Shut Your Mouth! Part 1

“Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.” Proverbs 10:19 NLT
Shut your mouth already – now, let us talk about everything you need to know before you open it again. I am trying to cover this in only 6 posts. Are you ready?!

Dear Heavenly Father – We have seen so many loose mouths spitting out lies, negativity and curses – help us to not participate. Let us discern truth from lies and live in truth. Help us to stand firm in the positivity and hope of our redemption. And please keep and guard us from speaking curses, especially unknowingly. Please open our eyes to see and our understanding to the ways of you. – In Jesus name we pray, Amen

Talk, words, and utterances from our mouths can be the most powerful tool of God. But before we use our mouths for God’s glory, we must first learn to shut our mouths until God says to open them, we must understand the power of words (if we truly understood, we would not speak so carelessly), and we must submit our mouths to God. 

I live in the United States and we have made world news lately with our presidential debate and then our president coming down with covid-19.  The new spread through words. The reaction spilled out in conversations, news articles, and social media – with words.  And the most tragic is the words of people wishing the president would die.  Social media companies has declared that posts wishing the president death will be banned as it goes against every platforms content policies – yet, they are still posted – and by people who say they are Christians as well as those who do not profess any faith.

First of all, the president is a human life – have we as a society lost all humanity and regard for human life?!  My heart is broken and distressed. And this display on the heels of the Day of Atonement and the Return – a time of repentance that God called and ordained.  As I have posted before, many want God to heal our land without the sacrifice of repentance. We know the hearts of these people because their words expose them.   

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 NASB

There was a reason David prayed this Psalm, and with or without the full understand of the power in words, we should also pray it over ourselves. (I recommend pausing and doing it right now!) But let’s not remain ignorant to the understanding and let us look deeper into this.

If we open our Bibles to the very beginning, book 1, chapter 1, and page 1 – we begin our Bible journey with the first lesson: There is power in words. This must be an extremely important lesson for God to say – make this the beginning of the book that we shall call: the Word of God.

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” Genesis 1:3 NIV

“God said.”
Words are SO powerful – that when spoken correctly they can create light. And then moments later in the same chapter we see that they can create life!

“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life” 1 John 1:1
Here is another book in the Bible where the author understood that all teachings and lessons begin with the word – from the beginning “the word of life”.  This passage testifying that we can hear it, see it, look upon it and touch it with our hand – hear, see and touch word!!! Yes – words create tangible physical things.  When we speak, words have a profound impact in the spirit realm which in turn effects our physical world. 
Now, you and I do not have the knowledge on how to create life through words like God did – but Jesus (who is also known as The Word in John 1), showed us how to create a smaller version of life through spoken word when he healed the centurion’s servant. Healing is life giving.  Jesus offered to go with the centurion to his house to heal the servant in person – but the centurion had an understanding of the order and principles of the spiritual war happening (because he was a trained soldier) and knew that all Jesus had to do was say the word.
“But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed.” Matthew 8:8 ESV

The word, our words, can bring life. Lord God, I speak life into the president and his wife – healing life by the blood of the Lamb! Lord replace iron and oxygen in their blood cells as the enemy steals it from them. Please clean and restore their lungs. Strengthen their bodies and minds. And draw them close to you as you wish that none shall perish. Lord we bless them with life giving words – we speak life! – in the name of Jesus ~ amen

They are humans with souls that God desires saved. Regardless of political belief – pray for life because that is what Jesus says to do. We have the authority according to the word of God – we do not need to go to them to lay hands on to bring healing. We can just speak the words of life from anywhere in the world. And let God be God, doing what He is famous for.

“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21 NIV

God has been telling us of the power of blessings and curses since well before Jesus was born on earth.  We speak life and blessings – we will enjoy eating the fruits of life and blessings.  BUT if we speak death, we will eat the fruits of death.  Today let’s focus on speaking life so that we can bear the fruit of life!

Life into our relationship with God! Life into our family relationships and within our homes – life to our homes – life to our children, and their children and their children! – life to our pets – life to our finances – life to our job and ministries – life to our government officials – life to our nations – life to our souls and the souls of the prodigals and the souls of the lost – life to our lives – in the name of Jesus ~amen!

Speak it – pray it – believe it.

If you don’t already, and today you would like to have a relationship with a God who can communicate with you and be part of your life (and protect you) – one who is full of mighty power and tender love, then please know that I have put the “A, B, C’s of Salvation” in my introduction. Please click here to follow the link.**

Thank you for reading ~ Grace be with you
Be healthy and blessed ~ I love you and love one another
Watch and Pray ~ Seek God & keep your eyes on Jesus!

Maranatha ~ Come Lord Jesus!

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