We set the course of our lives by commissioning angels. Here is another excerpt taken from the book, You’re Crazy If You Don’t Talk To Yourself, by Steve Backlund.
Heaven’s Secret to Commissioning Angels
There is a new breed of Christian who regularly talks to themselves and to the things in their lives. These have captured the heart of God’s command to Joshua as he stood on the edge of his Promised Land, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth” (Joshua 1:8).
Joshua was not only building up his own faith through this constant speaking, but he was commissioning angelic beings to go before him on his behalf. “Bless the Lord, you His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word, Heeding the voice of His word” (Psalm 103:20). Angels respond to the words of life spoken by us. When we speak God’s promises and hope into situations, we give these angelic beings something to work with to accomplish God’s will and promises.
Let me ask you a question: Are angels primarily commissioned by our prayers or by our words? It is a fascinating question that gets to the heart of what we really believe (and who we believe we are). Mark 11:22-24 helps us answer this. “So Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, “Be removed and be cast into the sea,” and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.'” Note that the word “says” is mentioned three times and the word “pray” once in this passage. Prayer is important, but too often we cancel our prayer petition through contrary spoken conclusions after prayer. Remember, what we say about a matter after we pray is just as important as what we say when we pray.
I often wonder how many angels are commissioned by our words in prayer and then are stopped halfway to the answer by what we say later. (Is it possible that many angels live a herky jerky, unfulfilling existence?) Now I am not saying we can never disuss the negative facts of a situation after we pray, but I am saying that spoken unbelieving conclusions are a huge problem that can terminate the angel’s assignement. That is an unfortante reality of the spirit realm that would seem to happen far too often.
Our words set the course of our lives. It is the wise Chiristian who focuses on what they believe and say in times when God does not seem near. This is the time of real growth for us. It may be difficult to keep agreeing with our words for our past prayers and God’s promises, but it will get easier through time. It will put us (and our descendents) on a course that will dramatically increase His kingdom coming and His will being done on earth as it is in heaven. Do you know what? YOU’RE CRAZY IF YOU DON’T TALK TO YOURSELF.
Jesus did not just think His way out of the wilderness and neither can we. He spoke truth to invisible beings and mindsets that sought to restrict and defeat Him. This book reveals that life and death are truly in the power of the tongue and emphasize the necessity of speaking truth to our souls. Our words really do set the course of our lives and the lives of others. (Proverbs 18:21)
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