Sunday 4/21/13 Pastor Michael sermon Execute The Blessing Ė It Is In your Mouth! Proverbs 10:10-22
Your mouth is a weapon of mass destruction or mass blessing. Your life happens because of whatís in your mouth. If you want better, you have to speak better! You must open your mouth and declare and state the blessings. God will then bless us. In the Old Testament, anytime God wanted to do a blessing, it was first spoken. We must speak the blessing then it will be released. Open your mouth! God wants us to be blessed and then to transfer our blessings from generation to generation.
In our text, it is the life of the righteous person under Godís umbrella of blessing versus the wicked sinful person. The difference between the two is what comes out of their mouth! The power of life and death is in the tongue. It is in your mouth. What we speak decides our blessings. We must speak and repeat out loud what God has already said in his Word. Speak out loud the Word of God, the promises of God.
1) Watch What We Say vs 11- 12:
The righteous speak life and the wicked speak death and violence. We must speak our blessing. Speak what God said about us being blessed! We need to give God some Praise because we are blessed already. Speak the blessing and not the cursing. By our words we will be justified. By our words we will be condemned. Speak only the blessings that are to come. Call those things that be not as though they are. Speak we are blessed and highly favored! Stay away from negative people! They speak negative stuff! Tell them we donít have time for that! Cut them off! Refuse to hear their babble! Shun babble and also watch what words we say and what they say. Negative words we hear can stick to us and hurt our blessings. We can also stop our blessings by putting our mouth on people. Shun this. Stop talking about people and donít hang with folk like that. We need to learn to Shut Up!
When God starts blessing us, the Haters will come out of the woodwork! The Haters liked it when we were poor and needed to borrow money from them. But now that God is blessing us, they hate on us. The Haters have no power to stop Godís blessings for us. The blessings of God are on our life and the Haters cannot do anything about it!! The blessing is on us! Whatever we put our hands to, God will bless it! The blessing is on us! Praise the Lord, Hallelujah! Donít go negative. The blessing is on you!
2) Watch What You See vs 15:
The rich man thinks his riches are his blessing. The poor man thinks his poverty means he is not blessed. This is wrong because the blessing is that Godís blessing is on your life. Money is just a by-product of the blessing. Riches fly away like the eagles. Chase after God and God will cause riches to chase after you! Be in position to get the blessing. Chase after God!!
3) Watch How We Settle vs 10:
Donít act like we know everything! Be teachable so God can train us and move us along the way we should go. Do not have a know-it-all attitude! Look at what happened to King Saul. Saul got to where he thought he was all that and God cut him off! Verse 22: The blessing of the Lord makes rich and adds no sorrow to it. The blessing enhances your life. You donít have to labor over it or struggle to pay for it. When God blesses you, you are free as a feather! God gave it to you and no one can take it from you! Thank God for what we DO have and thank God for what we are GOING to have! Praise God for what He is going to do.
Look at your neighbor and say ďNeighbor, I am next in line for the Blessing!Ē Decree, Declare the Word! Decree, Declare the Blessing!