Discussing Your Tongue: Your Utmost Tool To Create or Destroy
The tongue has been used to unite and divide, to uplift and tear down, to birth and to kill. Many people underestimate the mightiest weapon they have been given, and rightfully so. The kingdom of darkness attempts to fool you into thinking that by your arms or legs, you can defend yourself. Every self-defense course on the planet teaches how to kick and punch, but not very many of them specialize in how to use words to fight battles, and the most fiercest battle comes thru using The Words of God.
In the Old Testament the prophets and the children of God had not been released the power to divide soul from spirit, and therefore, they could not cast out demons, and send them running. Instead, they would have to kill the entire being when they saw the manifestation of evil in a person. Today, matters are quite different (which is hugely exciting to me!). Your warfare is no longer physical but spiritual. For this reason, 2 Corinthians 10:4-7 says, For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.” Children of God that know and understand what Jesus did on the cross, also understand that he conquered Satan, and returned back to us the gift of eternity that had been lost by Adam . When he rose (after making Satan void of potential and eternal power), he left the disciples with the gift of the Holy Spirit. By flipping back in the Bible to Paul’s teaching, you will read that we can operate with the Holy Spirit thru our tongue; Paul called this the sword of the Spirit.
Industries like government, sales, or law hold great prestige in our world; not by the use of the physical limbs, but by the use of their tongues. Don’t you think it’s odd how large, powerful, physically dangerous military forces are all led by a person who does little to no physical battle? Instead the leader of these military forces has gained authority by the use of their tongue. They exercise their power; sometimes for good and sometimes for bad. Those who learn proper exercise of the power of their tongue in accordance with the will of God, will go up the ranks and receive a lot of favor from God, and an insurmountable reward in Heaven. As Proverbs 4:18 says, “The path of the just (righteous) is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until [it reaches its full strength and glory in] the perfect day.”
When you use the words of God, you transcend time into eternity. You transcend your current moment and command time, creation, and the kingdom of darkness into submission to eternal decrees when you say something like, “It is written that if I dwell in the shelter of the Most High, I will remain secure and find rest in the shadow of the Almighty” (Psalm 91:1). While our arms can do some damage, the damage is very temporary. God heals people who are kicked or punched, and they recover fairly quickly, but, the authority that He has given us thru the tongue causes much deeper more severe wounds; many of which (when brewed) are fatal. If you want control of your emotions, your life circumstances, and your destiny, begin with placing the yolk of Jesus on your tongue. Use His words rather than your own.
Recently, I was discussing with a sister-in-Christ the details of why her day was not going well. I expected to hear that maybe she fell or her feelings were hurt that day by something, but instead, her day was going bad because the matters of her day connected to a deep wound that occurred in her early childhood. She told me how something that happened to her on the day of our talk hurt her so deeply because it connected to something that her mother repeatedly said as a young girl. She was well into her 40’s, but despite the distance between this current day and the instance of her mother’s words, this comment hurt terribly bad, and I could tell that it was more painful than a fall, a physical surgery, and possibly even childbirth. Her cry and her description of the pain let me know that her wound was very severe, and if I were to pair it with a physical formality, I would say that it was like a burn of the deepest degree, but on the soul.
The Bible describes many uses of the tongue, but they chiefly fall into two categories: (1) to Create, or (2) to Destroy. The body submits to the things that come from the abundance of the heart and are spoken by the tongue. Whether the tongue is achieving creation or destruction, the words lay bricks that build towards either goal. You may not realize that you are laying bricks of destruction, but when you say to your child, “You are behind” or to your husband, “Your not good enough” or to your friend, “Your never timely”, you are demolishing, not creating; your building your way to separation, isolation, hatred, and when enough bricks are laid, then you will arrive at death. Be careful! Put a yolk on your tongue!
The Bible likens the tongue to a wild animal in James 3:7-9 saying, “For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God.” It’s true that no person can tame the tongue; stopping it from demonstrating double-talk (some doubt or lies mixed in with truth) except for God thru the Holy Spirit.
If you have had a dog or any other animal before, you know of the difficulty of creating agreeing wills. They have their own willpower and when your out walking them, and they see a desire of theirs, you have to tussle and pull to tame their will. Unfortunately with the tongue, you cannot control it apart from the Holy Spirit. When you act on your own, you are bound to be deceived and speak lies (most of which you will believe are truth). The Holy Spirit reveals right and wrong. For this reason, John 14:26 says, But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will help you remember everything that I have told you.” Jesus introduced us to the formula for taming our tongues in Matthew 12:34 saying, “For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.”
If you feed your heart with doubt, you will speak doubt. If you feed your heart with deceit (even if you believe that they are truth), you will speak lies. If you feed your heart with hatred, you will speak hatred. If you feed your heart with truth, you will speak truth. If you feed your heart with the praises of God, you will speak the praises of God. If you fill your heart with worship, you will speak worship. Do you get it?
The SAFEST thing that you can feed your heart is the word of God. Cut back on conversation or secular intake regimens (reading, movies, or other entertainment). Make the Bible the largest portion of your intake!
If you notice that your life is not where you desire for it to be, you have to ask yourself, “What have I created with what God has given me?” God gave you a tool for creation when He created you in His image. He gave you a tongue. He spoke the word and the world came into existence. Then, He gave you the power to do the same.
- When you speak words (whether it be His words, your own, or the enemy’s), you create when you use them. If you find yourself in disbelief about your access to the Kingdom, you MUST analyze what your feeding your heart.
- Increase your access to His words.
- Speak His words. Repeat speaking His words.
- Review how Jesus used the word of God to defy all enemies to include Satan and death. He rose from the dead, and rendered you the keys and power to do the same.
- Apply biblical affirmations to your life and your circumstances.
Here are some biblical affirmations to repeat to bridle your tongue (I repeat them too). I have personalized them for you. Repeat them. Allow them to sink into your spirit:
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation]. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me [following Me as My disciple], for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest (renewal, blessed quiet) for your souls. For My yoke is easy [to bear] and My burden is light.”
Personalized: “In Jesus, I find rest for my soul. With His yolk (forsaking words of my flesh and deceitful speech) and by abiding in His word, I will be renewed as His disciple for He is gentle and humble in heart. When I remove the yolks of the world (debt, unforgiveness, culture, trends, stereotypes, etc.), and put on the yolk of Christ, my soul will be refreshed.”
These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will get well.”
Personalized: “These signs will accompany me because I believe: in Jesus’ name, I will cast out demons, I will speak in new tongues (sometimes in my own language and other times in a language given to me by the Spirit); I will pick up serpents, if I drink anything deadly, it will not hurt me; I will lay hands on the sick, and they will get well.”
And my tongue shall speak of Your righteousness And of Your praise all the day long.
The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, And his tongue talks of justice.
Personalized: Be sure to say it, and submit to doing it. Whenever you are introduced to an unbiblical thought or action, or instructed to say something ungodly, you say:
“My mouth speaks wisdom and my tongue talks of justice.”
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it and indulge it will eat its fruit and bear the consequences of their words.
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