On October 12th 1872, a beautiful baby boy was born in a small town in England. He was a blessed
child having a father that was a fanatical preacher, that took him handing out tracts, starting bible
studies and tutoring on the side. They were very close. At the age of 12 his father died and he was heart
broken. Shortly after this his mother noticed a change. He started rebelling. By his own admission, he
started torturing animals, he had an hatred for Christianity and the things of God. He would go on to be
the self proclaimed “ most wicked man alive” with a motto of “Do as thou wilt”. He became one of the
worlds most influential occultist, being a 33rd, and a 97th degree free mason. He was educated in satanic
witchcraft and became an authority on the subject. He was an accomplished writer in the occult and
Satanism. His works influence some pretty powerful people like Jack Parsons who would later go on to
influence L. Ron Hubberd, founder of the church of scientology. He initiated a man named Gerald
Gardener who would later found the pagan religion of wicca. He would continue in the downward evil
spiral his entire life founding pagan temples and holding satanic rituals and black masses until the day
he died in which he was quoted saying “ I am perplexed”. There is so much more I could say about
what he did with his life, but, but it is not appropriate in any context. His name was Aleister Crowley. I
would like to talk about what I think influenced him the most... In his auto biography he says his
mother being fed up with his acting out, would chastise him by saying he was “the beast of revelation
and your # is 666” I don't know how often she said it, but the implication is that it was a regular
occurrence. Could you imagine that environment. Telling my 12 year he was the devil! Over time that
is gonna effect that child or anyone for that matter.
Aleister Crowley had what appeared to be a goodly christian heritage. What happened? Ill tell you
what happened. The tongue, thats what happened! So I'm gonna give some thoughts about the
Tongue.... Lets go to the Lord first.
- Never underestimate the power of God's tongue! Or specifically God's words.
-God exercises His absolute power with his tongue. I don't know how God came in to existence, or how eternity came to be, but I know how man came in to existence! And how our universe came to be...The tongue! God spoke IT and Us and everything you see(and some things you can't see) into existence .
-In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth... How did He do it?
GOD SAID !
NOW THAT'S POWER!
-God's words even have power after someone writes them down.Hebrews 4:12 says” For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
-God's words are so powerful you can't live without them!
Mathew 4:4 says” ... Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
-Eve underestimated the power of God's tongue. Look at Genesis 3:1-7: Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2, And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3, But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4, And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5, For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6, And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
7, And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
-She should have taken notes because her underestimation of the power of the tongue messed up the whole creation. I'd like to point something out here. God did not have to do anything to carry out the death sentence. It just took place like he said it would.
SO NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF GOD'S TONGUE!
- NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF YOUR TONGUE!
- Proverbs 18:21 says” Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof: James 3:5-8 says “ Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
6, And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.7, For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:8, But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
-The tongue is likened to a poisonous snake. A poisonous snake will strike indiscriminately. It doesn't ask any questions. You get to close you get bit.
-You have to keep your tongue in check or it will come back to bite you in the end. Pun intended.
A) It is in your tongue's nature to curse not bless, but the Bible says to Bless not curse in
-When was the last time you actually blessed someone? I'm not talking about being a blessing, or saying bless you when someone sneezes, I'm talking about BLESSING someone. Its hard I know. Especially if they have been cursing you. But we are commanded to do so by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself: Matthew 5:44,
We have no idea what others are going through. You may think you know but you don't !
How about blessing a child instead of cursing.
How about blessing a preacher instead of cursing him.
How about blessing the government instead of cursing it.
How about blessing your co- workers.
How about blessing your man; How about blessing your woman.
How about blessing that family you can't stand!
How about blessing a marriage instead of cursing it!
How about blessing your unsaved family members instead of cursing
Listen close- How about blessing yourself, instead of cursing.
You follow me? If you find yourself not able to bless then you better read Romans 1 and start where it says reprobate. Hey a reprobate is not reprobate because he curses, he curses because he is reprobate. AMEN, AMEN
Matthew 5:44 says:
“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” Man that's a hard one.
- Blessing someone used to be common place, now we just say Hi and By.In the old testament they would literally seek people out to go and get or give a blessing.
- The catholics have perverted this practice.
- Even the Muslims bless you coming and going. We could learn something from them.
SO NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF YOUR TONGUE!
III. NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF GOD TO JUDGE YOUR TONGUE!
-Jesus Christ said back in Matthew “ O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
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.
36, But I say unto you,GET THIS IN YOUR EARS ****That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.****
-Judge not, that ye be not judged., For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged:
If there is one thing you cant count in the bible, you can count on the judgment!
The bible says “its appointed unto men once to die, but after this the Judgment
Paul says” But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
SO NEVER UNDERESTIMATE POWER OF GOD TO JUDGE YOUR TONGUE!