EXPRESS IMAGE GLORY MINISTRIES
THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol. 5, No. 41 – Sunday 18th October, 2020
(Ps.39:1-2, 2 Sam.1- Eccl.10:20)
THE TRAGEDY OF THE RESTLESS HEART AND THE CONSTANTLY FLIPPING MOUTH
The tragedy of any life whose heart/mind is a consistently noisy one and a mouth whose lips constantly flips open to utter words is ever incalculable. In the frankest sense, the lips of man have but only two major functions: to deliver man and to destroy man. The choice of what turn of the two events takes hold on man is the sole determination of the state of the heart of the man being destroyed or being deliver.
It is certain that every constantly noisy heart will consistently produce an ever flipping lips. Flipping lips have no restraints. They convey ever more the message of the uncontrolled heart. Everyone is their audience. They involve themselves in every conversation. The depth of their hearts are never full or half-full with worthy issues of life; rather, they are constantly empty.
If only mother Eve kept her mouth in absolute quiet, and did not get into conversation with the enemy of humanity, humanity would not have had to experience damnation from that memorable encounter in the Garden of Eden. Is it not the right wisdom flowing from perfect knowledge that when the winds and the storms of life come raging and beating hard against the boat of one’s life and destiny that stillness of the heart and stiffness of the lips glued to each other is a perfect antidote for dousing tension, averting danger and avoiding the release and the spread of vital information? For did not the Holy Scriptures enjoin us to mind our business and be quiet? (1 Thess.4:11).
The truth is this: the devil knows not the intentions of man until they are expressed by him. Unfortunately, the dark realm has no two definitions other than it is a realm ably assisted by unending network of wickedness and information-gathering. In the dark realm, spiritual network is the vein. Information is the blood running through that vein. With the consistent existence of the vein and the blood, the dark realm is always kept active.
It means therefore that without information that is, the blood, spiritual network is always at a stand-still traffic on the rails, roads, waters and the airways of spiritual veins. Put differently, he who fails to control his heart and lips/mouth is the greatest enemy of himself. Why? He is the one who feeds the enemy with the weapon to constantly hurt him.
The one you convey information to about yourself may not be a member of the dark realm who will always forward it on. Of course, he may equally not be a member. If not a member, you never know what spirit accompanies that fellow.
The concern and the wisdom is why not learn from the wisdom which says ‘he that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down and without walls’. A particular African tribe speaks about the maxim which states that ‘walls have ears’.
The truth is this: everything created by God is a living entity in the spirit realm. This means that even when you have not voiced out a secret to men, but merely soleloquised about it, you can be sure that it is no longer a secret.
Khalil Gibian penned ‘if you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees’. So, if the trees get to know, why won’t the animals of the forests? And if the forests get to know, why not the hunters and gardeners hunting the animals and tending the flowers and trees of the forests? And if the hunters and the gardeners are aware, how about the spirits resident or existing around those hunters and gardeners?
Life is a complex mystery; therefore, be wise. Let us ask ourselves some pertinent questions. Why do some people remain so long in their battles of delay, non-achievements, failure, setbacks, stagnation and the likes? Let us check out our lives! How many of us have been careful with our lips? The trouble always begins from the heart. Isn’t it?
Ask yourself the pertinent question what secret did you expose which sold you out to the enemy? Who do you know is your enemy by the way? You say but that fellow is my blood sister or brother. True! But do you know them more than God? How did you use your mouth over that incident which concerned the other fellow?
For instance, in that long ago situation, you said they built their church as a form of advertisement in order to attract people to their church! Hmmm! Do you know that the only reason they built their church that way was simply because the Man of God over that assembly said that he wanted everything beautiful for His God because his God has been so kind and has always given him beautiful things? So, brother-sister, sister-brother, how then have you used your mouth in that instance?
Why is it that even when the Spirit of God is checking you and requesting you to hold back those words, yet you refuse. But you rather go ahead to utter them. Ah! Pastor! Ah! brother! The wise content of Ecclesiastes chapter 10:20 states, ‘curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter’. Thoughts of the heart have no difference from words in the ears of the Almighty. That which man utters from the bedchambers of heart are seen and heard by the Almighty.
Ah! I get the message now! Purity of the heart is the determiner of the perfection of the lips. And the gracious fruits of the lips can save life. Oh! As much as they can save, they can equally kill. Isn’t that so true?
In the final analysis, what then is the conclusion of these matters?
If the actions of men determines the state of one’s heart, then one is already a corpse awaiting burial.
Until stillness of the heart becomes the regular culture of the man within, then the Holy Spirit is either a tenant yet to move into that innate apartment or that apartment is merely a service apartment where the Holy Spirit only makes irregular visits.
Any man who can say anything to anybody will in the end bow to anyone and to everyone. Bowing to anyone and to everyone makes you subservient. It means that your bowing to God makes no difference and does not matter.
He who can say anything no matter how vile to anyone will address the Almighty as mere man even when He makes a full appearance of Himself.
Many times in riotous argumentation between and among men, the quiet and the humble one is the victorious one.
He who is the master of his words, the flow of his thought and in control of his lips is the sure master of life.
Most times, what God, satan and men are always waiting for is the next utterance from the lips of man.
IN THE END, HOW WISE OR HOW MOST FOOLISH A MAN IS CAN BE TOLD BY HIS UTTERANCE. THE MOST SPIRITUAL AND THE MOST MATURED MAN IS KNOWN TO GOD BY THE STATE OF HIS HEART, AND TO MAN, PURELY BY THE ACTIONS EMANATING FROM HIM.
Question and Answer Section
Question: The great questions again! When was the last time that you preached to any soul? Do you serve God with joyful heart or with reluctance? How much hurt is in your soul against that fellow? Won’t rather forgive them and forget their mischief so that you can rightly serve your loving Father? When was the last time you smiled genuinely and truly from your heart about yourself bearing in mind the bright days to come? when was the last time you heard a force praying within your belly without your consciousness? When was the last time you gave some thing to support God’s work apart from your tithes and offerings? When was the last time you supported any man to fulfill a divine or a personal agenda? When was the last time you put smile on the face of someone?
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Backslidden – living in sin – needing fresh recommitment (say):
Christ Jesus, You are the Anointed One of the Most High. I come to you today as I am. In your mercy, help me out of my situation. Heal my soul, my spirit, my body, my life and my destiny. I acknowledge you as the only true lover of my soul. Please, deliver me on every side and save me through and through. I promise from the depth of my soul to be yours from henceforth, in Jesus name. Help me now O God. Be my Lord, my Saviour and my all in all from this day. Thank you Lord (read Ps.54 in closing and pray more).
HYMN: Thou My Everlasting Portion
1. I repent O God for the wrongful use of my lips.
2. I rededicate my heart and my lips to you O God afresh.
3. O rain of grace, fall upon my heart and my lips and season them to continually emit grace and graciousness.
4. I take back every blessing that I have lost because I failed to keep mute.
5. O God, Joseph was not quiet about the secret of his life and that made him to experience all sorts of troubles before he was established. Nevertheless, O God, you yet showed him mercy. Please O God, show me your mercy for every point where my lips have caused the experience of delay.
6. Present your personal petitions.