Power Of Our Confession. Death And Life Are In The Power Of The Tongue
Proverbs_21-23: Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
Numbers 13 tells that 12 spies had gone to spy the land that God gave to the children of Israel. Caleb said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. But the men that went up with him said, we are not able to go up against the people because they are stronger than us. They said the land which we have gone to search is a land that eats up its inhabitants and all the people that we saw in it were men of great stature. We saw the giants, the sons of Anak and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
Romans_10-10: For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation
They said they were like grasshoppers in their own sight. That is what we are thinking about ourselves. And so what they were thinking about themselves became what their enemies were thinking about them. When you think evil or negative about your life, you will soon begin to say it and by saying it you arm your enemy and you will have what you say. Because of this God was upset that He wanted to wipe them out completely but Moses intervened and pleaded with God in the place of prayer. And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to your word, but as truly as I live, all those men who have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice shall not see the land which I swear unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it . . . As truly as I live . . . as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you (Numbers 14:20-23,28)
Romans_1-16: For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek
It was God’s idea to take them to the Promised Land but they said no, it eats its inhabitants. There are giants there and those that go in there do not come out. Look at how foolish their statement was. They went to spy the same land that they said eats its inhabitants and they came out with grapes and it didn’t eat them. And God said to them those of you who think you can take accountability of your life from 20 years and above will not enter. Your carcasses will fall in the wilderness except Joshua and Caleb who believed me because they have a different spirit
Mark_9-23-1: Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth
They don’t believe that they will not be a disappointment or a byword. They don’t believe that things will not turn around for them. They are the ones that believe that no matter what it is, head or tail they win. They believe that somehow, it will be good for them because God is good and His thought towards them is a thought of peace. He is for them! And He who spared not His only son but gave Him up for them how can He not through Him freely give them all things. That’s the way they were thinking.
Further reading: James 3:1-8
Daily Bible reading: Morning-Psalms 51-53, Evening-Romans 2
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