In the game of life everything we do will come back to us in the form of a blessing or a consequence. Most people are aware their actions will cost them and they just don’t care. One day a United States sailor went AWOL(absent without leave), he came back to his ship after twenty-nine days and turned himself in. If a service man is AWOL for thirty days, he is labeled a deserter and they send the authorities after him. This sailor turned himself in and while they were “writing” him up he took off and was AWOL again. The shore patrol finally caught him and brought him back to his ship. He appeared before the captain and he was busted two pay grades, then confined to the ship and had to clean the bilges for thirty days.
Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived; God will not be mocked, a man‘s harvest in life will depend entirely on what he sows.
The world has a similar term they call “kharma”(one’s acts determine their fate). The world thinks it founded this term, but God made it a spiritual law six thousand years before they realized it. People who are prone to regular bouts of trouble don’t stop and think of the consequence of what they do! People who avoid the pit falls and troubles in life live by God’s law of sowing and reaping. This is a spiritual law, that means it works every time and God won’t be ridiculed or scorned for not enforcing His Word. How does a man consistently cash in on the positive side of this law? How does he live a blessed life?
2 Corinthians 5:17 If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
A new creature has a new nature, he is now in the image of God and is empowered to do the works of righteousness. This new man must make his own decisions, he did not lose his freedom to choose. But if he chooses to sow to the Spirit, he has the power to hold fast to the promise. He is a new creature created by God but he will still reap whatever he sows, even if it is hardship. Now it seems like to me that if a man wants the blessings in his life, he would be willing to sow good seeds of behavior. Some Christians just stumble through life dealing with whatever comes their way. God will deal with our ignorance with mercy, but for only a season. He gave us His Word and the freedom to obey it or ignore it. He won’t be mocked, He will give us what we sow for.
Proverbs 6:2 You are snared with the words of your mouth, you are taken with the words of your mouth.
If you want to be consistently blessed, then you must change your vocabulary and be conscious of everything you say. The spirit world does not respond to what we “mean”, it responds to what we say. God is hearing and the devil is hearing. God will bless and the thief will rob, steal and kill. Our confession will attract God or the devil depending on what we say. If we constantly complain about our aches and pains, we glorify the works of the devil. If we speak the Word of God, we glorify the works of Christ on the cross. Kenneth Copeland says we must learn the vocabulary of silence. A wise man speaks because he has something to say, a fool speaks because he has to say something. All of us would be well served to put a filter on our mouths.