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Let Your Words Choose Life!

Updated: Oct 20, 2021

Proverbs 18:21

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." KJV

"The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit." NIV

"Words kill, words give life; they're either poison or fruit-you choose." The Message Bible

The tongue! Although one of the smallest organs in the body is powerful. It has the ability to cause death or give life; to start fires or put them out; to bless or to curse. It is a powerful and unruly part of the body, that is why we have to be able to discipline our mouths and what we say.

Because of the way God set up the structure and laws of this world and His Spiritual Kingdom, we have a choice; the free will to choose good or evil, life or death, blessings or cursing, and both are always present with us.

In the beginning when God created everything, He put in the Garden a tree of the knowledge of good and evil - Gen. 2:17

In Isaiah 45:7 God says "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things." So God, as Sovereign, as Creator of EVERYTHING, created and gave us the ability to make the choice for ourselves: good or evil.

Paul says in Romans 7:21 "I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me." And in Psalm 91:11&12 "For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone."

We always have both entities present with us at all times. And God has given us the choice and free will to choose which one we shall reap the reward of. Psalm 34:14 says "Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it." First Peter 3:11 in the Message Bible says "Snub evil and cultivate good; run after peace for all you're worth."

In Daniel 10:12 "Then he continued, "Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them." NIV. Our angels are waiting to respond to the life, blessings, building up, comforting, exhortation, or warring against the enemy that we speak with our tongues. They are waiting for those call to action words. On the same token, if we speak words of death, cheating, lying, cursing, the tearing down of ourselves or others, we are working on behalf of the enemy and his agenda, putting his minions to work for destruction, chaos, murder, rebellion and witchcraft. Don't give the devil place in your life for death and destruction. Don't be a non-paid employee of the enemy of God and your soul. Actually you will eventually pay. The Bible says "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23.

In conclusion of the matter, I'm saying choose life with your words.

Choose to encourage each other, bless each other, comfort each other and yourselves.

Choose the good and not the evil.

Put your holy angels of God to work for the good and not the minions of the devil for evil. Choose ye this day, whom ye will serve. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15.

Father I pray that my words be seasoned; chosen carefully to speak life over every person I encounter, and over every situation that presents itself. May my words be fitly spoken like apples of gold in pictures of silver. May they be spoken as the learned, a right now word, in due season for the weary of soul to bring comfort, encouragement and exhortation. May you get the glory LORD in every word I speak. In Jesus name Amen.

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