Proverbs 18:21 – Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Proverbs 13:3 – Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

1 Peter 3:10 – For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.

Proverbs 15:28 – The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.

Matthew 15:11 – What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.”

God’s word has a lot to say about the tongue. Our word’s are the most powerful expression of God that we can perform. Word’s allow for us to create life or to take it away. Words allow for us to create, express, and foster relationships. Word’s are the source of human existence.

Psalm 33:6 says, “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host.” When ever God does something, he speaks it into existence.

Psalm 33:9 says, For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.

A new year is fast approaching. New revelations will be opened. God will speak, will you listen? Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” We are to proclaim God’s righteousness, proclaim the Kingdom of God is here, proclaim liberty to all of those who seek it. What does all of this have in common?

It is spoken! life and death is in the tongue. Give life! This New Year, make your resolution (at least one of them) to speak life unto everyone who would hear it. God first gave his word, the written word. Then it came into existence, Jesus the son of God and the son of man. God spoke and it was so. Before life began, God spoke everything into existence. In the beginning was the word, the word was with God, and the word was God.

This world is changing. The speed in which it is changing is quite fast. Good has become evil and evil has become good. What we are seeing is that, people are no longer sitting on the fence. They have stepped over the fence on one side or another. In this season, if you have not stepped over the fence and stood on either side, then you have become to lukewarm.

Revelation 3:15-16 says, I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. We can no longer sit by and not be the light of God.

2023 is here. Let this year be the year that you follow through with your New Years resolution and be the light of the world. Speak life, speak God’s word, seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all of these things will be given to you. God spoke and it was so. So speak his word, speak life, speak and watch the power of God move through you. Give life to the captive and set the prisoner free. Most of our shackles are not physical. They are spiritual shackles. The battlefield is in our mind.

Let’s pray, Lord we give you all authority over our body, our mind, and our soul. We surrender everything Lord. Father God, we put all of our hope and trust in your son. Jesus, we love you. Make us into a new creation here on earth so that we can do your will. We desire to be like you Lord. Lord, help us to only speak life to those who need life and surrender our lives unto you. Lord let 2023 be the year of fullness in you Lord. We bless the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit! In Jesus name, Amen!!!