Tongues On Fire
The word of God has a lot to say to us about the tongue. The word says that the power of life and death is in our tongue. Although our tongues are powerful little members in our body we should also know that the tongue is like a fire that has the power to defile your entire body. We must be aware that the Book of James says that the tongue is unruly, evil, full of deadly poison and difficult to tame. The word of God says if a man says that he is righteous and cannot bridle his tongue that man is not righteous and only deceives himself.
The word also tells us that we have to watch our tongues and we have to watch the tongues of others as it relates to us. The word of God warns us about false lips and naughty tongues. The word also speaks to us about tongues that deceive and tongues that flatter. We get instructions about tongues that come out against us. The Bible says that tongues that rise up against us in judgment should be condemned.
The word says if we love life that we should resist using our tongues to do evil. Refrain from using our tongues for murmuring and complaining as the children of Israel did in the wilderness. We should never use our tongues to deceive someone but we are to let our yes be yes and our no be no. We are to use our tongues to speak kindness and say things that bring glory to God. Give your testimony, talk about the goodness of God. Tell somebody how good God has been to you. Sing Psalms and hymns that praise God.
Finally…you can use that same tongue that you use to rebuke the devil to plead the blood of Jesus over everything that concerns you. Pray and call on God. Use your tongue to call things that be not as though they are. Thank God. Speak blessings rather than cursing, claim every promise and declare to the world… My God how great you are!!
Rev. Olivia T. Hines