Spirit of Darkness:- Self Care – Ways of a Man – “Power of Life & Death Are In the Power of Tongue”

Background

This is a tough one for me. But, because something is tough, does not mean it is not complementary.

Introductory

Seeing that each of us can suffer the Spirit of Darkness, let us continue to examine how we can practice self care.

Lineage

  1. Spirit of Darkness:- Introduction
    Link
  2. Spirit of Darkness:- Self Care – Day 01
    Link
  3. Spirit of Darkness:- Self Care – Generational Curses
    Link
  4. Spirit of Darkness:- Self Care – Sent Darkness
    Link
  5. Spirit of Darkness:- Self Care – Sitting Under Sin – Hiding Sin
    Link

Outline

In this post we will examine “ways of a man“.

  1. Ways of a Man
    • Power of the Tongue

 

Sitting Under Darkness

Power of the Tongue

Introduction

Those that are careless with their tongue ultimately inherit ruined lives.

Scripture

Proverbs
  1. Proverbs 18:21 – The Selfishness of the Unfriendly ( Link )
    • 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: they that love it, shall eat the fruits thereof.
  2. Proverbs 10:9 – Solomon’s Proverbs: The Wise Son ( Link )
    • 9 He that walks uprightly walks surely: but he that perverts his ways shall be known.
  3. Proverbs 10:19 – Solomon’s Proverbs: The Wise Son ( Link )
    • 18 The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.
    • 19 When words are many, sin is unavoidable, but he who restrains his lips is wise.
    • 20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked has little worth.
    • 21 The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of judgment.
    • 22 The blessing of the LORD enriches, and He adds no sorrow to it.
Isaiah
  1. Isaiah 57:19 – Healing for the Repentant ( Link )
    • 19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, said the LORD; and I will heal him.
  2. Isaiah 3:10 – A judgement against judah ( Link )
    • 9 The expression on their faces testifies against them, and like Sodom they flaunt their sin; they do not conceal it. Woe to them, for they have brought disaster upon themselves.
    • 10 Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their labor.
    • 11 Woe to the wicked; disaster is upon them! For they will be repaid with what their hands have done.…
Matthew
  1. Matthew 12:35-37 – Good and Bad Fruit ( Link )
    • 35 The good man brings good things out of his good store of treasure, and the evil man brings evil things out of his evil store of treasure.
    • 36 But I tell you that men will give an account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.
    • 37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”

 

Luke
  1. Luke 12:11 – Confessing Christ ( Link )
    • 10 And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
    • 11 When you are brought before synagogues, rulers, and authorities, do not worry about how to defend yourselves or what to say.
    • 12 For at that time the Holy Spirit will teach you what you should say.
  2. Luke 21:15 – Witnessing to All Nations ( Link )
    • 14 So make up your mind not to worry beforehand how to defend yourselves.
    • 15 For I will give you speech and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.

Examination

We can get a glimpse on which sins can make inroads in our lives, by examining our spiritual gifts.

What are the 3 categories of spiritual gifts?

Here are spiritual gifts categorized:-

  1. gifts of knowledge
    • word of wisdom
    • word of knowledge
    • distinguishing between spirits
  2. gifts of speech
    • tongues
    • interpretation
    • prophecy
  3. gifts of power
    • faith
    • healing
    • miracles

As an exercise, please review each category and gift; weighing their susceptibility to the “Power of The Tongues” sin.

Individualized

Here is my quick hits ( highlighted ):-

  1. gifts of knowledge
    • word of wisdom
    • word of knowledge
    • distinguishing between spirits
  2. gifts of speech
    • tongues
      • Claiming everyone can speak in tongues
      • Only God’s Holy spirit can give any of the gifts
      • Otherwise, it is a show for public consumption
    • interpretation
    • prophecy
      • One sided prophetic
      • Bought prophecies
  3. gifts of power
    • faith
      • Claiming to have faith, but not walking in faith
    • healing
      • Claiming to have healing gift, yet healing is only surface level
    • miracles
      • Staging miracles

Categorized

Here is how “Power of Tongue” impacts the different categories of spiritual gifts.

  1. gifts of knowledge ( word of wisdom, word of knowledge, distinguishing between spirits )
    • Gifts of knowledge are delivered orally
    • So, yes as a whole Satan can sneak in
  2. gifts of speech ( tongues, interpretation, prophecy )
    • Gifts of speech are delivered orally
    • The spirits of prophets are subject to prophets ( 1st Corinthians 14:32  [ Link ] )
    • If something is not right about the prophet, his words are of no use
  3. gifts of power ( faith, healing, and miracles )
    • Those with gifts of Power may be strong in other areas
    • As such their other gifts can get a bit ahead of the spirit of God

 

Summary

In this post we touched on how lives are forfeited through the lips of men.

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