Pastor Rick Mora

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Your Word Life

Your “Word life”


The Value of Words


Proverbs 18:1-2



The words we speak have the power to release either life or death over ourselves and others.


Your “word life” with others will make or break you in your own personal relationships with other people in this life.


What WORDS come out of your Mouth?


If you do not learn how to speak to other people in a positive and godly manner, then sooner or later no one will want to have anything to do with you, and you will eventually find yourself being totally isolated and alone.


Proverbs 18:1-2


God created everything by speaking it into existence.


As humans we were created in His image, we were created in Gods Image.


Gen 1:26




Our words also have power. (Say POWER)


Our words have the power to release life when we agree with God and death when we agree with Satan,








Proverbs 18:20–21


The first thing that God is trying to tell all of us TODAY is that we have a certain amount of “power” in our tongues.


Our tongue is referring to the verbal words that we speak out of our mouths to other people.


When God is using the word “power,” (SAY POWER)


He is telling us that every single one of us has a certain amount of power residing in our mouth and in our tongues with the words that we can release to other people.


And with this kind of power residing in our ability to release spoken words to other people.


What can happen with this kind of power.


This power can either be used to bring life or death to the person that we are speaking to.


You can either choose to learn how to speak and release positive words of love, encouragement, and edification to other people in your own personal dealings with them, or you can choose to release negative words of condemnation, criticism, coldness, and harshness, and Hatred to the hearer.


The choice is yours!


Words connect us to God.


John 1:1, 14






Before we were saved, our sin caused a seperation between us and God.


God sent His word, Jesus, to be a bridge across that separation.




When we confess with our mouths that we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, we cross over that bridge to be saved.




Words reveal what is in our heart.


Romans 10:8-10, 13


Stop and think how good we have felt when someone has released and spoken words of love, encouragement, and edification to us.


Words can cut right through a person like a knife, and when those words are positive and constructive, they can have an incredible way of building up your own sense of self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence.


Death and Life Are in the Power of the Tongue


  1.  “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” (Proverbs 18:21)
  2. “There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise promotes health. The truthful lip shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.” (Proverbs 12:18)
  3. 3.  “Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking guile. Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.” (Psalm 34:13)
  4. “A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth, and from the produce of his lips he shall be filled.” (Proverbs 18:20)
  5. “The Lord God has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary.” (Isaiah 50:4)
  6. “Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” (Colossians 4:5)
  7. “The mouth of the righteous is a well of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.” (Proverbs 10:11)
  8. “The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters; the wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook.” (Proverbs 18:4)
  9. “A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.” (Proverbs 15:4)
  10. “Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.” (Proverbs 16:24)
  11. “Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.” (Proverbs 12:25)
  12. “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness.” (Proverbs 15:1)
  13. “He who guards his mouth preserves his life, but he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.” (Proverbs 13:3)
  14. “Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles.” (Proverbs 21:23)
  15. “The heart of the righteous studies how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil.” (Proverbs 15:28)
  16. “Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips.” (Psalm 141:3)




Notice that some of these verses have two sides to them.


On the one side are the positive benefits and blessings one can receive as the result of learning how to speak properly to others.


On the other side are the negative things that can occur as a result of not properly expressing yourself to others.




Here is the positive side of the coin:


  • The tongue of the wise promotes health
  • The truthful lip shall be established forever
  • A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth
  • Let your speech always be with grace and seasoned with salt
  • The mouth of the righteous is a well of life
  • The wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook
  • A wholesome tongue is a tree of life
  • Pleasant words are sweetness to the soul and health to the bones
  • A good word can make someone’s heart glad
  • A soft answer turns away wrath
  • The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly
  • He who guards his mouth preserves his life
  • He who guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from trouble


When you read all of these key phrases one right after the other, you can really start to see how powerful of a thing it really is if you can learn how to properly express yourself to other people in this life.


Now here is the negative side of this same coin:


  • Keep your tongue from evil and speaking guile
  • Violence will cover the mouth of the wicked
  • A perverse tongue will break the spirit
  • A harsh word stirs up anger
  • He who opens wide his lips shall have destruction
  • The mouth of the wicked pours forth evil


These key phrases are telling us that those with big mouths, and those who like to speak harsh words to others can bring sudden destruction down on them and possibly those who may be close to them.


Put both sides of this coin right next to one another, and you can see very clearly how the Lord wants us to express ourselves to other people in this life.


Let me close by saying this to you.


If there is a strain or disconnect in a relationship, it’s usually because words were exchanged. In the same way relationships are broken by words, they can also be mended through words. Any relationship can be healed by these seven words:




I was wrong. Will you forgive me?




Write theses Words down, Now put them in your Heart!




On a scale of one to ten, how would you rate yourself in speaking life over the people you love?




One = It’s very difficult; I don’t do it often enough.




Ten = It comes easily; I speak life-giving words often.








Is there someone in your life you have damaged with your words?




Pray for that person.




Ask God to show you the right time to ask their forgiveness.




Psalm 19:14






April 24, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Power of Hope, Don’t Give Up

The Power of Hope, Don’t Give Up!!


Don’t Give Up
1 Peter 1:3-9

John 11:17-21

What is living hope?

The New Testament of hope is very different from our normal thinking about hope. We say to someone: Will the Bucs win the Super Bowl? And they say: I don’t know; I hope so.

In other words, hope as we think about it, is a desire for some future thing which we are uncertain of attaining.

I think of Proverbs 13:4, 12, 19

4 The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing;
But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.

12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.

19 A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul,
But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.

That is not the way Peter speaks about hope.

When Peter says in 1 Peter 1:13 hope fully in the grace that is coming to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ, he does not mean we should desire it and be uncertain of it.

Hope is not a kite at the mercy of winds, but a sure anchor of the soul, penetrating deep into the invisible, eternal world, the Kingdom of God!!

The Resurrection and the coming of Christ is a matter of complete confidence for all believers.

Hebrews 6:11-12 we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness in realizing the full assurance of hope to the end.

So we can define hope, as full assurance, or strong confidence that God is going to do good to us in the future.

Jesus said I Am the Resurrection and the Life

John 11:21-27

Peter calls it “living hope / living faith

What does that mean?

The opposite of a living hope /Faith, would be a dead hope, Dead Faith

James 2:1-26

Faith without works is dead James 2:26

This faith / Hope, is barren, fruitless, unproductive.

So living faith and, living hope would be fertile, fruitful, productive hope.

Living hope is hope that has power and produces changes in once life.

This is what living means in Hebrews 4:12 where it says,

The word of God is living and effective.

So the Believers hope is living and effective!!

A strong confidence in God which has Resurrection power to produce changes in one’s live.

John 11:21-11

Back to 1 Peter 1:3, 23-25. In verse 3, Peter says, “we are born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

That is, our hope arises from being born anew and this new birth comes in through Jesus resurrection.

There is a gap between the resurrection of Jesus and your new birth 2000 years later.

1 Peter 1: 23-25 help fill the gap. Peter says, “You have been born anew not of perishable seed but of imperishable through the living and abiding word of God; for all flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord abides forever.

That word is the good news which was preached to you.” Connecting the resurrection of Jesus and your life 2000 years later is the Word of God, The Gospel, The Good News!!

The gospel is the message, preached in the power of the Holy Spirit, that Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried and that he rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Cor. 15:1-4).

2000 year ago the resurrection reaches our heart and begets hope.

The reason Peter says we are born anew to a living hope is because when we cease to place our hope, (our desires and longings) on things that are in the world, and instead place our hopes and desires on God, then a new person has been born anew or Born Again.

The Stone Was Rolled Away

(Matt. 28:6-7)

6 He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7 And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.”

The “Stones” In Your Life
Today, do you have a “stone” in your life that you want God to roll away? If you will let Him, God will roll away the stone of depression, worry, and anguish from your life. He will replace that stone with His peace, hope, faith and assurance.

He said in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you….”

If you are sealed in a tomb of your own making, and you want to be set free, then let God roll the stone away! When the stone whatever is hindering you in your life is rolled away, you will be free and able to receive all that God desires to give you.

John 11:38-44

Take away the Stone verse 39

Loose Him and let him go verse 44

The resurrection Power inside Us.

In Romans 8:11 tells us that the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead is in us.

We have the power to rise above doube, fear, compromise! We must never let that lay dormant in us; the world is looking for Christians to be the people who allow the living God to have His way. The same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead is in us!

Happy Resurrection Sunday to all!!

Pastor Rick

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