Control the Narrative
26
OCTOBER, 2018
Faith Words

Turn on the nightly news program and you will hear a lot of talk. It’s all about what the newscaster or guest believes. Much of it isn’t even true, but that doesn’t stop them from speaking what they believe. They continue with the talking points because they understand if they can control the narrative, they can actually change the facts. They also understand that if they say what they believe, enough, not only will they believe it more and more, but even if it isn’t true, other people will believe it, too. They  understand that once once more people are saying it, it becomes real; it actually brings change. This is why they strive to control the narrative.   The media, however, is totally unaware that they are using a true, spiritual law. They simply do it because it works. This is the spiritual law:

Words have the power to create change in the physical realm.

Quantum physics has proved what the Bible already tells us:  the mind can control and change the physical realm. Most all personal development gurus have agreed that what we think about we bring about; that our thoughts bring change. This isn’t woo woo stuff; it is scriptural. While science is busy figuring out how human thoughts can bring physical change, the Word tells us how it works. “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:35) It is all about words. Words change the world we live in.  Hebrews 11:3 says that “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” In Genesis it reveals how God created the world: He spoke. The first chapter of Genesis mentions the word “said” nine times. Every time God created something new, it was by speaking it into existence, by faith. Psalms 33:6,9 reminds us, “By the word of the LORD the heavens were made and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. For He spoke and it was done. He commanded and it stood fast.” Jesus said you will have what you say. (Matthew 4:4, Mark 11:23)  When we speak the problem or what the world says about a situation, we will have that, too. We have all had a day where it started out bad and it got worse. You stubbed your toe first thing, out of bed, and you spoke something like “I think I broke my toe!” Then you drop your phone and it shatters. Your mind is wondering “What next?” Soon after, you find dog poop on the floor and declare, “This is already the worst day ever and it’s only 8 am!” Amazingly, the day gets worse and worse. By 6 pm, you feel bloody, battered and bruised and the whole time you were speaking the problem. You likely told a few people, at work, about your rotten day, but mostly you spoke to yourself. Have you ever realized how much you talk to yourself? Have you ever noticed how much you talk to things: your car, your phone, the door that won’t open, traffic? It’s quite endless!

When you speak, you are always speaking what you really believe about the situation. “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:45) Proverbs 18:21 says that “the power of life and death is in the tongue and those who love it will eat its fruit.” We are going to reap what we sow. Words are so important that if we can control what we say, we can be perfect! (James 3: 1-12) While no man can tame the tongue, the Holy Spirit can. This will only happen by the renewing of your mind, so your beliefs change. Once your beliefs change, your words will change. It’s an inside job.

Jesus was perfect; He only said what the Father said. John 12:49, James 3:2

When you have an issue, you don’t deny it exists; that’s just reckless.  What you deny is the ability for your current circumstances to control what you believe and say. Remember: what’s happening is temporary and isn’t God’s truth. (2 Cor 4:18) Never agree with the temporary. If you have been doing so, just repent. Take control of the narrative! Agree with what God says about your situation.

There isn’t a situation in the Bible that isn’t covered by the Word. There isn’t a new thing since the beginning, so God has got you covered.

If you don’t know what to say about a situation, say nothing. Pray and ask God for wisdom, then search in your Bible or online for verses pertaining to your issue. “And since we have the same spirit of faith according to what is written, I believed therefore I spoke, we also believe and therefore speak.” (2 Cor 4:13) Since we have the same spirit of faith that God has, and we need to use it the same way. He had faith and He spoke.

The word of God has the power in itself, to bring itself to pass. (Hebrews 1: 1-3) Speak His word over your life and watch everything change.