Sword of the Spirit 2
GOD‘S WORD DEMANDS OBEDIENCE, BUILDS HOLY AND GODLY CHARACTER, GIVES LIFE
Deuteronomy 8:2-4 And you shall remember that the Lord your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not. 3 So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord. 4 Your garments did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years.
Matthew 4:4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”
EVIL TONGUE BRINGS DESTRUCTION
Job 5:21 You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue,
And you shall not be afraid of destruction when it comes.
Job 20:16 He will suck the poison of cobras;
The viper’s tongue will slay him.
WATCHMAN HEARS AND FEARS GOD AND SPEAKS HIS WORD ONLY; GOD MAKES SURE HIS WORD COMES TRUE
Ezekiel 3:16-17 Now it came to pass at the end of seven days that the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me:
Ezekiel 33:6-8 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.’
7 “So you, son of man: I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore you shall hear a word from My mouth and warn them for Me. 8 When I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked man, you shall surely die!’ and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand.
Job 5:15 But He saves the needy from the sword, From the mouth of the mighty, And from their hand.
Isaiah 1:20 But if you refuse and rebel, You shall be devoured by the sword”; For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.
2 Chronicles 36:22 [ The Proclamation of Cyrus ] Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying,
Ezra 1:1 [ End of The Babylonian Captivity ] Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying,
Psalm 33:6 By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.
Isaiah 45:23 I have sworn by Myself; The word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, And shall not return, That to Me every knee shall bow, Every tongue shall take an oath.
Isaiah 55:11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
Deuteronomy 30:14 But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it.
GOD SPOKE THROUGH THESE PROPHETS AND CONDEMN EVIL TONGUE
Jeremiah 1:9 Then the LORD put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me: “Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.
Isaiah 50:4 “The Lord GOD has given Me The tongue of the learned, That I should know how to speak A word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear To hear as the learned.
(Watchman‘s notes: the watchman‘s job is to seek the Lord, hear His word and give to the people as told.)
Ezekiel 33:31 So they come to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain.
(Watchman‘s notes: often the people do not listen to true prophets, because they are self–seeking and do not really seek God. But the true prophets fear God and not men.)
Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the LORD.
(Watchman‘s notes: the devil uses man‘s mouth to accuse the brethren. But the Lord has given His people his word which is all powerful to overcome the enemy!)
Isaiah 57:4 Whom do you ridicule? Against whom do you make a wide mouth And stick out the tongue? Are you not children of transgression, Offspring of falsehood,
(Watchman‘s notes: just look at the internet postings on social network, e.g.facebook etc.)
Isaiah 59:3 For your hands are defiled with blood, And your fingers with iniquity; Your lips have spoken lies, Your tongue has muttered perversity.
(Watchman‘s notes: unlike the social ‘norm‘ of these days, God‘s standard/plumb line demands absolute integrity. To Him, speaking lies means muttering perversity.)
Jeremiah 9:3 “And like their bow they have bent their tongues for lies. They are not valiant for the truth on the earth. For they proceed from evil to evil, And they do not know Me,” says the LORD.
Jeremiah 9:5 Everyone will deceive his neighbor, And will not speak the truth; They have taught their tongue to speak lies; They weary themselves to commit iniquity.
(Watchman‘s notes: people have to learn to tell lies, by listening and believing the lies told to them (by evil spirits) in their mind. After practicing this way long enough (to the extent of deliberately bending their tongues), they tell lies automatically, believing their own lies as truth!)
Jeremiah 9:8 Their tongue is an arrow shot out; It speaks deceit; One speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, But in his heart he lies in wait.
(Watchman‘s notes: Do not listen with your physical ears to words of ‘peace‘. Listen with your spirit and hear the evil intents of their hearts. Discern the spirit that uses the speaker‘s mouth).
Jeremiah 18:18 [ Jeremiah Persecuted ] Then they said, “Come and let us devise plans against Jeremiah... Come and let us attack him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.”
(Watchman‘s notes: the evil one attacks with words through the tongues of men.)
Hosea 7:16 They return, but not to the Most High; They are like a treacherous bow. Their princes shall fall by the sword For the cursings of their tongue. This shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.
Micah 6:12 For her rich men are full of violence, Her inhabitants have spoken lies, And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
(Watchman‘s notes: those who use their tongues to curse will fall by their own curses. Violence and lies/deceits are linked together with pride. James 3 well describes how such evil manifestations work together.)
Zephaniah 3:13 The remnant of Israel shall do no unrighteousness And speak no lies, Nor shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth; For they shall feed their flocks and lie down, And no one shall make them afraid.”
Zechariah 14:12 And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, Their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, And their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths.
Isaiah 11:15 The LORD will utterly destroy the tongue of the Sea of Egypt; With His mighty wind He will shake His fist over the River, And strike it in the seven streams, And make men cross over dry-shod.
Jeremiah 5:14 Therefore thus says the LORD God of hosts: “Because you speak this word, Behold, I will make My words in your mouth fire, And this people wood, And it shall devour them.
Jeremiah 23:16 Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They make you worthless; They speak a vision of their own heart, Not from the mouth of the LORD.