Words are the most powerful things on the earth. They can change and influence anything – for good or for evil.
In Matthew 12:37, Jesus explains to His disciples how our words can produce either good or evil.
We need to pay attention to what we say because Jesus laid the foundation for us all by saying our words will justify us and bring blessing to our lives, or our words will condemn us and bring catastrophe and sorrow to our lives. Which means, our destiny lies in our mouth.
Very often we quote Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
We know God has good plans for our lives, but we will either talk our way into it or talk our way out of it.
In Numbers we see how the Israelites turn their blessing into a curse by saying faith destroying words after God promised them Canaan, a land that was flowing with milk and honey.
Here is the report of the 10 spies in Numbers 13:26-33
But Joshua and Caleb had something different to say. They were together with other 10 to spies the land, they saw the same things, but their report was different. Let’s read chapter Number 14:6-12
And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes: And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land. If the Lord delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey. Only rebel not ye against the Lord, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the Lord is with us: fear them not. But all the congregation bade stone them with stones. And the glory of the Lord appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of Israel. And the Lord said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them? I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they. (Number 14:6-12)
Let’s also read further from (v.26)
"And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me. Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the Lord, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:" (Numbers 14:26-28)