7/09 Power Of The Tongue

Date: Monday July 09, 2012
Today's ChaptersProverbs 12-14Message Title: Power Of The Tongue
Hello My Friend,
The tongue is the most powerful tool a person has, for example, most businesses receive their customers by word of mouth, the more people that talk good about it the more the business excels. However, if you get just one person saying something bad about it, even if it is not true, it can destroy it. A lying tongue destroys trust in another person's word, just one conversation can do evil that will last a lifetime. “Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.” - James 3:5-8.
It seems like the closer you get to God the more persecuted, lied to, and tempted you get by people who know your faith. It's as if they have some agenda to see you fall because they have fallen or refuse to live a moral life. Those who remain faithful to God will reap the benefits of staying upright in such corrupt conditions. A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand. A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised. He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.” - Proverbs 12:2-9.

A perverse heart is one that 
turned away from doing what is right, there are many people in the world who are very good talkers, but they are not close to what they say they are. They boast of all their possessions, fame, and fortune, but it's all lies and sooner or later people find out and despise them. God rather see us with nothing and honoring ourselves by being ourselves than making up some story and living in the lies of it. “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” - Revelation 3:15,16.
God despises liars, in fact, one of the first commandments He gave us is, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.” - Exodus 20:16. We are not to tell lies about anyone, lies destroy people more than anything in the world. I can understand why God despises liars, they ruin lives and care less because their only concern is themselves. There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment. Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy. There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.” - Proverbs 12:18-22.
Have you known some liars before? I mean down right liars, people who lie so much that you do not know what is truth? I know a couple of people like that and let me tell you, I cringe whenever they contact me. There was a quote I read a while back, “I don't know whats worse their lies or their thinking that you are dumb enough to believe them.” It's sad, but many people get deceived and seriously hurt because they trusted someone's lies. Millions of people will end up in hell because they are trusting in their false religion as their salvation instead of Jesus Christ. While we cannot do anything about the liars, we can keep ourselves from being deceived by them, and if we do get deceived by them, they have to answer to God. “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” - Galatians 6:7,8.

The tongue should be an instrument of life controlled by the Holy Spirit, when we allow the Holy Spirit to do the talking for us we become a witness and testimony of a great life with Christ. 
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction. The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat. A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame. Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner. The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.” - Proverbs 13:3-6,25.

The truth in God's Word is in great need today, every Christian needs to use the power of their tongue to tell it, shout it out loud, and get involved in keeping His Word alive. You say you don't know how to do that? Just tell everyone you know about how Christ can save them. The more people we get on our side the stronger we become as the whole Body of Christ. “
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox. A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies. Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge. Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy. The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.” - Proverbs 14:4,5,7,9-11.

You don't have to know every story in the Bible to be a witness, you just need to know the Gospel, which is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, if you are saved than you can show them how they can be saved. If you are not saved, it's time to get saved and get to work, Jesus will be here one day and everyone will stand accountable, we need to be armed and ready. “
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” - Ephesians 6:14-18.
Today's Prayer: God, I want to use my tongue to be an instrument for You, use Your voice to speak through me. Lead me and guide me to be a witness and testimony to all who come my way, give me Your power to speak the truth and nothing, but the truth to those who need to be saved. Let me not be timid or shy to speak Your truths and help me to stand firm and abide in Your truths. Lead me away from those who are trying to corrupt me and keep me from falling into corruption. In Jesus' name. Amen. 
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