“By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.”
Proverbs 11:11 NKJV
What we say matters! How many times have we spoken a blessing over our city, our churches, our nation, our region? We have the ability to bless and curse as Ambassadors of the Kingdom but more often then not most believers withhold blessing and unleash a critical spirit over a city or a church.
Above all the gifts and talents the first thing we as believers need to learn to steward is our words.
We know scripture tells us we have the power of life and death in the tounge! Why then do we continue release words in speaking to our friends, brothers and sisters in Christ, and prophetically that do not release life or reconciliation.
Sometimes, we have to be the voice of hope in a city that has lost hope, sometimes you have to be the voice of hope in a church that has lost hope.. Before you speak watch your words.
So my friend are you restoring or destroying! Jesus' ministry came to bring life and life abundantly, the enemy's ministry came to steal, kill and destroy. If your words don't bring life then what ministry are you truly serving? Watch your words- bless and do not curse!
Mark is an Apostolic Leader and global church planter. He is the founder of the Upper Room Church in Cardington, Ohio and he is currently planting a church in Pakistan as well as several regional campuses in Ohio. He is a former combat soldier, teacher, youth pastor, young adult pastor,who has traveled worldwide.