Proverbs 18:21, The MSG “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose”.
Words, especially your words matter because words are not merely spoken sounds. Words contain sounds but those sounds contain sound waves (which are measurable by frequencies) and those sound waves contain sound codes. What are sound codes? Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, PHD succinctly defines them in his series Sound Code and the Spirit (Volume 1 & 2) as; “Instruction, meaning, account or information embedded in a sound wave”.
In essence, your words matter because those words carry sound waves which contain information or instruction that go into action, as soon as those words (sound codes) are spoken. Therefore, as soon as you speak, either creation or destruction occurs. That is why our opening scripture puts it so plainly, “words kill, words give life” because your words matter.
In the creation story in Genesis 1, we see that whenever God spoke there was a manifestation of His words. When he said “Let there be light” [Genesis 1:3, KJV], correctly translated as “Light be”, light came forth out of the darkness. Understand that before God said, “let there be light”, light was non-existent because the Bible let’s us know that “and the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of the God moved upon the face of the waters” [Genesis 1:2, KJV]. Yet, when God said for light to come, light came forth by His Words. The key ingredient for creation was the sound code spoken by God, which the Holy Spirit who was present at creation, used to create light from total darkness.The Psalmists declares in Psalms 33:6, 9, TLB that, “He merely spoke, and the heavens were formed and all the galaxies of stars… For when he but spoke, the world began! It appeared at his command”. Apostle Paul later reinforces this in Hebrews 11:3, AMP “By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible”.
This shows us that it is possible to change situations by the words that we speak; either positively or negatively. There is an unseen world, a spiritual realm to which our natural eyes cannot perceive. This world can only be perceived by our spiritual senses by faith and things in that realm can be brought into reality by our words, spoken in faith. Remember:
Words -> Sound Waves -> Sound Codes -> Information -> Creation or Destruction
Therefore, you can call forth things you want to see in your life by your words or cause destruction to happen by your words. As a Christian, the words you speak must conform to the Word of God because those words are backed by the Spirit of God, just as God’s words were carried out by the Spirit of God at creation. From Genesis we learn that sound codes are unique to different forms of matter; there is a sound code for light and a different sound code for water. That is why when God said “light be”, water did not come forth. This principle is important because until you know what sound code to speak, you will be calling forth the wrong things and seeing fruits which you may not desire. Therefore, it is essential that you know the Word of God so that you can speak God’s mind and heart forth, because that is what would bring about creation in your life and circumstances. In Ezekiel 37, whenever God spoke to Ezekiel concerning the dry bones, the Lord gave Him specific words to prophesy about them and Ezekiel said “So I prophesied as I was commanded” [Ezekiel 37:7,10, KJV]. It is when you say the sound codes God teaches you to say in His Word and by His Spirit, that you get the results that come with those sound codes.
Apostle Paul has made us aware that “faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God” [Romans 10:18, KJV]. Therefore, that faith that you need to back the words you speak also come from the Word of God. The heart-to-mouth connection is very essential because that is what gives meaning to your sound codes. That is why in Romans 10:9-10, salvation is in 2 folds – believing 1st in your heart that God raised Christ from the dead and then confessing His Lordship over your life. If you want your words (sound codes) to have the response they ought to, speak it forth from your heart (your spirit man) but you can only do that when your spirit man is saturated with those words. Remember that Jesus said “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh” [Matthew 12:34, KJV]. Therefore, remove doubt, fear and worry from your life because those are parasites that leech on your faith to diminish the effectiveness of your sound codes.
Your words matter because they carry weight – be careful what you say and how you say because “words kill, words give life”.