Demonic Invitation Pt. 3
The Mouth Gate
Psalm 141:3 "Set a guard over my mouth, LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips."
Our mouths are a gateway to our hearts & soul, in the verse above the Psalmist tells God to guard his mouth, and if we do not use our mouths properly, then we can speak destruction into our lives. I know we've all heard the chliche' term "sticks & stones may break my bones but words will never hurt". That is a lie tailored by the devil himself, to device people into thinking that words carry no power behind them. Words are extremely powerful more powerful than we even think we know. Lets not forget that God spoke the world into existence by the power of His words.
Psalm 33:9 "For when he spoke, the world began! It appeared at his command."
And since we humans are made in His image then we also have extraordinary power with words. What we say is extremely powerful, so much that it affects the spiritual realm, the words we speak does more than just convey information. Just think, of all the creatures on this planet, only man has the ability to communicate through the spoken word. The ability to use words is a unique and powerful gift from God, given only to humans. That alone speaks volumes about how special the ability to speak words is to our heavenly father. If the use of uttering words wasn't important then God wouldn't have reserved this gift for human use only. Therefore, let us consider what God's word tells us about the power of what we say.
Proverbs 18:21 "The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit."
Our words can destroy others & ourselves or build up others & ourselves. We have the power to speak life or death, destruction or success, positivty or negativity, blessings or curses. God's word said that we will reap the fruit of our words, therefore the type of things we speak are the very things we attract. If you are speaking evil & immoral things then you are inviting evil & immorality into your life. The same goes for speaking truth & positive things, you will attract truth & positivity into your life. We should be careful to speak only what is good and true, taking extreme caution on what we choose to leave our lips.
Proverbs 13:3 "The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin."
James 3:3-6 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one's life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.
From the above verses we see just how powerful our tongues are and how it affects our course of life. If we are't careful we can speak curses upon ourselves, thus giving access to demons into our lives because of the words we've spoken. For example if you are constantly speaking negative about yourself, things such as "I'm so stupid", "Ill never amount to nothing" "I will never change" "No one will ever like me". Saying things like this opens the door for demonic spirits of depression, stupidity, heaviness & laziness, which will attract even more demonic activity into your life. Also complaining can open the door for demonic influence into your life, because it gives the devil a chance to influence you and wreak havoc on what you are complaining about by the permission of your complaining. The power of our words can actually destroy one’s spirit, even stir up hatred and violence, so be careful of what you speak about yourself & what you speak towards others also, because you can speak curses on others too. This only happens if someone believes the negativity or lies spoken against them. Going back to the ear gate, once we believe what others say about us that isn't true or that is negative, we open the door for demonic spirits to come into our life off of the negativity & lies spoken about us that we chose to believe in.
Hosea 10:13 "You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped injustice, You have eaten the fruit of lies."
James 3:9 "With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness."
Are we using words to build up people or destroy them? Are they filled with hate or love, bitterness or blessing, complaining or compliments, lust or love, victory or defeat? Like tools they can be used to help us reach our goals or to send us spiraling into a deep depression. So it's important to think before you speak, because many who listen to you may be subjected to what is in your heart. If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all. Even if it's about yourself.
Proverbs 12:13 "The wicked are trapped by their own words, but the godly escape such trouble."
Ephesians 4:29 "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen"