Bible In One Year-Day 283 (Friday, October 10, 2014)
Commentary: Psalms120-125. If the problem of the tongue is removed amongst men, the world would be in unimaginable peace. Though little in the body, it is the greatest problem of man. on the other hand, it is a great blessing to man.
James 3:5 “Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!”
James 3:9 “Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.”
Either way, it depends on how you use it.
Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
As little as it is, it can cause great havoc to human’s future and ruin a generation. The tongue carries enormous power and this is why the devil takes advantage of it in the life of the ignorant. When you search the scripture, you will see that in most places where God promised to be with His own, He says “I will be with thy mouth”
Exodus 4:15 “And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do.”
There are two major demons that uses the tongue; the LYING spirit and the CURSING spirit. When these demons take over, nothing of blessing comes out from such mouth; even that which seems good could be coded curse. Be careful which prayer you say ‘amen’ to. If a mouth has a cursing spirit, for example, and he prayed for you “you will make it to America”, it is a coded curse if the will of God for you is UK. Your saying ‘amen’ is accepting the coded curse.
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.”
Many lives have been ruined by unruly tongues. When a demonically anointed tongue becomes your enemy, you need to pray to God as the psalmist prayed in Psa121.
Obviously, this was the predicament of the psalmist in Psa120.
Psalms 120:1-4 “In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me. Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue. What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue? Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.”
The psalmist was distressed by evil tongue. A tongue that is satanically ordained to become Satan’s prophet cannot be tamed; the tongue need deliverance.
James 3:7-8 “For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.”
Beloved, every born again Christian needs deliverance of the tongue as soon as he or she gives the life to Jesus. This will soften the tongue and help in using it appropriately. Many don’t know that even before the Lord, they need not be hasty in speaking; rather, they should be silent to hear him speak.
Ecclesiastes 5:2 “Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.”
Even before the enemy, don’t be hasty, but listen to what the Holy Spirit has to say. The first stage in hearing the Holy Spirit is learning to be quiet before Him. As God was always with the mouth of His chosen ones in the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit is always with the chosen ones in this dispensation of the New Testament.
Luke 12:11-12 “And when they bring you to the synagogues, and to magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: For the Holy Spirit shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.”
Any mouth that God is not with, the devil will definitely be with it and such is a disaster to mankind. Deliverance purges the tongue, softens it and then God anoints it. this happened to Jeremiah and Isaiah. It is still happening now by the help of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus has promised to give us the mouth of the Spirit and the wisdom of the word.
Luke 21:14-15 “Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.”
This is the secret of an overcoming Christian. He first listens to the Holy Spirit. When he hears the Holy Spirit, he then speaks what he heard to the problem and without any further argument or delay, the problem gives way because the word he spoke is not his but God’s; Spirit and life.
The Apostles did not launch out to minister to people after the ascension of the Lord. They gathered in unity to pray and they received tongues of fire as baptism. This brought deliverance to their tongues. After the Holy Spirit had given them soft tongues, they launched out. Peter preached the first message without preparing it. Persecution could not stop them. Human restrictions could not stop them. Conspiracies could not stop them. They manifested Christ to their surroundings. Business was not as usual any longer. They dictated to their environment.
Acts 17:6 “And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren to the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;”
When you receive a new tongue, your environment cannot ignore you any longer but submit to your dictation. Pray to God to soften your tongue with His fire.
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 Psalms126-130. Keep the fire of burning and alive.
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries