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What You Speak Has A Profound Impact On Your Health

by Ann Musico


Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue.

If you’ve been a Christian for very long you have heard numerous teachings on the power of your words.  Sometimes I think we tend to over-spiritualize verses like these.  The temptation is to relegate them solely to the spiritual realm and make them ethereal and impractical rather than apply them to our physical lives in a real way.  The research of Dr. Masaru Emoto dramatically illustrates the literal truth of this verse and so many others relating to the power of speech.

Dr. Emoto did scientific research on how water responds to words – spoken, written and even music.  He chose to study water because it is the most abundant substance on earth and our bodies are approximately 90% water.  He found that words of love, blessing and gratitude created perfect, beautiful, ordered ice crystals.  Words of anger, hatred and cursing created ugly, distorted crystals.  The photographs of his results are startling and dramatic.  You can see these amazing pictures in his books, such as ‘The Hidden Messages in Water,” which are available from

Without a doubt his research confirms the truth of God’s Word.  His Word says pleasant words are health to our bones (Pr. 16:24); a wholesome tongue is a tree of life (Pr. 15:4); and by guarding our mouths we preserve our lives (Pr. 13:3).  It gives new meaning to the power of prayer to sanctify our food (1 Timothy 4:5)!  Our words are vibrations and every emotion and thought expressed has a particular vibrational energy.  In fact, we are “electrical” beings who are constantly emitting vibrations with our thoughts and words, affecting not just ourselves, but those around us as well.  Just think about how an angry person affects the atmosphere in a room!  Is it any wonder our words can change things on a molecular level?  Research shows the electromagnetic frequencies of our bodies controls every chemical reaction.

Scientists have proven that the energy of our thoughts, feelings and emotions can positively or negatively effect our DNA structure.  We’ve all heard about how someone taking a placebo is healed simply because they believe the medication (which actually has no medicinal value) will heal them.  Worry and stress changes the pH of your body from alkaline to acidic very quickly.  Even our food has energy – natural, whole food the way God created it does – and that energy is vital to health.

While all words are powerful, God’s Word is especially power-packed (Hebrews 4:12).  Speak and think life and health and blessing to yourself and others – we truly do have the power of death and life in our mouths.

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