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Promise Killers

Have you ever wondered why so few of us see the Promises of God realized in our lives?


It’s one of the biggest promise killers out there

It literally pushes us from a position of faith to waivering.

It’s talked about in the Bible quite a bit………and it is summed up in this verse "Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks".


Luke 6:

45 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks

If that is not a little check I don’t know what is

If your wondering what you’re thinking….just listen to yourself talk

We need to bring our self talk into alignment with what God is saying to us and over us.

We need to bring the confession of our mouths into alignment with the word of God

How do you speak to yourself?

Do you talk down to yourself?

What do you say to yourself about yourself?

Noone has more influence over you than you do

How your self talk goes is how your life will go

How many of you are saying this to yourself:

You are leader and not a follower…………

You are the head and not the tale………

You are holy and set apart……….

You are seated in heavenly places……….

You are a child of God…….

You are victorious in every area of your life…………..

God has not given you a spirit of fear……

God has given you a sound mind………..

My security is found in Christ……

I can be anything God wants me to be …….

I can do anything God wants me to do…….

Does that sound familiar?

If not, maybe we’ve discovered the problem.

How are you talking to yourself?

What are you saying

What are you calling yourself?

Do the words you use to you or about you sound like these or more like this?

Good things never happen to me

I always fail

I’m stupid, too short, too fat, not enough, a horrible parent……………

So which one are you speaking over you?

Let us hold fast to our confession of hope without wavering


OUR WORDS ARE OUR CONFESSION

There is too much wavering when it comes to our confession

For most of us good things have to happen to us in order for us to say good things about ourselves

We get a promotion

We make the honor roll

We lose weight

We gain weight

Fill in your blank

Whatever it is………….identify it right now.

What has to happen for you to say good things about yourself?

What is it wrapped up in?

Your performance?

Your spouse or significant other?

I can’t begin to tell you how important it is for us to get this.

You are never going to navigate well the storms of life if your confession relies on your circumstances.

Your confession must align itself with the truth of the word of God

Not with your past

Not with your experience

Not with your performance

Not with how someone else treats you

Not with your feelings


What is it that takes us from one moment being this powerful woman/man of God

And the next………………..doubting………………..but not just doubting………actually cursing ourselves with the words that we use?

Out of the condition of the heart the mouth speaks


When we speak negativity over ourselves we are spiritually killing ourselves


Will you hold unswervingly to the confessions of your mouth?

Temperature check – what is the condition of your confession?

What are you holding on to

Proverbs 18:21

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

In this modern age of social media we have forgotten this scripture

We don’t do a lot of teaching on this in the church today

But the reality is this: you frame your world with the words that you speak

Your confession can change the atmosphere of your heart

Your confession can change the atmosphere around you

Of your workplace

Of your school

Of your home

Of those around you

But most of us instead of pulling heaven down into our experience

We lower our expectations to the level of our experiences……….past and present

And we begin to talk like the world around us rather than elevating everyone around us to come into alignment with heaven

I am not talking about a name it and claim it kind of Christianity

I am talking about a faith filled kind of Christianity where you speak words full of God’s truth, full of the power of the Holy Spirit and you release them unto the world around you

23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Our words should be spurring one another on towards love and good deeds.

Do your words do that?

Do you encourage?

Do you pull heaven down into the circumstances of the people around you……….with your words?


What are you speaking

Over your finances

Over your health

Over your destiny

Over your children

Over your marriage

Over your friendships

Over your ministry

Over the world around you

Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks


Just because you feel it doesn’t mean you have to say it

Just because you feel it doesn’t mean it is true

Your feelings change like the weather……………….God’s word does not

Stop making an idol out of your feelings

And start letting God be the Lord of our life


Repeat after me:

I am a leader and not a follower…………

I am the head and not the tale………

I am holy and set apart……….

I am seated in heavenly places……….

I am a child of God…….

I am destined for victory …

God has not given me a spirit of fear……

God has given me a sound mind………..

My security is in Christ Jesus ……

God wants to meet my every need………..

I can be anything God wants to be …….

I can do anything God wants me to do…….

I am victorious in Christ Jesus.

Does that feel good? Imagine how it would feel if you began to speak these words over yourself and over those around you? Every day.

Imagine the things our little church could do for Jesus?

We could make hell quake.



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