For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned (Matthew 12:37).
As a Christian, you ought to always examine your life, especially with respect to your words, because your words reveal your character. If a man’s words are harsh, bitter and biting, then that’s who he is inside. But if your words are gracious and loving, that’s the character of your personality. Your words reveal you.
James 3:2 says, “For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.” 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.”
There’s love, beauty, goodness and excellence in your spirit. So when you speak, it should be out of that abundance. The presence of the Holy Spirit in your life means you’re enabled to let out rivers of blessings from within you, coming forth in words. Your speech is thetrue measure of your maturity as a Christian.
Read James 3:2 again, this time, from the AMPC: “.. And if anyone does not offend in speech never says the wrong things], he is a f u l l developed character and a perfect man….” Bring life, health, healing, hope, strength and courage to others through your wholesome words.
Dear Father, thank you for your Word and the Holy Spirit that renews my mind to speak blessings and faith-filled words. I speak life and wisdom today; I live in divine health, supernatural abundance, and I walk in righteousness, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
James 3:2-6 – For we all often stumble and fall and offend in many things. And if anyone does not offend in speech [never says the wrong things], he is a fully developed character and a perfect man, able to control his whole body and to curb his entire nature.
3 If we set bits in the horses’ mouths to make them obey us, we can turn their whole bodies about.
4 Likewise, look at the ships: though they are so great and are driven by rough winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the impulse of the helmsman determines.
5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and it can boast of great things. See how much wood or how great a forest a tiny spark can set ablaze!
6 And the tongue is a fire. [The tongue is a] world of wickedness set among our members, contaminating and depraving the whole body and setting on fire the wheel of birth (the cycle of man’s nature), being itself ignited by hell (Gehenna).
Proverbs 15:4 – A gentle tongue [with its healing power] is a tree of life, but willful contrariness in it breaks down the spirit.
Mark 11:23 – Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Galatians 6:1-18 & Isaiah 9-10
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Luke 24:13-27 & 2 Samuel 17-18
PRAYER OF SALVATION
We trust you have been blessed by this devotional. We invite you to make Jesus Christ the Lord of your life by praying thus
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. Through Him and in His Name, I have eternal life; I’m born again. Thank you Lord, for saving my soul! I’m now a child of God. Hallelujah!
Congratulations! You are now a child of God.
Nothing happens in your life except that which you’ve voiced with your mouth. Your prosperity, health, success, victory, progress, and promotion in life are the result of what you say with your mouth.
~ Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc. DSc. DD
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Confessions for Today!!!
My faith is producing results; I walk in divine health, victory, and dominion by the power of the Spirit of God. I am who God says I am and as a citizen of Zion, I shall never be sick. The life of Christ is at work in every fiber of my being, every bone of my body, and every cell of my blood. My faith is the victory that overcomes the world. I am born, not of corruptible seed, but of the incorruptible and ‘uninfectable’ seed – the Word of God which lives and abides forever. I am immune to sickness and my body neutralizes anything that is contrary to the Word of God, in the Name of Jesus. Amen!