With the tongue, we praise our Lord and Father, and with it, we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness (James 3:9).
It’s interesting that we human beings, as God’s most superior creation, are the only ones who have been given the power to use our tongues to express our feelings, emotions, and displeasure at our own free will.
Many a man and woman has been destroyed beyond repair by the power of their tongue. The words that we use can be a ladder to build a person up, or a stone to destroy their soul.
We must choose our words with utmost care!
The tongue is considered destructive and a weapon of the evil spirit if we do not handle it with care. Almost all personal problems, individual connections, relationships, and family bonds are broken beyond repair by the recklessness of our speech. If you can control your tongue, you can control your life situations.
The Dangers of the Tongue in Daily Life
James 1:26 states, “Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.”
One cannot be prayerful and judgmental about others at the same time. God teaches us that a tongue that refrains from swearing, lies, slander, and unholy words will become the tongue of God.
My dear brothers and sisters, do you know the speciality of God’s tongue? If God utters something, it comes to life! In the beginning, God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
Don’t we also want to serve as God’s tongue?
Psalm 34:12 asks us a direct question, “Which of us desires life, and covets many days to enjoy good?”
One must keep one’s tongue from evil, and one’s lips from speaking deceit in order to enjoy good days on earth. These two things can set you free and make you holy.
The tongue is a whip with which the devil controls you and your family. We must consecrate our tongues to protect ourselves against the devices of the evil spirit.
Pride – The Devil’s Sword
The language of pride puts us in direct interaction with the devil. Don’t we sometimes mindlessly proclaim with pride in our heart, “This is all my hard work, my property, my money, my effort. If I am not there, everything will collapse.”
These proclamations are a sin against the first commandment of God. To take ownership of our material blessings and achievements, instead of attributing them to our God, without whom none of these things would have been achievable, is a ploy of the Devil to make us lose the anointing of God.
Every area that you boast about and are proud of will suffer, and you will struggle to find success and secure your foothold in this area. Our accomplishments are nothing but a gift from God our Father. We should be grateful to Him for every blessing.
The evil one will go to any extent to prevent you from expressing your gratitude to God and will devise plans to make you exalt yourselves instead of glorifying God. When we exalt ourselves, we are chasing God from His Holy seat and contending to be one with His glory.
Remember, my dear friends; Eve fell for this trick of Satan when she was enticed to eat the forbidden fruit so that she would be like God.
When we glorify ourselves, we are fighting against God and exalting the devil, inch by inch. The devil is using your whip – the tongue – as a tool to fight against God. We must remember that Jesus is the vine, and we the branches. Those who abide in Him bear much fruit.
Apart from Jesus, we can do nothing.
When we say, “I don’t need anyone’s help, I will manage alone,” aren’t we exalting ourselves?
Self-Pity – The Language of Death
Oh, I am lost! I am good for nothing! I will never be happy!
Are you inclined to use such phrases of discouragement in your daily life?
Then, we must remember that death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. What you say and believe is what you beget. If you believe that this sickness is going to take your life away, surely it will!
Never forget – We are carrying a whip – a weapon of the devil in our body.
1 Peter 3:10 tells us, “Those who desire to love life and to see good days, let them keep their tongues from evil and their lips from speaking deceit.”
My dear brothers and sisters, refrain from speaking words of pride. By uttering words of pride, you are stealing the glory of God.
Comparing your achievements with your neighbour’s will also lead you to the sin of pride. We must test our own work rather than our neighbour’s work. Our Lord has set a day against all those who are proud and lofty; against all who are lifted up and high – The Judgment Day.
The Lord does not want the wise to boast about their wisdom, the mighty to boast about their might, and the wealthy to boast about their wealth. These are gifts from God. If we boast about them, our protection is lost.
James 4:10 – If you humble yourselves before the Lord, He will exalt you.
Language of Hatred
Haven’t we at times, in anger, wished bad things to happen in the lives of those who have persecuted us? Let them die! Let them suffer!
We wish miseries and adversity in the lives of people who have persecuted us. For every misery that we wish for fellow humans, we are inviting the devil into our own lives. The Devil’s intention is only to torture and destroy you.
Remember, if you insult a brother or sister, you will be liable to the hell of fire.
When King Saul committed sin, the spirit of God left him. The evil spirit – ‘the thief’ – entered his body. ‘The Devil’ comes to steal and destroy, not to exalt and glorify.
We must, therefore, love our enemies and bless and pray for those who curse us. Stop saying negatives about yourself.
No one can read your mind unless you say it aloud.
Spiritual Theology teaches us that devils and angels cannot read our minds. Only if God reveals to them will they be able to decipher the secret of our minds. Since angels and evil spirits are spirit beings, they are intelligent beyond measure. They read our minds through our behaviour, expressions, and language.
Therefore, we must exercise caution over every word that we utter. If someone says in disappointment, “I am extremely sick, I know I am going to die,” they are inviting the spirit of death into their mind and blocking God’s intervention to get healed.
Matthew 12:36 tells us that on the day of judgment, we have to give an account of every careless word that we utter.
It’s unfortunate to note that our offspring are falling for the devices of the devil by uttering swearing words all the time. Their tongues are getting defiled and desecrated without their knowledge. Do you think prayers from the same tongue will reach God? God warns us that by our words we will be condemned and justified.
We must refrain from reiterating words of negativity and discouragement about ourselves. These words stimulate powers of evil.
Every child of God is precious, and each one has their name written on the palm of God’s hands. But we ignore these affirmations from God and run after the dismal words of the evil one. This is the reason why words like, “You’re good for nothing,” or “you are doomed,” affect us so badly.
Do you need the tongue of God?
Start uttering words of positivity and blessing: “I am a child of God,” “I can do it,” “I am blessed,” “God’s power resides in me.”
These words of reassurance will anoint your tongue. Miracles start happening when you pray for others with this tongue!
When you bless others, they will be exalted because your tongue is blessed.
In all circumstances, learn to give thanks to the Lord. In doing so, we are inviting the spirit of God and denying the spirit of evil, self-denial, self-pity, sickness, and all negative emotions. The scripture teaches us that a cheerful heart is a good medicine, and a downcast spirit dries up the bones.
A curse can destroy a person to whom it is aimed at, as well as the person who uttered it, as it is uttered with so much spite and negativity. Parents must especially be very careful in vocalising words like, “You’re good for nothing,” “you’ll never achieve anything,” etc., even in jest, to their children, as these words can affect them subconsciously and turn true. God has given us tongues to bless our children.
Colossians 4:6 says, “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone.”
The tongue is a restless evil full of deadly poison. Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that hurry to run to evil – these are things that God hates.
For all the people who are waiting for blessings from God, the one thing you must do is to learn to utter only holy words. Our tongue is one of the most important reasons why the devil is controlling our life, our body, our family, sickness, relationships…
Jeremiah 15:19 – If you utter what is precious and not what is worthless, you shall serve as my mouth.
Let’s repent of all the sins of our tongues and pray, “Everything I have is a gift from you, my Lord, I will never exalt myself and speak against you. All glory to you, Oh Lord.”
Be always thankful for the good as well as the bad things in your life so that God takes control and brings something great out of this suffering.
You will soon see the miracles flow through your tongue…