Daily Read – Joshua 7:16-9:2; Luke 16:1-18; Psalm 82:1-8; Proverbs 13:2-3
He who guards his mouth preserves his life,
but one who talks too much comes to ruin.
Complete Jewish Bible
As soon as a word leaves your mouth, it enters into the atmosphere of the spirit. It is a tangible substance in the spiritual realm carrying light or darkness, good or evil. Words open doors and bring heaven or hell into your situation.
This is why the declaration
is such a powerful tool in spiritual warfare. Words carried on the truth of the Word reach into deep realms of Satan's domain ripping up and destroying strongholds and high-level wickedness over families, cities, nations, and even entire continents.
Likewise, ungodly declarations made from the soul realm, ignite strange fire that rapidly spreads out causing massive destruction and upheaval wherever it burns.
The enemy loves to entangle us in conversations that originate from our unsubmitted soul (mind, will, and emotions). He knows the more words spoken from an unbridled mouth, the more opportunity he has of using some of them to start destructive fires.
The Word speaks often about the tongue and the words that come from the mouth. It is stunning to realize the power that one word possesses in the spirit realm. If we could see into the spirit realm for one moment and witness the effects of words, every believer would immediately put a guard over their mouth.
Wisdom tells us to keep a close watch on our mouth giving voice to much fewer words. According to Proverbs 13:3, this will preserve and protect our life from the enemy's strategy of using our words against us.
Dear Jesus, let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight. I want my words to be few, but powerful for the Kingdom. Holy Spirit, I ask for Your help in recognizing when I am about to slip from the spirit into the soul realm. Help me discern when the enemy is enticing me to use my mouth to project ungodliness into situations or even at people. The only fire I want to be a part of starting is Your revival fire. I want to choose my words wisely because I know the enemy prowls around like a roaring lion seeking out words he has a legal right to use against me. I refuse to be an instrument in the hands of ungodliness. I put a guard on my mouth in Jesus Name!