There are many biblical principles that function in the earth today that many people seem to be unaware of. The principle up for discussion today is how language impacts the way that we think. We live in a world where we are constantly surrounded by media, entertainment, and the opinions of others through social media.
I did some research and in 2005 Robert Schrauf, who is an associate professor of applied linguistics at Penn State University conducted a study that was published by ABC News. If you would like to view this study I have provided the link here. In his study he found that people have more words to describe a negative experience than a positive one because a negative experience requires more thought.
Last week during our weekly Bible study my Pastor discussed with us Proverbs 18:21, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” I have broken this scripture down in a few different ways.
- Death and life: In the beginning, God gave us an impartation of his own DNA. From the very beginning we were bestowed power and dominion over all the earth (Genesis 1:27).
- In the power of the tongue: In James 3:5-12 we see the very power that is the small organ that we call the tongue. The smallest spark has the ability to set a fire and that fire can be either positive or negative.
- Those who love it: Those who love it are the ones who take care of it. No one else has the ability to master it. We must be accountable to taking care of what comes out of our mouths.
- Fruit: This is the very principle of sowing and reaping. Fruit begins with a seed that must be buried, planted, and watered. What are you sowing with your tongue? Is it growing from a tree that is producing life or death? Is your fruit fresh or spoiled rotten?
I realized something very important about this scripture. I related it back to Genesis 2:15-16, “The LORD God took the man and put him right in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it (those who love it). And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat, but of the tree of knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.”
From the very beginning God told man to till and keep the land or in this case we can say our tongue. He gave man the ability to eat from every tree in the garden except the tree of knowledge of good and evil or death and life. Note that by eating from this tree or eating the fruit of death and life, you would surely die. Sowing and reaping is the only way fruit can be produced. What kind of fruit is your tongue producing?
How often do we find a negative word proceeding from our mouths on a daily basis? Proverbs 23:7, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” If you find yourself in this place, do a heart check. What is in your heart that is protruding from your mouth?
In this generation we give a lot of thought to the term “positive vibes.” Positive vibes are nothing more than a biblical principle that was already in the earth from the very beginning. Positivity breeds productivity! God gave us the ability to speak life into a situation from the beginning of the world, but for a long time many of us have spoken negatively and have watered those negative seeds. Today recognize your authority and the power that God has placed on the inside of you. Your words have to ability to direct divine activity. The Power of the Tongue is very real in each and every one of us and I pray that from this day forward you will speak life into every situation. Despite the deadness of your situation you have the ability to speak life into it today!
I love you all so much!!! Be Blessed!