-activated!" Amen.

And a just word to our Brother Jake who shared such powerful testimonies of healing. The Lord has likened my current healing journey to the faith journey of Abraham and Sarah. They knew what God had said (it was audible!) which we all need to know, but they also needed to know what God would do. Along their journey, God proved Himself time and again until Sarah received strength to conceive seed because she considered Him faithful Who had promised. Your journey is full of God proving Himself and confirming His Word to you (and others). Believe big, God's not finished with you on your healing journey! God bless!

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBD

Thank you, Renee. I really needed to hear that today.

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Wow! Today is my day. I am truly blessed by this wonderful and timely teaching as well as the encouraging comments and testimonies. As an extrovert myself, I usually find myself needing to take back my words.....impossible.... I am now learning to align my words with God's Word. Thank you so much. My favourite confession is Romans 8 verse 28 and Psalm 118 verse 17

April 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEsinath

God is so good! This article has definitely been brought to my attention by the Lord! He has been speaking to me about this lately. I know to watch my words, but there are times I forget to cast my anxieties on the Lord and share some stuff out of frustration. I'm also realizing that I need to pray in tongues more often. I guess I need to start posting scripture around the house again:)
Thank You Andrew Wommack and Ministry, I am growing more in my walk with the Lord than I ever have before, Praise God!!

April 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa

Andrew I cannot say enough about you and your teaching. When I find it hard to stay positive even in the "Church world" your teaching brings me back to that high place in Jesus where we all should be as born again believers. Thank you!!

April 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMargie Logman

Thank you so much for this teaching . I am an extrovert and love to talk with people.
but I often forget. That when people ask me how I am , I often speak the negative.
Instead of saying the positive. "That by JESUS STRIPES I am Healed." I also must

April 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce Draxinger

I am very blessed and inspired by your article,most especially after passing through a rough and very trying life experience .Thanks for the message :I will say and confess more positely in to my life to propel myself in to my destiny by Christ Jesus: my Lord and saviour. God richly bless you.

July 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterFrazer Whiteson Phiri

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