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RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH, 2017. THEME: SPEAK THE RIGHT WORDS. PASTOR CHRIS "For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned (Matthew 12:37)." Words are so important in the Kingdom of God. By your words, you can consistently chart your course in victory and success; you can recreate the circumstances of your life. The very principle of salvation is based on words. Romans 10:10 says, “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” It’s important to note the two keywords in the scripture above, “heart” and “mouth.” With your heart, you believe and are made right with God, but with your mouth, you confess your way into salvation. The Greek word for mouth is “stoma.” Stoma means the edge or front of a weapon. That means your mouth was given to you as a weapon. It brings to mind what the Word says in Ephesians 6:17: “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God .” When you speak forth the Word of God, you’re applying a weapon. For instance, if you’re attacked by sickness, don’t just talk about it, or complain to people about the situation; cut it down with your mouth by speaking the Word of God that addresses the condition. Remember, what you say comes to be. Your words either make or mar. Like the words of Jesus, your words are spirit and life. Jesus said you shall have what you say (Mark 11:23). Ecclesiastes 8:4 says where the word of a king is, there’s power, and He’s made us kings and priests unto God (Revelations 1:6). We make decrees as kings, and we pray as priests, speaking forth God’s Word to bring about a transformation in our lives and that of others. Use your mouth aright. Speak God’s Word only and always. Hallelujah! CONFESSION Dear Father, I thank you for your precious Words that give life. Thank you for the glory and transformation I experience in my life as a result of your Word that dwells richly in my heart, and proceeds out of my mouth. I walk in divine wisdom, and in the joy and peace of the Spirit, today and always, in Jesus’ Name. Amen. FURTHER STUDY Isaiah 49:2 Good News Translation (GNT) 2 He made my words as sharp as a sword. With his own hand he protected me. He made me like an arrow, sharp and ready for use. Revelation 19:15 Good News Translation (GNT) 15 Out of his mouth came a sharp sword, with which he will defeat the nations. He will rule over them with a rod of iron, and he will trample out the wine in the wine press of the furious anger of the Almighty God. Mark 11:23 Good News Translation (GNT) 23 I assure you that whoever tells this hill to get up and throw itself in the sea and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. DAILY SCRIPTURE READING 1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 1 John 1-2:1-14, Ezekiel 43-44 2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: John 16:12-22, 2 Chronicles 1-2