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“let the weak say I am strong” Joel 3:10

I really dislike the expression ‘I’m just saying’. Just like I also don’t like kids pointing toy guns at me  and saying pow pow.  It’s the same, kids use toy guns to practice murder, not having seen what a gun can do to someone up close and personal.  Not aware of the death, suffering and agony it can cause.  Same thing with ‘just saying’. Either your words have power or they don’t. If they have power, they can destroy.  The Bible says they do. Don’t use them lightly.

Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, But he who restrains his lips is wise.

What you say has a lot to do with who you are and what you will become.  I once had a young man come looking for a job as a lot attendant.  I asked him why he was looking for a job, and he said ‘I am here because my mom told me I needed a job’.  I turned him down, and told him for future reference to never again say that in a job interview.   You’ll never get a job talking that way.  It is better to say a little than a lot.

What you say and how you say it affects your future.  I am not quoting Joel Osteen.  I am not quoting the positive confession theology. I am quoting the prophet Joel from the old testament.  Believing what you say, if you are repeating God’s promises,  is not a message for people who join church looking for a ‘get rich quick’ scheme.  It’s not the theory of what some would distastefully ‘say’ is the ‘blab it and grab it’ philosophy.  The modern church and it’s scholars need to be extremely careful about what they ‘say’ about God’s Word.  God’s Word says we should say things and expect results because we are repeating what God tells us to do.  He commands us to do this, irregardless of what theologians and pastors say.

If you always tell the truth, you will believe everything that you say.  If you don’t you won’t.  You may be self deceived to the point where you actually belive your own lies, but that is a mental health issue, not applicable for this missive.  Normal people know when they are lying. If you know you are a liar, you can’t believe what you say.  If you know your are honest, you WILL believe what you say.  For example, I don’t believe ANYTHING on CNN news because I have caught them in so many blatant lies my whole adult life.  There are people in my life that are compulsive liars.  Again, I absolutely can not believe anything they say.  But I know men and women of God that are completely honest. I know they have no agenda.  I believe everything that they say. IF you know yourself to be true with everything  that comes out of your mouth, you will believe what you say.  NO DOUBTS!  If you feel weak, and say you are strong, you will be strong, because you believe what you say, and you know God is true to His Word.  You will be strong in faith.  Financially strong (which you have to be if you want to help others).  Physically strong. Emotionally strong.  When you feel weak, say you are strong, convincingly.  Believe it!  God tells you that you SHOULD say that you are strong.  Trust Him!  Believe in Him.  Say it out loud, ‘I am strong, I am so, so strong’.  I have heard people brag about how weak they are.  Guess what?  They are pretty weak in all aspects of their lives.

Romans 10:17 Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.

You hear through your ears.  Bible scholars say that faith comes through reading the Bible.  That’s concerning because the majority of the world is illiterate.  The majority of those who CAN READ don’t own a Bible.  In context to a previous verse, Paul is talking about people hearing with their ears what someone is saying, or what we ourselves are saying.   For this reason, Winnie and I do our devotions in the morning, reading the Bible out loud, saying God’s Word.  When we do our discipleship classes, we also read the Bible out loud.  Hearing what the Bibles says is a lot more important than what I have to say.

Romans 10:14 and how shall they hear without a preacher?

What we say not only affects our minds and health, but could affect our salvation as well.  If we are saved we should say so.  If you were in a life and death situation, and someone rescued you, you would tell people. That is EXACTLY what the Lord did for you.

Psalm 197:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

When I accepted the Lord, I promised myself that I was going to be one of those ‘quiet Christians’, and not SAY anything about my experience to anyone.   That lasted about an hour. Like ANYONE who has been born again, it is impossible for me NOT to say what Jesus means to me. (Not just with people who believe like me, but everyone I am in contact with)  Besides that, what you say is an integral part of salvation itself.

Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

People get saved by what we say.  We get saved by what we hear, both hearing our own voices and others.  We and our families are provided for by how we talk to others, and to God.  For example, Good salesmen speak in a way and say things that makes customers want to buy from them.  Bad salesmen say things that run customers away. We become what we talk about, because what we talk about shows us where our heart is. If we talk about being weak, broke,depressed, crazy, sick, getting forgetful, dementia or Alzheimers, the ‘virus’, we aren’t thanking God, we are doubting Him. We will realize in our lives what our heart are dwelling on. What we say reveals the abundance of our heart, and is a matter life and death for us, and for whoever we speak to.

Proverbs 18:21 “The tongue has the power of life and death.”

The stakes are high. Your spoken words can either speak life, or your words can speak death. Our tongues can build others up, or they can tear them down.

I say that I am strong, and I can believe my words. Not only do I say I am strong, I thank God for my strength. I say that I am and always will be healthy until the Lord sees my work here is finished, then He’ll take me home.  I say that I am saved and filled with the Holy Spirit. I say that I am and will always have all of my mental faculties.  I say that I am always having enough for my family, ministry and an overflowing of blessings for others.  I say that my children are blessed.  I say that I am provided for abundantly so I can help the poor, and help them to go to heaven some day.  I say I am happy and Joyful, and I realize I am and I thank God! I thank God that He has told me to thank Him and to say what He has done for me.

Psalm 126:2-32Then our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with shouts of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” 3The LORD has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.

Listen to this great song ‘Let the weak say they are strong”

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“que los débiles digan que soy fuerte” Joel 3:10

Lo que dices tiene mucho que ver con quién eres y en qué te convertirás. Una vez tuve un joven que vino a buscar trabajo como asistente. Le pregunté por qué estaba buscando trabajo, y dijo “Estoy aquí porque mi madre me dijo que necesitaba un trabajo”. Lo rechacé y le dije para el futuro que nunca más volvería a decir eso en una entrevista de trabajo. Nunca vas a conseguir trabajo asi!

Lo que dices y cómo lo dices afecta tu futuro. No estoy citando a Joel Osteen. Cito al profeta Joel del antiguo testamento (la Biblia judía). No es para las personas que se unen a la iglesia buscando un esquema rápido para hacerse rico. No es solo algo predicado por pastores populares hoy. No es lo que algunos dirían con disgusto es la filosofía de “confesarlo and agarrarlo”. La iglesia moderna y sus eruditos deben tener mucho cuidado con lo que “dicen” sobre la Palabra de Dios.

Si siempre dices la verdad, creerás todo lo que dices. Por ejemplo, no creo nada en las noticias de CNN porque las he atrapado en mentiras toda mi vida adulta. Hay personas en mi vida que son mentirosas compulsivas, absolutamente no puedo creer nada de lo que dicen. Pero si sabes que es verdad todo lo que sale de tu boca, creerás lo que dices. NO HAY DUDAS. Si te sientes débil y dices que eres fuerte, serás fuerte. Fuerte en la fe. Financieramente fuerte (que debe ser si quiere ayudar a otros). Fisicamente fuerte. Emocionalmente fuerte Cuando te sientas débil, di que eres fuerte, de manera convincente. Dios te dice que DEBERÍAS decir que eres fuerte. ¡Confia en el! Cree en él. Dilo en voz alta: “Soy fuerte, soy tan fuerte”. He escuchado a la gente alardear de cuán débiles son. ¿Adivina qué? Son bastante débiles en todos los aspectos de sus vidas.

Romanos 10:17 La fe viene al escuchar y escuchar por la Palabra de Dios.

Escuchas a través de tus oídos. Los estudiosos de la Biblia dicen que esto se hace leyendo la Biblia. Estoy seguro de que a veces tienen razon, pero en el contexto de un versículo anterior, Pablo habla de personas que escuchan con sus oídos lo que alguien está diciendo. O lo que nosotros mismos estamos diciendo.   Por esta razon, Nosotros hacemos nuestras devociones en la mañana. Leemos la Biblia en voz alta. Nosotros hacemos nuestras clases de discipulado. También leemos la Biblia en voz alta. Escuchar lo que dice la Biblia es mucho más importante que lo que digo.

Romanos 10:14 y ¿cómo oirán sin un predicador?

Lo que decimos no solo afecta nuestra mente y salud, sino que también podría afectar nuestra salvación. Si somos salvos deberíamos decirlo.

Salmo 197: 2 Díganlo los redimidos de Jehová, a quienes redimió de la mano del enemigo;

Cuando acepté al Señor, me prometí que iba a ser un “cristiano callado”. Duro una hora asi! Al  igual que CUALQUIERA que ha nacido de nuevo, es imposible para mí NO compartir mi fe. (No solo con personas que creen como yo, sino con todas las personas con las que estoy en contacto) Además de eso, lo que usted dice es una parte integral de la salvación misma.

Romanos 10: 9 Que si confiesas con tu boca al Señor Jesús, y crees en tu corazón que Dios lo levantó de los muertos, serás salvo.

La gente se salva por lo que decimos. Nos salvamos por lo que escuchamos, tanto escuchando nuestras propias voces como las de los demás. Nos proporciona la forma en que hablamos. Los buenos vendedores hablan de una manera y dicen cosas que hacen que los clientes quieran comprar. Los malos vendedores dicen cosas que ahuyentan a los clientes. Hablamos de estar enfermo, deprimido, olvidoso, tener demencia o Alzheimer, el “virus”, lo vamos a tener. Lo que decimos es un asunto de vida o muerte para nosotros y para quien sea que hablemos.

Proverbios 18:21 lo pone de esta manera: “La lengua tiene el poder de la vida y la muerte”. Las apuestas son altas. Tus palabras pueden hablar la vida, o tus palabras pueden hablar la muerte. Nuestras lenguas pueden construir a otros, o pueden derribarlos.

Digo que soy fuerte y puedo creer mis palabras. Digo que estoy y que siempre estaré sano hasta que el Señor vea que mi trabajo aquí está terminado, y luego me llevará a casa. Digo que soy salvo y lleno del Espíritu Santo. Digo que lo soy y que siempre tendré todas mis facultades mentales hasta que termine mi tiempo. Yo digo que mis hijos son bendecidos. Digo que Dios me provee abundantemente para poder ayudar a los pobres y ayudarlos a ir al cielo algún día.

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