Life and Death Are In the Tongue
One thing that the current events does for me is confirm and prove that the Bible is absolutely true. The Word of God spells out perfectly why mankind cannot solve the problems that plague the human race. How many wars will it take to convince the world that it is impossible for us to change without God? Why do they remain deaf to God but listen to Satan's lies, thinking we will eventually 'evolve' into a Star Trek Utopian society? Many ignore or disbelieve what the Bible says about humanity and life or they believe the words written are just fairy tales made up by 'foolish' men. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Bible says that life and death are in the tongue. Our words have power; our words can build up or tear down in the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual realms of existence. We can't defend ourselves against words. If someone is trying to physically harm us we have the chance to fight back and not be physically wounded, but if someone speaks a harsh word we can't put up a barrier to block the words, they go past the physical barrier to attack our minds/emotions/souls.
Do you think words don't matter? Look at the news and see the truth. We are on the brink of World War 3 over WORDS! People get into knock-down-drag-out fights over WORDS! Words are used to incite a crowd into a murderous frenzy and words are used to comfort a crying baby, WORDS HAVE POWER! People have lost jobs, been vilified in social media because of WORDS.
Words have so much power, they are what created the world and everything in it; in the beginning God "said" let there be light...How does one become a Christian? by hearing the gospel 'spoken' to them and confessing with their mouth that "Jesus is Lord". How do we get are hearts desires (when they are inline with God's will), by 'asking' God for what we want.
"Kind words heal and help; cutting words wound and maim" Proverbs 15:4. A cut will heal, a broken bone will mend, but a hateful word spoken can stay with a person for their "Kind words heal and help; cutting words wound and maim" Proverbs 15:4. A cut will heal, a broken bone will mend, but a hateful word spoken can stay with a person for their
lifetime. It is heart breaking how many people suffer all their lives because of how they were spoken to as a child; 80 year old men and women still bitter and hopeless because their parents spoke criticizing/hateful words instead of words of love and affirmations.
Does this world need a new policy or great speech or new laws? NO! "Perceptive words spread knowledge; fools are hollow-there's nothing to them." Proverbs 15:7. There is no comparison between the wisdom of God versus man. The Word of God is perfect through and through, it needs no revisions, no updates. It gives mankind exact instructions on how to live a successful life. It is the living God Who is Spirit transformed into physical pages. If the world would just stop and hear the Truth, we would not have all the problems we see today. The Truth is being heralded for all who will listen.
Do not be alarmed at the news of possible war with North Korea or any other country. Jesus gives us warning that when we 'hear' of wars and rumors of wars, to not be afraid. We should not be surprised. If you are afraid, you need to get your life right with God right now! So many Christians in industrialized countries like the US blindly think nothing bad is going to happen here, but we do not get immunity from the coming destruction. When that final prophetic piece falls into place the whole world is going to be affected; how you deal with it depends on where you stand with God.
The world is just as God said it would be in the last days. Christians, we have nothing to fear; death has no power over us unless we are not truly of the faith. To die for Christ is gain. Nothing in this world can separate us from the love of God. We must stand firm in the faith in the Word, and not put our trust in riches or governments/men;
Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the Lord. Jeremiah 17:5
Jesus gave the parable of the rich fool in Luke chapter 12 starting in verse 13; the rich man had stored up many crops and decided to build bigger barns to keep then in; then the rich man decided he wanted to spend the rest of his days having a good time in life, eating, partying. But Jesus called him a 'fool' for although the rich man had many material possessions he was spiritually bankrupt, and he did have many years to live it up, no, his life was required of him that night. Jesus calls anyone who will live like the rich man a fool for laying up treasures on this earth for selfish reasons and being poor towards God.
Where we stand with God will determine how we hear and understand what is going on in the world. The words that we speak in our personal lives and what is said on the world stage will lead to either life or destruction. We need to choose our words carefully.
There is going to be a Day of Judgment, and God will judge everyone who has ever lived, His wrath is going to poured out on all the wicked and ungodly. The eyes of the unrepentant wicked need to be opened and the ears unplugged so they can see and hear the truth. The Good News is Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, born of a virgin; Jesus lived and died but He rose from Dead, and now offers anyone who will believe in Him Salvation. Salvation is a free gift from God, anyone who will believes will know and have a real relationship with the true God. You can't work for it or buy because the price has already been paid with the Blood of Jesus Christ and Believing in Jesus gets us into the Kingdom of God and saves us from the righteous wrath of God. But that is not all, He gives us a new heart and mind NOW, and we receive some of His blessing from heaven NOW and are equipped to be able to live a life that is holy and acceptable to Him NOW.
1. Believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is real, He lived and died and rose from the grave.
2. Believe that you are a sinner, repent-turn from your sins and realize and accept you need Jesus.
3. Confess that Jesus is your Lord and God
4. Find a local Bible preaching church that does obey the commandment for water baptism for the remission of your sins and to identify yourself with Christ.
This is just the first step to a lifelong journey of growing in truth and love with the God who created this earth and everything in it, including every human being that has ever lived.
Bible verses related to this post: Genesis Chapter 1; Romans 10:14; Proverbs 18:21; Matthew 21:22; Isiah 55:11; Mark 11:23; Matthew 4:4; Jeremiah 17:5; Luke 12:13-21; Proverbs 15:4; Proverbs 15:7; Matthew 24:6
Erica Harris is a God Gifted Christian Coach, Counselor, providing insights and truths from the Word of God, The Bible.