“The Mouth of the righteous”
Amp Phil 2:12 Work out (cultivate, carry out to the goal, and fully complete) your own salvation with reverence and awe and trembling.
CHRIST COMES IN THROUGH SALVATION
CHRIST COMES ON THROUGH CONFESSION.
AMP Philem 1:6 That the participation in and sharing of your faith may produce and promote full recognition and appreciation and understanding and precise knowledge of every good thing that is ours in our identification with Christ Jesus and unto his glory
CONFESSION SPARKS THE MANIFESTATION OF THESE REALITIES INTO OUR LIVES.
IN THE OLD TESTAMENT MOSES GOT IN TROUBLE FOR STRIKING THE ROCK INSTEAD OF SPEAKING TO THE ROCK.
Mark 11:23 Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him.
YOU CAN DEVELOP IN YOUR CONFESSION
FAITH IS RELEASED IN WORDS… THEY ARE CONTAINERS
Prov 6:2 you have been snared with the words of your mouth,
Have been caught with the words of your mouth,
BAS The sayings of your lips have overcome you
Prov 10:11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain (well) of life,
But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
19 When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable,
But he who restrains his lips is wise.
Eccl 5:3 For the dream comes through much effort and the voice of a fool through many words.
THE 2 FAVORITE TOPICS OF THE UNRENEWED MIND ARE “MY PROBLEMS AND YOUR FAULTS”
Prov 12:6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.
14 A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words,
MOFF – “A man reaps the result of all his words”
18 There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword,
But the tongue of the wise brings healing. (NOT LIKE BUT – IS)
Ps 64:2 Hide me from the secret counsel of evildoers, From the tumult of those who do iniquity, Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword. They aimed bitter speech as their arrow,
THE MOST IMPORTANT TIMES TO TALK RIGHT IS WHEN YOU ARE STRETCHED
Prov 12:25 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad.
Prov 13:2 From the fruit of a man’s mouth he enjoys good, But the desire of the treacherous is violence. 3 The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
Prov 15:4 A soothing tongue is a tree of life, But perversion in it crushes the spirit.
Prov 16:21 The wise in heart will be called understanding, And sweetness of (lips) speech increases persuasiveness.
24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.