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May 13, 2021 6:00 am
Alan White, pastor, Bible teacher and author of his latest book, the power to bless words are the mystery of our organs.
We should not be surprising in the beginning God said, let there be light. He created everything that exists vice Esther Allen to another message of good news that will help you see your life in a whole new light.
Excited for you to hear the teaching today. In the series. Leakproof is presented in an old church in North Carolina. If you're not able to stay with us throughout the entire program. I will make sure you know how to get our special resource. Right now it can be yours for your donation this month to Alan Wright Ministries as you listen to today's message go deeper if are happy to send you today's special offer. Just contact us at pastoralan.org that's Pastor Alan.org or call 877-544-4860 that's 877-544-4860 will have more on this special offer later in the program but now let's get started with today's teaching here is Alan Wright is not working much all the calls hardly anything to produce rights. Not that piece of paper that is valuable. It's what it represents. Maybe a better example if somebody wrote you a personal check for $100. You wouldn't tear up the check and said I was just a piece of paper.
You can't do anything with a piece of paper that personal check. It may not actually be the hundred dollars but it it is to you hundred dollars and so you deposit it. Words are like this. They are so powerful because they are so closely associated with the reality is to say that it touches upon that reality. That's the reason. If someone were to utter a racial slur. We don't say welshes words and words don't mean anything. Now we disdain it because we agree that the word is a symbol of a thought and I thought is something generated by the heart, which is the core of a person and therefore if you had the thought. The thought was real in your word is your thought and the thought is you say your word is you is so important that in our home. I would say how you speak about yourself and about others was probably the most important foundational teaching and the subject of our strictest discipline. I remember one time when Bennett was young, just little junior golfer and this normally even-tempered, self-controlled little boy like most people, or play golf found it very difficult on the golf course when things are going badly did not speak ill of oneself and you must understand that if your words are really important about others that are very important about yourself and how you talk to yourself and after he had made a couple bad shots and he was get in real bad mood and I could hear mom walk on spectating. I am zero saying things about how he stinks and how he can't make a platen you can't do this and all the can't can't can't, and apparent signs both interact with the kid, but I couldn't stand it so I just walked alongside a master dried and corrected and edits famous now in our family because I end up saying to them I said you know the problems that you don't even need the devil I said you don't need a bite to accuse you, put you down here doing it yourself and those somehow that got through to him and he still reminds me of the day that WME me the devil. You're doing the job yourself the power of our words. I believe in it so strongly this year at the Masters part three tournament that they have on Wednesday before the official start of the famous golf tournament Jack Nicholas his grandson was caddying there in the little bar three and at one of the golf balls they let all the caddies had a shot and Jack Nicholas his grandson hit a shot made a hole in one nose all over the news and what was more interesting about it was Jack Nicholas had told his grandson the day before. I think you might only want that. You might say that's is the lucky coincidence of statements you could say it's the power of suggestion. He was just sort of encouraging him okay to be something even more. Could it be that even in a non-spiritual context like that through just everyday speech.
Something is being shaped. This weekend will. Next weekend I will as I have done hundreds of times officiate a wedding, and there will be two really important moments moment in which they exchange their valves and he will say to her, I take you to be my wife and before God in these witnesses. I've promised to be your loving and faithful husband and plenty, and in want enjoy NSR sorrow and in sickness and in health, as long as we both shall live.
And she'll say the same. And I'll have a moment in which I'll say you have shared your valves and therefore I proclaim you to be husband and wife.
Now, folks, you could put on a white dress and eat cake and have a big party and sleep together and not be married and you could stand in the middle of a cornfield with a couple witnesses and that pastor and speak some valves and be married. The words, think about this the words enact the covenant words are a mystery of deepest power and importance, so we should not be surprised that in the beginning God said, let there be light. He created everything that exists vice leaking. The thought was in his own mind but the fault was expressed through speech and through the speech.
It came into reality. In that sense you could say God was in his word, his word is the essence of who he is.
This is not magic the way sorcerers and witch doctors use incantations as if there are magic spells and formulas.
If you just repeat the words long enough in the words themselves have power know what we see in God is that the words have power because they are God's own breath. They are so intimately connected with God that they are expressions of his deity and his creativity and when he came to the pinnacle of creation, which is you. It's not a surprise, then, that the mark on one of the key marks of the pinnacle of his creation. A human being is that the human being could speak, God said, let us make man in our own image, after our own likeness and so we created us in his image.
There many ways that we are like God but we are perhaps most like God in this we can speak the Targum one early Hebrew translation rendered in Genesis 2 verse seven, which normally reads the Lord God formed the man of the dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and the man became a living creature or a living soul, but one very early translation that was written by Hebrew scholars render it and man became a speaking so because it is our capacity to speak that sets us apart from all of the animals and other some scientific research about the DNA coding of a particular gene that separates us from all the other animals and is a speech gene as its extraordinary really. If you think of it, and scientists are baffled and amazed by this, that human beings somehow are born into this world with a capacity to figure out by almost osmosis very complicated grammars in their native language and effortlessly store an unbelievably huge lexicon of words in their heads that come together to form speech and any healthy child just as able to do this right will have more teaching moment from today's important series like something is holding you back as if you can important see that could change everything. Is there someone you love, peace and stack them back child. What's missing blessing on the faith filled vision spoken over you can learn how to embrace the dental practice, a blessing to Pastor Alan writes new, but it's a blast, which quickly became an Amazon number one bestseller after 370s until now the hardcover book has only been available through retail sales this month right ministries once to send you the I thank you for your donation is not only received the best-selling that also receive a free session video place in which Pastor Alan teaches how to blast and covers content not found in the video course includes a detailed study guide perfect for personal growth or small group discussion. Make your gift today and discover the power to blast the gospel is shared when you get Allen right ministries.
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We are happy to send this to you as I thanks from Allen right ministries, seven 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website pastor and data work. Today's teaching now continues you once again is Alan writing there something that one of the most prominent scholars in the field has called a language acquisition device gnome Chomsky is written language is a uniquely human gift when we study language we are uncovering in part what makes us human. Getting a peek at the very nature of human nature listener. This one of the things it makes you human and make you like God is a you can speak words sounding this study, the animals and they have their forms of communication, but there are such limits on it. For example, I read this week.
The prairie dog has a call to one of the prairie dogs and the call is saying essentially I see a hawk and it has another call that's different from that one.
That is, I see a coyote so prairie dogs can do that.
But what they can't do is what scientists call displacement and that is where they displace it in space and time. So the prairie dog can't say hey you guys remember that hawk down by the river last week that was pretty scary will admit, but human beings have the capacity to put together an endless infinite combination of words with meanings inside of meanings inside of meanings so mysterious and powerful that it is like life itself. When the blind, deaf and mute. Helen Keller was tutored by Ann Sullivan until she discovered language she didn't feel like she was alive till then. Keller wrote for nearly 6 years.
I had no concept of nature or mind or death or God. I literally fought with my body but then suddenly I awoke to language to knowledge of love to the usual concepts of nature of good and evil listener what she said I was actually lifted from nothingness to human life.
The fact that you have words makes you like God. It makes you human. It makes you alive so there's no there's no surprise when you come to the book of the Bible that is about how to live wisely that the biggest theme in this book is how to wisely use your tongue.
There are so many scriptures in Proverbs about regarding the time because it has such capacity for destruction, avoid quarrelsome speech.
Proverbs 2624, lack of wood, the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer quarreling, seasickness as charcoal.
Verse 21 to hot embers and wood fire.
So is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife. Words that are quarrelsome create strife there is much in the Proverbs warning against slander and gossip. Proverbs 1113. Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets or could be rendered here. Gossip reveals secrets but he was trustworthy, and spirit.
Keep something covered, as opposed slander is maligning someone about something that's untrue, but gossip is not necessarily untrue, is just something that didn't need to be said. Proverbs 17. Nine whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he repeats a matter separates) to believe your words have the capacity to separate people. Proverbs talk about how one of the best ways to master your time is to learn to be more quiet. Proverbs 1727 whoever restrains his words has knowledge and you as a cool spirit is a man of understanding even a fool who keeps silent, is considered wise when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent avenues, this one many a time in the school classroom there was Abraham Lincoln credited with same. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt on lifelong sales trainers help me understand sales is not about talking talking talking to someone. It's about listening, listening, listening, and then you connect and the Proverbs are just full of the incredible power that is available in our speech.
There is just so much good that can be done through your words.
Let me give you some examples.
Your words can lift anxiety while Proverbs 1225 anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad your words can either calls or lift anxiety can bring sadness or make a heart glad Proverbs say that good words feed many Proverbs 1021 the lips of the righteous feed many word here has a sense of shepherding, but fools die for lack of sense like a shepherd who guides his sheep. Your words righteously spoken shepherd souls can turn away wrath. Proverbs 15 11.
The most important Proverbs you could ever take to heart a soft answer turns away wrath but a harsh word stirs up anger. Could you imagine how powerful would be if you could master your tongue so that when someone is angry with you instead of you speaking harshly to them, which then throws fuel onto the fire of wrath, instead have a gentle word. The columns were talking about power of words they can avoid calamity.
Proverbs 2123 whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble healing to your bones. Proverbs 1624 gracious words are like a honeycomb sweetness to the soul, and health to the body. Prosperity links to our words. Proverbs 1820 from the fruit of a man's mouth. His stomach is satisfied. He is satisfied by the yield of his lips. The prosperity of your life is links to your words. Life itself. Proverbs 1821 death and life are in the power of the tongue.
Those who love it will eat its fruit death and life are in your tongue, God doesn't just ask you to have a mastery of your speech, but he has come to make it possible they talk to about the mercies of God and his redemptive work for our speech.
Here's what happened in the beginning God fellowship intimately in paradise with Adam and Eve when Satan entered the scene through this symbolic presence of a serpent. The conversation of the temptation centered around what God said or didn't say, and God had told Adam and Eve they could eat of any fruit tree in paradise. Except there was one tree, the tree of knowledge of good and evil that they want to eat up but the serpent came in and said did God actually say you shall not eat of any tree in the garden.
He talked about God. He talked about trees. He talked about eating and he talked about the garden but he turned the words all around so the primal temptation was a word that was none fitly spoken Helen right in today's teaching foolproof communication is part of our series on foolproof encourage you to stay with us. Alan is back here in the studio as he shares his parting good news.for the day in just a moment feel like something is holding you back as if you lack an important seat I could change everything. Is there someone you love hissing stack to help them out what's missing blessing. We all need constant faith filled vision spoken over our lives. You can learn how to embrace the biblical practice of blessing to pastor Alan Wright's new book, it's a blast, which quickly became an Amazon number one bestseller after 370s until now the hardcover book has only been available through retail sales this month. Alan Wright Ministries once send you the I thank you for your Denilson did this not only receive the best-selling that also receive a free session video place in which Pastor Alan teaches how to blast and covers content not the video course includes a detailed study guide perfect for personal growth or small group discussion. Make your gift today and discovered the power to blast the gospel is shared when you get to Alan Wright Ministries this broadcast is only possible because of listener financial support.
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We will send you a special offer. We are happy to send this to you as I thanks from Alan Wright Ministries call us at 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website pastor out.like I cured this to you and Alan are parting good news thought for the day, related to communication that words have power. They can also be misconstrued unintentionally and intentionally which is the bootable Europa talking about just a moment ago if a word fitly spoken. Proverbs 25 says is like apples of gold in the setting of silver. Then words that are not fitly spoken the words don't fit the wrong words well produces the opposite, that which is not nourishing, that which is not beautiful that which is harmful and we were just seeing that you know their Daniel is a made up the primal temptation right. The beginning is to twist gods word and to use words in the wrong way, but what were going to be saying tomorrow is all of the good that can come from the way that we use our words. This is very very important theme and an Proverbs and I think sometimes it just we know this, but it just helps me so much to just be immersed in these Proverbs the tell us over and over about the power of our words, God created the whole world by speaking and he's made us in his own image and we shape our environment as well with her speech. Today's good news message is a listener supported production of Alan Wright Ministries