The Power of the Tongue

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.

  1. Spoken words reveal the state of the heart (Matt. 12:34-35).
  2. 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.
  1. 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
  1. Spoken words are recorded in heaven (Matt. 12:36-37, Eccle. 5:6).
  2. The spoken word is as old as man himself; a powerful weapon.
  3. The greatest sin /blasphemy against the holy ghost is associated with spoken words ()Matt. 12:31).
  4. 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.

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