An adult human body is made up of 60 percent water. Interestingly, our brain and heart are composed of 73 percent, and our lungs are about 83 percent. Why is this important to your health?
Beginning in 1994, Japanese scientist Maseru Emoto studied the effects that positive and negative words have on water. He discovered that water reacts differently depending on the influence.
Dissonant words and sounds formed ugly, disfigured, disease-like water crystals whereas positive words and harmonious sounds created beautifully designed shapes. (http://www.masaru-emoto.net/english/water-crystal.html)
Since we are made up of at least 60 percent water, our molecular structure is greatly influenced for better or for worse by the words we hear, the music we listen to, the movies we watch, etc.
The Wisdom of Solomon
As far back as Biblical times, King Solomon understood the power of words. In Proverbs 25:11: he stated: “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in picture of silver.” What a beautiful picture about the positive effects of saying the right thing and the right time.
In Proverbs 18:21, he took it even a step further and said: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” (https://www.christianity.com/bible/bible.php?book=20&ver=niv)
This is especially true than when doctors give a negative diagnosis or a gloomy report. Their words have a devastating effect on the sick person, as well as their loved ones. Since we view physicians as the experts, their words carry weight and we believe them. And while we all certainly want to know the truth about our ailments and understand our treatment options, these negative pronouncements can dash the hopes of any patient and seriously weaken their resolve to fight to get well. As a friend of mine who lost her companion once said, “You can drop dead just from the diagnosis!”
When my husband was diagnosed with bladder cancer, the oncologist told me that it was so bad that there were no treatment options, at least conventional ones. Even if he performed radical surgery, he gave my husband less than 5 years to live. To say that his words devastated me is an understatement. They left me shaking from head to toe. It was the darkest of times.
In my book I share that I chose to not tell my husband of the doctor’s diagnosis precisely so that he would have the faith to believe his healing was possible. I knew if he learned what the doctor had said, he would lose the will to fight.
While the diagnosis was so heavy for me to carry that I had to lean on pastors and counselors for strength, my husband and I nevertheless persevered in a search for a cure. Over time, God showed us the way with many integrative treatments and my husband was able to make a complete recovery. You can read about these in my book (https://healedhealthyandwhole.com).
Life and Death in the Tongue
This experience taught me how words indeed carry the power of life and death, especially if they come from an authority figure. Dr. Andrew Newborn, a neuroscientist and author of “Words Can Change Your Brain” said,
“A single word has the power to influence the expression of genes that regulate physical and emotional stress.” (http://www.andrewnewberg.com)
I shared only encouraging words with my husband and daily declared God’s promises to him. Hebrews 12:4 tells us: “The Word of God is alive and active, sharper than any double-edged sword.” Every day, I spoke words of life over him and into our situation!
Today, I give witness as to how these life affirming words gave my husband the strength to believe and fight for his healing, and to persevere through many months of advances and setbacks until we experienced complete victory.
Be The Voice of Hope
Today, if someone in your life is in a serious battle for their health, muster your faith and speak only words of encouragement and healing to them, no matter what the circumstances look like. Be the voice of hope for them. Be relentless. Be consistent. Allow the promises of God to awaken their faith and strengthen their inner being. Healing can only happen in an atmosphere of faith. Choose to be a messenger of hope and stand by them in the battle, day after day. Who knows if thanks to you, they may one day be able to say, “I would not have made it without you. Thank you giving me courage and strength. Today, I am fully Healed, Healthy and Whole!”