In the concluding part of the series on the creative force of the Tongue, let's consider some Biblical accounts which encourage positive speaking besides finally looking at that Scriptural portion which inspires us to virtually "speak our way" (by His infinite Grace) into the Lamb's Book of Life…

Sword...

"...Today the Lord will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head;...He will give you to us!" (1 Sam 17:46-47)

Welcome to good ol' David versus Goliath story! Welcome once again to that fabulous account of faith in action which throws up newer insights, every single time we read it.

Now in this mortal combat the Shepherd boy David (as we all know) was equipped with a mere slingshot and five stones. So how could he with that limited weaponry cut-off the giant's head? Quite simple...in his faith, David envisaged the foe collapsing soon to the stone directed at his forehead and the rest would be history. Doubtless, on the stone sinking into the Goliath's forehead, an unseen angel pushed him forward. So instead of the behemoth falling backward which would have been natural, he fell forward. Reason? Facedown, there would be no resistance from the fallen enemy to David's actions.

Soliloquy…

The most famous soliloquy in English literature may be "to be or not to be" (thanks Mr. Shakespeare) but in my book it is one of the bleeding, impoverished woman...

"She said to herself, 'If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.'" (Matt 9:21)

There is such a creative force in the tongue, just as she soliloquized, the moment she touched the Saviour's garment (just the hem of it), she was healed. Hey, diseases and unholiness are infectious but good health and holiness aren’t in this sin-accursed World (Haggai 2:12-13) but when the Master (Jesus) is involved in the scheme of things, holiness and good health become “contagious”. Talk of water flowing backwards and upwards against gravity...Hallelujah!!!

Salvation...

For if you tell others with your own mouth that Jesus Christ is your Lord and believe in your own heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in his heart that a man becomes right with God; and with his mouth he tells others of his faith, confirming his salvation"  (Romans 10:9-10)

Quite self-explanatory, isn't it...the above-captioned Scripture portion!!! Put simply, our Salvation itself depends on we using our tongue!!! Say Reader, in case if you have not yet "tasted" with your "spiritual tongue" the Redemptive love of the Saviour, why not you say this prayer using…hmmm...your tongue:

"Father, I am a sinner by birth. I believe that you sent your holy son Jesus Christ to die on the cross of Calvary for my sins. This very hour I accept Him in my life as my Lord and Saviour. This very moment grant me a new life just as it is promised in John 1:12 and fill my heart with Heavenly joy. In Jesus' my Saviour’s Name, I pray. Amen."

If you have said it, your name will be registered promptly in the Lamb's Book of Life (Rev 21:11-15). So long folks...theology ought to end with doxology. Therefore in conclusion, let me say that the Angels and everyone in the universal Church would do well to use their tongues in mouthing a loud Halleluiah!!

Prayer: Father, we glorify for the Scriptures given by your Divine inspiration which encourages to think, behave and act in a way which magnifies You and benefits us. We thank you for the object lessons you have placed in the Scriptures on the usage of the tongue. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Suresh Manoharan
J and SM Ministries

(To access the rest of this mini-series, please click here.)