0203-Death and Life Are in the Power of the Tongue 生死在舌头的权下

Numbers 13:30(NKJV) Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”Caleb wasn’t speaking out of pride but a deep conviction that God is well able to perform what He had promised. He was convinced that God was able to deliver the enemies into their hands. Caleb believed in God and the greatness of God. Therefore, he spoke out of the conviction of his heart. Faith in God will carry us through the challenges that we face during the different stages of our lives.

Psalm 107:1-2 (NKJV) Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,

We usually do not have the habit of speaking forth what we believe in the midst of a crisis. At times, we are very shy of talking about God in the presence of non-believers but we can start doing it in the midst of believers. The redeemed of the Lord should speak forth and share of His faithfulness and mercy. We should proclaim how good our God is to us. We should profess His work and His promises in good and bad times. We should speak out of the conviction of our hearts despite the circumstances because faith is anchored in the Word of God. When it is the Word of God that gives substance to our faith, then we will not be moved by what we see, hear or experience. We will stand firm on our conviction and say what we believe.

Sometimes, when we are hard-pressed on every side there is a tendency for us to speak nonsense that is completely out of line as a believer. It is Jesus who will reveal to us when we speak out of the abundance of the heart. If we are not careful, some of us will speak vulgarities, profanities, curses, or vent our anger and frustration towards people and at times at God. It is counterproductive for us to speak in this manner. It doesn’t help our situation. Neither will it help us to be a good testimony to the unbelievers in our midst. We can either murmur, complain, speak with unbelief, curse the situation or we can choose to speak of God’s promises for us when we are in a difficult situation.

Our words have the authority to release God to work in our lives when we apply faith in Him. We will also allow the devil to use our words to work against us when we speak with doubt and unbelief because we have authority over our lives. So, let us not belittle what we say through our mouths because we release the authority over our lives through our lips.

Proverbs 18:21 (NKJV)Death and life are in the power of the tongue,

When we believe in our hearts that Jesus Christ has redeemed us from our sins and confessed that He is our Savior, we are saved through the profession of our faith in Him and given the imputed righteousness. We believe therefore we speak that we are sinners saved by the grace of God!

Sermon Series: I Believe Therefore I Speak


民数记13:30 迦勒在摩西面前安抚百姓,说:「我们立刻上去得那地吧!我们足能得胜。」

迦勒的这个宣告不是出于骄傲, 而是出于他深信神必能成就祂的应许. 他坚信神必将敌人交到他的手里. 迦勒信靠神和神的大能. 因此, 他口所出的是他内心所深信的. 对神的信心将使我们度过生命中不同阶段所遭遇的各种挑战。

诗篇 107:1-2 你们要称谢耶和华,因他本为善;他的慈爱永远长存!2愿耶和华的赎民说这话,就是他从敌人手中所救赎的。

处于危机中时, 我们通常不习惯大声宣告自己的信心. 有时,我们羞于在有非信徒在场的情况下谈论上帝。 但我们可以从信徒们聚会的场合开始. 那蒙主救赎的人要开口传扬祂的信实和怜悯. 我们要宣告我们的神对我们有多好. 无论得时不得时,我们都要宣扬祂的作为与应许。无论身处何种光景,我们要开口说出心中所信,因为信心是锚定在神的话语里面。当神的话语成为我们信心的实底,我们就不会被目见耳闻之事和过往的经验所动摇。我们将站稳在信心之上,宣告心中所信。

有时候, 当我们四面受迫, 我们会倾向说一些与我们信徒身份不匹配的胡话。当我们的口说出心中所充满的,耶稣会启悟我们。 稍不留意,我们中的一些人会对人, 甚至有时对神,口出污言秽语,亵渎诅咒,甚至愤怒沮丧的言语。 这样说话适得其反。因为这于事无补。更不能帮助我们成为周遭非信徒的好见证。在困境中,我们要么选择唧唧歪歪、怨声载道、言而无“信”、怨天怨地,要么选择大声宣告上帝的应许。

当我们对上帝满怀信心,我们的言语就有了权能,可以释放上帝在我们的生命中动工。 因为我们对自己的生命有权柄,当我们的言语里充满疑虑和不信的时候,我们就是在容许魔鬼利用我们自己的言语对付我们。所以,让我们不要轻忽我们口中说出的言语,因为正是透过口舌,我们释放了对生命的权柄。

箴言 18:21 生死在舌头的权下,喜爱它的,必吃它所结的果子