Establish your words
This will be the third time I am coming to you. “By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established.” 2 Corinthians 13:1
What words are you establishing? Do you speak in agreement with what your circumstances are telling you or do you speak in agreement with what the word of God says He can do about your issues? Today’s text says that when two or three people agree on a subject, they are settling it in their life. It is established and true.
There is a great example of this in Numbers chapter 13 when Moses sent twelve spies to spy out the land that God had given them. When the spies returned, ten of them brought a bad report. They agreed with the circumstances that they saw in the land. They said: “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we. The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. (Numbers 13:31&32) The ten spies totally ignored the fact that God said He had given them the land and that He was going to take them in to conquer it. Instead of agreeing with God’s word, they established their own.
Meanwhile, Joshua and Caleb, the other two spies, agreed with God that it was a good land and that the people were ready to be defeated. However, the congregation decide to agree with the ten and so that was the word that was established and what they settled on.
We face circumstances every day that we can allow to defeat us by agreeing with them, or we can overcome them by bringing God and His word into the situation and agreeing with it. When we face the giants/obstacles of life with our sword (the word of God) drawn and ready to step into agreement with what God has to say about the situation, we will establish His word by taking our authority as a child of God over every issue we come up against and it won’t take an entire nation to establish it. I will happen by the mouth of only two or three.
Today I want to encourage you to establish and settle God’s word in your life by coming into agreement with all He says about you and your circumstances. Below is a short list of some of the promises that you can apply and establish in your life every day:
More than a conqueror (Romans 8)
He makes all grace abound to you; you have all you need for every good work (2 Cor. 9)
My God supplies all my needs (Phil. 4)
He heals all my diseases (Psalms 103)
He sent His Word and healed them (Psalms 107)
His grace is sufficient for all I need (2 Cor. 12)
He has begun a good work in me (Phil. 1)
I am an imitator of God (Eph.5)
The love of God is poured out in my heart to share with others (Romans 5)
Of course, there are many more. Begin today to start establishing God’s Word in the world around you by coming into agreement with it and with those who will stand for it with you.
Today’s scripture reading: 2 Corinthians 13
1 This will be the third time I am coming to you. “By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established.” 2 I have told you before, and foretell as if I were present the second time, and now being absent I write to those who have sinned before, and to all the rest, that if I come again I will not spare— 3 since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, who is not weak toward you, but mighty in you. 4 For though He was crucified in weakness, yet He lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God toward you. 5 Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified. 6 But I trust that you will know that we are not disqualified. 7 Now I pray to God that you do no evil, not that we should appear approved, but that you should do what is honorable, though we may seem disqualified. 8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. 9 For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. And this also we pray, that you may be made complete. 10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the authority which the Lord has given me for edification and not for destruction. 11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. 12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. 13 All the saints greet you.14The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.