The Power and Danger of Words

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So we are ready to begin our study portion for today's broadcast, how many of you believe that on the Day of Judgment it is Yahweh's word alone that will be... what will be used to be judged to you... that you'll be judged by Yahweh's words and his words alone? Actually it's not true, it's not only Yahweh's word that will be important on the day of judgment. According to scripture there are some other words that will be used to determine whether or not we are condemned or whether or not we are going to enter into life and I hope I have your attention. I'm not talking about some other religious texts or some secret lost book of the bible. The words that Yahweh will use to determine, whether or not you enter into life are not only his words, but also your words. I say to you, Yahushua said in Matthew 12:36-37, I say to you that for every idle word that men may speak, they will give an account of it on the Day of Judgment for by your words you will be justified and by your words you will be condemned. So it's not just Yahweh's words but also your words. Imagine this; I don't know if we really grasp how important the words we speak truly are.
But I hope that this scripture will have your
attention and my attention because it's really powerful and maybe send a few shock waves across your soul, I mean, I know I start thinking back , I started wondering about the words I could have spoken that Yahweh will use to either justify or condemn me, you know. What things were carelessly said, what words were spoken that would justify me? And so today's topic is going to be entitled... losing my effect here get rid of this file together
but I think that's why they that's why today's
topic is entitled "The power and danger of words." The words we speak are extremely important; the book of Revelation speaks of a group of people who had a praiseworthy tongue. Lots of denominations have proposed the idea that they are perhaps the 144 000 because they're in this particular denomination they had this particular understanding of the scriptures.
I tell you what I don't know what domination they
are in or whatever it is, but here are the most important words regarding the 144 000. Then I looked, and, behold, a Lamb standing on the Mount Sion, and with him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having his Father's name written on their foreheads. Other texts add and the son's name written on their foreheads. So the name matters, whether people think it matters or not, it matters. And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder: and I heard the sound of harpers playing their harps: They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four beasts, and the elders: and no one can learn that song except the one hundred and forty and four thousand, who were redeemed from the earth. These are the ones who were not defiled with women; not defiled with women. What does that mean, to not be defiled with women? Does that mean somebody had never had gotten married, they are virgins. We are talking about a spiritual bride here and I think we're talking about a spiritual defilement. Here we have the heart at the mother of harlots right and that is a mother fornication and it may perhaps they have chosen to avoid paganism and expressions of paganism in their worship toward Yahweh. And they have rejected the doctrines and commandments of paganism of men and they have chosen to be pure and only pursue the true bridegroom Yahushua HaMashiach. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These we redeemed from among men being firstfruits Elohim and the lamb. So you follow the Lamb wherever he goes that means where did Yahushua, where did Yahushua walk? He's the same yesterday, today and forever. And so what are his pads? I know he kept the Torah and we are told that we must walk as he walked. And we are going to walk as he walked, we're going to live the way he lived and that's going to mean we're going to follow the Torah that he followed and we're going to have his name on our foreheads and it's gonna matter what path we chose to follow. How can you say you are choosing to live like Yahushua, when you refuse to do the things that he did? Keeping Torah, keeping Sabbath, keeping the Feast Days, keeping himself clean from the abominable meats such as pork and shellfish. Those are some examples not the only examples, we also have to love the way he loved. Love our enemies the way he loved his enemies. So that's just some examples, if we want to be his people if we think we are and yet we don't have these attributes, I don't know, let Yahweh be the judge. This is how he is describing what in 144 000, these were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits of Elohim and to the lamb.
And so they are virgins, all right so I guess I

don't have a verse 6 up there, let me put verse 6
up there. Because verse 5 is really what I want to key in on, is the all important verse that we're going to look at this as part of today's study.
And in their mouth was found no the seat: or as

one version has it guile, for they are without fault
before the throne of Elohim. They rejected lies, they pursued truth and so they were choosing this: whatever this is. I'll let Yahweh decide who it is. They were choosing to allow only truth to be expressed from their mouth, they would not allow lies to exit their mouth, without fault before the throne and in their mouth there was no deceit. And they walked as Yahushua walked scripture says now by this we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He who says, I know him, and does not keep his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. If you think you know Yahushua, if you think you have the love of Elohim in you and yet you do not keep the commandments my word scripture says, my bible says you are a liar, there is deceit in your
mouth, there is falsehood in your mouth.
Now I'm not condemning anybody here brothers and sisters I'm just reading the mail here.
But these are the elect, these are the select ones,
the remnant. Now I don't think the name Jesus was on the foreheads, that's not his name I don't think "the Lord" was on the foreheads, I don't think that these people were willing to observe pagan oriented, pagan rooted festivals. I don't think that these folks were willing to have expressions of paganism in worship before the father and they're not because they are not defiled with women. And if we seek to have those attributes I don't care whether you think you will be part of 144 000 or not, this is correct expression of worship to reject forms of paganism such as Christmas and Easter which both have their roots in paganism and rejecting the commandments of men both found in both Judaism and Christianity, at least the ones that replaced the commandments of Yahweh. And we must be willing to walk the way Yahushua walked because scripture says whoever keeps his word truly the love of l he is perfected in him. Do you want the love of Elohim to be perfected in you? I do, I want the love of Elohim to be perfected in me, even though I'm an imperfect man. It's my pursuit to keep the word of Yahweh to the best of my understanding and by this we know. By this we know that we are in him, he who says he abides in him on himself also to walk just as he walked. In other words the way he lived his life is the way that we are to live our lives being subject to the law of your Yahweh. We say we abide in him and yet we don't walk as he walked we are not correctly expressing his character. Yahushua kept the Torah to our perfection, does this mean that we must never ever, one time ever sin and make a mistake or we are completely disqualified from being a part of the 144 000 or the ones that Yahweh considers to be without fault?
I truly believe if we confess with our mouth the
sin that we have committed, scripture says in Leviticus, first parts of Leviticus first few chapters, that if a person commits a sin ignorantly, when he finds out about it then he is guilty. And so if we confess that sin he says, after you find out about your guilty and then you're supposed to, in those days, bring an offering to Yahweh. In our days, we understand as being a representation of us crying out for the blood of Yahushua to cleanse us of all sin as 1 John 1:9 promises: if you confess your sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness and that's a beautiful promise and so we will be without fault before the throne of Elohim in that instance. But we must be in pursuit of his will, now those who are busy about following the shepherds' example are then going to be the ones and whose mouth there is no deceit because the word of Yahweh is found in the heart and out of the heart the mouth speaks. Scripture says 1 Peter 4:11, if anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of Elohim; if anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which Elohim supplies: that in all things Elohim may be glorified through Yahushua Messiah Christ, to whom belong the glory and a dominion forever and ever. Amein. So if you're going to open your mouth and use it, let your mouth, the words spoken there be as the oracles of Elohim, can you say, can any of us really say that our words or has the oracles of Elohim? That's our goal if it does not then need to change,
we don't want to add to, we don't wanna take away
sometimes people end up ignoring the oracles, the word translated oracles, all throughout the New Testament consistently speak of the oracles that were given to the Jewish people, the Torah of Yahweh. For instance Romans chapter 3 verses 1-2, what advantage then has the Jew? What profit is there of circumcision? Much in every way: could be chiefly, because to them we are committed the oracles of Elohim. Acts 7:38-39, this is he, who is in the congregation in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him on the mount Sina, and with our fathers: the one who received the living oracles to give to us. To whom our fathers would not obey, but rejected. It's talking about the Torah again.
So when he says let words be as the oracles of
Yahweh the Torah the word translated from which we get law in the Hebrews actually Torah which means teaching and instruction. There is different than tell mood which are the words of men the doctrines and commandments of men. But the words that represent the voice of the shepherd who is that word that became flesh and dwell among us that we beheld his glory Yahushua is that word from Genesis to Revelation. Well, I'm just getting attacked today, so if we
focus on the voice of the shepherd within us because
it is he who dwells in us the more Yahweh's word flows into us, the more Yahweh's word will flow
out of us.
Good things in, good things out: conversely garbage in garbage out. We want to have Yahweh's word flowing into us on a continuous ongoing basis, the words of men, the ideas of men, the doctrines of men, the anger of man, the works of the flesh of men, well garbage in garbage out right? Because what comes in our soul in the heart, we want Yahweh's word, good words to be sown in our hearts because every idle word man may speak they will give account of it on the day of judgment. It doesn't mean every idle word you spoke was the evil word or was necessarily a bad thing but we will have to give account for any words that were our own and not from the most high or in accordance with the most high, that's what is going to determine. Scripture talks about Romans chapter 10 verse 5 the words that will justify or condemn us we speak the oracles, Moshe writes about the righteousness which is in the law of the law, the man who does those things shall live by them. But the righteousness of faith speaks in this way, do not say in your heart, who will ascend into heaven? (that is to bring Messiah down from above:).
Who will descend into their base?
(that is, to bring Messiah up from the dead.) But what does it say? The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart. What word? It says, that is, the word of faith, which we preach. He's pointing to this word right here, saying this is the word of faith which we preach, interesting. That if you confess with your mouth the Master Yahushua, and believe in your heart that Elohim has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Once again by your words, justified by your words, condemn, confessing with our mouth the words or the Master Yahushua should say, here is the word that became flesh and dwelt among us and so is the connection between the word in between the word and Master Yahushua which is all the same. He's the living word that became flesh and dwelt among us, if you believe in your heart, that Elohim has raised him from the dead, you will be saved for with the heart one believes unto righteousness. Yahushua was willing to give you Yahweh's righteousness that was placed in him, cleanse you of all sin with the mouth confession is made to salvation and so our mouths the words we speak are important.
And so sometimes people just want to pray only in
their minds and that's okay in some cases. For certain things we need to confess with our mouth, our sins, I think one of those things and by saying he will forgive you or something like that. I'm saying it seems to be confession and faith in the Master Yahushua. So the word the Messiah, Torah, everythings all connected here. So, Paul is quoting from Deuteronomy here, he's not just pulling this out of thin air, he's referring back to Torah, let's go back and look at this scripture that he's quoting. Deuteronomy 30 verse 11; For this commandment which I command you today, is not too mysterious for you, nor is it a far off. It is not in heaven, that you should say, Who will ascend into heaven for us, and bring it to us, that we may hear it, and do it? Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say, Who will go over the sea for us, and bring it to us, that we may hear it, and do it? But the word is very near you, in your mouth, and in your heart, that you may do it.
What word is he talking about here?
Well, he's talking about the Torah, I mean this is the commandment. This commandment, so I command you is to observe the law of Yahweh. So go back to Romans here, it says if we have a righteousness by faith we're not going to think that we need a sinner to heaven to bring Messiah down from above and we're not going to say that we need to bring Messiah up from the dead, but rather we're going to say the word, the Torah, the Messiah is very near us in our hearts, that we might be able to walk as he walked. You follow me? Yahushua is there, Yahushua is dwelling in us and therefore the word of Yahweh is being placed in our hearts because he is the word, the Torah that became flesh. The law of Yahweh became flesh and dwelt among us and therefore we have a beautiful reality that the expression of Yahweh's will is dwelling within us, if we are willing and for him to take residence there, in all its fullness. nd with that being in our heart as the scripture says your word I have hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you. And we're able to do it, that you may do it, we can. We can do the will of Yahweh, we absolutely can with the power of Yahushua the Messiah dwelling in us. Because he is the living word, he can dwell and impart that life, that word in us placing Yahweh's law in our hearts because he is in our hearts and so Yahweh calls us to confess his words that Yahushua is Messiah, his words are words of truth and life whether we want Yahweh's words to be effective in us, will determine our place on day of judgment. Those who want Yahweh's words to be effective in them will inherit eternal life, those who do not, will not. What do I mean by that, to be effective? If the word of Yahweh is effective in you that means it's creating an effect of some kind, it's creating obedience, it's causing you to walk as Yahushua walk, as the Holy Spirit is the means through which Yahweh Yahushua dwells in you and therefore the holy spirit is in you, and the word is in you, and Yahushua is in you, the word is in your heart that you may do them that's the purpose of it,
to affect change in our life.
Now, Yahweh wants us to speak words that he inspired, right and so scripture says in Acts 4:12; neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, by which we must be saved. Now again, I'm not writing this is something that scripture says that there is no other name, no other name under heaven given among men by which we must
be saved must be saved.
So it's talking about the name of Yahushua, it's not talking about Jesus, was Jesus the vocalization? The name that was inspired by the heavenly father or was it inspired by men? Some say well that's his name in English. I say who decided that man or Yahweh? It's true Yahweh created different languages but did you know that names do not translate the transliterate? That's why we have such a word as Satan in our language in reference to Yahweh's enemy coming from the Hebrew Satan, how come that wasn't changed why was it that Jesus somehow came out of Yahushua. The one name under heaven, the vocalization whereby we must be saved, now please don't don't turn off the screen yet believe me I'm not gonna continue, I'm just saying listen, we have to understand the power of words and his name is the word. Don't underestimate the power of words, I do believe that if we don't know any better this is a baby might not pronounce someone's name correctly but they know who they are talking about or we may not pronounce it correctly but he knows who are talking about. I do believe Yahweh can save a person even though they use Jesus the Lord, God whatever. Because it's who they're seeking to identify in their heart that he can actually read the hearts, but don't discount and say because he knows the heart therefore we can take advantage of that and willfully disregard that one name under heaven
given among men by which we must be saved.
So I say call on the name of Yahushua, why not do it? Do all things in the Master Yahushua Messiah, so it seems to be an important in first century. Names mattered, take a look here Acts 18:14; when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to Gentiles, O, If it were a matter of wrongdoing or wicked crimes, O Jews, they would be the reason why I should bear with you. But if it is a question of words and names and your own law, look to yourself, I don't want to be a judge of such matters. And he drove them from the judgment seat. Names mattered, words mattered, Torah mattered in the first century. So what were they you know objecting to the use of the name Yahushua and actually they forbid the Apostles from preaching in the name of Yahushua.
So names mattered, I say they still do, it's still
an issue and the Torah is still an issue also. Same thing, same probably today, names words and Torah. Words are not valued today, that's why Yahweh's word are not valued today. Some might think that we're free to change the word of Yahweh, most bibles do that when they take out the name the most important name on the entire world, they take it out of the bible.
Imagine that take Yahweh's name out of his own book.
We ought to value words that he inspires and not to be so bold and brash and have the nerve to take his name out of his own book. What's one of the first things you do when you meet somebody? What's your name, right? Why do we reject that same courtesy to the heavenly father? The author of most of the words in the English bibles is completely nameless. They took Yahweh out of the scriptures and replaced it with a generic title "the Lord".
But if we want to speak as the oracles of Yahweh 1
Peter 4:11 we read that earlier. So the words we speak will match the oracles of Yahweh as he said here. I'll bring back up on the screen, if we are going to speak, let it be as the oracles of Elohim. I say the oracles the name Yahweh is in the scriptures over 7,000 times.
In fact it's the seventh most commonly used word in
the Hebrew scriptures, Yahweh. The 144,000 have his name on their foreheads, I'd say you know what, words and names matter, it does. It may not matter in your culture, where you live or where we live doesn't matter, Yahweh's word matters and we don't have any business changing it and so if we want our words to be without guile, deceit or wrong or falsehood let it be we speak as the oracles of Elohim and refuse this unbiblical tradition of taking the name of Yahweh out of the scriptures and putting some generic title in its place. Consider what Yahushua said about Nathaniel, Nathaniel said to him can anything good come out of Nazareth? Phillip said to him, come and see. Yahushua saw Nathanael coming toward him, and said, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit! Recognized him as one of the 144 000, there was no deceit, no guile in his mouth and that's how he worded that. He didn't say nothing good can come out of Nazareth, he asked, can anything good come out of Nazareth? He was very careful with his words, not to prejudge, not to precondemn. We need to have that same level of carefulness in the words that we speak. Yahushua said in John 6:63; it is the spirit that gives life, the flesh profits nothing, the words that I speak, (the words Yahushua speaks) are spirit and they are life. When Yahushua spoke his words he said our spirits, the words he spoke the Hebrew word translated spirit is the word "ruach" meaning breath or wind. With our own breath, with the wind in our lungs we speak forming words our breath working in conjunction with our tongue in our mouth. The question might be what kind of spirit are we allowing to exit our mouth? Are they the oracles of Elohim? Are they the spirit of Yahweh, so that we might bring life and impart life to the years? Or are our words according to the spirit of the enemy, the unclean spirit, the corrupt spirit that does not give life? Or perhaps they're from our own spirit and not really either of the two of the sources? But the words are a spirit, now everyone knows when you hang around a certain group although have certain sayings, a particular brother I used to hang out with a lot, he always said the word :man", hey man, I don't know man, that's something else man, something else. Pretty soon after a few weeks of hanging around him, I start using the word "man" all the time also. If you're in construction business and you're hanging around people were everything's a joke, nothing's ever serious or a bunch of profanity coming out of mouth, you know you get home from work and you get mad something happens and it has a way of coming out of your mouth garbage in garbage out right. So we have to be careful what words we allow to take fruit, you take root and bear fruit right? Because certain words like Yahushua said words are a spirit, it's his words that are a spirit. Scripture says that fornication, all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as it's fitting for saints. Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not fitting: but rather giving of thanks. Jesting has to do with making jokes that are unclean, that are hurtful, right, course jesting.
Scripture says like a madman who throws
firebrands, arrows, and death. Is the man who deceives his neighbor, and says I was only joking. Think about that, Oh I'm just joking around, I didn't really mean that. But you know what, it still hurt him. You madman you, throwing firebrands arrows, and death, deceiving your neighbor, you actually kind of admit it, there's some truth to it. That's why it was kind of funny but you pass it off as a joke and insult, passed off as a joke.
Scripture calls words arrows, Psalms 64 verse 2;

hide me from the secret plans of the wicked; from
the rebellion of the workforce of iniquity: who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, bitter words.
Be careful that our words we speak are not arrows,
bitter words. We know scripture talks about bitter words being arrows that create wounds. We may be bitter toward them, THE words we speak to them, may wound them often. And if we don't love them, we won't care, our words need to be the not rooted in bitterness, need to be rooted in love, because out of the heart the mouth will speak.
What is today?
It's Sabbath, hallelujah, well there's a comment here in the book of Isaiah talking about what we're supposed to do with our mouth on the Sabbath or rather what we're not supposed to do. Isaiah 58:13; If you turn away your foot from or as a result the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy day of Yahweh, honorable; and shall honor him, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words. Now doesn't really say your own words, in the Hebrew says de bard, de bard, words, words, words, words, words, words, blah, blah, blah, blah. Then you show delight yourself in Yahweh; and I will cause you to ride upon the high hills of the earth, and feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father: the mouth of Yahweh has spoken. It's very important that we retain the heritage of Jacob, what is the heir to Jacob? What's he going to inherit? Eternal life, in the promised land, so the heritage of Jacob, we want that. And when Yahweh's mouth speaks saying you will delight yourself in Yahweh, when you refrain from speaking debar debar or words, words. I think it's probably that idea there's a bunch of idle words. I don't know how else to interpret that, the 2 words in Hebrew; some translations have idle words, debar debar, blah, blah, blah, blah, right? So this is why when you spend so much time hearing Yahweh's words, today's the day for listening and sharing the word of Yahweh. How about this challenge, the words of Yahweh are
pure words: like silver tried in a furnace of
earth, purified 7 times. You shall keep them, O YAHWEH, you shall preserve them from this generation forever. The preservation of the holy scriptures, the holy
scriptures represent pure words like silver tried in
a furnace of earth, purified 7 times. Likewise the tongue of the just is like silver.
Proverbs chapter 10 verse 20; the tongue of the
righteous is choice silver: the heart of the wicked is worth little. And that's how the connections here between the heart and the tongue. The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for lack of wisdom. There are no other words more powerful, that's not correct, that's not the scripture. This is actually my own thoughts here, pardon me. But there are no other words more powerful than Yahweh's words that's a comment on my paper, got
it up on the slide there.
But there are no words more powerful than Yahweh's words right. Yahweh's words come out of our mouths therefore it will feed others that's why we want our words to be as the oracles of Yahweh rather than the words of the world, the sayings of the world. Because Yahweh's words have power, to purify, to effect change, to feed many.
A choice over.
When Yahweh spoke let there be light, that was it, all of creation had to obey and produce light.* The same Elohim who commanded the light which shines in the darkness, is also willing that his light would shine in our darkness if we are willing to allow him. As the Elohim who commanded light to shine out of darkness who is shown in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of Elohim in the face of Yahushua Messiah. So the question is whether or not we want his words to be effective in us, every molecule, every atom in the universe obeyed the will of Yahweh, assembled in an orderly fashion to become the creation that we now see. All by the power of Yahweh's spoken word, but us he granted free will as to whether we would use our collection of atoms to obey the command of Yahweh. He has given us a certain degree of freedom to manage these molecules and atoms and things that make up our bodies. The question is whether or not we will be like his creation and let there be light, true light. The light that acknowledges the Master Yahushua shining on us and through us. So Elohim has had and today has the power with words to effect change, to feed us and we are in his image and our words therefore. Because we can possess and communicate the words of Yahweh or words that are from the enemy we can therefore communicate life or death. Proverbs 18:21; death and life are in the power of the tongue: and those who love it will eat its fruit. Think about that, death and life are in the power of the tongue, the words we speak. Our own death or our own life and we can communicate words that lead to death and words that lead to life. The tongue of a righteous is choice silver, we want
to be righteous with our mouths and let our tongue
impart life and grace to the years. So with our tongue we have the choice, Yahweh has given us a tongue to communicate his words which is a tremendous honor. We can impart death or life what comes out of our mouth can impact whether another person walks in righteousness or in unrighteousness.
Another Proverb very important Proverb,
Proverbs 15 verse 1; a soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. This word translated harsh in the Hebrew word representing wounds.
Creating wounds with our words to stir up anger in
another person, thereby imparting death and not life. The tongue of the wise use his knowledge rightly, it's one thing to have the knowledge, it's another thing to use that knowledge correctly. But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness, and in connection with that by our words we are justified and condemned, the eyes of Yahweh are in every place keeping watch on the evil and the good. He's checking things out, what are our words? The wholesome tongue is a tree of life, is that your tongue, is that my tongue? But perverseness in it breaks the spirit, I am
trying to encourage us to see just how important the
words we speak truly are.
Even the words that Yahweh gives us, if they're used
improperly it can be destructive rather than constructive. Remember, Satan quoted the word of Yahweh, when he was tempting Yahushua to sin against him.
Sin against Yahweh and so we can likewise use
Yahweh's word and a manner that either imparts grace and life, and goodness and conviction to cause someone to turn away from all unrighteous behavior. Or we can use even the word of Yahweh to lead someone in the wrong direction, if it's not used lawfully. Paul says in one place, the law is good if you use it lawfully, use it for love, use it to impart love, to teach, instruct love ,to reason with people, to turn them toward the way of love. James chapter 3 verse 2 says; for you all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body. The tongue is like the radar on a ship or the bridle on a horse, we can control that part of you, it's showing that you have the power to control the rest of you. And did we put bits in horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn their whole body. look also the ships, although they are so large, and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small radar, wherever the pilot desires. Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. See, how great a matter a little fire kindles! And a tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: a tongue is so set among our members, that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of Gehenna (is the Greek here). For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of reptile, and creature of the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed by mankind. But the no man tame the tongue; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
With it we bless our Elohim, and Father; and
with it we curse men, who have been made in a similitude to the Elohim. Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not be so. Does the spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening? Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grape vine, bear figs? Thus, spring yields both salt water and fresh? So the words that we speak are difficult to control and in fact no one can tame it. No man can do it, Yahweh can do it through us, by the changing of our hearts, by the cleansing of our hearts. When the word of Yahweh goes in effecting change, then the heart can change and then the words that come out of the heart which the mouth speaks will then the right words. So many times I see people debating scripture and they get very personal in their debates and become very insulted and boastful and not very nice, not very kind, not very merciful, not very gentle and I always think of this scripture in James chapter 3 verse 13 which says; who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.
Even our wisdom contains the element of meekness,
not pride knowledge, knowledge puffs up, love edifies, love is an expression of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not, boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, and demonic. Demonic, demon-like, bitter envy, self-seeking.
For where envying and self-seeking exist,
confusion and every evil thing are there.
When everybody is looking out for themselves, the
root is... you see confusion. They're rude a lot of times, is everyone out for themselves, everybody wanting what they want, and envying those who have what they want. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits (fruits of the spirit love, joy peace, kindness, goodness), without partiality, without hypocrisy. Practice what you preach, now the fruit of righteousness is sewn in debates and arguments, peace, by those who make peace. We are making peace between a man and his creator when we were sawing Yahweh's words of righteousness and peace and gentleness, peacefulness with mercy toward those who do understand or agree. And we want to reason with one another, it's not just enough to have the words of living Elohim flowing out of you. His words must be spoken in a manner that's accordance with the voice of the shepherd. In other words, his words must be spoken in the manner in which the word of Elohim itself commands them to be spoken in a spiritual manner flowing out of a heart of love, not out of a heart of self-seeking, flowing out of his spirit, not around and certainly not from the enemy.
Rather than the flesh and the carnal man because the
enemy spoke Yahweh's words in a simple manner, till Yahushua was causing him temptation, we don't want to follow that example and be demonic with our words. And so what can we do to ensure that our words which are supposed to be as the oracles of Elohim reflect Yahweh's words in his tone and his intent and how he wants to communicate them.
I'll remember first of all this admonishment from the
book of James chapter 1 verse 19; so, there my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of
man does not produce the righteousness of Elohim.

He didn't say some men he said every man, if you're
a talker and everything you express verbally a lot, you're in a very dangerous position. I'm not saying that you're a bad person but you have a whole lot more words that you're going to have to give account for and so we have to be careful about what you say and how you say it. Some people are just naturally more verbal, I have a grandson who's very, very quiet, very reserved even at 2 or 3 years old another grandson who's very verbal, blah, blah, blah, blah, he doesn't know a single word they but he's a baby he's always rambling on something, it's built in the personality and this is kind of how some of us are born, very verbal and are expression for expressive. But you need to learn to tame that tongue, but Yahweh tame that tongue when you're going to express those words, let them be as the oracles of Elohim. And the reason why he's saying be slow to speak is because he wants you to be the one who's listening a lot. Yahweh gave us two ears and one mouth, it's a little signal he's sending us our way. Use it in that proportion perhaps, as I've heard and
so we have to be careful and be slow to wrath,
because listen you are getting angry at that person for not doing what the word of Yahweh says for them to do, will not produce righteousness in them. Your carnal anger is not what's going to convince them actually it will be a stumbling block, because it provokes their flesh also as you're walking in the flesh rather than the spirit. Galatians 6:1 says; Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual (it didn't say everybody, but you who are spiritual), restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; considering yourself, lest you also be tempted.
Because if we're so condemning toward the one
that we're trying to restore and we're peering down our nose at them and allowing our own flesh to lead the conversation rather than the holy spirit. We try to exalt ourselves over another person who's overtaking in some kind of sin and we speak down to them as though we're superior, we're not walking in humility number one and perhaps we also have a sin, that we ourselves are struggling with, right? I mean you probably have something out there that maybe not everybody knows and here you are coming down hard on them with their particular sin, which happens to be different than yours maybe less, less serious but maybe more. But sin is sin, it's still disobedience to our father in heaven and so you don't know if you come along beside somebody and you hammer them a condemnation on your mouth and because of the sin or their own weaknesses have found themselves caught up in. You can imagine yourself ever doing such a thing,
you look out.
I mean, this let me say that being in his faith a long time almost 3 decades, I know that it
all comes back something that happened, some
situation go on and you're like you're in that same place of temptation they were caught up in, and you're like Oh okay now I see why it's so hard it's not so easy. I thought well what could be the problem here, what's the issue and Yahweh allowed circumstances in my life to be such that I would be tempted by the way, the same way they were and I don't know. We don't know whether we're going to do any better than they did. In fact if someone, if they are raised in a certain way and they as a result of the way they're raised they fall into some kind of the difficulty or some kind of sin and you look down them and you're like man how can they ever do that?
Well listen if you were raised the way they were
raised and you were experiencing the life experiences that they did, can you really know for sure that you would be any better than they are? Can you know that for a fact, that you would be better in the way you respond to everything they went through? I'd say you don't know, so just leave the judging to Yahweh and let him handle that part of it, as Yahushua taught us. Judge not that you will be not judged, for with what judgment you judge you will be judged and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye but you do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say your brother let me remove the speck from your eye and look a the plank in your own eye? It's like a 2 by 4, so hypocrite first remove the plank from your own eye and then you'll see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye. So, yeah sometimes you don't say anything, there is a time to hear, time to terror, time to sow, time to keep silence and a time to speak. When we choose to speak let's be sure were imparting edification, speaking in such a way that will impart grace, that no corrupt word proceeds out of your mouth but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace, grace to the hearers.
So we should not corrupt Yahweh's words by
communicating with the infection of carnality. Instead it will be like this, a word fitly spoken being like apples of gold and settings of silver. Like an earring of gold, in the ornament of a fine gold is a wise rebuke to an obedient ear. I love it, it is pleasant, when a loving, patient,
gentle, kind, inflection and tone, properly
communicate the fruits of Yahweh's spirit as his words being inspired by the spirit, watching the spirit, function, inaction resulting and repentance.
Does that mean his words can never be spoken in
boldness? Yahushua cried out many times in an open atmosphere. If it's out of grief and sadness and mourning rather than pride and anger and holier than thou attitudes, that's fine, the appropriate time, time and place. But we need to understand Yahweh and how he deals with man, we need to understand his character and be certain to reflect his righteous character as we seek to speak those words, walking in his image and communicating his ways. Can you say I've always done that? Especially when it comes to the children, family members, people I'm close to. But we use Yahweh's wisdom and speak in the way that does communicate his character, his spirit, his ways, his message, there it is. Wise rebuke to an obedient ear, word fitly spoken, it's a beautiful thing and that's our goal. I can tell you for myself I have 2 children who are in their mid-twenties and there were certain things that I allowed, there's like 2 or 3 things that I really disallowed myself to express anger, when they would do those things. And I thought this is so important, I want to make sure that they have this down really, really well. And so I allowed myself to express anger, you know what? When they were adults they were not trained well in those 2 or 3 areas and they still struggle with them. And I realized the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of Elohim. Yahweh's word was true, it didn't. I should have done but I had normally done, explained, reasoned and discipline when necessary, but you know we have to take steps to keep our tongue in check because and that's we want to do something about this unruly tongue. It's only going to damage others and I'm rather really helping them and bring them and raise them up to a higher place. I know when, I first became a believer I walked around with, this like 85 pounds saw you know knocking people over, slicing, dicing, Julianne you know. But the very people I wanted to reach were the very ones I hurt just so much. And they just as soon stayed away from me. I did not realize I need to put a bridle on my tongue and just let Yahweh's word be in control. Yahweh's word being not misusing this, handling that sword, it takes time for your muscles to gain strength, to handle such a big saw as the Torah. So be careful how you use it, it's a big book in your hand, it's a heavy one, use it rightly like
in a fitly spoken way that produces obedience as a
wise rebuker. But if you think you're religious you don't bridle your tongue you deceive yourself in your religion is useless. Religion means, faith or a belief system. So you can think and do the right things, you think you're doing all but you have to bridle your tongue, otherwise the way in which you walk isn't
really of any use.
That's how important it is to bridle our tongue. But then scripture says no man can tame the tongue, unruly evil, deadly poison, so what gives, what can we do to keep this tongue under control if we're unable to tame it? How can a tongue be bridled if no one can bridle it? You know, whenever a man wants to tame a wild animal, first thing he's going to do is find somewhere to get a bridle on it, right. It's only when the bridle is on the horse you can have any power, control to get it tamed. So bridling is the first step. The unbridled tongue will run free, it will not seek
to be under control of the holy spirit and will utter
foolishness. Sometimes that foolishness will get man in trouble
not always in trouble, but Yahweh is sometimes in
trouble man, but Yahushua knew when to be silent, when to say nothing. He is the wonderful example of one knew how and when to speak but we have to be willing to put a bridle on son, put a bridle on daughter. Don't let everything that enters your heart come out your mouth. There has got to be some kind of a bridle there, something, because in the mind out the mouth; inevitably the enemy is going to speak something in your mind, you think about your mouth it's not gonna be good words. And then since no man can tame it, allow Yahweh to work on the heart, that the mouth which speaks words from the heart will therefore be his oracles and therefore under control. Isaiah 53 verse 7 says Yahushua was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth:
he was led as a lamb to the slaughter, as a sheep
before it's shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth. So when he was being taken from the prison and into the judgment seat, he kept his mouth shut.
Luke 23 verse 8; when Herod saw Yahushua, he was
exceeding glad: for he desired for a long time to see him, because he had heard many things about him; he hoped to see some miracle done by him. Then he questioned him with many words; but he Yahushua answered him nothing. No answer. Yahushua knew it wasn't a place to speak, that wasn't, even though he's being questioned, he says nothing, he's stonewalled basically Herod. He knew it was a time not to speak, sometimes you wonder what words should I say, what should I say in response to this situation, to that situation. Sometimes the right thing to say is nothing at all, don't say a word especially when accusers are before you because they will take anything you say and twist it and use against you because they're on the power and control of Satan the devil, the accuser. The word devil means accuser, that's why there are Myranda rights say, you have the right to remain silent anything you say can and will be used against you. Proverbs 13 verse 3 says he who guards his mouth preserves his life: he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction. Everything I'm reading in scriptures, we are not called to be worldly and talkative bunch, serious danger in that, unless that talkativeness is the words of Elohim being used rightly. Or at least in accordance with the words of Elohim. You know it doesn't mean everything you ever say has to be quoting a bible verse somewhere, but the words we say must be in accordance with and obedience to the words of Yahweh.
So put a bridle on your tongue, ask Yahweh to tame
it, because according to scripture even a fool is in better shape than someone who's hasty with his words. Proverbs 29:20 if you see a man hasty in his words; there is more hope for a fool than for him.
More hope for a fool, than for him?
We think about that, just think about that for a minute, all the, I mean the terrible shape, that Proverbs talk about the fool and what awful shape he's in. And here the one who's hasty in his words, quick
to speak he has less hope than a fool.

The word hasty has to do with someone who's in a
hurry to get their words out. They are hurried to utter their words, you talk over people, it'll take time to listen to other people, we
have to be active listeners.

Proverbs 26:12; do you see a man wise in his own eyes?
There is more hope for a fool than for him. You see, in my years of ministry I found the hardest people to minister to are those who like to dominate a conversation, they spend so much time talking and so little time listening, they missed out on so much. There are things I could say to them that I know would help them, but I get 10 words out and they're already over talking me, they're already dominating me, they're already...you can't even get a few sentence strong together before they get cut off, they cut you off mid-sentence then go on for another 5-10-15 minutes. Then you feel like you have no way to speak to them but to rudely butt in, to even have your voice be heard. It's frustrating sometimes I'm not trying to butt in here but I feel like I need to say something to you and it's really important that you hear this and pray about it. And this is always in a hurry, always what you know because they come, I think some people they like being the center of attention, that's where they get their worth, their value is being the center of attention. If they're not the center of attention they feel like they're not a valuable person. But I kind of see like the man being invited to the wedding feast, Yahushua talked about that. He automatically sits in the highest place right, assuming that for himself well if everyone is in a group setting and various people are free to speak, the one who's dominating every conversation is putting themselves essentially in the highest place as if they are the most important person in the room. They sit in the highest place even though they're not invited to sit there. So it's better to be quiet unless Yahweh is leading
you to say something, of course.
George Washington was once invited to a significant event, I think it was the signing of the constitution or decoration independence but everyone was talking and talking and talking and George was seating there quiet, and finally someone said to him "George, why aren't you talking?" He said "Oh, it's okay, it's just that whenever I speak I feel like people listen to me more, otherwise pretty quiet". And it's true, if you want your words to be heard perhaps you can sit in the lowest place and others who desire to hear you speak then will say friend come higher and when you do speak, speaker is the oracles of Elohim and the words you speak will have the most impact. Don't feel like you have to always be the one talking, in fact the wiser we are a lot times the quieter that we become. Because we realize how much more words we have to be accountable for. Scripture says he who has knowledge spares his words and a man of understanding is of a calm spirit.
Even a fool is kind of wise when he holds his
peace, when he shuts his lips, he's considered perceptive.
But this is very, very important Proverb, I think
you'll just need to study, if you have a difficult time controlling your tongue seek Yahweh's wisdom. Open that bible and read and read and read and let his words to minister to you, so you have a calm spirit. And you'll learn to control your tongue, spare your words and I've heard you know we've all heard the cliché it's better to be thought of as a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt or the other cliché a closed mouth gathers no food, there is some truth to that. We kind of laugh because there is some truth to it. So says of dream comes too much activity a fool's
voice is known by his many words.
Its dream comes like much activity a fool's voice is known by as many words, interesting.
And the multitude of words sin is not lacking but he
who restrains his lips is wise. And there's some truth to this, we need to calm down
you don't always have to be the one talking.

If we are called to be speakers at an event that
means there are people there that want to hear us share. That's a different context but if you're in a group setting or if you're having a conversation, a two-way conversation with somebody be a listener, be a listener. I'm not saying someone who talks more than the average person is always a fool, whether he's worse off than the fool. But in all likelihood since not lacking somewhere is more like a higher percentage of likelihood is sin is going to be coming out of there and that's very refined in their speech. Let's have that some people who are pretty refined, but there are some you know dangers here and some warnings from Proverbs from Yahushua himself. So if we're going to feed people let your lips feed people, because speak let it feed people. I'm not saying you always have to be silent, hardly ever talking at all. I'm saying since we are going to talk we need to take the step of putting a bridle on that tongue of ours and be willing to put that bridle on and let taming process begin and by the power of the living Elohim, by the power of Yahweh's spirit, the words we speak will reflect the love in character of our Elohim and of our Master Yahushua. So if you want to keep that tongue in check, when do you start? I mean the tongue only weighs 60 or 70 grams, why is this so hard to put a bridle on it? Let's look again at Matthew chapter 12 Yahushua said 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 things, an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak they will give account of it on the day of judgment. For by your words you'll be justified, by your words will be condemned. So out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks, so the key to being certain our words will result in justification rather than condemnation, let's keep our heart in check. If we have evil in our heart we will have evil coming out of it, you can't stop it's going eventually manifest itself, Yahushua says how can you, how can you be an evil speaker of things? See the key? A key is where we're putting our focus on, keep your heart with all diligence for out of its spring the issues of life Proverbs 4:23. Put away from you a deceitful mouth and put perverse lips far from you. Let your eyes look straight ahead and your eyelids look right before you, ponder the path of your feet and let all your ways be established, do not turn to the right or to the left remove your foot from evil. So the paths that you take impact, what goes on in
the heart, where your eyes are directed, whether they
are straight ahead on the straight and narrow path. Were you looking to the right and to the left where the enemy might be lurking seeking to lead you away from that straight and narrow path.
We live in a sensory world you must take the sensory
from the world around us and keep our heart focused on what's righteous and just so if a wrong thought does come into our mind be sure it does not fly out of the mouth. There needs to be this bridle there. When it's under control and all of us on the Internet my hear all about this Internet's owner you know, we've got this garbage on the Internet, so you don't go on your computer, put that filter on your mouth. And whatever ugly thoughts might happen to be there, it just doesn't have to come out.
But the way you are ultimately going to be
able to control and rejects those thoughts that are not of Yahweh is to be sensitive to who is inspiring the thoughts of your mind because not every thought in your mind comes from you.
And so we take the things that we know are not to
according to the word of Yahweh and we cast them far from us. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in Elohim for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of Elohim. Bring every thought into captivity to the obedient
of Messiah.
So when these thoughts enter your mind don't assume they're your own thoughts, take up your amour and his weapons he gave you that are mighty
in Elohim.
And say I reject those thoughts in the name of Yahushua the Messiah and by warfare and by war take captive of every thought and bring it under subjection to the Messiah Yahushua rejecting every false way and say I reject that thought in the name of Yahushua HaMashiach.
That thought was not in accordance with the
oracles of Elohim or an expression of the way he would want the words of Elohim to be expressed and then the battle begins to Yahweh. Yahweh takes this thought far from me, cast a far from me, I want that thought to be in captivity, I want that thought to be in obedience to the Messiah and with the prayer of faith he will do it, as we reject the perverse thought in Yahushua's name. I woke up this morning into perverse thought in my head; in the name of Yahushua I reject that.
He starts or not from Yahweh, they were not for
my own head, where these thoughts that the enemy was putting into my head and that was the enemy. He doesn't want that in my heart Yahweh does not want that in my heart, the enemy does. He wants to corrupt my heart, deceive my heart and I can't glorify him and speak his words then allow the words of the enemy to take root in my heart. So if our hearts purer, our speech will be purer. If the thought inspires our words are in accordance with the oracles of Yahweh then we will be Israelites indeed and whom there is no guile. And so lets be careful that the things we hear don't affect us negatively, so they come in our heart and take root and come out her mouth as corrupt words and the way we prevent those corrupt words from coming out of our mouth to first recognize corrupt thoughts, take them captive and bringing them into obedience of Messiah Yahushua. And we reject the corrupt thoughts in Yahushua's name, you may have to battle away those corrupt thoughts, they may try to come back. May have to do prayer warfare for a while, the corrupt thoughts will lead to corrupt speech and corrupt behavior, sinful behavior. We can't always avoid the corrupt thoughts but we can avoid them taking root in our hearts. What I gotta do is walk down the street you probably hear some corrupt thoughts, you are under a restaurant, guy sitting next to you saying corrupt words, go to the bus station you hear all kinds of terrible things. We must harden our hearts to those things, harden your heart against the enemy and be aware what enters the ear gate or the eye gate. The things which are corrupt, television, radio, websites, music magazines, newspapers, friends, relatives, co-workers even your own spouse or children. We must keep up our guard because he that keeps his tongue, keeps his life. You must first keep our hearts and not let our guard down for a second, not letting any corrupt influence in us to take root and not entertain the wicked thoughts. Because everything, Elohim will bring every work into judgment including every secret thing whether it be good or evil.
Just cry out to Yahweh, create in me a clean
heart, O, Elohim. Renew a steadfast spirit within me, sprinkle clean water on us Father Yahweh, and we will be clean. Cleanse us from all from all our filthiness, from all of our idols, even the idolatry yourself and give us this new heart and this new spirit that you promise. Take the heart of stone away from our flesh, give us a heart of flesh. Put your spirit within us and cause us to walk in your statutes. Keep your judgments and do them, and the father let
it be your destiny that your word is in our hearts

and teaching them diligently to our
children, when we sit in our house, when we walk by the way. Let's speak these words when we lie down, we rise up by Messiah in our hand to be as frontlets between our eyes. Write them on the doorposts to our gates, for we know the heavens declare your glory from it shows your handy work, day in, day out uttering speech what awesome words they are, revealing knowledge. Father Yahweh we rejoice in your statutes, let the words of our mouth and the meditation of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Yahweh our strength our redeemer in Yahushua's name Amein. I've heard it said watch your thoughts they become your words, watch your words to become your actions, watch your actions they become your habits, watch your habits they become your character, watch your character, it becomes your destiny. O Yahweh, in Yahushua's name let it be our destiny as eternal life, we confess Father Yahweh our words have not always been in accordance with your words. O Yahweh destroy every lofty thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of you, As we bring those thoughts in captivity to the obedience of Messiah we want to speak the words that are pleasing in your sight. We delight in your Torah truly let the words of our mouth and the meditation of our heart be acceptable in your sight. O Yahweh our strength and our Redeemer we confess these things to you as seen in your eyes. And desire the cleansing, that promised cleansing in 1 John 1:9; if we confess with our mouth, we confess our sins you are faithful and you are just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness, for truly yours is the kingdom and power and glory and Majesty and all praise, honor and worship belongs to you, Yahweh Elohim, Yahweh our Mighty One, forever and ever, in Yahushua's great name, Amein.

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