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Know that I am seeking to do Jesus’ will so most of this should be from Him and is learned through praying and setting my mind on scripture and the lessons we can learn from Him.
Proverbs 18:21 – Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Proverbs 15:1 – A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
James 3:6 – 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.
Proverbs 25:15 – By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
Proverbs 12:18 – There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise [is] health.
James 3:8 – But the tongue can no man tame; [it is] an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
We can’t tame our tongues, However if we are in a state of believing, Jesus has our tongues. There are about a few hundred verses where God tells us how powerful words are: !
Many times when we are chit chatting in a large group we tend to tell stories. Sometimes elaborate and completely false. other times there are bits and pieces of truth to them. It is interesting, though, when a person is able to speak in such a way that his/her words will weave into what is occurring in life. This can be attributed to the mysterious structure of the world around us and the experienced power that the tongue may sometimes have over that structure. God made us with a tongue that does have the power to affect the physical and spiritual world.
The process I am about to share is quite simple, and when applied to life will make it more meaningful in whatever way God created you to feel meaning; This being either through adventure, meeting people, mission working, raising children, etc. The power of the tongue can be made more powerful (I presume this. It might not be in scripture, however is learned through experience) if the reverberations it is sending into the world come from a river of consciousness that is speaking truly. It can be used powerfully both to curse and to bless those here on earth with you.
If this process were a math equation it would look like this:
words that are lies = some power
words that are truth = more power
words that are truth + that truth being rooted in action from God = awesome grace
Read on and it may make more sense. This occurrence is one of those things we sometimes notice but are never really sure if others are aware it’s going on or even that they are doing it. This is because it is one of those unspoken things that happens here on earth. If you are just now starting to notice this or have never noticed this occurrence let this be a warning. Watching this power take hold around you is scary and the more you notice it the scarier it gets. It will make you draw nearer to God though and His grace will flood the path you are on that He is creating for you.
Anyone can receive a blessing. Take comfort in knowing that no one who does not deserve a curse can receive one. That is scripture. ( Proverbs 26:2 open up your Bible and check it out) So if you are in the midst of seeing this power take hold in your life and you are running around trying to defend yourself from the evil about you by bending your actions and words to defeat evil; know that the best defense is to do everything in your power to love Our Father In Heaven. This key in life lays foundation for everything.
Everyone struggles with their faith (see post on faith). However, the more time you spend believing, the more righteousness you receive. The more righteousness you accept into your life by allowing yourself to be softened in order to be molded into a new person the more powerful God’s grace is within you. (that is my personal experience)
Important note: God is powerful, we are weak and filthy. If we allow God to receive the glory of our actions by humbling ourselves when He acts through us the more tightly and fully intertwined He is in a life. That is a key in building blocks of faith. Humbling oneself when you have every opportunity to take credit and pride brings you closer to Jesus.
Back to the power of the tongue and living in such a way as to store up articles in your “file cabinet of truth”. Check this out: If you believe in Jesus Christ, repent of your sins, and put a serious effort towards believing in Him (putting forth the effort will slowly take hold in your life once you believe in Him. The believing in Him will also give you a desire to repent. You know this already, I am sure because you are reading this. Praise God!) then He will be with you more often than not.
So this is where things get really supernatural. If you go out today and live in prayer, with Jesus on the mind and Love from Him in your heart, than your actions will be backed up by the power of the Creator! Now if something happens that is really worth talking about remember that experience. If this is your first experience where your intention was to do God’s work by believing and acting on what that belief tells you then you have added your first article to God’s “file cabinet of truth” (you have to say that with a loud low echoing voice, haha) inside of you. The cabinet tends to grow and grow and grow. Then, one day, you’re in a situation where you can pull from “God’s file cabinet of truth” and weave an article into a conversation among friends. ( yes, God’s cabinet. Yes, that does mean that God and you share something because it is your “file cabinet of truth”. righteous, right? oh yeahhhh )
Hopefully it will be used as a tool to build a brother or sister up, or maybe to help a hateful person to feel love. Not in a “look at me show you how you love somebody” kind of way, but in a way where you are just trying to love them. Genuinely from inside of you trying to show them love and favor, without thinking about changing who they are. Hateful people have trouble accepting genuine love. They deserve love and it is a challenge to stay loving and balance being still loving and stern in a relationship with a person filled with hate. If you are a hateful person, you may want to consider putting a few months aside to forgive people (yes, it takes a few months of unfolding the facets of forgiveness to start a truly healing process for some of us) who are close or were close to you. Holding a grudge is like drinking poison and expecting it to hurt the person you are grudging against.
So on the day that you are throwing this article of truth on the table in front of friends you have Jesus on the forefront of your mind. On the day that God and you created that article together you had Jesus there with you helping to guide your actions and words; It all comes together in a symphony of power worthy, maybe of the intercession of angels; because you are allowing God to work through the power of the tongue that He created and gave you. Something miraculous may occur, something really subtle may occur, nothing may occur right then and there but it will affect you or someone somewhere the way that God intends for them to be affected. It is key to not accept the favor only in the name of Christ and ensure that others understand it is God working. It is key for you also to understand that you are powerless without Him.
Love fills the room, people aren’t feeling rebuked, maybe something mysterious is even happening. As time slips on people who have ears to hear and eyes to see will most definitely take note of how powerfully God used you to affect the world around you. Bringing you and others further into the fold of God’s Love. People may even think its too coincidental, considering factors like the unlikelihood of the article and the way it is tying into life, for it to be truthful; However, it doesn’t matter, all that matters is that you’re a worker for the Lord and are leading a life filled with meaning and meaningful experiences that is pleasing to The Lord.
A bull shot story that is being told by someone just to help keep life from being mundane holds the power of an firecracker. A truthful story holds more power than that. An article, though, an article has angels. Powerful spiritual beings who work for the creator of the universe backing it up. It will surely leak into the future as God sees fit. Furthermore, the bull shot story is lying and a lie may be a seed or a branch to a tree being grown that will bear evil fruit. When you are living for God, your active believing is helping grow trees in you that bear fruit that is pleasing to The One Who Created The Universe.