Today I want to talk about the following scripture:
James 1:26 (KJV) 26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
What does bridling your tongue have to do with deceiving your heart? Plenty! Bridling means to curb or keep in check. In other words, to rein in and keep under control.
Too many times people just blurt out whatever comes to mind, especially in a discussion or argument. But that’s very dangerous because a lot of things can come out that we don’t really want to come out. And we’re planting seeds we really don’t want to produce!
Also, how about the times when we get discouraged and start making bad confessions of defeat and failure and say that nothing ever works out!
What’s wrong with all this? A lot! Our spirit is designed by God to cause to come to pass whatever we put in it. If we put in bad confessions, whether we mean them or not, our spirit will try to cause them to come to pass. Then when we speak the thing that we really want, it’s confusing to our spirit and that’s where we deceive our spirit.
We need to speak crop failure to all bad confessions!
Brothers and sisters, I’ve taught on this numerous times but it always bears repeating that we absolutely must watch every word that we speak. We must speak according to and in line with God’s Word and not the world’s words of negativity, failure, and defeat.
How can God get involved in our lives if we’re constantly speaking contrary to His Word? He can’t! He only moves in accordance with His Word prayed in faith! And remember, the angels move on the Word of God that we speak!
Proverbs 18:21 (KJV) 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Psalm 103:20 (KJV) 20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
Watch your words and open the door to the blessings of God – Pamela