The Power Of The Tongue
The Power Of The Tongue
The Power Of The Tongue
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12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Confession of Faith
I am not moved by what I see or by what I feel. I am moved by what I believe. I believe the WORD of God! The victory is mine! I have it now! I can see it through the eyes of my faith!
The Power Of The Tongue
Last week - The Message was Activate The Word
In order to Activate the Word
You must Turn on the Switch
Faith turns on the switch that activates The Word Of God! The Power Of God is the Word Of God
Today I want to go a little deeper and talk about the Power Of The Tongue
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].
Words are spiritual; they carry power.
The words you speak impact your life!
36 And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak. 37 The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you.”
There Is Power in Words!
Words have played a vital role in life since the beginning of time.
God used words when He created the heaven and the earth.
The writer of Hebrew reminds each of us:
3 By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.
3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
And God Said
The words, “And God said”, appear ten times in the first chapter of Genesis.
To the natural mind, the repetition is almost monotonous,
but through spiritual understanding, you realize that the Holy Spirit had it written that way to stress how vital a part words played in Creation.
3 The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven.
The Power can be perverted
Though he has no creative power of his own, Satan uses the creative power in your words and my words to m manipulate the circumstances of our world.
He takes what God has already created and perverts it to his own use.
6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.
6 A careless or wrongly placed word out of your mouth can do that. By our speech we can ruin the world, turn harmony to chaos, throw mud on a reputation, send the whole world up in smoke and go up in smoke with it, smoke right from the pit of hell.
6 And among all the parts of the body, the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.
God Sends To Us The Ultimate Word!
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Now We Have Power
Jesus transferred to us all power to overcome the enemy in this world!
18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
15 And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. 16 Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned. 17 These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages. 18 They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed.”
Now we are at war - to fight for the Kingdom Of God!
The Weapons we use in our War
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds,
Our Battle is not Physical!
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
The basis of all our weapons is “the sword of the Spirit,
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
Jesus is the living Word—the Word of God manifest in the flesh.
Then God provided the written Word, the gospel, for us to use in our spiritual combat with the enemy
We must Learn How To Use Our Weapons!
Our weapons are much more powerful than the weapons of Satan;
but to be effective against him, we must learn our weapons and know how they function.
In combat training, a soldier is drilled so thoroughly that he can take his rifle apart and put it back together in the dark, if necessary.
That is how every believer should be trained in the Word of God.
But we must do more than just learn our weapons, we must be ready and willing to use them.
A soldier’s rifle is of no value to him if he doesn’t use it.
In spiritual combat today, many Christians are foolishly trying to fight without a true knowledge of God’s Word.
Even some of us , who know the Word, wait until the last minute before speaking the Word!
Power In The Tongue
I heard this Story
A Pastor said: Several years ago, the Spirit of God taught me a valuable lesson in this area. As I was praying about my worship services, the Lord showed me that I had been trying to fight the battle after the enemy had swarmed over my position.
I had been waiting until church service to began to pray for its success.
I should have been interceding for the people weeks in advance, getting the stage set spiritually before I ever started the service.
But I had been taking one day at a time. As Satan would come against me in one area, I would fight him there.
Then he would attack in another area. He kept me tied up constantly, fighting little battles here and there.
By waiting, I was giving Satan time to build up his fortresses before I would try to combat him, and consequently, I was losing almost every battle.
Then The Pastor said: Then the Lord said something to me that I will never forget. He said, If they had kicked Al Capone out of Chicago when he was just a small-time operator, he would not have been so hard to handle.
But they waited until he became a first-class criminal with his forces built up around him. Then it took an army to bring him down.
I learned my lesson well.
Today, we pray and intercede for our worship services several weeks or months in advance, and when I begin a service, I can confidently say, “Father, in Jesus’ Name, I roll all the care of this meeting over on You.”
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