I once saw a video where a group of people were riding on the roof of a train. 🚃

As the train pulled to a stop at the station, one man stood to get down. As he did, he accidentally grabbed the live overhead electrical line that powered the train.⚡️

He was killed instantly.

The very same electricity that supplied light in his home, cooked his food, powered his TV, and provided many other comforts to his life was the cause of his death when it was misused and its laws were violated.⚡️

The Bible warns us that life AND death are in the power of the tongue. (Proverbs 18:21)🗣

This is a spiritual law – it works the same way, every time, all the time. 📖

God designed our tongue to release life (health, peace, provision, protection) by speaking words of life – words that agree with His Word. 🗣

But that very same tongue will release death in our lives and ultimately kill us if we violate the spiritual law and misuse it. 🤭

That’s why the Bible is so emphatic that we guard our mouth. 🤐

Psalm 34:12-13 asks the question: “Who of you desires life and longs for many good days? (The answer…) Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from deceitful speech!”

Evil, deceitful speech is simply any words that don’t agree with the Truth of God’s Word – negative words, complaining, gossiping, criticising words. Idle words such as, “That scares me to death, I’m dying to go, my feet are killing me.” Words that talk about and discuss the PROBLEM. 😕

However, God promises us that when we ONLY speak words of life and words that agree with God’s Word, we will see many good days and enjoy a long life! 🥰

We can shut off death-filled power being supplied to a problem simply by refusing to talk about it! 🤐

Instead, we can reverse the situation and release life into it by only speaking the life-filled Word of God. 🗣📖

Ask the Holy Spirit to show you where you may be allowing words of death to be spoken out of your mouth, and refuse to give voice to them.🤭

Only say what God says about you and your situation and release the power of LIFE to go to work! ⚡️⚡️#faithtalks

For further teaching on this subject, listen to “How To Bridle Your Tongue” Episodes 19-21 of Faith Talks with Emily Preston podcast.