Can Words Make Wishes Come True — free sermon


I have a question to ask you today–

Can Words Make Wishes Come True?

If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I’d save every day like a treasure and then,
Again, I would spend them with you
(Time in a Bottle, Jim Croce)

Key Passage

John 6:60 Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, “This is a hard saying; who can understand it?” 61 When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples complained about this, He said to them, “Does this offend you? 62 What then if you should see the Son of Man ascend where He was before?

John 6:63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. 64 But there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who would betray Him.

John 6:65 And He said, “Therefore I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father.” 66 From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more.


In the passages just before above passage Jesus had been sharing his destiny, his dreams with his followers. He spoke of eating his flesh and drinking his blood. They were offended and confused because he had said he was the bread who had come down from heaven. He challenged by saying, "What if you see me go back up to heaven?" Jesus experienced what we often experience when we share our dreams with people. Today I want to talk about how words can release destiny. How they can make your wished come true.

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Today we will be studying one principle that will work in two different kingdoms!

There are three challenges I will make to you in understanding how dreams make your wishes come true:

1. Sort it out!
Jesus said there was flesh and Spirit. The Spirit gives life and the flesh profits nothing. How can you tell which one it is so that you can be sure what your sensing as your destiny is from the Lord? Here are some questions to help you.

Your Sort Questions
Is it flesh or spirit? (John 6:63)
Whose kingdom will it serve? (Matt.6:10)
Is it dark or light? (Ps 119:130)
Does it fulfill the golden rule? (Matt. 7:12)
Does it condemn? (John 3:17)
Does it redeem? (Luke 19:10)
Does it destroy the Devil’s work? (1 Jo.3:8)
Is it true? (John 14:6)
What will it do for humanity? (John 3:16)

“Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.”
Horace Mann’s challenge to the 1859 graduating class of Antioch University.

2. Speak it out!

The release of the human voice into the realm of earth is a powerful thing. God created the universe by speaking. The first assignment he gave Adam was to release his voice in a creative way to name the animals. We underestimate the power of our words. It is important to understand when to release these words. God’s promises are powerful and something happens when a person has faith in their heart for a promise and they speak it out.

The struggle of the unspoken thought! –Learning to discern when to share and not to share your dream with someone.
Share your dream with friends.
Speak life over the dreams of others.

The verse of an folk song tells the tale.
Home, home on the range
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day

On the range there are no people so there are no discouraging words!

Let’s commit to stop bashing other people’s dreams just because we don’t understand them.
No Dream Bashing Allowed!

Don’t Expect Everyone to Understand the words you speak
John 6: 60 Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, “This is a hard saying; who can understand it?”
John 6: 66 From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more.

3. Sweat it out!

Your path will cross paths with the dream killers. Do like Joseph did when he was faced with what looked like an impossible situation concerning his dream–He just kept doing the right thing and working hard no matter where he was. He went from the pit to Potiphers, to prison, to the Palace of Pharoah.

Saying + doing
Talk is cheap!
The will of God is to be DONE!

John6:68 But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
Follow in the footsteps of jesus and he will lead you to your dream! Peter basically said, Lord we may not understand it all, but we are following you. We have to have the same revelation and heart as Peter.

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

Anne Frank, while hiding in her attic.

How Can Words Make Wishes Come True?
Fill your heart with God’s best for your life.
Speak God’s best out your mouth.
Expect God’s best in your life.
Serve God’s best from your heart.

I think that’s what it’s like with all our dreams and our nightmares, Martin, we’ve got to keep feeding them for them to stay alive.

Movie—A Beautiful Mind, spoken by Nobel Peace Prize Winner, John Nash

Proverbs 18: 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Watch your mouth and you will see your future!

What Say Ye?


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