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The Need for a Tamed Tongue (Part IV)

Written By: Karline Fischer - Oct• 12•18

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21

Our tongue is a very powerful tool and it has the ability to produce good or evil. With our tongue we praise God and worship Him, and we have the ability to express love and appreciation to others. We also use our words to pray for healing and deliverance of people. Our tongue has the power to stir up love, hope, and kindness, and bring life into the atmosphere.

On the other hand, our words can have the power of death if used inappropriately. When we use our tongue in an ungodly way, we open the door to the enemy to have a foothold in our lives. People are in bondage to the evil words spoken by them or over them. In our deliverance ministry,  we break off word curses and vows that people have spoken over themselves or others have spoken over them.

When teenagers first get behind the steering wheel, we teach them and warn them about possible pitfalls and dangers that they may experience. We do thorough training because we know the power of a moving vehicle and how dangerous it can be if it is not handled properly. Irresponsible and reckless driving can cause all kinds of problems. The above scripture tells us that we should love and appreciate the power of our tongue. Just as we understand the power of a car, we should understand and appreciate the power that our tongue wields and pay attention to God’s boundaries in how to use it.

Many of us don’t think of our tongue as a part of our body that needs to be dedicated to the will of God. We may dedicate our home, cars, or our finances to the Lord, but we feel the freedom to use our tongue the way we please. We choose to use it to vent and express our feelings at any given moment. Some people think that “being real” means that we can say what we want to show our personality or our uniqueness. They are concerned to look religious, robotic, or fake if they only spoke the appropriate words. The enemy deceives us with those lies and tells us that it’s ok not to have a sanctified tongue. We can pray and ask the Lord to show us how to be real while speaking words of life over ourselves and others.

Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle?
Who may dwell in Your holy hill?

He who walks uprightly,

And works righteousness,
And speaks the truth in his heart;
He who does not backbite with his tongue,
Nor does evil to his neighbor, Psalm 15:1-3

If we want to have the pleasure and the presence of God, the Lord wants us to be clean not only in our actions, but also in our words. We need to have a tamed tongue by dedicating it to the Lord regularly and asking Him to give us the self-control to use it according to His will.  Let’s commit ourselves to taming our tongue today and be sensitive to the Holy Spirit in using it to bring life in every situation! 

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2 Comments

  1. Joan Robinson-Kleinsteuber says:

    I can not tell you how much your postings have caused me to take a good look at myself and my flawed heart. Being raised in America where we have been taught to be proud, and might I say arrogant, I’m seeing that God doesn’t like that at all, and that He is serious about resisting the proud. I am by no means a woman’s libber, but I appreciate finding a woman that isn’t a part of an organized religion who speaks plainly and biblicaly. It seems that American males in particular cannot and will not separate religion from politics. I really truly appreciate your heart examining postings. Thank you!!!

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