DON’TBE HUNG BY THE TONGUE
The tongue has tremendous power, which can be used positively or negatively.
With it we can do great and wonderful things, if it is used positively.
We can also do horrible and destructive things, if the power is used negatively.
Thepower of the tongue can put you or other people in trouble dependingon how it is used.
Hasyour mouth ever gotten you in trouble?
Deathand life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shalleat the fruit thereof
Whatyou are thinking is manifested through the power of the tongue.
Butwhat influences thinking?
Foras he thinketh in his heart, so is he
The root of thinking begins with a thought
The origin of the thought comes from three sources
1. Yourfive senses:everything you have learned since you were born
2. Thedevil: Satancan bombard your mind with thoughts
3. God:Godalso puts thoughts into your heart
Themain difference between thoughts that come from
Thefive senses and the thoughts that come from
Godis God deals with your spirit and
Theothers deal with your mind.
Becausethe carnal mind is enmity against God: For
Itis not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be
Sothen, those who are in the flesh cannot please God
Andbe not conformed to this world: But be ye
Transformedby the renewing of your mind that
Yemay prove what is good and acceptable,
Andperfect will of God.
Castingdown imagination, and every high thing that
Exalteditself against the knowledge of God, and bring
Everythought to the obedience of Christ.
Finally,brethren, whatsoever thing are true, whatsoever
Thingsare just, whatsoever things are pure, and whatsoever are
Lovely,whatsoever things are of good report
Ifthere be any virtue, and if there
Beany praise think on these.
The1stAmendment of the constitution guarantees the freedom of speech.
Youhave the freedom of speech but you also have the right to remainsilent
Thoughtscan also originate from the evil one, the devil.
Thedevil can influence thought and thus what comes out of individual’slips.
Forhe that will love life, and see good days let him refrain his tonguefrom evil, and his lips that they speak no guile/deceit
Notwhat goeth into the mouth defiled a man
Butthat cometh out of the mouth,
Thisdefiled a man
A Regenerated Spirit
A Renewed Mind
A Living Sacrifice (Body)
Letyour yes be yes and your no be no whatever is more than this comesfrom evil one.
Letthy words be few
Wherefore,my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak,slow to wrath
Godhad to shut the mouth of some people in the bible
They could not speak a word. I believe the reason was some would have murmured, some would have complained, and some would have spoken doubt
Zechariah could not be trusted to speak because he did not believe his wife could give birth to John the Baptist
Aman’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth andwith the increase of his lips shall be filled
Davidsaid “Create in me a clean heart O God”
Godgive you the power of the tongue with a purpose.
Christiansneed to identify it and use the tongue for this purpose.
Useyour tongue, your lips, and your mouth to:
To praise God!To worship Him
To lift Him up! To Magnify Him!
To Speak Blessings and Not Curses
To honor and not dishonor
To edify and not to put down
To tell someone about God
Tell them about His grace
Tell them about His Mercy
Tell them about His Love
Tell them about His long suffering