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Speak Life

November 18, 2018 Speaker: Ted Detiveaux Series: Elevate

Topic: taming the tongue Scripture: Genesis 1:1–:26, Mark 11:12–11:14

Speak Life

(Video explaining cymatics) The structure and dynamics of waves and vibrations

A few things to note about this video:

If the sound waves maintained a certain frequency, then the pattern of the sand maintained.  But when the frequency changed then the pattern of the sand changed as well.

The goal of this sermon is to point out the importance of speaking life.  Not just speaking life one time but to have a lifestyle of speaking life.

In 1950, Near the end of his life, Albert Einsteindeclares that everything in our reality is madeup of waveformsthat are harmonically unified. He also stated that nothingin the universe is stillbut rather is vibratingor oscillating at some level.

We know this to be true with the aid of an electron microscope.  When heat is added to a substance, the molecules and atoms vibratefaster. As atoms vibrate faster, the space betweenatoms increases. 

So even things that appear to be solidare made up of moving atoms. 

Einstein concluded that all naturally occurring structuresand shapes –from microscopicforms to planets,stars and galaxies, were formed and sustained by sound.

To put it simply, everything that is formedwhether it is a livingor nonliving thing is madeby and sustained by sound.

Which brings us to Genesis

Genesis 1:1-26

1 In the beginning, God createdthe heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void,

Meaning there was nothing, there were no planets, no water, no trees, no animals, no humans there was no matter.

and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good.

There was nothing, then there was a sound.  The sound was the voice of Creator God.Because of that soundlight was formed. Creation Scientist believe that light carried all the elements to create matter, shapeit and then bring forth lifefrom that matter.  But He did not stop there.

6“Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”

9“Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” 

11 “And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruitin which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so.” 

We want to pay close attentionto this verse as it will be the study of our text today. Just keep in mind that God spoke these fruit treesinto existence, and it was commanded and expectedthat the fruit trees will bear fruit.

But this is not all that God spoke into existence.

 14“Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night

20“Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.”

24“Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. 

26“Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. 

So, Einstein was correctwhen he said that all things from microscopicorganisms to galaxies are made upof and are sustained by sound.  Einstein’s theory lines up with Genesis. We know that all things are not sustained by any soundbut by the sound of the voice of God.

When God spoke mankindinto existence, He reverberated soundwaves at a specific frequencywhich then formed the shape of manand the shape of a woman and those soundwaves have held mankind together and has sustained mankind for over 6000 years.

Think about thatfor a moment.  It was sound wavesthat caused the dirt to form togetherwhen He created Adam and it is sound waves that sustainsthat form or holds that form together.  It is His sustained voice.  As soon as His voice stops reverberatingour lives are no more.

By His mouth He created fruit treesthat bear fruitandproduceother fruit trees.  It is why we still have fruit trees today.  It was because of the soundwaves of His voice that not only creates lifebut sustains it.

It seems reasonably clear that the life-giving particlessurrounding the light of his Word spoken at the beginning of time are still holding creation together, sustaininglife and bringing forth new lifecontinuously.

Now that we have the understanding that all things were created byand sustainedby the spoken word of God, we will now look at our scripture for today.

Mark 11:12-14, 20-25

12 On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry.13 And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14 And he said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it.

Here we see Jesus. 

John 1:1

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Jesus was with Godand was God at the beginning.  It was by the word’s of Jesus which caused all things to come together.

Colossians 1:16-17

16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 

All things were created by Jesus, and all things hold together through him.  He spoke lifeand all created thingsinto existence. Now He is proclaiming a curseupon a fig tree.

So, what happened? 

In Genesis 3 we learn that Adam and Eve sinned.  They sinned when they listened to the voice of a different sound frequency.  They listened to the voice of satan.  Just as that sand in thevideo changed into a different patternwhen a different frequency was used, Adam and Eve had changed into sin-stained people. 

This new pattern of sin that formedin their lives was passed onto every generation afterward. Mankind would never return to its perfect stateas God had created it. Even the groundwas cursedbecause of their sin, and the curse has continuedthrough the ages. 

This fig treethat is bearing no fruit is a result of that curse. 

Jesus then pronounces over it “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.”

He rebuked the tree thatappeared to have lifebut lacked fruit.  Look what happens.

20 As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. 21 And Peter remembered and said to him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered.” 

His words are not only powerful in creatingthey are powerful in uprooting. If things can come togetherwith just the sound of His voicethen they can also be destroyedwith His voiceas well.

In the case of this fig tree, it did not stand a chanceagainst its creator.  This tree was witheredto teach his disciples the power of the tongue.

Jesus informs his disciples that the power to changethings by speakingto them has been givento themas well. 

22 And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. 23 Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25 And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”

With His words Jesus causes a fig tree to whither.  He tells His disciples that they could move mountainsif they just spoke in faith to them.  God has given his followers the same abilityto speak thingsinto existence and even to remove things from existence. 

Proverbs 18:21 

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.


There are things that new to be spokento life in your life and there are things that need to be uprooted from your life.  God has given you the power to speak bothlife and death. 

There are some things in your life that need to die. 

 sin patterns,

  • thinking patterns – depression, anxiety, fear, worry
  • lie that you believed
  • sin patterns
  • addiction
  • demonic stronghold
  • past hurts
  • past disappointments and/or failures
  • generational curses
  • bad habits
  • beliefs that do not line up with the word of God
  • relationships
  • prejudices
  • sickness- Some people think about sickness so much that they think themselves into an illness.

Whatever we thinkthat’s what we are resonating a frequencyinto the rest of our being. All these things are mountainsthat we need to speak to so that they align to the frequencythat God createdthings to be. 

We have the power and authorityto speak to these mountainsand if we have unwavering faith they are commanded to be throwninto the sea.

We not only have the power and authority to speak to our mountains so that they are removed, we also have the responsibility of speaking lifeinto our lives.

  • Speak life into your marriage, speak life into yourself esteem
  • You can begin to speak life into your childrenand tell them they are made for a purpose
  • Speak life into your areas of lackspiritually, emotionally, physically, mentally
  • Speak life into your joband the economy
  • Speak life into your family, your in-laws and outlaws
  • Speak life into your bodyand your health
  • Speak life into your thought process
  • Speak life into your surroundings, your neighborhood, your school,
  • Speak life into those dead placesof yours.

Keep in mind that all things come togetherand are held togetherbecause of sound.  Just as the slightest change in frequencymakes a big differencein the pattern or form in the sand, so does a life-giving word make a huge difference in shaping your life.   

As you begin a lifestyle of speaking lifeinto your void places expect that thing to align to frequency of God’s wordthe way it was originally intended.

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