Speak Into the Atmosphere

Speak into the atmosphere

“I shall have…what I decree. Yes I believe, it belongs to me. So I’m gonna speak into the atmosphere.”

Myron Butler was onto something with this one, ya’ll!

If you haven’t heard the song before, I urge you to click the link RIGHT NOW, and then come back to continue reading.

This song moves me. It is powerful–just listen to the words. Allow the lyrics to minister to you and really receive the message.

The Lyrics

My God! the confidence and strength behind this song blows my mind!

Let’s break it down though: why is this song so powerful?

Merriam-Webster defines the following:

  • Decree: an ORDER having FORCE of law
  • Believe: to ACCEPT the WORD OF EVIDENCE
  • Belong: to be in PROPER SITUATION

I completely realize my usage of capitalization here, but I just want ya’ll to really get the full command that is being spoken. I must have what is ordered by the Lord, through His Word, because it is already mine!

We know based on these 2 passages of scripture that our words have power.

“Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee.” Job 22:28a

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 8:21

Let’s dig a little deeper.

Many of us are familiar with the story of Job. His faith and trust in God was put to the ultimate test. He lost everything and was encouraged by those closest to him to just “curse God and die.” His earthly possessions had been destroyed and all of his children died. His livestock and servants were killed–basically his entire career was gone.

Job had a choice to make: what would he speak into the atmosphere?

What would he choose to believe? His faith did not waiver. Instead, Job responded, “…Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?”

But what do you speak?

Job 22:28 a KJV

We often speak curses, lack, and poverty over our lives, and we don’t even realize it.

Our words hold so much value, so the next time you speak into the atmosphere, consider this: Is that which you speak something you want to manifest?



Candace is the founding voice behind Stretched and Outstretched, which was birthed in a wilderness season of frustration that caused her to chop off her hair and run--full speed--into the outstretched arms of God. She is a lower Delaware native and spends her free time enjoying spontaneous dance breaks with her son and tear-jerking laughter with friends.

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