Subject: Death and Life are in the Power of the Tongue We greet you in the Mighty and Excellent name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We do honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, for he is Lord of lords, King of kings, and our Redeemer. We honor our Elect Lady, Prophetesses, Mothers, Evangelists, Teachers, Sisters, Saints, and Friends. Be careful what you say and how you say it. Colossians 4:6, Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. Proverbs 18:21, Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. James 3:1-11, My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. 2) For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. 3) Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. 4) 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. 5) Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 6) 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. 7) For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: 8) But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9) Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. 10) Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. 11) Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Are you speaking faith filled words or are you speaking doubt and unbelief? For it is impossible to please God without faith. Are you suffering for righteousness sake or because of something you spoke? Are you going through because you have gotten above yourself and you think I don’t need to hear the preacher; I am saved just like he is saved; God talks to me just like he talks to the preacher. Numbers 12:1-14, And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman. 2) And they said, Hath the Lord indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the Lord heard it. 3) (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.) 4) And the Lord spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out. 5) And the Lord came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth. 6) And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the Lord will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. 7) My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. 8) With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the Lord shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses? 9) And the anger of the Lord was kindled against them; and he departed. 10) And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous. 11) And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned. 12) Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother's womb. 13) And Moses cried unto the Lord, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee. 14) And the Lord said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that let her be received in again. Be careful what you let proceed out of your mouth. James 1:19-20, Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20) For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. Speak faith filled words. Speak the word of God. Hebrews 4:12, For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Remember, Jesus came that we might have life, and that we might have it more abundantly. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.