Words have the power of life and death


Power of life and death is in the tongue. Either we speak life or death. I speak life. I speak abundance, blessing, and healing.

G-d created the entire universe with ten utterances.

“He, who in his goodness, renews every day, continuously, the work of creation . . .”

“Forgive us, our Father, for we have sinned . . . Blessed are You, G-d, who is gracious and who forgives abundantly.” (Taken from our daily prayers)

One has to be careful of who we listen too. The Daily Wisdom of the Torah tells us this “The overwhelming majority of the Jewish people accepted the other spies’ conclusions, threatening to kill Caleb and Joshua for differing. Since the people demonstrated that they lacked the faith in G‑d necessary to enable them to conquer and live in the Land of Israel, G‑d informed Moses that this generation would have to die in the desert. Only the next generation would enter the Promised Land.”

The Rebbe sums it up this way- “The generation of the Exodus did not work hard enough to learn from the Divine miracles they witnessed. They therefore remained subject to their “slave mentality,” the assumption that reality is enslaved to the laws of nature, and that G‑d is unwilling or incapable of overriding them whenever He chooses. The spies and their followers therefore forfeited the privilege of entering the Promised Land, for in order to remain true to our Divine mission while leading material lives, we need to believe that this is indeed possible.

“We, too, should take care to recognize the implications of all the Divine miracles we have witnessed, both throughout Jewish history and in our own personal lives. Only then will we be capable of fulfilling our Divine mission of making the world into G‑d’s home. In this merit, we will experience our miraculous return to the Promised Land, led by the Messiah in the final Redemption.1


Once again this proves to us we can talk ourselves out of our calling and miracles from G-d.