So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Mark 11:22-23 NKJV
There is power in words, and words are the fruit of one’s thinking. Jesus taught His disciples this principle of truth: if you say it, and don’t doubt it, but believe it, you will receive it. What you say is what you’ll experience. If our thinking stinks with the odor of negative thoughts, we’ll have the negative things of whatsoever we think, believe, and speak—you’ll have what you say.
Man is naturally programmed and conditioned for the negative. Could this be part of the reason why the apostle Paul told the Philippian Christians to “[l]et this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”? (Phil. 2:5). The thoughts of one’s mind will determine the words he or she will say. Proverbs 6:2 tells us that we are snared (entrapped) with the words of our mouth, and we are taken (taken) by the words of our mouth; thus, death and life-related experiences are programmed in us until the mind is renewed (Prov. 18:21). We must guard our guard and tongue (Prov. 21:23); but to do so requires, first, guarding our thoughts and beliefs. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks (Matt. 12:34).
Stinking thinking is ungodly thoughts of doubt, fear, and unbelief. If we think in line with the Word of God, we will believe in line with the Word; and, if we believe in line with the Word, we’ll speak in line with the Word. We must avoid saying negative things such as: “I’m broke; I’m sick; I’m coming down with something; I’m catching a cold; You make me sick; My feet are killing me; I’m scared to death, etc.”
We must captivate the negative thoughts and words, and void them in Jesus name. We must imprison them and “throw away the key” (2 Cor. 10:4-5). Pull out your figurative “VOID rubber stamp” and void the negative thoughts and words in Jesus name. Circumvent stinking thinking from cultivating in your heart. Void the thought and speak the Word according to Philippians 4:8.