Greetings in the name of Jesus the Name above all names!
In our fifth portal, we covered speaking in Tongues. We continue on the topic of portals. Our sixth in the series ‘Portal Time Traveller,’ will be the Portal – ‘RUDDER.’
The Tongue is like the Rudder of a ship.
In James 3:4-5, the Bible compares the tongue to the rudder of a ship.
“Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. Even so the tongue…”
Even when a massive ship is facing strong winds and massive waves, the direction the rudder is positioned holds more power over the ship than the winds.
The tongue is like the rudder of a ship powerful enough to steer a person’s life amidst fierce trials, tribulations, circumstances and situations. When it seems as though all circumstances are against you, your tongue holds more power than the circumstances. You can position your words in the way you want to go, just like a rudder does. In fact, even the power of life and death are in the tongue
God is Spirit. He designed humans, made them in His likeness and image to be speaking spirits like Him. As He is, so are we in this world., to be His spokesman. We use our tongue in the same way God does- to set things in motion.
God said – Let there be light and there was light. Genesis 1:3
While reflecting on Genesis 1, we understand that God created the universe and everything in it including the earth, with His words. He spoke forth and saw it come to pass.
Isaiah 55:11. “…so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”
We can use our words the same way. Even though you may not like your past, you can’t change who you’ve been, but you can choose who you want to be with the words of your mouth. Identity is a decision, not a destiny. You can change your world by changing your words.
Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue…”
The tongue has the power of life and death. Our words are very powerful.
They can either speak life, or death. Our words, can build others up, or tear them down.
Your tongue can steer you in the direction you want to go.
Slowly but surely as you begin to speak of where you want to go, you will get there. This is the way you are designed to function. This is how faith works.
Believe it in your heart, and confess it with your mouth. Mark 11:23-24. Romans 10:9-10.
Do you want to change the direction where your life is headed? Change the words you speak! God has given us the ability to steer our life in the direction we want it to go by using our tongues.
Words can make us or break us. They heal us or make us sick. According to the Bible, words destroy us or make our lives full of life, happiness and health. The words we spoke yesterday – make life what it is today. What you say is what you get. You can change your world by changing your words! Mark 11:23.
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It is written: “I believed; therefore, I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, 2 Corinthians 4:13
If you want to change your circumstances, change the words coming out of your mouth. If you want to see good days, learn to choose carefully the words you speak that are in line with your aspirations.
But you also need to exert caution! This is a principle that can work for or against you. If you constantly say things like I’m always broke, sick and disgusted with life, nothing good happens to me, and so on, then you are likely to see these things become a reality in your life.
Who is the man who desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit. Psalm 34: 12-13
The book of James also compares the tongue to a bit in a horse’s mouth.
For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. Indeed, we put bits in horses’ mouths, so that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body. James 3:2-3
This verse is saying that just as a horse is bridled by the bit in the mouth allowing the rider to control its direction, so can our entire bodies be bridled by our tongue. We will go in the direction our words go.
Mark 11:23 “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, Be removed and be cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”
Words have power to affect our bodies, emotions, and actions. Our bodies are designed to respond to the words of our mouth. The mountain symbolizes our problem, be it sickness, lack, confusion, contrary circumstances or whatever we want removed. We are to speak to it. Everything responds to faith-filled words.
Most people speak to God about their problems. This verse is saying we need to speak directly to our problems. Jesus is our model. As He is, so are we in this world. He spoke to bodies, sickness, trees, winds, demons, and even to dead bodies and they came alive! So must we.
Psalm 107:2. “Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy.”
We should say things like – In the Name of Jesus – “Sickness, leave my body” “Body, you be strong and healthy.” We are supposed to use the authority Jesus gave us through our words and command the problem to be removed. And when you take the place of a Commander, blessings shall come upon you and others as well.
You create an atmosphere of blessing or cursing with your words. Christians should control their tongues.
But is that possible?
No one can conquer their words on their own. But through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can! Without being filled with the Holy Spirit, tongues are evil and full of poison. James3:8
Jesus taught us the power of our words. He said that people who believe that the words they say will come to pass, without doubting in their hearts, will have what they say Mark 11:23.
“…you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth. Proverbs 6:2
When it comes time to rebuke sickness or command healing in some people, their bodies don’t respond. Why? Because they are constantly saying wrong words, not understanding the power of words. So they train their bodies not to believe or take their words seriously. However, there is hope. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we can train our tongue to only speak words of truth and life. Then, we will begin to see our lives go in the direction of our words.
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7.
When you think wrong, you believe wrong. When you believe wrong, you speak and act wrong. Wrong thinking causes you to make wrong choices. Deliverance from these things only comes from the knowledge of God and His Word.
Psalm 141:3 “Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips” –
Prophets and those who are prophetically oriented especially should ask for wisdom and take heed to this scripture.
We can begin to control our tongues by speaking the word of God aloud. This will in turn train our heart and tongue to speak truth, even in opposing circumstances. We need to start thinking about the words we speak. We need to ask the Holy Spirit to help us speak only words that line up with His truth. Then you will begin to see the promises of God become a reality in your life!
Proverbs 4:23. “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”
And your heart connects with your mouth, the tongue, the portal – Rudder of life. For what you say is what you get.
Hope you have been blessed with the commentary of the Portal – The Rudder.
Much love in Jesus!