Did you realize that the harvest of your tomorrow depends on the seed you sow today? What you will be doing in the future depends on the type of seed you sow now.
In fact, what you are experiencing now is due to the kind of seed you sowed in the past. If you do not like your present harvest, and do not want more of the same this year, you will have to change your seed.
Your words are like seeds. They have the ability to create death or life. Proverbs 18:20-21 says, “A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
In other words, you shall eat the fruit and be filled by the very words that come out of your own mouth. Whether it is life or death. That is what you will get.
Some Christians think that because God is sovereign that it makes no difference what they speak out of their mouths. They believe that God will just do what He wants. But, God qualifies His sovereignty. He tells us what He will and what He will not do. He has set up principles in the Kingdome of God. If we violate His principles, we suffer the consequences.
The Word of God is to govern our thoughts, actions and conversations. The Kingdom of God operates on seeds and harvests. We know from the parable of the Sower that the Word of God is the seed that the sower is to plant. (Luke 8:11, Mark 4:20)
There is ability in every seed to produce once it is planted. If you plant the seeds of God’s Word in your heart and speak it out of your mouth, it will produce life for you. On the other hand, if you plants seeds of murmuring, complaining, griping, backbiting, fear, doubt, unbelief, gossip, disease, poverty, lack, and weakness, then it will also produce. It will produce death. Neutral speaking or speaking nothing is the same as speaking negatively. Only God’s Word produces life.
Jesus said as much in Mark 11:23, “ . . . but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith.” You shall have exactly what you speak. You will literally “eat” the fruit of your lips. You will reap a harvest of the seeds you have been planting.
We see examples of this in Joshua 1:7-8. “This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but thou shalt meditate therein day and night . . . for then thou shalt make your way prosperous and then you shall have good success.” In Numbers 14:28 God tells the murmuring Israelites, “I will do to you the very things I heard you say.”
God and Satan are listening to your words and are waiting to move on what they hear from you. God will only agree with His words. When we speak His Word out of our mouth, He is ready to move on it and bring it to pass.
Jeremiah 1:12 “I will hasten My Word to perform it.”
Isaiah 43:26 “Put Me in remembrance . . . ”
The devil is also listening. He is eager to accommodate us when we speak words of fear, doubt and unbelief. James 3:2 tells us that a very large ship is actually steered by a very small rudder. He compares the rudder to the human tongue. Though it be a small member of the physical body, it actually steers us into the direction of the words we speak. Your future depends on what you speak today.
In Matthew 12:36, Jesus said we will have to give an account of every idle words. That word “idle” means useless. Useless conversation does not build up; it doesn’t edify anyone. It doesn’t produce anything good in your life.
You may have to ask God to forgive you for speaking things that are wrong. You may need to apply the name of Jesus to destroy any potential harvests coming you way from useless and unbelieving words that you have sown in the past.
You will then need to begin to plant words of faith and discipline yourself to only speak Godly, faith-building words. Begin to sow toward your future the harvests you desire.
Hebrews 10:23 says, “Let us hold fast the profession [confession] of our faith.” Begin today sowing for your future of abundance, health, wealth, and fulfillment of God’s purposes in your life.