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Return to the Father's Heart
So the Earth Will Survive
Robert B. Scott

Return to the Father’s Heart

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Bad Words in Bad Times - Ending Debt God’s Way

 

Bad Words in Bad Times - Ending Debt God’s Way

 

 

When bad times come, it is so easy to speak bad words. And those bad words make the bad times even worse. The Bible is full of verses that show us the importance of our words. Unlike the animals, we have a godlike power of speech. When we speak good words from the Word of God, the angels make those words come to pass. Conversely, when we speak the negative words of Satan, demons make bad things happen in our life.
 
Because we’re in bad times as never before, it has never been more important for us to speak out positive words, especially words from the Word of God.
Good words produce good times. Bad words produce bad times. Bad words can change good times to bad times; good words can change bad times to good times. As Proverbs 18 says, death and life are in the power of the tongue.
 
The Powerful Tongue
 
Most Christians don’t believe Jesus meant what He said. This is especially evident in what He said in Matthew 12:36-37: “But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” What most do not realize is that for those called now, this is now our day of judgment (I Pet. 4:17). We can easily condemn ourselves or others by our words.
 
God tells us: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit” (Prov. 18:21).
 
Because of God’s mercy, He has not allowed the godlike power of our words on earth to have immediate effect, as Jesus’ words did when He called for light. So you may not die immediately because of your words, but you will certainly shorten your life. On the other hand, we have seen cases where a hate-filled relative cursed continually her grandson with death. He died after less than a year of her persistent curses. Voodoo curses can have even more rapid effect.
 
God prophesied that when Jesus returns to earth He will bring us a pure language: “For then [changing their impure language] I will give to the people a clear and pure speech from pure lips, that they may all call upon the name of [Jesus], to serve Him with one unanimous consent…” (Zeph. 3:9, Amp.).
 
None of the languages we use today is pure. They are filled with words that invite demons to be active in our lives. And demons will enforce these words as surely as angels will enforce the words of God (Ps. 103:20). The wrong words must be rescinded in Jesus’ name so that they can be completely erased and bring no wrong consequences. Ideally, we need to learn to avoid these words and speak what God says instead.
 
When we explain certain words that need to be avoided, we get reactions like, “Oh come on, don’t be so picky. Words can’t have that power.” The fact is, Satan is indeed picky and legalistic, and he and his demons will jump on every word that gives them legal right.
 
As David said in Psalm 39:1: “I will guard my ways That I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth as with a muzzle While the wicked are in my presence.” “The wicked” are not limited to physical beings. Demons are wicked beings that watch for open doors we open by our mouths.
 
Psalm 12:2-4 gives insight into the attitude of most Christians today when it comes to watching their words: “They speak falsehood to one another; With flattering lips and with a double heart they speak.May the [Eternal] cut off all flattering lips, The tongue that speaks great things; Who have said, "With our tongue we will prevail; Our lips are our own; who is [master] over us?"  People don’t want to rein in their tongues as James 3 advises. They don’t want Jesus to be Divine Master over their tongues. They say, in effect, “This is my tongue. I will use it like I please, thank you!”
 
Psalm 12:6 says that God’s words “are pure words…” We are called to be perfect like our Father in heaven (Mat. 5:48). As James says, “If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well” (James 3:2). Yet as a church, with the revelations the Holy Spirit has given us regarding words, we have seen more resistance in this area than any area of perfection.
 
How much do you want to become perfect like your Father in heaven? How much do you want your words to come in line with His standard of perfection in the words you speak? How many open doors do you want to open to Satan in your life by your words?
 
The proper use of words is one of the criteria set for those who can dwell on God’s holy hill. Speaking truth in our heart and not slandering with our tongue is important (Ps. 15:2-3). The righteous man “swears to his own hurt and does not change” (Ps. 15:4). His word is his bond. He keeps his word, no matter what. It is wise to be sparing in our promises, so that we can always be faithful to our word. It is better to say no to a request, and fulfill it later, than to say yes and not come through.
 
One of the many reasons David was a man after God’s own heart is that he realized the importance of his words. He said, “I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress” (Ps. 17:3). He added that He chose to use God’s words, not his: “As for the deeds of men, by the word of Your lips I have kept from the paths of the violent” (Ps. 17:4). His desire was that the words of his mouth be acceptable in God’s sight (Ps. 19:14).
 
God emphasizes the need to produce the good life by our words, “Who is the man who desires life and loves length of days that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil And your lips from speaking deceit” (Ps. 34:12-13).
 
We should ask for grace to be poured on our lips, as it was upon Jesus’ lips (Ps. 45:2). We write our future and our destiny with our tongues (Ps. 45:1).
 
We must be especially vigilant to avoid coming into agreement with any words that are not of God. Psalm 49:13 makes it clear: “This is the way of those who are foolish And of those who approve their words. Selah.”
 
Psalm 52:2-4 is a warning to us: “Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit. You love evil more than good, Falsehood more than speaking what is right. You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue.”
 
When we speak negatively about someone, without adding a positive disclaimer, we are cursing them. And with cursing comes backlash, as explained in Psalm 109:17: “He also loved cursing, so it came to him; And he did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him.”
 
Is your tongue a “tree of life” (Prov. 15:4) or a sword than devours (Ps. 57:4; 55:21; 64:2)?
 
Your words can bring destruction to others and to yourself.
 
Will we “let [our] mouth loose in evil” (Ps. 50:19), loving “all words that devour…” (Ps. 52:4)?
 
Will we choose life or death with our words?
 
The man who wrote many wise words in the Bible warns us about our words: “Do not let your speech cause you to sin…” (Eccl. 5:6). Proverbs has a lot to say about the tongue and mouth. The book contrasts a big mouth with a wise, righteous mouth.
 
We would all do well to take heed to Paul’s admonition to Timothy: “Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus” (II Tim. 1:13).
 
The Tongue in Proverbs
 
The Book of Proverbs is filled with verses on the use of the tongue. We shall quote a few that deal with our subject:
  • Proverbs 10: 11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, 14 …with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.  19 When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise. 32 The lips of the righteous bring forth what is acceptable…
  • 11:9 With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor…
  • 12:13 An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the righteous will escape from trouble. 14 A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words…18 There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing. 23 A prudent man conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims folly.

 As we consider the words we should avoid, our reaction may be similar to some teens who heard our radio series on poisons in our foods: What can we eat? We may think, “What can we say?” Apart from wrong translations, you can say anything in God’s Book, the Bible.

 
God’s Words or Satan’s Words?
 
One word that is very common today needs to be avoided at all costs. I’m speaking of the word “wish.” Wishing is a concept that comes out of witchcraft. Some Bible versions incorrectly translate the idea of praying or hoping as wishing. It’s not in the original. Using the word wish is asking Satan to give you something. And he will. It may seem picky to some, yet Satan is picky and his demons will pick up on those idle words. Those evil spirits thus have permission to act on our words.
 
Why not use words that show we are counting on God and not Satan? It will take effort to change our words. Use words like, “I hope,” “I pray,” or in the past tense, “I would have preferred that. …”
 
“Luck” is another word that should not belong in a Christian’s mouth. We are under the blessing of God, not Satan’s system of luck. “I’ll be lucky to get rid of this cancer,” some may say. Satan is the god of luck. God is the God of blessing. Time and chance only happen to those who are not under the shadow of the Almighty, and who are not closing doors to Satan and claiming the promise of Psalm 91. By accepting lottery tickets and luck, we are putting ourselves under the dominion of the thief Satan. We cannot claim the fullness of God’s blessings when we are worshipping Satan, the god of luck. The word “fortunate” comes under the same category. Fortune, often personified as a goddess, comes from a Latin word meaning chance, luck, especially as related to wealth. God says the wealth of the wicked is laid up for the righteous (Prov. 13:22). Would it not be better and surer to count on God, not Satan, to give us “power to make wealth (Deut. 8:18)?
 
One of the most common curses that doesn’t sound at all like a curse is the familiar “blessing,” “Take care.” Sounds so good and innocent, but it contradicts what God says about casting your cares on Jesus (I Pet. 5:7). God says to be “anxious for nothing” (Phil. 4:6). “Be careful” falls into the same category. My grandmother would use a fancy word that is a good replacement: “Be circumspect.” “Watch what you’re doing” could serve as a proper replacement. “Be careful” literally means, “be full of care.” Admittedly, this phrase is a fault of our English language. We must remember, however, that what we say is what we get. We speak care, and we thus get more cares.
 
Most of the time the wisest thing to do is simply to reject the wrong words spoken to us under our breath. We can thank God afterward for the corresponding blessing. For instance, we can thank God, when we are told to “take care,” that Jesus takes all our cares. Depending on the receptivity of the person who says the wrong words, we can answer gently with something like, “Thank you. However, I don’t take care. I give all my cares to Jesus.” Each situation requires discernment and wisdom. Sometimes it is good to plant a good seed, and sometimes it is better to say nothing directly to the person.
 
One of the most serious curses today is also one of the most common. It is the f word. This curse began when sailors were fully out to sea, and they were free to have sex with each other. “F--- you” is a curse of perversion. We need to reject it immediately and forgive the person who speaks it. Using that word brings a curse of perversion upon everything it is associated with. Some people cannot speak without interlacing that word in every sentence, sometimes almost every other word. Their lives and hearts are filled with perversion.
 
The messenger god of the Greeks was the demon Mercury or Hermes (pronounced HUR-meez, according to http://inogolo.com/pronunciation/Hermes). It is also the name of a speed demon, the demon that wants us to do things quickly without thinking, to rush and thus make mistakes, to go fast without consulting God and receiving His peace. Whenever we use terms such as “rush,” “hurry,” “hurry up,” “speed’, “fast,” “quick” and “rush hour,” we are inviting the presence of this demon. When these terms are used commercially, we need to reject them so that we do not come under the power of this speed demon. God wants us to have His peace, and to make decisions wisely, not quickly. Proverbs 19:2 says, “…he who hurries his footsteps errs.” Isaiah 52:12 warns us, “But you will not go out in haste, Nor will you go as fugitives; For the Eternal will go before you, And the God of Israel will be your rear guard.” Rushing is associated in the Bible with sin (I Sam. 15:19; Prov. 1:16; Isa. 59:7). We can substitute, according to the situation with words such as brief, prompt, soon, expeditious, expedient, or efficient. In the same vein, “deadline” invites the spirit of death. The term is not easy to replace; however, “time limit” could be used or the longer phrase, “This job must be completed by this date.”
 
The concept of death is one that comes up frequently in conversations. People don’t realize how much they shorten their lives by words of death. “That is chocolate worth dying for!” “I died laughing.” “I was scared to death” includes an open door to fear and death. “My back is killing me!” “You’re going to catch your death of pneumonia!” “Drop dead!”
 
“You’re going to break your neck!” is an open door to the spirit of accidents. “If you keep climbing in that tree, you’re going to break a leg!” “That Smart Car is not a smart idea for you. You’re going to get smashed in that little thing.”
 
In the South we had this preface to many of our phrases: “I’m afraid I want be able to come.” “I’m afraid not.” Why speak out words of fear? Words of fear invite the demon of fear with his many agents.
 
Young people today seem like they read the Bible and do the opposite. God says woe to those who call evil good and good evil. Yet youth call something they see as really good as “wicked.”
 
Jesus said, “…make no oath at all [swear not at all]” (Mat. 5:34). But how many times do you hear people say, “I swear,” or “I could have sworn”? And how many Christians in court lay their hands on and swear on the very Bible that says not to swear at all? Most countries give the legal right to affirm rather than swear, but Christians break “one of these least commandments” as if it meant nothing.
 
The phrase, “I’m sick and tired of…” is an open door to being literally sick and tired. Is that what we want?
 
Many people, especially youth today, say, usually rolling their eyes, “Whatever!” That literally means you will accept whatever someone wants to do to you, and more importantly, you will accept whatever Satan has to give you.
 
How often do you hear waitresses say to customers, “Dear,” or “Honey” to their male customers especially? Terms of endearment should be limited to those who are truly dear to us, our mates. The misuse of such terms is a subtle form of adultery. In fact the term “precious” implies an object or a person lusted after. The ring in “Lord of the Rings” was called “precious.” A sexual connotation often accompanies this word. “You are precious to me” has a sexual overtone. That’s why we should not refer to Jesus as “precious.” He is dear to us but not precious. His name and His blood can be called precious, but not Him. It is important to understand the intricacies and implications of our language.
 
“I can’t take any more of this” is an invitation to Satan to pour more on us. God says we can do all things in Jesus, and that no trial is too difficult to bear. Contradicting in this way the Word of God is an open invitation to Satan’s further attacks.
 
The phrase “I can’t” does not belong in the mouth of a Christian. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us (Phil. 4:13). This is a challenge and difficult to avoid. When someone asks you a question and you don’t know the answer, you can simple say, “I have not been given the answer to that question yet.” The word “yet” leaves the open door for revelation from the Holy Spirit. “I’m not sure I know the answer to that question yet” is better than admitting total ignorance. After all, in Jesus “are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3).
 
The following seems a bit unloving at first glance, but it is so important. We have learned the importance of not calling a person a brother in Jesus unless we know him well and can be sure of his conversion and walk with Jesus. Today people use the term so casually, yet God tells us to “not be bound together will unbelievers…for what fellowship has light with darkness” (II Cor. 6:14). We must not call anyone brother without being sure. Furthermore, we must not accept it when someone calls us brother when we are not really sure he or she is a brother or sister in Jesus. We should reject it under our breath or later, but we should not accept it because of people pleasing. We can bring ourselves under a curse by disobeying this principle. We need to rescind any such words we may have spoken, in Jesus’ name. We are called to speak the truth in love. Why would we speak out something we are not sure is true?
 
It should be no surprise that we are talking about this subject; it is a part of our anointing as a church. It is found in the last verse that describes our anointing, Isaiah 59:3: “Your lips have spoken falsehood; Your tongue mutters wickedness.”
 
Calling on “the Lord”
 
One of the most common words Christians say is the result of a wrong translation of the Bible. We have dealt with this term in detail in our books, so we will give only a resume here. Psalm 16:4 says, “The sorrows of those who have bartered for another god will be multiplied…nor will I take their names upon my lips…” And yet most Christians, in ignorance, speak out the name of a false god in addressing who they believe is the true God. The KJV followed the Jewish error of not pronouncing the name of God, Yahweh or Yahovah, by translating Yahovah by a term that has nothing to do with the meaning of that name, “LORD.” Yahweh should be translated as “the Eternal,” the “I am.” Sadly, by saying Lord we are invoking the name of a foreign god, since the English Lord is translated back into Hebrew as Baal. It is a crude sexual term and definitely not pleasing to Jesus. Most Christians do not realize that Lord worship is a package deal. Jesus said, “I will punish her for the days of the Baals…”(Hos. 2:13). The holidays of Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s day, and Halloween are only that, holidays, not the holy days God ordained in Leviticus 23. They are worse than that; they are rooted in paganism, and the only thing Christian about them is their name. These are called the Lord’s feasts, and indeed, they are feasts of the Lord Baal, not the feasts of Jesus. Jesus prophesies that in these last days and in the Millennium, “I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth, So that they will be mentioned by their names no more” (Hos. 2:17). Jesus is not happy that His bride is calling him Lord or Baal and keeping the days of Lord Baal. He wants to remove that name from the mouth of His bride. After all, why call Jesus, or the Father, or the Holy Spirit by a title that is five to seven times lower than a king? Why demean our God? Why put Him under Satan, who is called the god of this world (II Cor. 4:4). If Jesus is Lord of our life or our church, we are inadvertently saying something shocking: Jesus is a lowly lord under the god of this world, Satan. So Satan is above Jesus in our lives and in our church. God never says that the title Lord is the only way to salvation, but the name of Jesus (Acts 4:12). The name of Jesus is the open door to intimacy with Him, His anointing and power. Instead, Christians call almost exclusively on the Lord, and they keep what they call “the Lord’s day,” the first day of the week rather than what Jesus commanded, the seventh day of the week. They miss out on intimacy with the Bridegroom by calling him by a perverse title and refusing to meet with Him on His day. Some boast in “the Lord.” Psalm 20:7 says, “Some boast in chariots and some in horses, But we will boast in the name of [Yahweh, who in the Hebrew Scriptures was the Word who became Jesus].” We should boast, not in the name of a foreign god, but in Jesus.
 
God is waiting for us to speak His words so He can bless us. Satan and the demons are waiting for us to speak their words so they can have legal right to give us problems. Choosing life means choosing the right thoughts and right words.
 
More Words Not to Say
 
We should never curse anyone by telling them to “go to hell.” We can say that to demons, but not to people.
 
The word “damn” is a condemning word. It condemns whatever we use it in relation to. When we are frustrated with an electronic device, damning it will only cause more problems.
 
Calling something “stupid” is similar. You cannot expect the device to work well when you curse it as stupid. Calling stupid someone made in God’s image is even worse.
 
Claiming a gift from Satan as ours is to be avoided at all costs. When we say, “My cough (or cold or flu),” we are claiming it as ours, so the demons have a legal right and obligation to enforce the attack upon us.
 
Greetings on the occasion of the Christianized pagan holidays that are so popular today should be avoided and rejected under your breath or after the person leaves so as not to offend. “Merry Christmas” or wishing someone a merry Christmas is actually wishing to Satan to give them a good day that day and bad days for the rest of the year. “Happy Easter,” “Happy Halloween,” “Happy New Year,”and “Happy Valentine’s Day” are also holidays rooted in paganism. They are not the days God commanded us to keep. Speaking or accepting those words is part of celebrating those feasts.
 
“Ouch” is an expletive that, although seemingly quite innocent and difficult to avoid, allows pain to have legal right to affect us. We should instead ask for supernatural help in the form of self-control to avoid validating the attack of pain and speak out healing by Jesus’ stripes.
 
Self-pity is a demon that attacks every Christian. We should avoid words of self-pity, sympathy seeking, pouting, and defeat. “She gave me so much homework, I’ll never get it done,” your son may say. He is ensuring defeat by his words of self-pity and helplessness.
 
“But” is a word that cancels out what precedes the “but.” So if you state a negative proposition and say but after it with a positive word from God, you are using the word properly. Otherwise, you can inadvertently cancel a positive affirmation by using the word “but” after that phrase. “However” and “yet” are good replacements that will not cancel out the positive phrases. Don’t say, “I forgive you, but…” That means you have not truly forgiven them.
 
Years ago a TV program was entitled, “To Tell the Truth.” That phrase is in reality not a good one to say. If you preface a statement by, “To tell you the truth,” the subtle implication is that you don’t normally tell the truth, but you will this time. We once had an occupant of our house of healing that would use the phrase often, as well as the phrase, “to be honest.” He had a habit of lying, so we could never truly be sure that he was telling the truth, even when he said he was doing so. Our yes should be yes and our no should be no. If we speak the truth in love, we should never have to say we are telling the truth, except in a courtroom where we are legally required to “affirm under penalty of perjury that we are telling the truth.”
 
I was surprised in seeing a clip of the movie, Blast from the Past, to realize that the word “fantastic” had as its original meaning, “hard to believe; relating to fantasy.” It did not have a positive meaning. Something can be amazing, wonderful, great, but not fantastic, unless you want to speak of it negatively.
 
In a similar vein, “awesome” should be reserved for the things God does, whether directly or through us. We are indeed awesome creations of His, and He does awesome things and is indeed awesome, inviting awe and reverence. Cheeseburgers are not awesome. The word is used indiscriminately today. You give someone the exact change, and they say, “That’s awesome!” No. That is good, but not awesome. Using the word for such mundane items cheapens the word when we use it of our awesome God.
 
Using the word “crazy” or similar words when referring to people, even when used in referring in a seemingly positive way when referring to their sense of humor is a curse. When those words are spoken over a person frequently, they can open the door for mental illness.
 
Instead of forgiving, some say, “Forget it.” This statement opens a door for forgetfulness and even Alzheimer’s disease later in life.
 
God does not want us to speak out doctrines of demons but words of truth. Paul tells us we are not to be children, tossed here and there by every wind of doctrine, “but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ” (Eph. 4:15). Speaking the truth without love can sometimes be as devastating as speaking lies and falsehood. We all have some growing to do in the important area of our words. God grant us the ability to speak His words, not the destructive words of Satan and this world.
 
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