The Sanctifed Mouth and Tamed Tongue
Bible Nugget 0301 [Eph 4: 29-30, KJV]
29Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
30And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
The mouth is the house of the tongue and is kept shut when the lips are closed. The tongue itself is like a river bed through which water flows. Thoughts are like the waters of the river. The waters of a river could be classified as bitter or sweet. When corrupt communication proceeds out of the mouth it is like contaminated water. In the context of how the Holy Spirit operates in the life of a believer, Jesus said out of the belly of the believer filled with the Holy Spirit shall flow rivers of living water. The Holy Spirit does not produce both bitter and sweet water. The Holy Spirit produces sweet, pure unadulterated water in a believer’s life. James 3:11 asks;
11Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
The Holy Spirit will therefore be grieved with the mouth or tongue from which contaminated water (corrupt communication) proceeds.
37In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
38He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
39(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
The course of the communication is the heart, which produces evil and good communication. The heart needs to be healed of evil thoughts and the gates of the mouth, that is the lips need to be controlled by the Holy Spirit for a believer to please the Holy Spirit. These facts are stated in James 3: 5-10
5Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
6And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
7For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:
8But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
9Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
10Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
Prayer Nugget 0301
Oh Lord forgive me for every evil speaking I have done in the past with my tongue. Gentle Holy Spirit, come in your own special way to govern my relationship with you and other believers. Oh Lord shut the gates of my mouth against every evil speaking. Purify the thoughts of my heart with your word. Let the fire of your word react against every evil communication in my thoughts, words or actions. Let me bless you with my tongue always and make my mouth an outlet of speaking blessings into the lives of other believers in Jesus Name. Holy Spirit tame my tongue and refresh my thoughts with your word always. I command every power of the enemy using my tongue or its image to hinder the power of the Holy Spirit in my life to be roasted by fire in Jesus Name. Season my tongue with your word to minister grace to other believers in Jesus Name. Amen.