August 28, 2010

Your Words and The Judgement

Posted in Authority, Christian Living, Christianity, Faith, Keys To The Kingdom tagged , , , , , at 4:33 am by Lisa Ritchey


When someone gets seriously sick, many Christians say, “It is up to God if they get better”, or, “God’s will will be done”, or “God is in control”.  That is not what the Bible says, though:  It says, The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy” (John 10:10)  It also says Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:19).   

How?  The Bible, our Christian-life Instruction or Users Manual says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”(Prov. 18:21)  That is why our moms always said, “If you can’t say something nice, then just don’t say anything at all.”  That is Bible, which also says, “Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing[1].”  and that doing so is just wrong. (James 3:10)  In fact, one of the signs that someone is  a believer is that they lay hands on the  sick, and they shall recover (Mark 16:18).   The Church needs to stop pushing people into the grave with their words and start speaking life and healing over them.  The Bible is true, and it does work, if we will just believe what it says and do it.   

Do you walk by faith or by sight? (2 Corinthians 5:7)  Will your words have been, “Well, you know that once the cancer gets there they don’t last long.”  or will you have laid hands on them, rebuked the cancer and said, “you shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD!” (Psalms 118:17), or perhaps “By His stripes[3] ye were healed.”(1 Peter 2:24 and Isaiah 53:5 ) . Or even quote God when He said, “With long life will I (God) satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.” (Psalms 91:16.)   

But I say unto you, That every idle[2] word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement.”  (Matthew 12:36)

They are your words.  Are you speaking blessings or curses?  What will your judgement be?      
©Copyright 2010 Lisa Ritchey and Bare Bones Gospel

 


[1] According to the Scripture, a curse is the opposite of a blessing.  Strong’s Greek Dictionary entry 2671, katara, means to speak an intense curse.  Webster’s Dictionary online defines the word curse as “a cause of great harm or misfortune” and even as an imprecation that causes the harm or misfortune.  Each and every one of our words will cause either good or evil.  Let’s choose them carefully: Biblically, Spiritually!  

[2] Strong’s Greek Dictionary entry 692: argos- useless, barren, idle 

[3] I have written an article titled “Truth About His Stripes: I Bet It Is Not What You Think!” You can read it here

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