And it doesn’t have to come to your house either.
Have you ever had an uninvited guest come to your house unexpectedly? Yeah, it’s annoying to hear the doorbell ring, you look through the peephole and see an uninvited, unwanted, irritating, sloppy guest. Do you act like you’re not at home or do you reluctantly answer the door? I’ve done both depending on who the guest happens to be.
Well, the flu is that pesky guest who shows up uninvited and stays a little too long past your liking.
Right now across America people are saying it’s flu season. I say “people are saying” because that’s what I see on the news and as I scroll through social media. But I’m one of those people who believes that what you say with your mouth is what happens in your life. So I say…the flu will not come to my house.
Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
So what does that mean? I’m glad you asked because I’ve done the research, and I’ll be more than happy to break it down for you. I use the Blue Letter Bible app which contains Strong’s Concordance to break down what words mean. I highly recommend this tool for bible study. You can download the app for free, no need to buy an actual concordance unless you just want to. You’re welcome!
Death means ruin or destruction. Life means actual life or a living thing. Power in this scripture means hand, which when broken down further just means what you control or hold. Tongue means your language or speech. Fruit in this scripture means reward.
So let’s summarize…your ruin or your life is controlled by your speech, and whichever way your affection sways will bring forth your reward. Even simpler, if you speak ruin, your reward is ruin. If you speak life, your reward is life. The Amplified bible says you shall bear the consequences of your words. Whaaatt??? Simple as that!
That’s why I can boldly say that the flu will not come to my house because I simply say “the flu will not come to my house”. The word of God tells me that my words have that much power. You may not think your words have power but start paying attention to things you say and then watch as it happens.
I pray not only over myself and my family, but also my house and my property. I don’t care if everyone in my neighborhood is sick, if all the kids at school are sick, if the alley cat down the street is sick, I still say the flu will not come to my house.
Now don’t get me wrong, I acknowledge that the flu exists just like other sicknesses and diseases that ail people. I also understand that when you get sick you have to take medicine or see a doctor. But just because they exist doesn’t mean God’s children have to be afflicted.
When Jesus died on the cross, He defeated sickness and disease because they are not of Him. He told us in Matthew 28:18 that all authority was given to Him in heaven and on earth. Isaiah 53:5 says we are healed by Jesus’ stripes. I can go deeper with this but I’ll leave this right here for now.
You can also say cancer won’t come to my house, diabetes won’t come to my house, schizophrenia won’t come to my house, food addiction won’t come to my house. Ok, maybe that last one just was for me, tehehe.
We must be wise in our actions as well. Don’t be a fool and think that God will protect you if you decide to be careless and hang out in a den of germs. Deuteronomy 6:16 says we shouldn’t tempt God. So if you hang out in a den of germs, a body full of germs is how you shall leave. Don’t be foolish!
I sincerely pray for those dealing with the flu virus right now. I encourage you that there is healing for your body. So as you get rest and take some medicine, read the scriptures I mentioned above and call God out on His word. He can’t lie.
For those who know Christ, share with someone what He can do in their time of need. If you don’t know Christ, I invite you to find Him because He’s waiting on you. Come as you are, He’ll clean you up. I’d love for you to join me in my healthy living and flu free zone. And hit me up to share any testimonies and praise reports. I’d love to hear!
Sending love and hope your way!