The tongue is one of the greatest assets given to man by God. It gives him the ability to determine events. It allows him to 'manipulate' his environment. Death and life proverbs says, are in the power of the tongue and they that love (make use of) it shall eat of its fruit thereof.(Prov. 18:21). One translation says, "... those that make it a friend shall eat of its fruit"
There are a few people that have recognised tongue as an asset. Kenneth Hagin once said mighty few Christians realise that our words dominate us. It's the power given by God to man in order for him to be able to programme events into his life. Jesus taught exactly that. Mark 11:23 says 'he shall have whatsoever he saith'. He said a man of faith must practise his faith by the use of words. A person who understands how to get results and whose faith is result oriented, makes his words work for him. One translation says "those who have who have made the tongue their friend, are eating of its fruit thereof." The science behind the cycles of life positive or negative is the power of the spoken word.
Whatever seasons God has planned for your future begins with a glimpse of its possibility in your own heart. You have the responsibility to capture the essence of it by the words you are speaking today. Stop hoping and waiting for it to happen start saying it today. Express the feelings, the understanding, the emotions of what you see ahead of you in faith with words or it would go out of the range of your vision and you would be left without enthusiasm for the future. Never forget every failure in life once had a powerful glimpse of emerging events or the possibilities of the future in his heart but let it slip by not capturing the essence of it in words.
Negative cycles begin with a voice of accusation and positive ones begin with powerful affirmations. The adversary knowing that the tongue can produce a cycle of death initiates a word of accusation as a spark counting on it to spread. If you are ever confronted with accusations take nothing for granted. Enter into a season of prayer asking God to specifically reverse the effect of words spoken by men over your life. Learn also not to withdraw or to isolate yourself. Give during these times and maintain powerful affirmations about yourself and your situation everyday when you are alone. Keep using words against the situation and in favour of your future until you come into a position of rest about your future, where the past no longer haunts you and the present situations no longer intimidate you. It is at such times that we learn the art of programming the events of our lives.
Bill Gates referring to the power of cycles unconsciously attributed the negative or positive cycles companies go through to the words that are spoken. He said large established companies that one day had hundreds of millions of dollars in sales and lots of satisfied customers had disappeared in a short time and new companies such as apple, Compaq, Lotus, Oracle, Sun, and Microsoft appeared to go from nothing to a billion dollars in revenue in a flash. These were driven by what he termed positive spirals while the failure of others by negative spirals. The powerful companies that enter into these negative spirals, he attributes, begin this way I quote, "they loose market share or deliver one bad product, the TALK BECOMES 'why do you work there', 'why do you invest in that company', I don't think you should buy from them'.... the press and analyst smell blood and begin inside stories about who's quarrelling and who's responsible for mismanagement customers begin to question...." The spiral begins and down goes the organization. Personal lives, families could fall into this same pattern and remain in the valley of death. Multitudes are there discouraged and disillusioned about their future not knowing they can master that negative cycle and come out on top.. Pastor Poju Oyemade