Well, to the topic above...every child of God should know that the devil is not his or her problem, it is your tongue that is your problem and that is what that devil is after. Nothing evil can happen to a Christian without his or her permission. I'm talking about a true practicing Christian here. The one that goes to church, pays his/her tithes, fasts and prays, even wins soul for our Lord Jesus. The enemy can do nothing to you without your permission! He reads the Bible you know and he knows the rights of a Christian, unfortunately many of us seem not to care enough to find out about our rights. A Christian is NOT of this world..see John 15:19, John 17:14. If you are a Christian, you are from above, we hail from God. 1 John 4:6, we are born of God. John 1:13.
According to the book of Genesis 1:26 God made us in His image after His likeness (His Character). This means we need to find out the operating law of where we belong. The Bible is the only book that God gave to us to tell us who we are and how we are to operate in this world. Romans 12:2 says that we should not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of our minds. God created the earth with His Words, therefore since we are made like Him, we must use our words to create our world too.
Job 22:28 says, "Thou shall also decree a thing and it shall be established unto thee..."
Proverbs 18:7, "A fool's mouth is his destruction and his lips are the snare of his soul."
Proverbs 18:20-21, "A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof."
Proverbs 21:23, "Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles." Proverbs 12:14, "A man shall be satisfied with the good fruit of his mouth."
There are so many Bible verses advising us on the use of our tongues that I can't write them all here. Our Lord Jesus even told us in Mathew 12:37 that we are justified or condemned by our Words.
How does the devil come after the tongue of a Christian? By creating negative circumstances around you so that you can observe and say them out..and once you say them, they are yours. Job 22:28. It could be a doctors negative report, it could be even be your financial status, it could be a pain you feel, a thought that came to your mind, he wants to keep your imagination running wild on things that are negative. Before long it comes out of your mouth, "..for out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks!" Luke 6:45.
As long as that thing is contrary to the Word of God, NEVER VOICE IT OUT! Say What You Want To See, Not What You See..especially if you don't like it. It's a discipline that you must adhere to, it the law of the Spirit. It doesn't matter that you may be ignorant of this law, it is either working for you or against you.
This is also good news! If I can have whatever I say, then I start talking right..that means the power is in my hands to change whatever I don't like. It may take a while before it shows up, but it will show up. Be patient, consistent, persistent and never give up, or give in. What ever do you do, never give the devil your tongue That's what he wants! Remember, what ever negative situation you may face is subject to change, just locate what God said about it in His Word and put it you mouth, God's Word never returns void. Isaiah 55:11.
This talking right takes practice, the most important thing is to be conscious of what you say, if you make a mistake, change it and say the right words...Jesus said we should take no thought saying, what shall we eat or drink or what shall we wear?...Matthew 6:31. When the enemy push those negative thoughts into your mind, refuse to accept it, you accept it when you confess it, you endorse it when you say it. Therefore, take no thought saying anything negative..Get your Bible and fill your mouth with the Word of God. Say what God has said about you. Let's change our world with God's Word, for the Word always work!
I apologize for my total absence on this blog.