John Hagee - The Miracle In Your Mouth
Will you please stand for the reading of God's word. Turn to Mark 11:22, as we continue our sermon series on "Miracles: Making your impossible possible". The sermon today, "The Miracle in Your Mouth". Your anointed proclamation, based on the Word of God, is a supernatural power in the mouth of every believer. Jesus had a miracle ministry that shook the Roman Empire. And he looks to you and I today in the 21st century, and he makes this statement, "Whosoever believes in Me will do the works that I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these," John 14:12. Jesus raised the dead. He walked on water. He healed every disease known to man. And he said you have the same power.
Mark 11:22-24, read with me. Ready? So Jesus answered and said to them, "Have faith in God". 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 whatsoever he says. Therefore, I say unto you, 'whatsoever things you ask when you pray, believe that you received them and you will have them'". Nothing could be clearer than to say that the supernatural power of God is available to every person in this audience and the millions of you who are watching television across America and around the world. And I'm praying, at the end of this service when we release it, it'll touch you and change you forever. Let's pray.
Father, thank you for the privilege of being here. Bless this word, because it is your word to this congregation, to America, and to the world. In Jesus' name, we pray. And all of God's children said, amen.
You may be seated. Consider, first, the Bible is a book of miracles. Thomas Jefferson, who was the third president of the United States of America, invented his own version of the Bible. He deleted the virgin birth, the resurrection, and every supernatural event in between. Now why is this shocking? It's not shocking because we do the same thing in America. We may not use a razor to pick and choose the scriptures that we will and will not obey. But we pick and choose, nonetheless. Listen to what I'm about to say. We put scriptures on the chopping block of human logic, and we end up with a neutered, powerless, pathetic Gospel. We commit what I call "Intellectual idolatry". We create God in our own image.
The end result is that America has produced a generation that slaughters its unborn: that ordains pedophiles to the pulpits of ministry in America's churches. We have television networks that traffic in decadence and they exalt sin. What have you cut out of your Bible? What truth is there that you refuse to obey? Well, let me tell you: you will never have the full blessing of God, picking and choosing what you will and will not obey. The Bible is either all true or it's not. You obey it all or you do not obey it at all. There is a miracle in your mouth. Consider this Bible evidence. The Bible opens by presenting an Almighty God, who creates the universe by his spoken word.
Psalm 33:6, David writes, "By the word of the Lord, the heavens were made, and all the hosts of them by the breath of his mouth". The word "Breath" is the Hebrew word "Ruach," which means Holy Spirit-inspired, life-giving, miracle-working power. How was it released? By the spoken word, because there's a miracle in your mouth. There's a miracle in your mouth, and in your mouth, and in your mouth, and in your mouth, and in your mouth, and those of you who are watching by television.
Genesis 1:3, and God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. Genesis 1:6, and God said, "Let there be firmament," and the heavens were created. Genesis 1:9, and God said, "Let there be ground," and it was so. Genesis 1:11, and God said, "Let there be grass," and we've been cutting it with a John Deere tractor ever since. Genesis 1:14, and God said, "Let there be lights". The sun, the moon, the four blood moons that are telling us what the future happens to be. Genesis 1:20, God said, "Let there be sea". Genesis 1:24, and God said, "Let the earth bring forth every living creature".
Two points: Nothing happens on earth or in heaven until God says. Secondly, God speaks eight times in the creation story. Eight is the number of new beginnings in the Bible. The mathematics in the Bible are just intriguing beyond words. But eight is the number of new beginnings. There were eight people on the Ark. God was starting over with a brand new earth. There were eight adults that began Cornerstone Church in a home not far from here September, 1966. Now we are 22.000 plus members strong with a message by television that's covering the earth. To God be the glory.
Point: when you open your mouth and speak in faith believing, God's miracle-working power will explode in your life, bringing a new beginning. The anointing of the Holy Spirit you are going to have will be a new beginning in your life, a new beginning in your physical health, addictive habits are broken in the authority of Jesus' name, a new beginning in your emotional health. Some of you in this room and many of you watching by television are bound by fear, by resentment, by bitterness. You're living a life that's hopeless. You're going on a merry-go-round that's going nowhere. You can experience a divine explosion of joy, joy that's unspeakable and full of glory. Give the Lord praise in the house.
What is a proclamation in the Bible? The word "To proclaim" comes from the latin word meaning "To shout forth". When you hear someone make a proclamation, it's not nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah. It's hear ye! Hear ye! That's a proclamation. In the New Testament, there is a related word to "Proclaim" that means "To confess" or "Say the same as". I'm going to say that again. "To confess" or "Say the same as". So for us, as Bible believers, confession means that we say the words with our mouth that God has already said in his word, in faith believing, and release a supernatural force that can defeat anything in your life physically or spiritually! Give the Lord praise in the house.
Here are two spiritual connections you must make. One, Jesus is the living word. Say that with me. Jesus is the living word. Saint John, chapter 1, "In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God". Verse 14, "And the word became flesh", that would be the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem's manger, "And it dwelt among us. And we beheld his glory as the only begotten Son of God the Father". Beholding his glory happened on the Mount of Transfiguration as they saw the dazzling light of God enter him and he went into heaven.
Jesus is not only the living word. According to Hebrews 3:1, Jesus is the High Priest of our confession. Say that again, he is the High Priest of our confession, which means what exactly? It means that whatever we say with our mouth, exactly what the Bible says, in faith believing that we have Jesus as our High Priest in heaven, who releases his authority on what has been said, and the blessing comes to that confession. Proclamation and confession are critical weapons in spiritual warfare. It's aggressive. It's aggressive warfare. We're not in a fight just for the exercise. We're in the a fight to win it! Paul said, "Fight the good fight". Endure! Be the victor! We are victorious, in Jesus' name!
It's a word from God that breaks a yoke. It's the word that brings victory in our supernatural warfare. Your proclamation releases the authority of the living God into your situation, into your battle, into your crisis, into your marriage, into your business, into your health. It's a word that brings complete victory. Without complete victory, there is no victory! You don't kind of win! You either do or you don't! An anointed proclamation is God's atomic bomb in the mouth of every believer. When you're in a spiritual combat, find a Bible verse that heaven gives you. Believe it, and receive it, and proclaim it. Jesus, your High Priest, gives it authority in heaven. And all of heaven's power instantly attacks your problem, which is crushed by the power of the living God. There's a miracle in your mouth waiting to happen! Use it, in Jesus' name! Hallelujah!
God's divine authority was released through that rod. In Exodus 4:20, it's called "The rod of God". Say that with me. "The rod of God". When he arrived in Pharaoh's court, he cast his rod down and it became a snake. Jannes and Jambres, who were two warlocks, entered. They threw their staffs down and they became snakes. Two snakes against one. Moses' snake ate Jannes and Jambres snake. When the waters of the Red Sea needed to be divided, Moses lifted his rod, put it in the edge of the water, and the water split, and they walked across on dry ground. When the Egyptian army pursued the Jewish people, Moses held up his rod, and the water swallowed them up, and made fish food of Pharaoh and his army. He was the most powerful man on the face of the earth, defeated by a crooked stick in the hand of a preacher.
The only thing that Moses needed for 40 years of miracle ministry was one shepherd's rod that he didn't think had any significance when he first put it in his hand. Every Bible-believing Christian has a rod of God in your hand. It is this. It is the only instrument you need to defeat the powers and principalities of darkness. Christians of America, this is your rod. It's supernatural. It contains unlimited power. It's alive. It's anointed. It's sharper than any two-edged sword. It separates the marrow from the bone. It separates light from darkness. It separates good from evil. It separates wheat from tares. This is the bread of life. This is living water, these words that are spoken under the supernatural anointing of the Holy Spirit. There's a miracle in your mouth waiting to happen! Take the rod of God, open your mouth, and let it happen, in Jesus' name!
Jesus said, "If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you can ask what you will". What abides in you? His word. On creation's morning, God's anointed word was released, and the universe was spoken into existence. King David writes in Psalm 149, "Let the high praises of God be in their mouth", hear that? The miracle in your mouth. "They," the saints, "And a two-edged sword in their hand to execute vengeance on the nations to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron. This honor have all the saints". Say that with me. "This honor have all the saints". That's every person in this room, who believes in Jesus Christ.
God's word is medicine. Proverbs 4:20, 22. "My son, attend to my words for they are life unto those that find them and health to all of their flesh". Psalm 107:20, "He sent his word and he healed them". Your confession of the words releases the healing power of God, which is already yours by virtue of Christ' work at the cross. "By his stripes, we are healed". Isaiah 55:11, "So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth. It shall not return unto me void," saith the Lord.
Now listen. Let's put that teaching into practice. You've heard me say many times that information without application produces frustration. And all that I have said is absolutely and literally true. But until you light the fuse on the stick of the dynamite, you just have a lifeless package. We are getting ready, as a congregation, to have a proclamation service. Some of you have never seen this in your life. Stay steady. Everything will be just fine. But God is getting ready to hit this place wide open.
Confession, confession, listen. If you need or your family members need health or healing, I want you to stand and make this confession. Remember that "Confession" literally means "A bold proclamation". Say this with me.
Lord Jesus Christ, I make this confession, in faith believing. You are my Lord and Savior. You are the Great Physician. You are my healer. By your stripes, I am now being healed. By your precious blood, I have victory over every sickness and disease. Father God, you have set before me life and death. I choose life. You have set before me blessings and cursing. I choose blessing. I will not fear: for you are with me. Your word is my strength, my fortress, my high tower. My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. I will praise you. I will give you thanks. I will declare your greatness and bless your name forever. For those who wait upon the Lord, shall renew their strength. They shall mount on wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint. I shall live and not die, and declare the works of the Lord. Amen.
Give him praise in the house of God! Bless his name! Be seated please. If you need God's help in a day of trouble for guidance or for protection for yourself or for any member of your family, I want you to stand. I have a proclamation for you for guidance and protection for yourself or any member of your family. Ready?
Father God, I make this proclamation, in faith believing. The Lord is my light and salvation: whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life: of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked come against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and my foes stumbled and fell. Though an army should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear. Though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. For in the day of trouble, he shall hide me in his pavilion. He will set me high upon a rock. And my head shall be lifted up above all my enemies. Therefore, I will sacrifice the sacrifice of joy in his tabernacle. I will sing praises unto the Lord: for he is my God and my deliverer. Hallelujah.
Give the Lord praise in the house of God! Glory! Glory to his name! Bless his name! Bless his name! Be seated. If you need provision, God's provision, for finances and prosperity, I want you to stand. This is our final proclamation.
Father God, I make this proclamation, in faith believing. It is the Lord that gives me the power to get wealth. It is the Lord that shall plant me by rivers of living water. My leaf shall not wither. And whatsoever I do, shall prosper. He will make me the head and not the tail. He will give me houses I did not build, vineyards I did not plant, wells I did not dig. Because I have honored the Lord with my living and giving, the harvest will return to me with exceeding abundance, above all that I could ask or imagine, pressed down, shaken together, running over. I will be blessed in my going in and coming out. I will be blessed in my basket and store. My harvest is coming, an abundant harvest. The giver of every good and perfect gift is Lord of my life. And I receive divine abundance, in Jesus' name. Amen. Amen. Amen.