Don Gossett & E.W. Kenyon

B. Childress
Apr 07 2012

In 1961, I was challenged by a man, “Talk the way you would like to be and you will be the way you talk.”  I began to
talk.  Not the way things were then, but the way I would like them to be.  I discovered this harmonized with scripture,
“Whosoever shall say to this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart,
but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith” Mark 11:23.

I had just lost by repossession my home and five rooms of furniture.  I had talked poverty and reaped poverty.  I
changed my tune and began to affirm, “GOD GIVETH ME WEALTH AND HEALTH.”  This harmonized with III John 2,
“Beloved, I wish above all things thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”  To say, “God
giveth me wealth and health,” when I was without any money, home, or furniture, with my family living in two little rooms
in a motel at Victoria, this was “talking the way I would like to be so I would be the way I talked.”

Another Power Poem I began to live by, “WHAT I CONFESS I POSSESS.”  I was learning that WHAT YOU SAY IS WHAT
YOU GET.  I began to confess, “My God shall supply all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus”
Philippians 4:19.  I disciplined my lips and held my heart steady unto the supply of a home, furniture, but most of all, for
a ministry that would enable me to be an achiever in Jesus, a positive help to poverty-shackled, fettered and oppressed

So I began to sing, “I SEE I AM FREE.”  I knew Jesus came to liberate the captives and I was a captive to the
oppressions of fear, anxiety, worry, frustration.  “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made you free,
and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage” Galatians 5:1.  I learned to rebel against poverty, failure and
tyranny in every form.

I talked like this: I am an achiever in life.  I always do things that please my Lord.  I shall utilize the modern
communications methods to preach the Gospel.  I shall succeed as a radio broadcaster.  The Holy Spirit has put many
books into my heart.  I shall write those books.

I talked my way forward.  I confessed the Word.  I refused negative confessions.

Pertaining to the home we purchased in Surrey, I began to affirm: I shall make every payment without fail.  The devil can
never steal this home from us.  I shall furnish it adequately for my family.  We shall all be happy and fulfilled in this home.

My previous record was one of failure, one dilemma after another in financial matters.  I had not succeeded as a radio
broadcaster.  I had no way to publish, even though my heart was burning with truths to write.

I kept on talking the way I would like to be, and praise the Lord, I became the way I talked.  I was enabled by God to
weather the storms and triumph through His grace.

Of course, my principal source of talking material was the Word of God.  Jesus declared, “The words that I speak unto
you, they are spirit and they are life” John 6:63.  “The Word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than a two-edged
sword” Hebrews 4:12.

This “speaking forth principle” is the very ingredient of faith.  Second Corinthians 4:13, “We then also having the same
spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, therefore have I spoken; we also believe, therefore do we speak.”

Faith confessions have been our victory.  We talked our way forward.

I confessed, “We shall be used of God to win tens of thousands to Christ.”  This was really in the realm of faith for in no
way were we ever winning even thousands to Christ.  We became the way we talked; literally tens of thousands of souls
have been won to Christ.

Overcoming our pattern of failure in radio broadcasting, I began to proclaim, “We shall succeed on radio stations all
over the world.”  That has been a glorious fact, praise the Lord.

With this intense ambition to bless the body of Christ by the faith principles I had learned through severe testings, I
affirmed, “I shall be able to publish these dynamic truths of the Word to edify others.”  Now 20 years later, more than 20
million copies of my publications have rolled from the presses.

I testified by faith, “My five children shall grow up strong in the Lord and useful to Him.”  Praise God, this has been
glorious reality, as they all live under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

My confession has preceded my possession.  I have confessed, “I am sold on being bold.”  

Through bold ministry we have witnessed supernatural results in healings and deliverances everywhere we have gone
with the Good News.

What you say is what you get.  What I say is what I get.  I have said, “There is no room for gloom.”  Gloom and
depression have repeatedly sought to put me into their evil grasp.  I have resisted in Jesus and overcome.  I might add,
“A smile is my style.”

We have made it our motto, “I live to give.  Life is to give and not take.”  The giving life is the winning life.

Twenty years of God’s grace and mercy.  Twenty years of triumph and achievement.  Twenty years of soul-winning and

I rejoice in Christ my choice.  We have sought to “win the lost at any cost.”  By His grace we are winners!


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