Don Gossett & E.W. Kenyon

B. Childress
Apr 01 2012

I remember that Jesus said, “Thy faith has made thee whole.”

It was the faith of the person that made them whole.  Then I saw that it is our words that heal us.

When we say “By His stripes I am healed” that confession brings my deliverance from the disease.

You notice he said in Romans 10:9, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in thy heart
that God raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

Saved here means healed.  It is your mouth that makes the confession.  It is the confession of the faith that you have in
your heart or in your spirit.

You have come to believe or to know that the word of God is absolute.  He watches over every word to perform it.  “No
Word from God is void of power” or ability.

What does the Word of God do?  The Word of God saves you.  The Word of God heals you.  The Word of God
supplies us with finances.  It is the Word that does it.

Psalm 107:20, “He sent His Word and healed us.”

Jesus is that Word.

His Words were Himself.

Now I made the Word of God my Word and that Word dwells in me richly.  When I speak it is the word in my lips and I
say “By His stripes I am healed.”

To maintain your confession and hold fast to your confession is the secret of success and victory in the divine life.

You hold fast your confession that God laid upon Jesus your sin and that gives you eternal life.

You hold fast to your confession that by His stripes you are healed, and that gives you your healing.

You hold fast to your confession that “Nay, in all these things, ye are more than conquerors,” and you are a  conqueror.

You hold fast to your confession that “My God shall supply every need of yours,” and every need is supplied.

You waver in your confession, and deny your confession, and you annul the Word as far as you are concerned.

Now you can see that your faith is measured by your words, or your confession.

Your confession is your estimation of the value of the Word of God.

The words that Jesus spoke are still green and fresh, giving hope and joy and victory to the multitudes.

The record of the things that He did still thrills us.

The words of the Apostle Paul are to us at times like a flame that burns; another time, the healing ointment that quiets
the wound and brings the heart into fellowship with Heaven.

“The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and life,” said the Master.

Now I want you to see the effect of your words upon yourself.

Your words bring discouragement and defeat into your own life, I ask, “How are you getting along?”

You answer, “Everything has just gone wrong.  The bottom seems to have fallen out of everything.  I’ve lost my grip.  I
can’t seem to put over anything.”

That is a confession.  What are its reactions on you?

You are instantly filled with self-pity and the sense of defeat.

You are robbed of the power of initiative, the ability to pick up the scattered ends and bring them together again into

You can’t seem to do it.  Why?

Your confession has unnerved you and wrecked you.

The same thing is true when you have trouble with your husband, or someone else, and you tell that over and over

Every time you do, you cry and go through the deepest agony.

Had you not told it, you would have been much stronger.

Your words are poison to your own system.  Your words are sometimes deadly.

When you say, “I don’t believe I’ll ever get over this,” that is taking poison.

There is no antidote for it except the breaking of the power of that kind of confession, and beginning to speak the right
kind of words and give the right kind of a confession.

You think and talk failure and you will go down to its level.

Your words create an atmosphere that injures and breaks you.

There are three classes of words: neutral, colorless, empty, soulless words.  These are the general conversation of
most people.

They are just empty words, colorless words, words of the monotone.

You hear a preacher preaching in a monotone; there is no color, no soul, no power, or life in his words – just sounds
thrown out on the air.

The second class of words is constructive words, strength-building, healing words, words of inspiration, thrilling, mighty,
dominant words, words pregnant with hope, love, and victory.

Then the third class is destructive words, words filled with hatred, scandal, bitterness, jealousy, deadly virus, coming
from a heart full of bitterness, sent out to wound, blight, curse, and damn.

What a tremendous place words hold.

You see what you can do with words, how you can change lives, how you can bless and build, and encourage, and lead
men to master achievements.


THE POWER OF YOUR WORDS, by Don Gossett & E.W. Kenyon, Copyright 1981, Whitaker House.