Did you know that the words that proceed from our mouths carry spiritual weight and can shape our future? It’s true! There are people who claim death with their tongue and actually welcome a spirit of death (a demon) by doing so. Proverbs clearly points out how the power of life and death lie in the tongue:
Proverbs 18:21, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
Jesus told us in Matthew that by the words the proceed from our mouth, we will be justified or condemned. This ought to make us seriously consider whether or not what we say lines up with God’s will for us!
Matthew 12:37, “For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”
And finally, it is quite possible (and not uncommon) to spiritually defile ourselves by negatively confessing the wrong things. Spiritual defilement is an open door for demons to enter us (I have an entire teaching on this), and therefore it is important for us to watch carefully the things which we say.
Matthew 15:18, “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.”
As harmless as it sounds, it is dangerous to confess things contrary to the Word of God. Everyday confessions such as “I’ll never get out of debt” or “I’ll never lose the weight” can be serious hindrances to our success in those areas of our lives!
Want to bind your soul and shut off your heart towards others? Say something like, “I’ll never allow anybody to get close to me ever again!” Somebody who has been through divorce and has made confessions like that, may find it nearly impossible to truly bond with another person. Has this happen to you? You CAN be released from this bondage… you can start by repenting for making such confessions, and then begin to take back the negative words which you spoke (do this step verbally)… once that step is done, possible deliverance may be needed in order to rid yourself form any unclean spirits that may have entered in through your vows.
Negative confessions are cleaned up through repentance and renouncing the words spoken. Further deliverance may be necessary in order to be fully set free from the resulting bondage. Don’t give up… Jesus paid the price for you to be set free!