For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words, thou shalt be condemned
What kind of words come out of you and where do you get them from? Why do you say the things you say? These are critical questions for your heart. As a Christian, you ought to always examine your life, especially with respect to your words, because your words locate you; they reveal your character. If a man’s words are hurtful and biting, then that’s who he is inside. But if your words are gracious, kind, uplifting, and heart-lifting, that’s the character of your personality. You’re the character of your words.
Jesus said in Matthew 12:35, “A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.” As a Christian, you’ve got good treasures within you by reason of your divine nature in Christ. There’s excellence in your spirit. So when you speak, it should be out of that abundance.
Jesus also said, “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water” (John 7:38). He was speaking of the Holy Spirit, which those who believe in Him would receive (John 7:39). Thus, the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life means you’re enabled to let out rivers of living water which come forth in words; divine words!
This means if a Christian speaks foul, brash, or bitter words, he’s exuding an attribute that isn’t consistent with his true nature. James 3:11 tells us that freshwater and bitter water don’t issue from the same fountain. Yours is the freshwater from God’s fountain inside you. You don’t have a mix. You have only goodness and blessings within you, which are revealed each time you speak.
Your speech is the true measure of your maturity as a Christian: “…And if anyone does not offend in speech [never says the wrong things], he is a fully developed character and a perfect man…” (James 3:2 AMPC). Through your words, bring healing and life to others; bring them hope, strength, and courage. Chart your course in victory, from glory to glory with your wholesome, faith-filled words.
Through my wholesome, faith-filled words, I chart my course in victory, from glory to glory. By the power of the Holy Spirit, I speak life and wisdom all the time. I live in divine health, supernatural abundance, and in continual success and prosperity, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Matt.12.35 – The good man from his inner good treasure flings forth good things, and the evil man out of his inner evil storehouse flings forth evil things.
Matt.12.36 – But I tell you, on the day of judgment men will have to give account for every idle (inoperative, nonworking) word they speak.
Matt.12.37 – For by your words you will be justified and acquitted, and by your words, you will be condemned and sentenced. [AMP]
Mark.11.23 – For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, “Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. [NKJV]
James 3.2 – 5
We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body in check.
3 – When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal.
4 – Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go.
5 – Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. [NIV]
PRAYER OF SALVATION
We trust this Article blessed your life; we want you to make Jesus Christ the Lord of your life by praying this prayer;
“O Lord God, I believe with all my heart in Jesus Christ, son of the living God. I believe He died for me and God raised Him from the dead. I believe He’s alive today. I confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life from this day forward. Through Him and in His Name, I have eternal life; I’m now born again. Thank you Lord for saving my soul I’m now a child of God. Hallelujah!”
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