Proverb: 18:21: Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
As word of God says, It is in the power of tongue to bring life and death. Did you ever think how Life and death is in the power of tongue?
How can tongue bring it?
Let us see another Scripture from Word of God.
Ro:8:6: For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Here word of God says, it is carnal mind that cause death and It is Spirit Mind that is Life, it means if someone is Carnal(flesh person/worldly knowledge) then his/her tongue will speak death and if Someone is Spirit Mind then they will utter LIFE. 🙂
Let us see how this all happen.
M’t:12:34: O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
Jas:3:8: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
Read here, What Lord is say, He is saying to People the Generation of Vipers (serpent/beast), He was calling them serpents/vipers, you know what vipers do? They bring death to everyone to whom they bite or touch with their tongue because their tongue is full of venom/poison. How can someone who is viper can bring life whensoever’s the work of viper is to give death not life. It is not tongue which is death is the matter that is inside because tongue picked that up and taken that out, as word of God says, “ out of the abundance of the heart of the mouth speak” so it means the death matter is stored in heart.
As another scripture says the tongue is deadly poison, Did you see the serpent, he always takes out his tongue again and again. That beasts nature is still in man, when serpent beguiled Eve then that nature was entered came in Eve and through Eve transfer to whole humanity.
Lord said, you must be born again to see the Kingdom of God, it means the former birth is in vain or not use because if someone wants to see the Kingdom of God, then they must be born again. The first state is venomous, which brings death to everyone.
The whole venom is in the Heart so Lord said for those who are searching to get rid of this venom He set a plan for those who want to have life. Because when fire burns something then it also burns itself too. When people feel it they are bringing death because they are death (Carnal) then they started to search. For such kind of persons who are seeking Lord, Lord sets a plan for them.
Eze:11:19: And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:
Lord said, He will replace their venomous heart so that which brought death before can start to bring life 🙂 🙂 🙂
Now to those whose heart has been replaced Lord said to them;
M’t:12:35: A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
He calls them Man, not any beast 🙂 So Those whose hearts have been replaced Lord have set an identification for them, how they can be known that their hearts have been replaced. 🙂
M’t:5:8: Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Those who’s Hearts are pure, not venomous but pure, that which brings life 🙂 what they will do, they will see God. It means those who are not seeing God their hearts are still venomous 🙂 because they cannot see God.
Lord said, My words are Spirit and Life, and He also said,’’ I don’t speak but my father lives in me and do His work.”
The same spirit who was in Christ Jesus is in you; it means when we have the spirit of God then our words would be LIFE AND SPIRIT, because the former heart has been replaced the evil one has been cast out, the Real one has come and lives in His house where is Life and Peace now. 🙂
And If His Spirit will not come in you and you spoke then your words would not be life and spirit, so you must have the spirit of God (Christ) inside you to bring life through your words. 🙂
So always be conscious about your words because every word that a person speaks, will give account of it, If you feel is it not Spirit of God who is guiding you to speak then it is better to be silent than to speak.