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…
"...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.
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,
"She said to herself, 'If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.'"
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!!!
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'
J and SM Ministries
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