I can remember when I was a small child and used to get involved in group games after school with the pupils and teacher. We used to play musical chairs or pass the parcel but the main one that I used to like was "Chinese Whispers.”

This is how we played it:

How to play ''Chinese Whispers''

  1. Depending on the number of people (11 is a nice number), put the players in a suitable formation that is comfortable for everyone. Usually a circle or similar shape, with the players tight against the edge of the wall.

  2. One person decides on a word or phrase to whisper into the ear of the person next to them. It does not matter what word or phrase is chosen.

  3. The person who had the word/phrase whispered to them now passes it to the person next to them in the same way as before, and so on down the team of people.

  4. When it gets to the last person they have to say what they think was whispered to them out loud. If it is correct, then you may do some kind of celebration to reflect the joy of getting it right.

    On the other hand it may be the complete opposite or  have metamorphosised into something totally unrelated and somewhat baffling.

James 3:7-10 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil full of deadly poison. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth comes praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters this should not be.

Our tongues are deadly weapons of destruction. As you may know it is so easy to speak things that are meaningless and don't edify our Brother/Sister. It is our duty to build one another up with love and encouragement.

I knew a brother who Nathan, from our church, reached out to. This particular brother was walking down the street feeling quite depressed and low within himself when Nathan saw him and asked "Hey man, how you doing?" This brother stopped in his tracks as Nathan continued speaking to him about Christ and the church. Within 1 hour of this conversation this brother was saved in Christ. When he is asked about this particular encounter the brother says "It was the nicest thing anybody has said to me. No-one has showed interest in me and asked how I am, but this conversation touched my heart"

You see in the same way we can tear down we can rather use our mouths to build up. We communicate with each other with our mouths.

Have you ever said something and later on regretted? Have you recognized how powerful your tongue can be? Most of the things we say in our life have an effect on our future and/or others. We can curse or bless, tear down or build up.
Even David was aware of his Tongue...

Psalm 141:3 Set a Guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.

We have the Authority in Christ to speak things into being. God did it himself in Genesis.

Genesis 1:11-12 Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

We also have Authority to speak things into existence! When we know the Truth and are confident in Gods promises and are yielded to God we are able to speak things into being. It is important that we use our tongues to build up one another and not destroy or curse. There is power in our words.

Who do you feel needs to be edified today? What is that thing that isn't actually visible at this time that you’re longing to see come into being? Use your God given authority and in Jesus mighty Name to speak that thing into being! It may be a house you need, a car for transportation, a job for finances? Whatever it is say "In Jesus mighty Name I speak that into existence.” As you continue praying and calling to God for it you will see his blessing in it.

You may need to repent for words spoken from your mouth that weren't edifying. It’s good to recognize our mistakes and follow God in doing what's right. You may be living a good life, enjoying family, work, church, giving tithe, giving to charity, and essentially doing all the right things as well as praying and reading the Bible. Checking all the boxes but see what it says in James 1:26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.

Lets be cautious brothers and sisters, our Tongues are like snares and need to be constantly guarded. Let us build one another up. May Gods kingdom be known among us.

The Tongue can paint what the mind cant see!

Apparently the Tongue is the strongest muscle in the body. We have the strength and power to lift each other up!
In Jesus Holy Name!

 

Mark Gent is Executive Blogger for OmniGod Music and President of OmniGod Music Group U.K.

 
 

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