Apostle Grace Lubega
Luke 16:23-24 (KJV); And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
The Bible gives an account of the man who died and went to hell. In the torment of hell, he lifted up his eyes and saw Father Abraham with Lazarus (the poor beggar he had paid little attention to) in his bosom.
But in this story, Christ gives us great insight into what is really judged by the eternal fires of hell.
This man was burning up, tormented and anguished but his cry to father Abraham was that he would dip his finger in water and cool his TONGUE.
The scriptures reveal that life and death are in the POWER of the tongue—it is the tongue that holds the power of both life and death (Proverbs 18:21).
In James 3:6, the Bible says; 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.
It goes on to say, 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: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. (James 3:7-8).
No man can tame his tongue. However, you are more than a man, you are a spirit, a child of the most high God.
The power to tame your tongue has been handed to you. You have the power to rule it and bring it to subjection, that the utterances of your lips will only be of life. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: James 3:6-8, Proverbs 18:21
The power to tame your tongue has been handed to you. You have the power to rule it and bring it to subjection, that the utterances of your lips will only be of life.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for this knowledge. I have the power to rule my tongue. My lips are seasoned with salt and my utterances are of grace. Out of my tongue flows blessings and sweet utterances to the glory of your name. Amen.