Skip to comments.Don't Let Your Mouth Stop Your Blessing
Posted on 05/23/2014 7:56:22 PM PDT by Frank Broom
The children of Isreal are a great example of the point I want to make, don't let your mouth stop your blessing. God had already told them that the land was there's and to go and possess it, but they said "We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we." They forgot that it wasn't about them, God had already told them what he would do. So, it wasn't about what they could do, but what they could do with God. And if you continue to read in Numbers 14 they continued to talk about how they would die in the wilderness. The whole congregation began to cry and mourn except for two of them Joshua and Caleb. They were the only ones that said, "Let us go up at once and possess the land." And as a result of their words God said in Numbers 14:28-35, "Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the Lord, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do unto you." And God went on to say how that whole generation of that congregation that spoke would die in the wilderness except two of them, Joshua and Caleb. So, the ones that said they would die in the wilderness got what they said. And the ones that said we are able and let us go up at once and possess it got what they said. Notice in Psalm 78:41 it says, "Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Isreal." How do you think they limited the Holy One of Isreal, with their words.
Another clear cut example of your words stopping your blessing is found in 2Kings 7:1,2. When there was a great famine in the land and the king of the land went to go see the man of God to get a word from the Lord. And Elisha said, "Hear ye the word of the Lord; Thus saith the Lord, To morrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria." Now, watch the response of the kings helper, "Behold, if the Lord would make windows in heaven, might this thing be?" And the man of God said, "Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof." Notice that man's words cut him off from something he had a right to. That's why Proverbs 30:32 says, "If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth." In other words don't let it come out of your mouth. When you have thoughts of unbelief and doubt don't let them come out of your mouth. Because your words could cut you off from what God has for you.
The issue is unbelief, not words. God can see our hearts, knows our thoughts. Faith banks on the character of God. Unbelief springs from satanic suggestions that God is a liar (see 1 John).
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