Psalm 118:17 - I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.
"I SHALL LIVE AND NOT DIE" by Darlene McCoy
miracle from the Lord. She has an issue in her brain that may require surgery to fix,
and God gave me this scripture from Psalm 118:17, as well as Proverbs 18:21 -
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat
the fruit thereof.
I remember reading a story when I was younger about a primitive culture that would
hunt down those who were worthy of a death sentence, yet when they found them,
they would lay no harm upon them. However, there would be a "witch doctor", shall
we say, who would come in with the "bone of death". He would begin to cast the
spell of the bone of death upon the individual, and they would begin to writhe in pain.
Within 4-6 weeks, they were dead. Why? They believed there was a literal bone of
death growing within their body, and this consumed all the hope out of them.
We can dwell upon death, and swim in a sea of negativity, but all we will get in the
end is the rewards of death, which are misery and destruction. Why endure such
torture? God tells us that we have power in what we speak! We can speak life to
ourselves, or we can speak doom and downfall. From there, our actions and thoughts
will be affected and directed.
Today, consider what you speak over yourself, or over others. You have power in your
words - choose them wisely!