Abundant Living Series
The Words Out of My Mouth
Read Time: 10 Minutes
God made a promise to Abram that his seed would be as the number of stars in
heaven. If you have ever been away from the city lights on a clear moonless
night the stars are innumerable and breathtaking. That is a lot of kids!
:4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying,
This [Abram's steward] shall not be thine heir;
but he that shall come forth out of
thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
:5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said,
Look now toward heaven, and tell the
if thou be
able to number them:
and he said unto him,
So shall thy seed be.
:6 And he believed in the LORD;
and he counted it to him for righteousness.
Abram took God at His Word. However, Sarai (his wife) didn't have a child immediately,
but she endeavored to figure this out herself and sent her handmaid Hagar into
Abram. Abram and Hagar had Ishmael when Abram was 86. Time passes and Sarai is still not pregnant. Then we come to chapter 17 and
13 years later. God
knows that Abram is still without a child from Sarai and gives him some
assistance. God changes their names which changes the confession and words that
:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram,
and said unto him,
I am the Almighty God;
walk before me, and be thou perfect.
:2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee,
and will multiply thee exceedingly.
:3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
:4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with
and thou shalt be a father of many
:5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram,
but thy name shall be Abraham;
for a father
of many nations have I made thee.
:6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful,
and I will make nations of thee, and
kings shall come out of thee.
:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and
thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting
to be a God
unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
:8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after
thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger,
all the land of Canaan, for an
everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
The meaning of names here is important. The name Abram means "high father,"
the meaning of Abraham is "father of a multitude." So now when anyone calls
Abraham he is being called father of a multitude. God also changed Sarai
(contentious & princely) to Sarah (the mother of princes).
:15 And God said unto Abraham,
As for Sarai thy wife,
thou shalt not call her name Sarai,
but Sarah shall her name be.
:16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her:
yea, I will bless her, and she shall
be a mother of nations;
kings of people shall be of her.
The Covenant that God entered into with Abraham included the circumcision as
a token of the covenant between Him and Abraham. Another continual reminder that
God will fulfill His promise to Abraham and Sarah.
How can we can apply these principles in our lives today? In our culture
names don't have the same significance. My name, Yvonne, means "Yew" and from
what I understand it is not the tree but the archaic meaning of an archer's bow,
which is made from yew. And, I had to look that up because I had forgotten what
it meant. So, today, names aren't always a reminder. What else can we do?
We have God's Word written, (Abraham did not) so what we can do is put it
continually before our faces. Many years ago I learned a principle of
affirmations, statements made that you want to see to come to pass. This is even
more powerful when we apply the Word.
It has been said that there are over 900 promises in God's Word.
These are truly treasures to find because then we can speak the Word of
God upon our lives.
In Hebrews God talks about the rest that is available to His people
when they follow His Word.
:7 Again, he limiteth a certain day,
saying in David,
To day, after so long a time; as it is said,
To day if
ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. [reject
:8 For if Jesus had given them [those under the law] rest,
then would he not
afterward have spoken of another day.
:9 There remaineth therefore a
rest to the people of God.
:10 For he that is entered into his rest,
he also hath ceased from
his own works,
as God did from his.
:11 Let us labour
[spudazo - be diligent] therefore to enter into that rest,
lest any man fall
after the same example of unbelief.
:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than
any twoedged sword,
piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and
spirit, and of the joints and marrow,
and is a discerner of the
thoughts and intents of the heart.
:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight:
but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with
whom we have to do.
:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest,
that is passed into
Jesus the Son of God,
let us hold fast our
profession. [persist in confession of him]
:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the
feeling of our infirmities;
but was in all points tempted like as we
yet without sin.
:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace,
that we may
obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
The rest to God's people is available now, Jesus Christ became all that was
required to purchase us back and give us access to the throne of Grace. The Word
of God is quick (alive) and powerful, that is tool we have been given to enter
into the rest God speaks of. We have
the right and privilege to be called Sons of the Most High God and to enter into
the rest that God provides. When we where small children our daddies took care
of us, we didn't have to worry and fret. We have a Heavenly Father that takes
care of us now, we must be diligent to enter into that rest.
God repeatedly reminds us in His Word that he takes care of those that
diligently seek him.
:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found,
call ye upon him while he is near:
:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts:
and let him return unto the LORD,
and he will have mercy upon him;
and to our God,
for he will abundantly pardon.
:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,
saith the LORD.
:9 For as the heavens are higher than the
so are my ways higher than your ways,
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
:10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven,
and returneth not thither,
the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud,
that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:
it shall not
return unto me void,
but it shall
accomplish that which I please,
and it shall
prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
:12 For ye shall
go out with joy, and be led forth with peace:
the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
:13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir
of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree:
and it shall
be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be
God's Word spoken prospers whereunto it is sent, speak God's Word.
Here are some truths from the Word that we can repeat often. How often? As
often as it takes to be convinced of the truths of God's Word.
The Lord has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant, and
Abrahamís blessings are mine.
:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus
that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through
God I call upon you and praise you. You are rich unto me and all your people.
:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek:
for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon
God cares for me at all times and goes way beyond my simple requests. I walk
with God and give Him the glory every moment of the day.
:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we
ask or think,
according to the power that worketh
:21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all
world without end.
:1 I will bless the LORD at all times:
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
I have the authority to bind and loose things in heaven and on earth.
:18 Verily I say unto you,
Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven:
and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in
It is God that has given me the power to obtain wealth
:18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God:
for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth,
that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is
I sow the Word into the fertile ground of my heart
:20 And these are they which are sown on good ground;
such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit,
some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
I have authority over all in the earth. My finances must obey me. We are
prosperous above what we could ask or think!
:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him,
and given him a name which is above every name:
:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under
I have the authority, therefore I bind all forces that are set against me, my
finances and my family and loose the financial prosperity upon me. I hereby
declare all curses against me null, void, and harmless! I am redeemed from the
curse of poverty! I am free from oppression!
Heavenly Father I honor you with the first fruits of my increase and I call
for increase in financial income to my work. I declare my work to prosper for a
workman is worthy of his hire and I am richly rewarded for my work.
:9 Honour the LORD with thy substance,
and with the firstfruits of all thine
:10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty,
and thy presses shall burst out with
The work that I do is effective and efficient and a glory to God. My actions
are guided by the hand of God.
:9 A manís heart deviseth his way:
but the LORD directeth his steps.
:17 For if by one manís offence death reigned by one;
much more they which receive
abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by
Speak the promises of God that line up with the Word of God. The Word of God
is quick and powerful, unleash the power of God's Word in your life.