Many of us say “Bless you” to people without really thinking about it, but there is tremendous power in blessing when we speak it with faith. The Bible says “death and life are in the power of the tongue”. Contrary to the old saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”, we can in fact hurt people even more with our words than with our fists. We’ve all said things in anger and haste to those around us and then regretted it later. Some of us have been permanently affected by something someone said to us; we remember it for years. We are all responsible for what comes out of our mouths; we have the power to bless and the power to curse.
Ffald-y-Brenin (Sheepfold of the King) Christian Retreat Centre in Wales teaches people how to start Local Houses of Prayer. Typically commencing in a home with 2-3 people they adopt a small local area for Jesus, worship, bless and pray for the breaking in of the Kingdom of God. Dozens of these have sprung up all over the country in the last few years with some amazing results. God is moving! The church is being mobilised at grass roots level to take up the authority God has given. The good news is you don’t have to be an ordained minister or a priest. This is something anyone can do. We can bring change to the world around us by following these simple principles.
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“The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace”