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TEXT: Proverbs 21:23 “Those who guard their mouths and their tongues
    keep themselves from calamity.” Proverbs 18:4-8, 20-21, Prov. 10:19, 11-12 and  Matthew 18:18.

MEMORY VERSE: 1 Peter 3:10 says “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.


The tongue is a movable part of the mouth responsible for speaking. It can also be the manner or quality of speech. The tongue is one of the smallest organs of the body but one of the most powerful. The tongue of every man is powerful but the tongue of every child of God is by far more powerful.

If surrendered to God, will turn it to source of life , but if uncontrolled by man himself, it can ruin and destroy such person because the power of death and life is in the tongue.

Each day, we consciously and unconsciously create with our words. The way we use our tongue will eventually determine the course of our life.



  1. The tongue is a fire
  2. The tongue has the power of life and death
  3. Train yourself to make your word align with the word of God.

The Tongue Is A Fire (James 3:2-13, Matthew 12:36-37)

James compared the tongue to a fire. This is because fire can either destroy or purifies and no matter how little a fire is, it can destroy great things. The tongue though a little member, has the ability to defile, kill, save, poison and eventually send man to hell. In the book of James, it’s also compared to the mouth of a donkey and the ruder of a ship, though little, control the entire ship and the donkey.

However, it is not in man to tame the tongue but only God can help us to control our whole body and we will definitely eat the fruit of our tongue.

The tongue has the power of life and death. Prov. 18:21 says “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Also, John 6:63  says “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life.

Words are spiritual and powerful. Jesus is the word of God becoming flesh and life is embedded in him. To have access to the life in the word, you must be connected to the source of true life. John 14:6. Life is all the attribute that can be found in God i.e. peace, joy, blessing, health, prosperity, favour and kindness etc.

Words has a great impact on our lives whether or not you are conscious of this fact, you plant either death or life for each day. Your word can either create life or death (i.e. destruction) while right words create life which is peace, health and so on. Wrong words have the capacity to destroy a man’s spirit, soul and body.

Train yourself to align your words with God’s word Rom. 4:17, Mark 11:23, Mt. 4:4, John 6:68

God’s word are spirit and life. They are like seed that you sow, therefore learn to sow God’s word into your life, situations, health, future etc., because God’s word has the ability to heal a man in his entirety (i.e. spirit, soul and body). Believe God’s word, confess it and order your life according to that word. God expect us to call our expectation by our words. For God’s children, the word is our reality. Although the reality may take time, do not be discouraged by the waiting period, you will definitely receive your reward. Let’s be careful not to uproot God’s word with our words.


It is important to understand and apply the power in the tongue. It is one of the cheapest ways to create the life God intends for us since a man stomach will be satisfied with the fruit of his lips, your word will soon become your reality.

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This message is written by
The Latter Glory Evangelical Ministries (Inc)
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