Word Filled Wednesday: Be Careful What You Loose

Word Filled Wednesday: Matthew 16:19

Have you ever angrily whispered, “Drop dead” to someone you love? Or typed a quick “Consider it done” when a friend has appealed to you for prayer over a situation in their life? Or said “God bless you” to someone who’s just sneezed? These are all examples of seemingly innocent utterances that pack a lot of punch. Proverbs 18:21 {NIV} says:

The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

This means that we must guard our tongues and be careful of the words that we speak. When we’re talking over our lives and the lives of those around us, we must always be aware of the words that are coming from our mouths and the intent of our hearts. As children of the one true and living God, we have power ~ the Lord says that what we bind on earth, will be bound in heaven just as what we loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. So we need to be careful of what we loose…

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Word Filled Wednesday

Scripture & a Snapshot

Dear Heavenly Father, 

I ask that you bless those who’ve read your word through me, I ask that it touch them in their hearts and in their minds. I ask that you bind anything that is not like you and that you let loose your blessings upon their lives.

Amen.

  • ellie

    Lose or loose? I like this post, and I want to research it more…particularly the bind on earth verse.  Verse references for that one?  Thanks!

    • It’s “loosed”, I know the difference.

      If you read Matthew 16:19 {ESV} or {NIV}, it says: “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be LOOSED in heaven.” (emphasis mine)

      Within context, Christ is letting Peter (and by extension all believers) know that He is giving them the authority to either forgive or retain people’s sins. Which basically means that any constituted body of believers, who are acting in accordance with God’s word,  has the authority to declare if someone is forgiven or unforgiven. The church’s authority is not to determine these things but declare the judgement of heaven based on the principles of the word.

      By saying “whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven”, the verse is saying that God and the church (body of believers agree). So that if the church says the unrepentant person is bound in sin, the church is only saying what God is saying about that person. When the church says that a repentant person is loosed from sin, God is in agreement.

      Not adding to God’s word, I was just saying that we, as children of God, need to be careful of the words (blessings or curses) that we speak over the lives of others because our words hold a lot of power. If heaven is in agreement with us, (as long as we are walking according to God’s precepts), there is power.

  • It is so true how powerful or destructive our words can be.  Wonderful post.  How did your November  blogging challanging go? 

    • Thank you, Raven. 

      I had to quit, due to technical difficulties, I couldn’t post one day so I called it a wash. How’d you do?

      • I don’t know how i did it but I did! I went over the 50k mark about two days before November was over.  I’m still on a great high from finishing and my wrisit is still having it’s on technical difficulities. lol Luckly it’s starting to feel better.

  • Thank you for this reminder! God has been laying on my heart lately how loose I am with my tongue and my thoughts. I must use more self control! 

  • Denise Oldham

    Fantastic post.

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