The truth is that healing is for us today. And ONE (not the only) ingredient for your healing is what you say over and about your life. For our words are powerful. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. (Proverbs 18:21 KJV). To our knowledge we are the only creatures in this natural earth among the animal kingdom who speak audible languages and communicate their language in writing and over the airwaves. Our languages allow us to develop scientific theories, philosophies, governments, culture and tradition. Without language or spoken word our lives would be limited. It is with our language that we train, teach, instruct, encourage, and love.
This principal is true in the Word or language of God. When we as people or the children of God commune with God, he expects our language to match his. Our words have to be in line with his promises for lives. In the book of Genesis, the great God Jehovah visited his faithful servant Abraham and proclaimed a promise to Abraham that his barren wife Sarah would have a son. The Lord was so confident in his words that he was a bit disappointed when he heard Sarah laugh at this proclamation. Now notice something in this segment of scripture (Genesis 18). God expected his words to come to pass. And not only that, he wanted Abraham and his wife to expect that them to come to pass. For when you expect something to come to pass, you tell someone else about the news so that they will anticipate it happening.
In the book of 1 Kings chapter 17, the prophet Elijah received word from the Lord to call down a drought upon the land. Now, since Elijah was a prophet of the Lord, his job was to relate what God revealed to him, share this revealed will to the people, in hopes that they would change and turn their hearts and lives to the Lord. One thing that is implied (really obvious) is that Elijah and people needed to say what the Lord said over their lives. Words are powerful. One ingredient to changing your situation in life for the good or bad is to select the right words. For these words will (subtly or overtly) affect your thinking, actions, and interactions with others.
I know of an individual that on a routine basis talks about how sick she is. When you are talking about work, this is mentioned. Now, her sickness is present, that’s a fact for the doctors even confirmed it. But why talk about the sickness on a regular basis? Why not just go to the physician, receive the treatment and follow the prescription for health management? No, speaking about the sickness gives life and attention to the individual and the illness. As a result of this individual continually speaking about the illness that she has, other illnesses pile on to this individual that she did not even discuss. And do you know what, this individual likes to share about the other illnesses. Watch what you say, for your words contribute to your life and situation. That can either bring life to your life or death to your life.