Someone has said that negative word is an outward expression of negative feelings and negative thoughts. That statement echoes what Jesus has said in Matthew 15:18-19, “But those things that proceeded out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts …”
According to a recent study, humans have more words to describe the negative than the positive. Since the inception of personal computers, the web has captured astronomical volume of negative words beyond imagination. The ratio was seven to one. Consider a simple and yet innocent blog; you’ll notice how much people abuse the use of negative words. Stream of hostile rebuttals and counter rebuttals, and bullying after bullying appear on such a comment section. It’s alarming how much anger and frustrations are being said, and it appears that being mad has become a norm of the so called freedom of expressions.
Jesus also said in Matthew 12:34, “… For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good tidings, an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.” In short, what comes out of the heart, the mouth speaks. You can perceive, obviously, what manner a person is by examining his words; either he has faith or unbelief, or evil thoughts.
The Bible declares that a person who is not born again does not have the Spirit of God in him and is spiritually dead. He does not have the life and the nature of God. He does not have the love of God in him. Therefore, his spirit or his heart remains in darkness and out of his heart lies evil thoughts and evil desires. His tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity (James 3:6). He cannot tame his tongue because it is unruly evil, full of deadly poison (James 3:8). He might be a well mannered individual but his words are dead. There is no life in it. When he opens his mouth he speaks lies and deceit without fear of God. There is no integrity in his word.
As a born again believer, you are to live according to the Word of God and not according to the words of men. Any word that is not according to God’s Word or God’s principles you must condemn. The words or lies of the devil have only one purpose, and that is to steal, to kill and to destroy your faith. The devil does not want you to enjoy the life Jesus has given you. The devil will send his cohorts to bombard you with negative and evil words. He will send lying spirits and deceiving spirits in attempt to destroy you. But take charge because you have overcome them by your faith and that you are more than conqueror in Christ.
As a child of God you must resist the devil and his lies. You must saturate your thoughts with the Word of God. You have to renew your mind according to the Word of God by meditating and obeying the Word on a regular basis. Just like Joshua, there shall be no man can stand before you all the days of your life. Know that the devil is under your feet. Jesus has won the victory for you when He died on the cross and rose from the dead. Jesus’ blood has forever cleansed your sins. God wants you to stand and be courageous with no fear in your heart because the love of God casts away fear.
The world does not need more bad news. People knew they are in bad shape, so what else is new. The world is tired of negative words, tired of slandering words, and tired of evil words. They have come to their sense that dwelling in negative words is not healthy. The world needs good news. They need to hear positive word, good word, something that will give hope, encouragement, word that provides positive spirit that never gives up. It’s about time that the internet is to be flooded with positive words and positive faith instead of destructive words.
The world needs the uncompromised Word of God. In Psalm 107:20, “He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” God’s Word heals people not only from sickness and diseases but delivers them from the destructions of their lives. God’s word will deliver your life from hell. His Word will deliver your life from all kinds of evil. His Word will change your miserable life into a beautiful one.
The following verses reveal positive words in the negative world:
“The heart of the godly thinks carefully before speaking; the mouth of the wicked overflows with evil words.” (Proverbs 15:28 NLT)
“The words of the godly are a life giving fountain; the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions.” (Proverbs 10:11 NLT)
“Wise words come from the lips of people with understanding, but those lacking sense will be beaten with a rod.” (Proverbs 10:13 NLT)
“The words of the godly encourage many, but fools are destroyed by their lack of common sense.” (Proverbs 10:21 NLT)
“The lips of the godly speak helpful words, but the mouth of the wicked speaks perverse words.” (Proverbs 10:32 NLT)
“With their words, the godless destroy their friends, but knowledge will rescue the righteous.” (Proverbs 11:9 NLT)
“The words of the wicked are like a murderous ambush, but the words of the godly saves life.” (Proverbs 12:6 NLT)
“Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.” (Proverbs 12:18 NLT)
“Truthful words stand the test of time, but lies are soon exposed.” (Proverbs 12:19 NLT)
“Wise words will win you a good meal, but treacherous people have an appetite for violence.” (Proverbs 13:2 NLT)
“A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.” (Proverbs 15:1 NLT)
“Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.” (Proverbs 15:4 NLT)
“Everyone enjoys a fitting reply; it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time!” (Proverbs 15:23 NLT)
“Kind words are like honey – sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” (Proverbs 16:24 NLT)
“A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even – tempered. Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.” (Proverbs 17:27-28 NLT)
“Wise words are like deep waters; wisdom flows from the wise like a bubbling brook.” (Proverbs 18:4 NLT)