In Matthew 12:33-37, it is written that we are to: “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad, for a tree is known by its fruit.’ ‘Brood of vipers! How can you being evil, speak good things, For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.’ ‘A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good fruit, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.'”
“But I say unto you that for every IDLE word men may speak, they will give an account of it in the day of judgment, for by your words you will be JUSTIFIED, and by you words you will be CONDEMNED.”
Jesus has given us a choice when it comes to the words we speak, but with that choice, He has also given us a severe warning which we must not take lightly, why? Glad you asked 🙂
IDLE WORDS WITH LIES ARE WORDS THAT BEAR FORTH DEATH AND THOSE WORDS WILL CONDEMN YOU, BUT WORDS FILLED WITH GOODNESS WITH TRUTH BEAR FORTH LIFE AND THOSE WORDS ARE THE WORDS THAT WILL JUSTIFY YOU!
How many times have we heard the saying: “STICK AND STONES MAY BREAK MY BONES BUT WORDS WILL NEVER HARM YOU” … What a lie, for sticks and stones will break you physically but harmful words are coming against your spirit to depress, oppress and suppress you, if you let them …
In the body of Christ, we think or surmise that everyone who you call a friend is for you, when in reality, somewhere along the way one finds out they were only hanging with you to draw what they could from you, (Like leeches draw blood from the body) and then leave you high and dry.
Listen to what David had to say in his experience with those who he thought were his friends: “Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted up his heal against me” (Psalm 41:9).
Lord have mercy saints! How many times have we ate bread together with those whom we thought were our friends and when in time of need were no where to be found.
Those are the type of friends we need to flee from, for if they only want our friendship in the good times, then we do not need them to be there to share in our joy when in times of need, they are no where to be seen.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, those very same friends who abandoned us, want to turn right around and come back to eat with you at your table as if everything is alright in the chicken coop (birds of a feather stick to together right, well not so!).
Talk about familiar spirits, and yes they be many and their purpose is to draw from you until there is no more water in the well and then they will leave you high and dry.
Saints this very thing is happening within the Body of Christ and ought not to be so, for it is written in James 3:8 -10: ” … No man can tame the tongue, for it is an unruly evil which is full of deadly poison, for with it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse one another who have been made in the likeness of God. Beloved, out of the same mouth proceeds blessings and cursings, my brethren these things ought not to be so” (Paraphrased).
Think upon these lyrics and mean them before you sing or say them.
“… I need you, you need me, we are all a part of God’s family, I won’t harm you with the words of my mouth, you are important to me, I need you to survive …”
I pray for you, You pray for me.
I love you, I need you to survive.
I won’t harm you with words from my mouth.
I love you, I need you to survive.
I hope you enjoy the video Selah 🙂
The above message was adapted and used in conjunction with the New King James Version of the Bible.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.