“Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.” Proverbs 10:19 NLT
Let’s continue to talk about everything you need to know before you open your mouth again. I am trying to cover this in only 6 posts – 3 more to come. Are you with me?!
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
Our words can be the most powerful tool of God. But they can also be used to curse, lie and destroy. All over the world words are being used to spread fear, destroy lives and careers, and to appease the lusts of the flesh; so this is prevalent to all my international readers as well. Let us first apply these lessons to our own mouths before we are too quick to judge others.
There is power in words – words can bring life as well. If your words do not bring life you may have actually slid away from God. Besides the consequences of becoming a child of the devil and being turned away by God (as we saw yesterday). The Bible warns of other consequences of not controlling your words.
Venting, coping, and asking for prayer from others – It’s been a long year of God teaching me to be wise with my words. In public I was great at it, but in private with trusted best friends and prayer groups – I have vented and asked for prayer in ways that were not edifying to the people I felt were wronging me. And even though those who heard took it as insight on how to pray – none the less I have learned I was wrong and need to clean it up. I can ask for prayer and testify what God is doing with careful, powerful, life giving words. Because even this sin has consequences as it was literally whispered in private rooms.
“Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops.” Luke 12:3 ESV
Many people, as well as myself, are praying for truth to be revealed – in politics (in global arenas as well as local), in the world of famous people and influencers, in news media, and in our lives. And God keeps reminding me of this verse – what is said and done in private will be exposed. Will be exposed. Check yourself – He is exposing people! Each of us are not exempt!
This applies to good works and good words as well – do good works and say life giving words unto God in private and He will lift you up! We see it over and over in scripture.
“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21 NIV
“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.” Galatians 6:7 ESV
For both life giving words and death giving – you reap what you sow. Although we know if we sow barley then barley will grow and if we give our offering we reap financial blessings. But if you say living giving words to others, others will bless you with life giving words. If you pray life into other people’s lives – others will pray life into your life. Good stuff. Everyone gets bless.
This principle does not work exactly the same way on the flip side. If you curse someone who is NOT covered by God’s protection in that area, then your curse is not only completed (and you are guilty of the act) but now you still must reap and therefore someone will curse you the same leaving you guilty of causing others to sin as well. Oh as it all snowballs out of control towards hell itself!
If you curse the president (but He is in place because God put Him there [Romans 13]) and the president is covered by the prayers of the saints (1 Timothy 2:1-2) then the curse cannot fall onto him. Where then does it go? It doesn’t disappear. It doesn’t become void. It isn’t harmless.
YOU reap what you sow – it comes back onto you – you cast your bread upon the waters and the waves wash it back to you (Ecclesiastes 11:1).
Oh be careful not to place your evil words upon the child of God or any whom He is protecting. Be warned.
“For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind. The standing grain has no heads; it shall yield no flour; if it were to yield, strangers would devour it.” Hosea 8:7 ESV
Be warned because even if you do not immediately reap what you have spoken and you seem to be growing in success like the field in the above verse still yields a harvest – it says strangers will devour it. This means someone else will get the fame, success, and outcomes of your work – on top of you finally reaping the evil you spoke out.
“For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.” Colossians 3:25 ESV
Woe are we if we do not learn this lesson.
“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” Ephesians 4:29 ESV
GRACE!!! Grace – oh how we need that amazing grace that saves us!!! We should speak grace into our world! Focus today on speaking grace…
Grace into our relationship with God! Grace into our family relationships and within our homes – Grace to our homes – Grace to our children, and their children and their children! – Grace to our pets – Grace to our finances – Grace to our job and ministries – Grace to our government officials – Grace to our nations – Grace to our souls and the souls of the prodigals and the souls of the lost – Grace 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
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