Are you talking yourself into “dis-ease”? It’s very common to hear “casual statements like”:
“I’m trying to get the flu….”
“This headache is killing me…..”
“The ‘sore’ on my foot is worrying me to death….”
Many of us do a great deal of negative self talk thinking it is “just words” or, worse, a way to be “humble”; however, our bodies hear and respond to every word we say. This topic is discussed in considerable detail in the book, Slam the Door on Cancer….and lock it out of your life. The power of words is very much discussed in The Bible in many different places. The resources mentioned in this post ALL expand the subject of speaking life or speaking death. Either way, you will be correct.
In Slam the Door on Cancer, I share an exercise I learned from author and counselor, Gary Sinclair who wrote Your Empowering Spirit. In my seminars, I ask for a volunteer to come forth and try to get one who is confident in their muscle strength. I have the volunteer stretch out their dominant arm to the side at shoulder height. I do my best to push down the arm so it touches their side. I work out regularly so I am pretty strong, but often the volunteer can hold the arm in place against significant resistance. Then I ask the volunteer to envision an imaginary person–not someone they know–standing about 10 feet away. I ask if it’s a man or woman so I know they have a solid “Picture” of the person. Then I ask them to tell the person they are “weak and unworthy” aloud ten times. When they’ve finished repeating these words, I have them extend the same arm again and, without exception, I have been able to push the arm down quickly with two fingers of pressure. THIS PERSON’S BODY HAS BELIEVED EVERY WORD IT HEARD THE PERSON SAY TO AN IMAGINARY PERSON KNOWING IT COULD NOT BE TRUE. THEIR OWN BODY HEARD THE WORDS AND OBEYED THEM.
The wise King Solomon tells us in Proverbs 6:1-2 that “Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth.” Charles Capps, in his essential book God’s Creative Power, explains, “Spoken words program your spirit either to success or defeat. Words are containers. They carry faith or fear, and they produce after their kind.” (p4) Romans 10:17 says, “So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God“. (www.charlescapps.com )
Dr. Caroline Leaf, PhD, in her book, Who Switched Off My Brain?, says, “Words are the symbolic output of the exceptional processes happening on micranatomical, epigenetic, and genetic levels in the brain. The words you speak are electromagnetic life forces that come from thoughts inside your brain. They are influenced by your five senses and result from choices you have made. They reflect your attitude. . . .They contain power and work hand-in-hand with your thought life, influencing the world around you and the circumstances of your life.” (p 93) ( www.drleaf.com )
Dr Leaf admonishes us that this discussion is “much more than just positive thinking…framing your world with words is not just about talking positively. . . .Your words have to be backed up with honesty (what the science of thought calls integrity.” (p93)
In my own “interactive miracle”, I found God’s creative power in His Word by decreeing aloud all of His promises about my health and well being. I lined my own “intent” up with God’s “intent” and no enemy can touch that power. Intent is a key in any thought or word process and we further discuss the quantum science underlying that power in Slam the Door on Cancer.
In her profound book, Discover the Secret Key of the Cross, Margaret Lukasik discusses listening to what you’re saying every day. “You’ll probably find that you’re making confessions all day long that keep you working hard on your own rather than looking to Christ. By changing what you say, you’ll be exchanging words of hard labor for words of freedom and rest.” ( www.lifepurposebooks.com )
Lukasik’s book can free you from fruitless striving to muscle God through prayer and decrees and move you toward speaking His Word because it’s true. We decree God’s promises not to make them happen but because they have already happened and our part of the process is to proclaim them or release them into our very atmosphere.
Check out the Scriptures listed on the resource and reference page of this blog to tune into God’s intent. As Margaret Lukasik says, “We are to operate in this principle (of speaking God’s Word over and over daily) to grow faith for God’s Word, not laboring to be good enough to move God’s hand for us.”
The CD/Scroll set, “Letters From Jesus for Healing” available online is an exquisite way to “soak” in the truth of God’s Word as well. (www.lettersfromjesus.com )I would also recommend the 2 CD set “Soul Soaking In the Midst” by Katie Souza and Janie Duvall which is available through www.expectedendministries.com . Janie Duvall’s anointed soul soaking music is available from the eStore at www.sidroth.com . Listen to God’s promises when you can’t be speaking them aloud and your faith will soar……it can even help repair your DNA which is a topic for a future post on this blog.
Christian physicist/teacher, David Van Koevering, has done a “quantum healing Scriptural audio available at www.elsewhen.com. Van Koevering makes comments between Scriptures to help understand the quantum science revealed in the Scriptures.