The Lord’s Chosen Devotional Guide
Date: Friday, July 30th, 2021
Text: James 3:2-13
Theme: GUARD YOUR TONGUE!
Memory Verse: “Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.” (Proverbs 21:23)
The spoken word is very powerful. God created the heavens and the earth through the spoken word (Genesis 1:1-26). When He speaks a thing, it comes to pass. The Bible tells us that death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21).
Because the spoken word holds so much power, a Christian shouldn’t engage in frivolous or idle talk. Proverbs 10:19 says, “In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.” Too much talk will lead you to sin. Your words are also to be laced with grace and gentleness. It is not becoming of a Christian to engage in harsh, abusive, or immoral talk. The Bible warns us that evil communication corrupts good manners (1Corinthians 15:33).
Aside from the foregoing, rash and careless words can also lead you into captivity. Many people are in captivity because of the careless words they have spoken in time past. Careless phrases such as “over my dead body”, “I rather die than…” or “may so, so and so happen to me if I don’t…” are what has caused many people to be in one captivity or the other. A careless word can have long-lasting effects even years after it has been spoken. People have uttered hasty vows without giving it careful thought and are now under bondage for breaking such vows.
Matthew 12:36 warns us that we will be held accountable for every idle word. That means you should weigh your words before speaking. What idle words have you spoken in time past that has brought you under the captivity of the devil today? God is a God of mercy and compassion. Cry out to Him for mercy and He will turn your situation around. You must however be careful going forward to bridle your tongue to avoid going into bondage again.
Worship/praise God and then take the following prayer points:
- Lord, deliver me from any effect of idle or careless words working havoc in my life today, in Jesus’ name.
- I renounce every negative confession I made carelessly in time past, in Jesus’ name.
- Every demon using my words to wreak havoc in my life, receive judgment, in Jesus’ name.
- Every negative word that has been uttered against The Lord’s Chosen Ministry, our G. O and Mommy in Lord, backfire, in Jesus’ name.
- Lord, grant us victory over every spirit of war and destruction assigned against the peace of this nation, in Jesus’ name.
Authored By Pastor Lazarus Muoka.
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