In Part 1 and Part 2, we discussed how the devil can hack into your spiritual bank account in the areas of forgiveness of iniquities, healing of diseases, redemption from a life of destruction and stealing lovingkindness and tender mercies from your crown. Today we are going to discuss how he fills our mouths with good things. "Who satisfies your mouth with good things" (Ps. 103:5a).
Luke 6:45 says, "A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bears what is good, and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bears what is evil. Four of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks."
The heart and the mouth are powerful instruments in the realm of faith. The mouth proclaims what is in the depths of the spiritual heart. Romans 10:8-10 confirms this and gives deeper insight to their purpose:
"But what does it say? 'The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart.' This is the word of faith that we preach: that if you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved, for with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
According to this portion of Scripture, the heart believes and the mouth confesses. What does the heart believe? It believes unto righteousness—justification or right standing with God. And what does the heart confess? Confession is made unto salvation, and according to our word study in Chapter 2, this word "salvation" is holistic and includes healing of the spirit, soul and body.
In Psalm 103:2-5, one of the benefits we are to remember is that He satisfies our mouths with good things. We are to take these good things and impart them to others, like faith for eternal life with Jesus, faith for deliverance from demonic oppression or possession, or faith for physical healing to name a few of the good things.
Let's focus in on the spiritual purpose of the mouth in regard to physical healing. Now, the devil does not want us to share these good things with others. In fact, he is downright nasty, and he wants us to keep quiet about the glory of our Lord. One way he will try to gag us is with physical weapons of sickness and disease against the mouth. It is a challenge to be a mouthpiece for the Lord when your mouth is swollen or full of sores or inflicted with some other type of illness. It makes it laborious to speak out loud when the mouth is sick.
Last year, a couple of days before I would minister, my tongue would break out with canker sores. At first, I thought it was because I was dehydrated from the plane ride, and from a human standpoint, it was a logical explanation. The second time it happened, I started to wonder if this was spiritual and not physical because I made sure I drank plenty of water before, during and after the flight. The third time it happened, I knew without a doubt I was under attack.
To break this demonic attack against the power of my tongue, my good friend Palma and I entered into a time of prayer and fasting. The stronghold was broken, and I did not have this problem again.
Another minister, Margie from Ocala, Florida, suffered from severe gum disease. She could not eat or even touch her teeth lightly together without serious pain. But the message she heard taught at the healing service resonated deep within her spirit. She put the message of faith to the test and activated her faith. She started to bite down on her teeth. To Margie's delight, her gums and teeth were instantly healed in Jesus' name.
No matter how we were attacked by the enemy, we continued to confess with our mouths what we believed in our hearts to be true about the goodness of the Lord's salvation to the people. When we were in need, we both received supernatural healing in our mouths as well.
"I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great congregation" (Ps. 40:10).
Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the author of DARE to Believe, Greater Than Magic and The Healing Creed. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.
This article originally appeared at authorbeckydvorak.com.
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