James gives us two illustrations of the power of the tongue to direct the course of events (a bit and rudder). When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven. I should have been interceding for the people weeks in advance, getting the stage set spiritually before I ever started the service. Most of the great events of history are connected to the speech of small and great men and women! God’s WORDS ARE LIFE & HEALTH to those who find them, Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. Our weapons are much more powerful than the weapons of Satan; but to be effective against him, we must learn our weapons and know how they function. Then it took an army to bring him down. The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you.”. The Power to Reveal Maturity: The tongue has the power to reveal one’s maturity as a Christian or one’s lack of maturity [Reference: James 3:2 above.] PROVERBS 18:19-21 Life and Death are in the Power of the Tongue. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family. Perfect means matureProverbs 15:4; control of tongue represents a controlled life. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. By your words you are acquitted or condemned, A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. Our tongue has the power to control us; Characteristics of good teacher:Good teachers control their tongue and is the one who has living faith. The Power Of The Tongue 12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. A lot is at stake in what we say today. Power Of The Tongue 1. History is full of the realities of the power of tongue… If ANYONE SAYS to this mountain go throw.. By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, By God’s WORD the heavens came into being. I. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Though he has no creative power of his own, Satan uses the creative power in your words and my words to m manipulate the circumstances of our world. 2. Jesus transferred to us all power to overcome the enemy in this world! A Pastor said: Several years ago, the Spirit of God taught me a valuable lesson in this area. Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. I believe the WORD of God! In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise. I am talking about the human tongue. In spiritual combat today, many Christians are foolishly trying to fight without a true knowledge of God’s Word. I. Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. I am talking about the human tongue. But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. The Power of the Tongue James 3:1-12 Introduction 1. As I was praying about my worship services, the Lord showed me that I had been trying to fight the battle after the enemy had swarmed over my position. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. James moves quickly from the ministry of the tongue (teacher v.1) to the misuse of the tongue (stumbling v.2). Renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. Here are a few biblical principals about the use of words. JESUS CHRIST revolutionized the human race with the power of His tongue, His very existence was the Word of God made flesh! All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh. b. The weight for a male is about 70 grams, for a female, 60 grams. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. It’s often said we need to walk the talk, but James is saying we also need to talk the walk. This power has changed the course of nations. And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak. [Prov. Words have played a vital role in life since the beginning of time. Then God provided the written Word, the gospel, for us to use in our spiritual combat with the enemy. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. Yet, James urges us to consider the power of the tongue. We all stumble in many ways. Sermon: Taming the Tongue - Matthew 12. by Rick Smith on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 at 7:00 AM . In combat training, a soldier is drilled so thoroughly that he can take his rifle apart and put it back together in the dark, if necessary.