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.