The Authority Of Words Is Jesus Christ
Does What We Say Really Matter?
By Phil Scovell
Question. "How important are spoken words?"
Recently our newest member of the Scovell family tree was born.
After nearly two month of being off work, it was time for his mother
to return to her employment. Junior, he is named after his father so
I call him Junior, or June, wasn't all that interested in his mom
going back to work and especially since he was being breast fed.
Fortunately, her job isn't far from home and each day his dad was
going to take him to where she worked and she would have her lunch
break to nurse him and spend time with him. Junior was, to say the
least, less than pleased with staying with his grandma and grandpa
without the facility, sort of speak, to nurse. In short, he had no
interest in taking a bottle at all even if it was truly his own
mother's milk in the bottle.
In prenatal classes my daughter in law and son were attending at
the hospital, a nurse teaching the class made the statement, "Some
babies will never take a bottle once they have been breast fed." I
learned very quickly, in my intercessory prayer sessions with people,
that such words often do have a direct effect on the mother and her
Shortly after Junior was born, I was watching an educational
channel on the cable television concerning birth. Using ultrasound
and other highly sophisticated electronic devices, such as miniature
cameras used for in utero prenatal surgical procedures, the two hour
program documented conception, fetal development and growth, and
almost day by day. They also literally video taped the actual
birthing of the child.
I was especially interested with the third trimester of growth.
According to what I witnessed in this scientific presentation, the
third trimester is when a baby's higher brain functionality and mind
processing capabilities begins to develop expediently. The baby
begins recognizing familiar sounds, becomes aware of its existence and
explores its internal world, and will even demonstrate reflex by
recoiling from loud external noises or sudden blows to the mother's
abdomen. They have even proved the unborn feel physical pain through
other medical tests doctors have conducted.
About this time, if you are thinking, what happens if a baby is
born two or three months prematurely, you would be on the right track.
The answer is that the baby is now forced to learn and grow externally
from the protection of its mother's womb. This poses a very important
question. Does this mean a baby can hear what is spoken or felt
externally, that is, prior to birth? This has already been
scientifically confirmed and medically documented.
As I was saying, Junior, our grandson, wasn't interested in
taking a bottle and little wonder as to why. My daughter was holding
him one day and thinking about a story I had shared concerning her
oldest brother, His testimony is on my website and is called, "Babies
Hear Us Talking." He heard, in this prayer session, words spoken
about him when he was one day old. I have personally prayed with
people dozens of times that have this awareness, not only postnatal,
but in utero as well.
When the statement was made, "Some babies never will take the
bottle," my wife spoke up and said, "We need to pray against that
because that's a lie and not even true." Being the highly
sophisticated, theologically scholarly giant man of faith that I am,
that had never crossed my mind. Odd, you might think, since I have
especially prayed with people many times about issues exactly like
this but it never registered with me for some reason.
The first week we had him, Junior was crying and refusing to take
the bottle. Gretchen, my daughter, was trying to calm him when she
remembered what the instructor had said. At the same moment, she
remembered the story I had told my family about her brother hearing
things the first day following his birth which the Lord exposed as a
lie and renewed his mind accordingly. Gretchen laid her hands on the
baby and said, "Lord, this little boy cannot pray for himself. He
can't even tell us what is wrong. I bind the words spoken against him
that he may never take a bottle and call them null and void in the
name of the Lord Jesus Christ." She picked up the bottle of his
mother's breast milk and he began drinking immediately. He takes the
bottle freely now from anyone in the family.
So, I end with the same question with which I began. "How
important are spoken words?" Our words work two ways, that is, they
are positive in nature, or words of faith, or they are negative words,
that is utterances of unbelief Which normally are revealed in
utterances of doubt and fear. Let me hear you speak about the
situation and circumstances you face and I'll tell you if you are
walking in faith or unbelief. If you cannot say it "In Jesus name and
then walking appreciation of His power to move your behalf by thanking
him until faith conceives," it isn't your faith speaking according to
Colossians 3:16-17 which I now quote.
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching
and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the
Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Are you bilingual, that is, speaking forth that which is good and
that which is bad? Jesus said this is impossible for a Christian to
33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the
tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his
34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things?
for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth
good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth
36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak,
they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou
shalt be condemned, (Matthew 12:33-37).
So if our words are not the Lord's words when we speak, what
happens? It grieves the Holy Spirit. Why? because the Holy Spirit
that dwells inside of every Christian, cannot agree with words which
are not Scriptural, that is, are untrue. He can't because it is
totally against His nature. So which is it going to be? Our way or
God's? Is your tree going to produce good fruit by your words or evil
fruit by your words? "So what happens if it doesn't work?" I hear you
asking. My answer? "What are you going to do if it does?" the truth
is, Titus 1:2 proclaims God cannot lie so decide this day whom you
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