I was watching a mystery movie the other night and the hero was getting ready to go into a loaded bank vault. Instead of using a key to get in, or a combination, he simply SPOKE…and the door opened as if by magic!
He could have beat on that door all night long and it wouldn’t have opened. He could have WASHED that door and it wouldn’t have opened and it would have stayed shut. He could have visualized the door opening and even have imagined himself on the inside of the vault…but that door would have remained locked and sealed forever.
BUT, WHEN HE SPOKE THE WORD, THE DOOR OPENED! THE VAULT WAS PROTECTED BY A VOICE ACTUATED LOCK! A lock that knew his voice and opened when he said the right thing!
Did you know that you and I have a vault full of treasure on the inside of us? Jesus said that a good person, out of the treasure of his or her heart, brings forth good things. Or, on the INSIDE of you are the valuables, the riches that you need for living and moving ahead on the OUTSIDE.
Those things that you have need of have already been put on the inside of you. Your best riches aren’t on the outside, but on the inside. They’re beneath the surface.
When God made the earth, He didn’t put the precious metals and jewels on the surface of the earth. No, He put them BENEATH the surface, on the INSIDE. Diamonds, rubies, emeralds, gold, silver, copper, all these are found BENEATH the surface. You have to dig deep to find them.
That’s also the way God made man: To have the treasures, the real valuables in life on the inside. The Bible says that we’re framed out of the dust of the earth. It also says that we have “treasure in earthen vessels.” God is telling you that all the riches and treasures you need are stored up on the inside of you. Think about it.
A second way to get gold is at a stream or spring. There’s something about that FLOWING water that washes away the dirt and brings the gold to the surface. That’s why I like to spend so much time in prayer, to bring the gold to the surface.
When you accepted Jesus Christ, God put His abilities, solutions and answers on the inside of you. They come to the surface as you open your eyes to them and begin to LET the good that He’s put inside of you to come forth.
That little ability that you see on the surface reveals something big on the inside. That little bit of undeveloped talent that you have is connected to a greater ability you haven’t even imagined.
It begins by recognizing this truth as it is in the Bible. Then, instead of looking on the outside of answers, to start using the abilities, opportunities and solutions you already have on the INSIDE. Use what you ALREADY know.
Most of your biggest problems can be solved by what you already know…It has to do with being faithful in the little things, of USING what you have. That’s the first step to opening your voice activated treasure vault on the inside.
God says in Romans 10:17 that, faith comes from hearing the Word. God has ordained that His Word will produce the Faith you need to get your needs met, and that’s just what it takes.
Hebrews 11:1 tells us that FAITH is the substance of things…the things you’re hoping for. Things come from faith. So, ultimately, THINGS come from hearing the Word of God.
Every time I open my Bible, I expect to hear from God. When I open this book and start feeding my spirit on the Word, I ask God to show me something that will build my faith; I ask Him for something to feed you, so that you’ll stay on the cutting edge of God’s kingdom; I ask Him for something that will energize my inner man to bring forth miracles.
Proverbs tells us that out of the heart are the issues of life. Or, your life is shaped by what you put into your heart. When the Word of God is in your heart, your life is shaped by the Word of God.
Romans 10:8 talks about believing in your heart and confessing with your mouth and RECEIVING what you’re believing God for and what you’re speaking.
See, when you have the WORD in your heart, you begin to SPEAK the Word.
Jesus said that the mouth speaks out of the fullness of the heart. The Holy Spirit writes the laws of God in your heart. That’s what Psalm 45:1 is about: “My tongue shall be the pen of a ready writer.” I’ll SPEAK the things that I’m wanting to have as the issues of my life.
When God wanted a universe, He spoke and it came to be. When God wanted the earth and seas to bring forth, He spoke specifically what He wanted and it came to be, just like He spoke.
When He wanted mankind, He SPOKE it first. “Let us make man in our image.” Man was created in the image of God – and in His likeness.
Now, man does the same thing that God does. When we want something, we believe God’s word and we speak GOD’S words. The creative word in our mouths, lining up with the expressed will of God, works as it did in Jesus’ mouth and Paul’s mouth and Peter’s mouth.
There is power in the words that you and I speak. It tells in James how the tongue is like a rudder that directs the course of your ship, or your life. You can speak good things, blessing and life into your situation by speaking the WORD OF LIFE. Or, you can speak bad things, problems and death to your situation by speaking doubt, negativity and unbelief.
See, what you SAY is based on what is in your heart, or what you let the WORD in, your words will be the God kind of words and you will get the God kind of responses to your words.
How can I say this? Because GOD says in Isaiah 57:19 that HE creates the FRUIT of the lips! When you speak Gods word, He creates the FRUIT of your lips…substance of the things you’re speaking.
That’s why speaking in faith is speaking the SUBSTANCE of the things you’re HOPING for. That’s why people who are always speaking about what they DON’T want, and what they’re afraid of, and what’s WRONG with everything seem to always have problems on top of problems. THEY’RE SPEAKING DEATH AND PROBLEMS AND GETTING THE FRUIT OF IT IN THEIR LIVES!
Maybe you weren’t aware of this, but even just a little bit of the Word of God in your mouth has power to change the course of your life, even though you might be driven and tossed by fierce winds of opposition.
See, your tongue is like a rudder. It DIRECTS where you go in life. That’s what James 3 tells us. It sets the direction for you and will take you wherever you want to go.
A lot of people run aground or drift in life because of the kinds of things they think on, or meditate on and then as a result the kinds of things they say.
You have to BRIDLE, or HARNESS your tongue, keep your hand on the ship’s wheel, to control where you go in life and how the voyage will be for you. In 1 Peter, it says that if you want to LOVE life and see GOOD days, to REFRAIN, or control your tongue so that you don’t speak evil.
The carnally minded, or sense ruled person is what the Bible calls “double minded.” They speak life and blessing sometimes and then turn right around and uproot that blessing by speaking negativity into their lives: fear, lack, inferiority, poverty, ill health and other things that don’t go with the blessing of God. And, God says, “It SHOULDN’T be like that!”
God gives us a choice of what we get with our mouth. We can have either blessing by the words of our mouths. That’s why God says in Deuteronomy 30:19 that He sets before us life and death, blessing and cursing. Then He says, “Choose life! Choose Blessing!”
We’ll cover the Bible principles for opening the VOICE ACTUATED VAULT that’s on the INSIDE of you.
Rather than pining for the good old days, you’ll begin to start changing the days you have. You’ll be able to use your tongue like the rudder of a ship…so it can take you to where you WANT you DON’T want to be!