Word School by Pastor Mrs Aderonke Anwo
Topic: Introduction to the power of the Tongue
Text: Prov. 18:21, James 3:1-12, Prov. 15:4
What is the Tongue?
- The bible describes the tongue as an organ of speech rather than of taste. So, the power of the tongue is synonymous with the power of utterance (Prov. 18:21, James 3:5).
- As an organ of speech, the tongue is important because without the tongue, we can’t speak.
Where does the power of the Tongue lie?
- It lies in the spoken word. Gen. 1:1
Facts about the spoken word.
- Spoken words reveal the state of the heart (Matt. 12:34-35).
- The Tongue has the potential to literally bring anguish into the life of humans without necessarily destroying them physically.
- Spoken words can invite death/trouble (2 kings. 7:1-2; 16-17, Dan. 4:27-33, Num. 14:2;28-29).
- Bad utterances produce scars that could last a lifetime.
- It can invite life/liberation (Rom. 10:9-10, Luke 23:39-43, Mark 10:46).
- It has the power to heal and destroy
- It has the power to bless and curse.
- Spoken words cause pain and bring healing. Prov. 18:21
- Spoken words are recorded in heaven (Matt. 12:36-37, Eccle. 5:6).
- The spoken word is as old as man himself; a powerful weapon.
- The greatest sin /blasphemy against the holy ghost is associated with spoken words ()Matt. 12:31).
- Spoken words create and influence our action (Matt. 21:21, John. 11:43-44, Acts 13:6-11).
How can the tongue produce life?
By sanctifying our tongue through his word (Col. 3:16-17). It is beyond our power to tame the tongue (Jam. 3:8, Isa 6:5-7).
Cultivate the habit of reviewing what we have said to ourselves and others on daily basis.