The year was 1994…and this was a very pivotal year in my walk with God and as I continued to talk to Him and listen to him my life began to change, in dramatic, challenging and awesome ways. During this time I was still living in Asheville, I was driving home from work and in the corner of the hemisphere I saw a green dot that ultimately became a burning green ball with a tail the was screaming across the sky, it was in my vision for probably 5-7 seconds, I was like amazed but very afraid, because this was unlike anything I had ever witnessed ever, I got home told my room mates they were like “oh, cool.” I was like “you don’t understand , this thing was huge, it’s gonna be in the news!” Well after days of waiting no news… no nothing. And I’m like whaaaa? So I just chocked it up as an experience that me and like 5 other people may have seen. Fast forward a year and a half, me and Shannon were married at this point and my oldest son Jacob had just popped into the scene, so I’m driving home from work and guess what? I had the same experience on the way home (totally different place in the sky this time). That was 25 years ago, I’ve always looked into the night sky, I’ve actually spent hours doing it but never seen anything like that again. It makes me think about how easy it can be to take experiences in this life for granted, every person is having a unique experience in this life, some similar yes but no ones walk in this life is the same as another, no one person is the same as another… ever in the history of man everyone is different, we all want to be able to relate to each other through these similarities and experiences but truly we can’t without knowing the love and the lordship of Yahweh our father, there is a connection and a relation there that is supernatural and transcends words, it breaks the boundaries we establish, it destroys judgments and pedestals that men establish themselves on and try to get other men to climb to, striving is replaced by rest, false humility is replaced by honor and jealousy is replaced by celebration because if one wins we all win if one fails we all fail, people that just can’t make the cut are replaced by people That will not quit and they will not let those around them quit.
This is the kingdom.
This is coming.
This is happening.
Do you really think Yahweh is concerned with controlling a worldly government? He has his own government and kingdom and peace and its control and influence effects everything and everyone and He is fully in control in the establishment there in, kingdom people are the difference in this world… Wake up! Leverage and control is NOT in the world system, it is and will only be in His kingdom and there in is pure judgement and justice, the zeal of Yahweh will bring this into completion.
“Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.”
Isaiah 9:7 NKJV
Life and Death
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.”
Proverbs 18:21 NKJV
Power: the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events.
Will you speak death into life?
Heresy, fears, insecurities, what if’s, human logic, self lead opinions, judgment, condemnation, false witnesses.
Will you speak life into death?
Encouragement, accomplishment, hope, peace, potential, grace, faith, hope and love.
“As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one; There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God. They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who does good, no, not one.” “Their throat is an open tomb; With their tongues they have practiced deceit”; “The poison of asps is under their lips”; “Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.” “Their feet are swift to shed blood; Destruction and misery are in their ways; And the way of peace they have not known.” “There is no fear of God before their eyes.””
Romans 3:10-18 NKJV
“I have seen his ways, and will heal him; I will also lead him, And restore comforts to him And to his mourners. “I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, peace to him who is far off and to him who is near,” Says the LORD, “And I will heal him.” But the wicked are like the troubled sea, When it cannot rest, Whose waters cast up mire and dirt. “ There is no peace,” Says my God, “for the wicked.””
Isaiah 57:18-21 NKJV
I looked at this as an ideology for years as simply something you try to do… but yet here it is clearly stated that the POWER of life and death are held in the tongue, it is spiritual and holds a spiritual outcome for those involved.
May we speak life as Jesus spoke life, and continues to speak life to those around us.