We ask this question to bring attention to the fact that the words that you speak in prayer, as well as the words you speak in general, are prophetic in nature. You are always a prophetic person. Your prophetic nature does not turn off just because you are not caught up in the Spirit of God at that particular moment. Prophetic people and especially God’s Prophets must be mindful of EVERY word they speak. You have a destiny to fulfill. Do not short circuit or terminate the process through misspoken words in general conversation, moments of disappear or anger. Don’t let improper speech happen in your prayers.
Remember in desperation Rachel spoke her own demise:
“And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.” -Gen 30:1
Job opened the door in the spirit to the enemy for his own destruction with the words he spoke and with his actions, both of which were prophetic in nature.
“And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, it may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually” – Job 1:5
“For the thing which l greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.”– Job 3:25
“I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came”– Job 3:26
On the other end of the spectrum, David prophesied his victory before Saul thus opening the gateway in the spirit that would ensure his success in the face of the giant Goliath.
“And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear, and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God. And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear, and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.”- 1 Sam 17:35
Do not allow negative and fleeting words pierce through your soul and those to whom you may minister to on behalf of The Lord. On many occasions we have heard people speak of being on a “fixed income or living on a budget.” While both statements may be facts, one who declares this consistently closes the door and ties the hands of God., It stops God from bringing supernatural increase to their lives. At the core of this is the understanding that God gave us all Free Will. God respects and honors that Free Will and will NOT step over your choices. As a result, what you choose to speak of your Free Will is what manifests.
“A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence” – Prov 13:2
“He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his fife: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction” – Prov 13:3
Bear in mind that we are continually judged by the situations of everyday life by the words that we speak. We are where we are today because of the words we spoke yesterday.
“But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.” – Mat 12:36
The day of judgment is not just the final White Throne judgement, but it also the day full of trials and tribulations from this present life.
As a prophetic people, we live and die by the words of our mouth. Let us choose wisely to ALWAYS speak words of life.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” – Pro 18:21
Notice that ‘Death’ is mentioned before ‘Life’ in that scripture. It is far easier to speak Death to your situations first. You have to discipline and train yourself to speak Life to your situations instead.
May God’s Grace Abundantly Reign In Your Lives,
Dr. Ric & Kathy Steele