“To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.” Ephesians 3:10
God has a very simple, but powerful deliverance tool for you. It is His desire and intention that through His manifold wisdom, the Church would disarm all principalities and powers, and rule over them. We are in that age now. No longer would the Church need to sweat to cast out devils and to take charge. She can do it cheaply, through the great weapon God has delivered to her.
I want to show you what you possess, that will give you your place of honour in every conflict of life. No longer would
you need to roll up your trouser, or pull off your suit in dealing with the devil. God has given you what it takes to do this with ease. You can even be at table eating, and at the same time cast out devils!
1. A Mouth
God has not given anyone the gift of miracles. What He has given is the gift of working of miracles (1 Cor.12:10). If you want a miracle, then you must work it out.
Also, in His infinite wisdom, God has programmed it in such a way that every work has its own tools. For instance, cutlasses are not meant for the dining table, nor are bows and arrows. If you want to eat, the tools you need are spoon, fork and a knife. Likewise,
God has not given anyone the gift of miracles. What He has given is the gift of working of miracles (1 Cor. 12:10). If you want a miracle, then you must work it out. In the kingdom of God, God has programmed the tongue for your deliverance.
“For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.” Luke 21:15
Your deliverance is in your tongue! Death and life are in the power of the tongue (Prov. 18:21). Jesus said you are either justified or condemned by the words you speak out of your mouth (Matt. 12:37). What becomes of you is largely determined by the words you speak. You can never be condemned except by the words of your mouth.
A brother shared a testimony in a church, of how out of thirst, he rushed to the refrigerator in his office and mistakenly began to drink acid, instead of water. He said when the chemist in charge of the laboratory screamed, “Acid, acid! You are drinking acid,” it occurred to him that he was face-to-face with death. He immediately remembered the scripture in Isaiah 43:26, that says, “…Declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.” He said he knew right away that his declaration then was the only thing that would save him. So, he declared, “No! It cannot be acid, it is water!”
To prove it was acid, the chemist tested the contents of the cup from which the brother drank and discovered that it was negative. But, on testing the contents of the container the brother poured from, it was positive, proving that it was acid. But this brother was miraculously delivered by the right use of his tongue!
The Bible says, “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgement thou shalt condemn” (Isa. 54:17). You are to condemn every tongue or thing that rises up against you with your mouth.
You are too quiet to be victorious; you are too silent to be a winner. Goliath cursed David by his gods, and David cursed him in return in the name of his own God. He didn’t allow Goliath to have the final say. David said:
“This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.” 1 Samuel 17:46
If you sit silently, watching the serpents of the magicians, they may kill you. In the world of the spirit, you can’t afford to be silent. By closing your mouth, you are keeping your heavens closed. No sound, no deliverance. Negative sound leads to destruction, whereas positive sound brings deliverance.
2. Believe It, Say It!
The spirit of faith demands that you say or declare whatever you believe. You don’t have any proof that you believe a thing, if you do not say it out.
“We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak” 2 Corinthians 4:13
“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:10
A combination of belief and confession is what equals faith. The greatest of all miracles was that of creation. God believed the earth could be inhabited, so He made bold declarations, which brought about outstanding manifestations.
Why is your deliverance in your mouth? There are three reasons:
1. Your Words Are Seeds
The Bible says, “The seed is the Word of God” (Lk.8:11). Since you are created in the likeness of God, and you are an heir of God and joint-heir with Christ, the words you speak out of your mouth are also seeds. Because your words are seeds, they are bound by the covenant of seedtime and harvest (Gen. 8:22) to produce for you according to what you say.
When you talk freedom, you will reap freedom. You can’t talk wealth and reap poverty. Whatever you say is what you will reap. Your words are forces of deliverance, so sow the right words.
2. Your Words Commit God
“That confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the counsel of his messengers…” Isaiah 44:26
God is committed to perform whatever you release from your mouth; and when God is committed, no devil can resist Him.
God has nothing to act upon, until you have uttered a word. Until you open your mouth wide against sickness, you won’t be free from it. Until you open your mouth wide against poverty, lack and want won’t leave you alone.
God Himself never saw a world, until He issued forth a command “And God said…” If He couldn’t escape the law of utterance for performance, you can’t.
When the first set of disciples were released on the miracle mission, the Bible says in Mark 16:20:
And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. What God confirmed was the words they spoke.
“Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.” Acts 14:3
God has not changed. Until you learn how to speak, you won’t enjoy deliverance. Every fortune and misfortune you see is as commanded by your mouth, because death and life are in the power of the tongue. When your tongue is Word-ruled and bridled, you will enjoy deliverance at will.
Before my wife and I got married, we went to a respectable Christian leader for counselling. In the course of the counselling, he turned to me and asked, “What are you looking forward to in marriage?” My reply was, “A hitch-free married life.” And just as I said it, I’ve enjoyed a happy and peaceful home. What I said was what God confirmed.
God has given you a mouth and a wisdom over all your adversaries, so He watches over what you say, to perform them (Jer.1:12). Therefore, be careful what you say, because they shall surely come to pass.
3. Angels Carry Out Your Orders
Angels are agents of deliverance (Ps. 34:7), and they hearken to the voice of His Word. And because you are an heir of God, they hearken unto your voice as well. They are your spiritual messengers, and they excel in strength (Ps. 103:20). So, when you speak, they run with it, to perform with precision what you have commanded.
When you say, “I am sick”, they deliver sickness to you on the spot. But when you say, “I cannot be sick”, they deliver divine health, and keep watch with their flaming swords, to stop any devil that is coming towards you with sickness. When you declare, “No armed robber can step to the door of my house”, they make sure that is exactly what happens. That is why the Bible warns us in Ecclesiastes 5:6:
Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?
There is power in your tongue to effect your deliverance. The words of your mouth are a living force; they are seeds, God is committed to perform them and they set the angels into motion. So, you can be relaxed in battle. Speak the right words always, and your deliverance will come.
4. Stuff Your Heart
There is no technique for speaking good or right words, except by you stuffing good words into your heart.
The Bible says in Matthew 12:34-35:
“…Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.”
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.
No fountain can bring forth sweet and bitter water at the same time (James 3:11). If your heart is Word-loaded, you will always utter words of deliverance and miracles. Speaking faith-filled words of deliverance will become a natural thing to you.
When it is abundant in your heart, it will flow through your mouth. When you are drunk with the Word of God, the Word of life will come out of your mouth naturally.
So, fill your heart with right words. The Bible is the best source for faith-filled words. Perhaps you would like to pray this prayer the Psalmist prayed in Psalm 19:14:
“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.”
5. Say It Loud!
“Open thy mouth wide and I will fill it. “
This is a commandment you have to obey, to effect your deliverance. Open your mouth wide against your enemies and they all would be levelled. Your tongue is the answer as far as your enemies are concerned.
“For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” Mark 11:23
That is why the louder you talk, the freer you become. Remember that you have been given a mouth and a wisdom that no adversary can resist nor gainsay.
Open your mouth wide against all the devils mocking your destiny in Christ, and they will not be able to resist or mock you any more. When you say, “I will never beg,” no matter the enemies against you and your business or career, God is committed to ensure that what you have said is what you will see.
When in faith you say, “I can never be stranded”, you have devastated the camp of the enemy, no matter how many of them are gathered against you.
When confronted by enemy forces, say out loud:
- “He has given me a mouth and I have His Word too; no adversary can resist or gainsay what comes out of my mouth.”
- “I cannot be oppressed! He has set me free, so I am free indeed.”
- “He died for my sins; I shall no longer die in sin.”
- “He became poor that I might become rich; I shall not live in poverty any more!”
- “I determine what becomes of me by my tongue. I shall live and not die, to declare the works of the Lord.”
- “I shall not bury my children; I shall not bury my younger ones; I shall live to fulfil the number of my days.”
- “I shall possess my possessions today, and with my tongue, I walk on in liberty.”
Shout it, believe it, and God will back it up! If the devil can silence you, he has made a cheap prey of you. If he can get you to keep your mouth shut, he has succeeded in shutting up your destiny.
The louder you shout your victory, the freer you become.