I will exalt You Lord for Thou has lifted me above my enemies, Your banner over me is love… I will exalt Your Name… I will exalt You Jesus… for Thou has lifted me above my enemies Your banner over me is love // Come let’s Praise the Lord! (Come let’s Praise the Lord!) x2. He is Jehovah… Tell the world of Faithfulness… He is El-Shaddia (Tell the world of salvation). Spread the New around (Tell the world of His Praises) Come let’s Praise the Lord (Praise the Lord)… Forever and Ever He is the Same… He’ll never fail… From eternity to eternity He is my God…. Praise Him Jehovah… Praise Him…

Praise the Name of the Lord… for His mercies enduerth forever … Alleluia… Thank You Father for Who You are… For the gift of another day in Your Presence…, who is like unto Thee Father… Thank You the miracles You wrought in our midst, healing and deliverance… Father, You are Great. Come and have Your way again today and do that which no one can do…bless and honour us as we look unto You for mercies… and let grace abound unto every good works in your Name in Jesus Name Amen!!!

Praise the Name of the Lord…. Friday is here again shout alleluia… Beloveth thank God is Friday… The first PCL for the month…Alleluia to our God… Beloveth let us lift our voices to heaven and worship the Lord of Host…He is the Beginning and the End…The I AM that I AM… The One Who is and is yet to come…Praise the Lord somebody!!!!!!!!!!!!! Alleluia!!!

Beloveth, don’t forget have started working out on the theme of the month to see how far we can go before the month runs off again and as we promised we will once in awhile being in  ministration on Divine Mercy and Grace as it the foundation upon which we are building… Praise the Name of the Lord…. alleluia!!!

Today we are considering the effects of Every Careless Word. Yes as the name appeared so it is careless or idea or vain words… we are guilty of it. In one way or the other we indulge in it without knowing and without giving a thought to it but we believe that after today we will be more conscious of what comes out our mouth… as we encounter our Maker who will purge every dross from us Amen!!!

Beloveth before we go into the today’s topic do you know what this means “If you say so?” we are going to relate a story to you to drive it home…

The year was 1997. I’d just finished my homework and downed a peanut butter sandwich made with Eggo waffles, and the burning desire for milk kicked in. I hopped over the back of the my sofa at the commercial break of Saved by the Bell, flung open the fridge and begun gulping down cold milk straight out of the carton. It wasn’t a day or two old, it was over a week old. Needless to say, I puked so hard I dislodged gun that had been in my small intestine since the second grace, and I learned on that day what Matthew speaks of in Matt. 15:10 (How is that for a segue? TMI?) The gospel of Matthew  tells us that there is something more dangerous than taking in something bad, and that is speaking out something that is bad.

When God hears you speak about your meeting as terrible, your car as crapped, your kids as ungrate, your husband as lazy, your town as small, your house as cramped…His respond is if you say so. you will feel how you speak and find what you seek.

Likewise, there is power in speaking out something that is good.

At creation, God spoke the world to life. At the incarnation, God spoke Jesus into our world. That tells you something about weight of words. And it should humble you to know that God has given you the same power of speech. That is part of the terrible privilege of being made in His image. You have great power in your speech that can unleash a forceful fury that can create, tear down, build, heal, or hurt.

One of my favourite stories in the scripture shows what I trying to communicate. It is from Matthew 8, when a centurion came to Jesus for help because his servant was seriously ill. In response to this man’s plea, Jesus immediately agrees to come to the man’s home and treat the boy. This is where it gets really interesting. The centurion protests that there is no need for Jesus to enter his home. For one, it would be inconvenient for Jesus to have to travel, and secondly, if He entered the house of a Gentile he would be ceremonially defiled and have to go through a cleansing ritual before His daily life could continue. Translation: He would get Gentile cooties. He didn’t want Jesus to be put out while doing him a favour. When Jesus hears this He marveled, because the centurion’s faith was noteworthy. Jesus then turned and spoke 3 incredible words of wisdom that original to him long before they were sung by Paul McCartney and John Lennon; Let it be. Matthew 8:13 “as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” this is actually where we get our word AMEN. Amen translated directly into our language means “let it be.” When we say amen we are saying, “may what I have prayed come to pass.” But in light of the response of what happens in this interaction between the centurion and Jesus, our goal should be to pray such a gusty prayer that with raised eyebrows God would say to you: Amen, let it be.

It is up to you whether the self-fulfilling prophecies you articulate become a delight or a dungeon. God’s response to the way you speak is : If you say so.

And today being our PCL session… we are making you accountable for your action…including spoken words. Word can build or destroy as we have seen but most importantly Jesus is saying to you and I that we are countable to every careless word spoken. So it is not about what someone said…Jesus is the one saying here “…day of judgment people will have to account for every careless word they speak…”

Beloveth, how do you live your life? Come along to discover more:                                                                                  

I tell you that on the day of judgment people will have to account for every careless word they speak.—Matthew 12:36

Jesus spoke plainly about our idle words, yet His warning often goes unheeded. Jesus said that for every idle word there will be a time of accounting in the day of judgment. We would expect Jesus to condemn profane and vile uses of the tongue, but idle words? Idle words are things we say carelessly, without concern for their impact on others. We too quickly assume that the sins of our tongue are minor sins, sins that God will overlook. Yet Jesus was fully aware of the devastating nature of our words, for the idle words that come from our mouths give a lucid picture of the condition of our heart (Matt. 15:17–20).

The Book of Proverbs encourages us to speak less rather than risk saying something offensive (Prov. 17:28). Often when we have nothing significant to say we are tempted to speak injurious, idle words. The more time we spend in idle chatter, the greater the likelihood that we will say things that are harmful. James cautioned believers to be “swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath” (James 1:19). We are in much less danger of saying something offensive when we are listening than when we are speaking!

Think carefully about the words that come from your mouth. Christians should speak only words that uplift and bring grace to others (Eph. 4:29). Do you need to speak less? Do you need to be more careful about the kind of humor you use? Ask the Holy Spirit to help you evaluate whether your words build up others or whether they destroy and hurt others.

Beloveth, the Lord Himself is the one charging us to mindful of our careless words, ideal words, or vain words… because we will be hold accountable… having know that, how you intend to curd your excesses if any? I guess the next paragraph will help you.

Question to ask yourself:

How do I speak to myself and others? In what way is my speech positive? In what ways do I have a hard time controlling my tongue?

  1. Think of an area of your life you tend to complain about or speak negatively of. Challenge yourself this week, every time you are tempted to complain, to find a way to thank God instead.

Further Reading: 2Tim. 3:14, Col 4:5-6, 1 Jn 1:4-10, 1 Cor 3:16, 1 Cor 3:16-17, Jer. 38:20.

Someone is getting ready for  the promised word- encounter … are you getting ready for it… it will happen at the twinkling of an eye…  Be at alert…. The day of the Lord is at hand… Zech 14:1.

Have a rewarding weekend…. See you on Monday by God’s grace….

Remain blessed in the Lord

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.