If you read Genesis 1, you’ll see that God created mankind in a “higher class” than the animals.
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Genesis 1:26 NKJV
God spoke everything into existence.
3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. …
6 Then God said, “Let there be a firmament …” … and it was so. …
9 Then God said, “Let the waters …”; and it was so. …
11 Then God said, “Let the earth …”; and it was so. …
14 Then God said, “Let there be lights …”; and it was so. …
20 Then God said, “Let the waters abound …” … And God saw that it was good. …
24 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth …”; and it was so. …
From Genesis 1:3-25 NKJV
God created us such that our words have incredible power. After all, He created us in His image. This is a familiar Scripture for many.
22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”
Mark 11:22-24 NKJV
Let me remove some words.
So Jesus answered and said to them, “… For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says … and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.“
From Mark 11:22-23 NKJV
Did that get your attention? We are used to the passage talking about the good. But I also believe it is true of the bad. If someone speaks and believes he is going to get fired from his job, he’s going to get fired.
This verse jumped out at me this month.
The mind of the intelligent seeks knowledge,
But the mouth of fools feeds on folly.
Proverbs 15:14 NASB
That is, a fool gets in a “negative feedback loop,” speaking death to his life:
“I got up this morning and the microwave didn’t work so I didn’t get any breakfast. Then I discovered that my car had a flat tire and I was late to work. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if I got fired. And then how am I going to pay my bills?”
May my words never defile me!
“It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man.”
Matthew 15:11 NASB
I agree with the psalmist.
May the words of my mouth
and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in Your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Psalms 19:14 BSB
Jesus is coming soon. Be ready!
32 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! 34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.”
Matthew 24:32-35 NKJV
34 “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Luke 21:34-36 NKJV