The scene is that Nehemiah had returned with some of the children of Israel to rebuild their ruined walls that had been torn down by the Babylonians when the Jews were taken into captivity for 70 years because of their turning from the Lord and ending up in idolatry.
They went through tough times to get the walls rebuilt but through a miracle of God working with the Israelites they finished the walls in record time of 52 days which greatly troubled their enemies and made them know that God had done a miracle through the Israelites working together on the walls.
Nehemiah was a great leader and encouraged the Israelites even though they were downcast from the work and overall spiritual condition of the Jewish people and their need for repentance and returning to the Lord.
The Lord spoke to my spirit about this scripture right before I started on this lesson and told me that many of you need encouragement today.
The Good News is that when you come back from being out of fellowship with the Lord and or from your tiredness and tribulations you need to stir up your spirit and say out loud, “THE JOY OF THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH, NO MATTER WHAT I AM GOING THROUGH THE JOY OF THE LORD WILL MAKE ME STRONG AND HELP ME TO BE ABLE TO CONQUER THE PROBLEMS I AM GOING THROUGH WITH THE LORD’S HELP,” AMEN?
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“Dear brothers and sisters, not many of you should become teachers in the church, for we who teach will be judged more strictly. Indeed, we all make many mistakes. For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way.” James 3:1-2 NLT
James is speaking such words of wisdom in these verses.
If you as a Christian can control your tongue you will be a very wise person indeed, the reason being that by controlling what you say you can stay out of a lot of unneeded trouble.
James says that if you are able to control your tongue you would be PERFECT (meaning a mature Christian) and if you can do that you can control yourselves in every other way.
Why did James then say you could control yourself in every other way?
The reason is that if you can control the tongue which is the most difficult part of you to control then everything else will fall into line.
Controlling your tongue is such a major hurdle in your life that if you allow the Holy Spirit to help you control the things you say you will have already accomplished a major spiritual victory in your life.
To be very honest with you controlling your tongue is not easy in fact it is impossible without the help of the Holy Spirit in your life and allowing Him to help you.
I just said it is not easy to control your tongue but it can be done with you allowing the Spirit of the Living God to take control of your life.
It is called submission to the Lord and His will in your life.
However if you do that you will have mastered the very thing that satan wants to get ahold of and that is your tongue.
An uncontrolled tongue can bring disaster in your life. It can destroy other people’s lives. It can have you say negative things about yourself and your future that can destroy you own life.
What does the Word of God say about your tongue? “DEATH AND LIFE ARE IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE: AND THEY THAT LOVE IT SHALL EAT THE FRUITS THEREOF.” Proverbs 18:21
If you think that it doesn’t matter what I say then you had better think again. That scripture right above says what comes out of your mouth because of that tongue of yours will either bring death or life into your life and the life of others.
Let me ask you a question?
Do you really want to eat the fruits of death in your life or the life of others? Really? That’s what the scripture above is saying.
Let me put it to you another way.
What comes out of your mouth either has blessings and constructive things associated with it or death.
Which do you want?
Another scripture as a witness for you. “For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” Matthew 12:37
You see when your tongue says words coming out of your mouth they are like SEEDS. When you send forth seeds they are planted into your life and DEVELOP AFTER THEIR KIND.
In the natural realm a tomato seed will bring forth tomatoes and not a turnip, amen?
So when you speak forth some words (seeds) out of your mouth they are planted in the spiritual realm and develop after their kind either words that justify you or words that condemn you. (See the verse above).
This is the very issue that the Book of James is talking about in James 3:1-2.
“Behold we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn their whole body.” please see James 3:3
I have ridden a horse many times before and I’m sure that most of you have also. If you have then you understand that they are incredibly powerful animals. However that small bit in their mouth goes right over that tongue of theirs and you can steer that horse just by tugging on either one rein or the other.
“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, withersoever the governor listeth.” James 3:4
Now James uses the idea of a huge ship and the fierce winds drive them on the open sea. However those ships even though some can be so huge they can be turned with a small helm (the helm is what the captain uses to steer the ship, it is like the ship’s steering wheel).
“Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth.” James 3:5
James has looked at how small a bit is in the horse’s mouth compared to their great size and even a huge ship on the seas is steered by a small helm (steering wheel the captain uses).
Then James starts talking about your tongue. The tongue compared to your size as a person is a very small member of your body but yet that tongue of yours controls that whole body as you speak words out of your mouth using your tongue.
Your tongue is very small but boy is it mighty.
Look back at the scriptures I gave you out of the Book of Proverbs and once again you will see the immense power your tongue has in your life.
You will never be able to control that tongue of yours by yourself it will take you allowing the Holy Spirit to help you in your daily life.
“And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity; so is the tongue amongst our members; that is defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.” James 3:6
In this scripture James really is honest with you and lets you know in no uncertain terms the importance of the utter destruction your tongue can do. James does not mess around with soft words to explain the problems of our tongue, he tells us the truth, he talks like it really is.
As you read that scripture it is shocking at first, James lets out all the stops and doesn’t try to soften things at all. James comes to you and drops the horrible truth of an untamed tongue.
James states that your tongue is like FIRE if it is not controlled by you and the Spirit of God.
A world of iniquity (SIN)
Your tongue can defile your whole body.
Your tongue can set on fire the course of nature.
Your tongue can be set on fire of hell.
One thing about James he does not dance around the issue, he flat nails it.
James gets our attention because he uses bluntness but that is what we all need.
It is not a joking matter.
“But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.” James 3:8
James says that no man can tame that tongue of yours.
I encourage you today to ask the Holy Spirit to help you control your tongue, only He can help you control your tongue. The damage your tongue can do with the words you speak can bring destruction to your life and the life of others.
Satan loves to control your tongue through the thoughts he drops in your head and then if you speak forth that trash then you have set in motion the destruction it will bring.
“DEATH AND LIFE ARE IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE: AND THEY THAT LOVE IT SHALL EAT THE FRUITS THEREOF.” (Eat the fruits of life or death depending on what comes out of your mouth). Proverbs 18:21
Don’t forget what keeps coming out of your mouth will eventually come to pass, whether a blessing or a curse.
Words are creative things they develop after their kind.
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On Tuesday October 27, 2015 the Spirit of God gave me a dream about a very large amount of people that I was ministering to. It seemed they were from different parts of the world. As I ministered to them I told them that WORLD WIDE REVIVAL was coming and that it would touch everyone on the face of the earth.
Every time I would say something to this huge crowd of people there would come a shout of excitement from them. But as I looked over to my right there was a man who I got eye contact with and I said this to him as we looked at each other. I told that man, whoever he was, that it was even going to affect him even though he would try to resist it.
And then I woke up.
Nita and I knew then and now that it was a dream from the Spirit of God and that He had called Nita and me to be part of this END TIME WORLD WIDE REVIVAL.
Since then I have ministered on revival in meetings and conversations I have had with other churches around the world.
JESUS SAID, “SAY NOT YE, THERE ARE YET FOUR MONTHS, AND THEM COMETH HARVEST? BEHOLD, I SAY UNTO YOU, LIFT UP YOUR EYES, AND LOOK ON THE FIELDS; FOR THEY ARE WHITE ALREADY TO HARVEST.” JOHN 4:35
Mankind has a tendency to push revival back to sometime in the future.
REVIVAL, REVIVAL, REVIVAL. (NOW, NOW, NOW).
“AS GOD’S PARTNERS, WE BEG YOU NOT TO ACCEPT THIS MARVELOUS GIFT OF GOD’S KINDNESS AND THEN IGNORE IT. FOR GOD SAYS, AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME, I HEARD YOU. ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU.” 2 Corinthians 6:1-2, NEW LIVING TRANSLATION. INDEED THE “RIGHT TIME” IS NOW. TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION.”
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Surely you know people who are going through hell and high water with real battles in their life both Christians and those that are not born again Christians. The Word of God that is presented each week will help turn their situation around if they do the Word of God and instead of the anguish and tears will bring a smile and victory to their life, isn’t that worth you sharing this website with others?
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In the service of the King, Jesus Christ
Conrad and Nita Freiholtz
Conrad Freiholtz Ministries.