Thursday July 2nd 2020
Memorise: Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. Colossians 4:6
Read: James 3:8-12 (KJV)
8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.Click here for more The Next Level Open Heaven Daily Devotional
10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
Bible in one year:
2nd Kings 5-8,
Hymn: Sing hymn 13
The kind of tongue you have is determined by the kind of words rolling off it regularly. If your tongue is regularly used for dirty slangs, worldly music, abusive words and the like, the devil marks it as his. If that same tongue now turns around at cast out demons, they would only have a good laugh at its expense because a house divided against itself cannot stand (Mark 3:25). A tongue that belongs to the devil cannot cast him out.
“And He called them unto Him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan. Mark 3:23
In Mark 3:22-27 when the people accused Jesus of casting demons out with the power of the devil. He said that was impossible because Satan cannot cast himself out. In other words, as powerful a weapon as your tongue is, if it is of the devil, it cannot work against him. Now you see why people use the word of God in certain situations to no effect. Many people pray in the name of Jesus, but He does not show up for them because He shows His own. It is good to prophesy, it is good to make confessions, but the power of your prophecy is determined by the owner of your tongue.
On the other hand, if your tongue is used to preach the gospel, if the word of God regularly comes out of your month, if you use words that are seasoned with salt and avoid dirty language, then God marks your tongue as His. He touches that tongue with a coal of fire and every word that comes out of it will come out with power. Then you can command demons and they will obey; you can speak to situations and they will do what you say. Matthew 18:18 says:
“Verily I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
Father, take charge of my tongue from now and use it for your glory. In the mighty name of Jesus.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Churches in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.
The Elevation Church (TEC) has been set up by God to develop its members as witnesses of Christ while empowering them to achieve the highest levels of distinction in life, led by Pastor Godman Akinlabi, the church is based in Nigeria with multiple expressions in Lagos.