James 3: 1-6 (KJV) My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. 2 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. 3 Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. 4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. 5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
Have you ever sat down to watch TV and everyone in your house started talking. So you turned up the TV and you still could not hear. So, you shout and say ” I can not hear the TV”. Or you are talking to a family member who is in the dinning room and you are in the kitchen and the words you are hearing sounds muffled. So you state, ” I can not hear what you are saying”. Then you get upset because you can not hear. This scenario is happening often.
Well, I have been going through this scenario and kept saying “I can not hear what you are saying”. While watching Kenneth Copeland speaking on the tongue, the words that we speak, the Lord spoke to me and said the words you are speaking are causing you to have problems with your hearing. You see you have what you say! Without realizing it, I was speaking negatively to my body.
With our tongue we speak life and death! I choose to speak life. I will speak “I walk in divine healing and divine health. According to Isaiah 53:5 and 1st Peter 24, I am healed!
Check the words that you are speaking. I know, I am going to do a better job and watch the words that I am saying. Are you unknowingly speaking negatively to yourself?
Re-post – Originally posted in September of 2012.
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