War or Warm and Wow With your words you can give life And with your words you can take life With your words you can advance And with your words you can cause a hindrance
With your words you can create, chart With your words you can negate, char
With your words you can upgrade or degrade
With your words you can direct, redirect or misdirect or correct With your words you can be established
With your words you can stabilise or destabilise And with your words you can be destroyed
With your words you can propel
With your words you can repel With your words you can impair With your words you can inform With your words you can misinform With words you can start a war And with words you can make peace With your words you can endear With your words you can harm, damn, tear With your words you can disintegrate, With your words you can stimulate With your words you can break a heart With your words you can bind a broken heart. With your words you can build an empire With your words you can destroy an empire. With words you can build relationships And with words you can destroy relationships With your words you can inspire With your words you can cause despair With words you can set ablaze for good Or set ablaze for evil, separate, cause hate
Life and death are in the power of your words Choose to speak the right words that will make, not mar Choose words that will give life to that which is good, not life to evil.
When angry, be wise. Choose to be dumb. Else poison will ooze out of your mouth and maim or kill What was built over 10 years can be destroyed in 10 seconds. He who has no control over his lips is like a city without walls. Keep corruption and profanity out of your lips.
Counter any wrong thing people say about you. No enchantment or divination against you shall prosper. No weapon fashioned against you shall prosper. Silence every lying tongue that is contrary to the revealed will of God. There is therefore now, no more Condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set us free from the law of sin and death. You have passed from death to life. CHRIST IS YOUR LIFE. CHRIST is a place and in that place, –in His presence- is life forever. In His presence there is no sickness or disease. In His presence is fullness of joy and life forever. The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They will bring forth fruit even in their old age. They will be fat and Flourishing, (fresh and green), proclaiming: “The Lord is upright. There is no unrighteousness in Him. Their faith is continually made effective because they acknowledge the good things in them. They know who they are in Christ, what they have in Christ and whose they are in Christ. Christ in them is their hope of glory. They decree a thing and it stands. They lay up gold like dust. All things are theirs. They are heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ. As He is, so they are. Principalities and powers are under their feet.
Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. New Living Translation Avoid all perverse talk; stay away from …
24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put perverse lips far from you. Prov4:24KJV
12 Who is the man who desires life, And loves many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep your tongue from evil, And your lips from speaking deceit.
Ps34:12-13 Proverbs 18:21 puts it this way: “The tongue has the power of life and death.” The stakes are high. Your words can either speak life, or your words can speak death. Our tongues can build others up, or they can tear them down.
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
2 For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.
3 Indeed, we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body.
4 Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires.
5 Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles!
6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.
7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind.
8 But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
9 With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God.
10 Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.
11 Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening? James3:2-11
The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. … but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. James3:
Train your tongue to say what God said Train your tongue to take sides with God When you do, your life will go from glory to glory, and from strength to strength.
5 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
6 So we may boldly say: ” The LORDis my helper;I will not fear.What can man do to me?”
You will have what you say:
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.
24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Jabez’s mother said the wrong thing in pain, anguish and depression and she, though dead, affected, constrained, contained, strangulated and hindered Jabez wherever he went until he realised it and broke the curse with what he said in prayer:
9 Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.”
10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.
He was like a time-bomb wherever he went. Disaster followed him here and there. People avoided him for this reason. His name was a pain and caused pain – not to him but to anyone that dared associate with him. One day he could take it no longer and broke the curse with his prayer. You can do the same.
Hannah broke the curse of barrenness with her prayers. Though words were hardly heard, we know what she prayed for and how she praised when the answer came:
15 But Hannah answered and said, “No, my lord, I am a woman of sorrowful spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor intoxicating drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD.
16 Do not consider your maidservant a wicked woman, for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief I have spoken until now.”
17 Then Eli answered and said, “Go in peace, and the God of Israel grant your petition which you have asked of Him.”
18 And she said, “Let your maidservant find favor in your sight.” So the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad.
1 Samuel 2: Hannah’s Prayer
1 And Hannah prayed and said: ” My heart rejoices in the LORD; My horn is exalted in the LORD. I smile at my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation.
2 ” No one is holy like the LORD, For there is none besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God.
3 ” Talk no more so very proudly; Let no arrogance come from your mouth, For the LORD is the God of knowledge; And by Him actions are weighed.
4 ” The bows of the mighty men are broken, And those who stumbled are girded with strength.
5 Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread, And the hungry have ceased to hunger. Even the barren has borne seven, And she who has many children has become feeble.
6 ” The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to the grave and brings up.
7 The LORD makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and lifts up.
8 He raises the poor from the dust And lifts the beggar from the ash heap, To set them among princes And make them inherit the throne of glory. ” For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’s, And He has set the world upon them.
9 He will guard the feet of His saints, But the wicked shall be silent in darkness. ” For by strength no man shall prevail.
10 The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken in pieces; From heaven He will thunder against them. The LORD will judge the ends of the earth. ” He will give strength to His king, And exalt the horn of His anointed.