Bible In One Year-Day 200 (Friday, July 19, 2013)
Commentary: Proverbs19-21. Lying tongue is deadly to the carrier and to those who are friends to it. King Ahab was a victim of lying tongues and he ended up in untimely death.
1 Kings 22:22 “And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.”
Every lying tongue is under the control of a lying spirit. Once that happens, it goes about to give false witnesses and speaking of lies.
Proverbs 20:19 “He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.”
Such tongues are involved in diverse weights and deceits. Only deliverance can solve the problem.
Proverbs 21:30-31 “There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD. The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.”
Without deliverance, havoc is inevitable where lying tongue rules. To have a lying spirit does not stop one from becoming a pastor, bishop, etc. the prophets around king Ahab had this evil spirit. The book of Ezekiel made us to understand that lying spirit can be found among the people of God.
Ezekiel 13:9 “And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.”
Lying spirit encourages rebellion against the Lord and disunity among brethren, i.e. separates friends. Any man of God that has this spirit could easily be manipulated by other evil spirits. Any Christian having this evil spirit will definitely live in deceit. Satan adopts Christians with this evil spirit; that is the reason for calling him the father of liars. Once a person is possessed with this spirit, such automatically becomes an adopted child of Satan. To overcome this yoke, you need to subject yourself to deliverance and ask God to give you a soft tongue, new heart and a new spirit. Isaiah received purging on his tongue and his ministry was totally transformed.
KJV-R (Webster) Isaiah 6:5-7 “Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.”
Isaiah received the specific ministry only after his tongue was purged; God’s word must remain pure and must be delivered as it is; no addition or subtraction. God’s word is what He has to say and not what you want to hear. The Bible perfectly described the state of our tongue and what to do about it in James3.
Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Proverbs22-24. Keep the fire burning and alive.
Pastor Supo Abayode
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries