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For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.
(Matt. 12:37)
Today's Confession: My God will deliver me!

Your words affect every aspect of your life. Yyour words have the power of life and death in them. Your words are serious business.

I want to talk about putting a guard on your mouth. Instead of speaking words that keep you bound, learn to speak words that set you free. When Paul said that we should not let any corrupt communication proceed from our mouth (Ephesians 4:29), he was talking about words that destroy, words that ruin, words that bring decay into our lives.

Don't speak words that are going to make your situation worse. You must begin to put a guard over your mouth.

For by thy words thou shalt be justified and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. Matthew 12:37

Justified means to be deemed right. In other words, when you line up your words with God's Word then He will honor your obedience and you will be blessed.

Condemned means you have pronounced a verdict on yourself. When you are talking things contrary to God's Word then you have pronounced your own sentence.

Solomon said it this way: Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.
(Prov. 6:2)

The word snared means trapped. When you are talking contrary to the Word of God then you are setting a trap for yourself. One of the Greek words that has been translated into the English word "snare" is noose. Like a hangman's noose. In other words, you can hang yourself with your words.

A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
(Matt. 12:35)

Your words are going to come to pass. Your tongue holds the power of life and death in it. You have to choose which it will be. Will it be life or will it be death? Will it be experiencing God's best for your life or will it be continuing on the same path?

Let me encourage you today to put a guard on your mouth. You may have heard the phrase "think before you speak", well, that is exactly what you need to do. It doesn't matter if it's a financial situation, a family matter, a marriage crisis, a health issue, or a job problem. Put a guard on your mouth and only speak what the Word says about you and your life.

What does the Word say? Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all (Ps. 34:19)!

Copyright ©  Jerry Savelle Ministries International
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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