Seeds: The Power
in Our Words
What happens when we speak?
The Sower’s Seed
There are several ways that seeds are sown. It is important to understand that about 95% of our life effect and how we carry out our life calling is done through less than 2% of our body—the tongue. This puts a great importance on the tongue.
But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing (James 3:8-10).
The tongue is the tool that most often serves as the wheel that broadcasts seed. The tongue is directly connected to the bin where the seed is stored; and this is critical, because this bin is the heart. For out of the heart the mouth speaketh.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (Romans 10:10).
When someone only believes from the heart, it will not be sufficient to bring salvation. Belief also needs to be confessed with the mouth—an audible sound through the mouth coming from the heart.
Audible sounds are broadcast all day long from our lips as a way of communication. In the Christian life, audible communication brings the blessing of fellowship with God and our fellow believers.
First, I want to address blessing with the tongue.
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit (Proverbs 15:4).
Sometimes we experience spiritual uplifting from prayer or a spiritual meeting. I have noticed that at times the aura of spiritual refreshing disappears faster than it was received. This leaves a sense of deep emptiness within. I have analyzed moments like this in my own life and have found that wrong or untimely words spoken in our presence or even from our own mouths always cause a breach in our spirit. In Hebrew the word perverseness means destructive and thus indicates that someone has spoken something that destroys what had been received.
A breach in the spirit is a crack in the cistern—and the water is wasted. Or as someone has said, if there’s a crack in the lantern, the flame fizzles out even in the slightest wind.
The twelve spies sent out by Moses to see what the Promised Land and the people were like all “saw” the same situation. Only two spoke hope. The other ten could never enter the land promised to them because they had unbelief. Unbelief caused them to see things differently than Joshua and Caleb. Those two men saw through the eyes of God.
Parents can have a great effect on child development by the words they speak into their children when they are yet young and tender. During this stage in a child’s life, parents have this great responsibility of preparing good ground for good seed. Very soon their children will be subjected to seeds tossed at them from numerous sources, both good and evil.
An environment that continuously exposes a developing child to evil seed will certainly have a large negative impact on the child. This kind of atmosphere will pave the way for the child to develop a seeming immunity to evil words.
There is a tendency to only consider evil as “truly evil” when there is lots of it. Human tendency is to discount the effect of a lesser amount of evil. A lesser amount of evil seems to appeal to human nature and is often overlooked. Excuses are often made for small sins or evils.
Truth is, whether there is a large or small amount, there is still only one source of evil. It is not the amount of evil, but the source of it that makes evil sinful.
I always try to identify the source of evil, rather than considering how it might appeal to human nature. If Eve would have considered the source of the suggestion at the tree of knowledge in the Garden of Eden, the temptation might have completely vanished. She was spiritually gazing at the tree and not at the serpent. The tree appeared less evil. The source of this great evil was hidden. Her opinion and reasoning overlooked the source of the suggestion.
After she reasoned, she yielded to Satan. One bite of sweet fruit brought utter damnation and ultimate, eternal banishment from God. A seemingly small and inconsequential error. But, oh, how great was that “small” error. The entire human race was thrown into the wrath of Almighty God, to be judged, because all are now born into sin.
We see that Eve’s decision was a generational decision, a decision that has generational implications. How can something as simple as eating a certain food have such terrible consequences? The answer is clear.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly (John 10:10).
For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17).
The law of sowing and reaping is still in effect. This law may hold the answers to struggles in your life. Because “whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
We have the Word of God on it.
• You can choose to receive blessing or cursing in your life by this law of sowing and reaping. It can be a matter of your choice.
• Are your words weak and powerless to effect long term change in others? There’s a reason. There’s a solution.
• The Bible talks about resurrection power that can raise someone from the dead. Have you experienced that power?