Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.
Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth. And 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.
The horse boasts of great strength and power. Its strength and power can only be controlled and properly directed if its mouth is bridled. Men put bits in the mouth of horses and by it they can make the horse go in any direction of choice. If you have ever ridden on a horse before or seen someone riding one, you will notice that to turn the horse in any direction, all you need to do is to use the bit to pull its mouth in the direction of your interest.
Similarly, ships as massive as they can be, are controlled by a very small helm in whatsoever direction the governor desires.
As the mouth of the horse is relevant to the controlling of the horse and the helm is in controlling the ship, so also the tongue plays a principal role in what happens in your life and the direction in which your life goes.
The tongue acts like the little fire that sets a whole house or forest ablaze. Everything happening in the lives of most people can be traced to what their mouth has been saying. What have you been saying about yourself?
It is important to bridle your tongue and watch your words. Those who reap the fruit of evil are actually allowing the devil to set their tongue on fire with flames of evil confessions. Every time you confess that you are broke or you confess that things are not working for you, you are allowing hell to use your tongue to set ablaze your finances and other aspects of your life.
Picture your tongue as a fire source and every word you speak as flames of fire; holy fire or evil fire. Your words become holy fire when you take what God has said and make them your words. When you confess that you are blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places according to the word of God, those words act like fire and consume everything which is against God’s will, destroying them out of your life. Similarly, when you confess negatively, you are using your own mouth to stop God’s blessings.
Some people say, ‘you know I like to be realistic, I like to say things as they are’ so they say they are sick when they feel sick, they say they are cursed if things are not working. What these people fail to understand is that Children of God are supposed to speak like their father. God the father never speaks of things that are, the way they are. Rather He calls things that be not as though they were.
This is why the scripture says let the weak say, I am strong. Let the poor say, I am rich. Someone may say, if I say I am strong when i feel weak will I not be lying? A lie is a deception. Saying you are weak when you feel weak will make you become weaker because words are creative in nature. However when you say you are strong when you feel weak, you are acting like God because God calls things that be not as though they were and your words will cause your body to go in the direction of strength. Instead of using your tongue to cure yourself, use it to exalt the name of Jesus and attracts great things to yourself.
Acts 3:5 says “And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.
6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. In this account a beggar asked for alms from Peter and John, Peter had no physical money to offer the man but he had something which could do more than what physical money can do. He had the name of Jesus! The name of Jesus has been given to the born again believer as a solution to every situation of life. Every time you feel so down and so incapable, it is important to note that you have something which can change the most terrible situation. The believer can never be defeated once you discover that you have the name of Jesus at your disposal.
At the mention of the name of Jesus every knee shall bow. Every mountain of limitation will bow once you start speaking to it using the name of Jesus. The name of Jesus is a spiritual asset which you have as a master solution to all of life’s problems. Do not accept defeat or disappointment. You’ve got something which can change the situation if you use it.
The amplified translation of that scripture says, ‘by the use of the name of Jesus rise up and walk’. Alleluia. God wants you to know that you have the name of Jesus and He wants you to use it. Notice that Peter did not pray for the crippled man, he simply used the name. One reason why many Christians have not received their miracles in certain areas is because they have been praying to God to come down and do for them what they simply needed to use the name of Jesus to achieve. Why waste time praying for a crippling situation when you can speak to the situation and command it to change in the name of Jesus. Later in that account when people were wondering how Peter and John made the crippled man to walk, Peter’s response was so amazing.
Acts 3 : 16 says “and his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
This man was not healed through any form of spiritual gymnastics as we see practiced today. Peter said, ‘His name, through faith in His name, the cripple man has been made whole’ Alleluia. Do you have faith in the name of Jesus? Do you believe that once you make a declaration in the name of Jesus it will come to pass? That crippled man was healed through faith in the name of Jesus.
What the name of Jesus did to the legs of the crippled man then, His name will do for you today if you have faith in the name. If you are facing a crippling financial situation all you need to do is to begin to speak to your finances in the name of Jesus and believe that as you mention the name of Jesus, change comes into the situation. Remember that what healed the cripple man was not Peter’s holiness or power, What healed the crippled man was Faith in the name of Jesus.
Use the name of Jesus today, do this yourself. Many people would rather look for somebody to do this for them. God wants you to use the name of Jesus by yourself. Speak to that situation, command it to change in the name of Jesus. You may not have silver or gold but you have something, you have the name of Jesus. Use the name in any area of your life which needs to change.
Peter showed us here that if you don’t have the solution in the natural all you need to do is to switch to the supernatural using the name of Jesus and the miracle will occur.
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“Lord Jesus, I open my heart to you, I ask for your forgiveness from all my sins, I receive you as lord over my life. Holy Spirit, come into my heart, make me a new creation today. Thank you father for saving my soul, I am born again now in Jesus name.”
If you prayed that prayer you are saved now it is that simple. I encourage you to start studying the bible, find a good church, start attending and begin to spend time in prayer. If there is any sinful habit which you are involved in, quit it immediately.
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Last Line: Have you ever wondered what it means to give your life to Christ and be saved? Are you born again? God sent Jesus to die for all your sins so that you will not have to be punished for the same. To be saved means to simply accept Christ Jesus as your substitutionary sacrifice for your sins and to make him Lord over your life. Surrender your life to Christ today by asking Jesus to forgive you your sins; ask Him to come into your life and to make you a new person. If you are facing challenges and require counseling/prayers do not hesitate to contact me. I will be willing to assist as much as I can.