Today’s Devotional – January 22nd (“He That Keepeth His Mouth…”)

By admin On January 21st, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – January 22nd

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“He That Keepeth His Mouth…”

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Perhaps it might be said, that “at least one-half a man’s troubles are the result of what goes in, or what goes out of his mouth”. And “half” is probably a very conservative estimate!

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But this devotional will only deal with the 25%+, of man’s troubles: “What goes OUT of a man’s mouth!”

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The wisest mortal who ever lived had much to say regarding the mouth, the lips, and the tongue.

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Listen to the following… “He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.” Proverbs 13:3.

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Such great advice!

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Wonderful counsel!

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HEAVEN’S CHASTISEMENT BEGINS?

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The only problem is, just how does one follow such good advice?

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That is the question!

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Yes, it’s very easy to quote this proverb (or any proverbs!) But to actually put it into practice is not so easy, is it?

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And when a person begins that sojourn up the heavenly pathway, it probably won’t be long until he or she begins to receive chastisement over this very vital concept. Yes, a Christian may just learn that most Christian trials, are over this very issue!

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And, if that Christian is at all opinionated, one can be sure that God will begin to chastise that Christian for however many years that Christian walks this earth; or at least until that Christian gets complete victory over his or her tongue.

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“SET ON FIRE OF HELL!”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Brown_tree_snake_Boiga_irregularis_2_USGS_Photograph.jpg

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And speaking of the tongue, listen to this fiery passage from James… “And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of Hell.” James 3:6 (to read entire quote)

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The unbridled tongue is “set on fire of Hell”.

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Brown tree snake Boiga wikipedia public domain

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MANY TROUBLES AVOIDED!

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Just think about how many troubles might be eliminated by holding our tongue!

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Just consider how many arguments might be avoided by simply remaining silent! Or the many reputations that might remain untarnished by holding one’s tongue! Or the many secrets that might be kept! Or the many marriages that might be saved! Or the many feuds and wars that might be avoided! Or the many friendships that might remain! Or the many families that might stay together! Or children that might grow up to become followers of Jesus!

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Yes, there are many societal and family tragedies which might be avoided if we would only remain silent!

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And as God so aptly spoke through James, the tongue is a “world of iniquity”, and is “set on fire of Hell”.

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SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM

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But again, just how does one get control of the tongue?

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Well, that is why God ghttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpgave us the Bible, to help us to overcome. Yes, the answer to any and all problems of life are found by studying the Bible. And it is those nagging sins which keep reoccurring that makes a Christian want to search for the solution.

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And so, the very first thing the Christian is to do, is to pray and study, study and pray! And for those plagued by an unruly tongue, probably the first thing to study would be the passages directly concerned with the tongue.

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A concordance will help to find all such verses about the “tongue”, or the “mouth” or the “lips”, etc..

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THANKFULNESS IN TRIALS

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And then, the Christian must obviously begin to beg God for all the necessary help with such a problem.http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_198722/William-Brassey-Hole/The-sorrow-of-king-David

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And the Christian must be willing to endure much chastisement over this sin. We must not get angry with God, when He does allow the Devil to, “sift you as wheat” Luke 22:31.

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Yes, the Christian needs to, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1st Thess. 5:18.

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And this includes giving thanks in our fiery trials, too!

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So just one more really great verse, concerning the tongue…

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“Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:” James 1:19

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to get control and complete victory over my tongue! Open my eyes to Your Holy Word, that I might understand just what it says. Give me the joy that is sure to come when I finally do get that victory…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Crown of Revelation 12: What Is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”?” or you can also read… “Ark of the Covenant Constellation, Pt. 2: How To Enter The Most Holy Place”

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE SEEKER (THE SADDUCEE)

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(LOCATING THIS 3RD FACE)

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The 3rd face of the Moon is a bit more difficult to locate, because it is mostly upside down. But this photo and this sketch are how this face would appear if it was turned right side up. (In the southern hemisphere, however, this is how the Moon would appear.)

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The third face is the most difficult to see northern hemisphere, but once you do, it then becomes easy. This face is like a furry creature of the field. Maybe a rabbit. Maybe a squirrel. Perhaps a chipmunk. Probably a mouse. All “seekers”; all foragers or scavengers. And while this picture shows this little “beast of the field” right side up, this 3rd face is always pretty much in an upside down position. The other two faces appear right-side-up, and are easier to locate. This photo and this sketch are both turned around to help you see this 3rd face easily. This enhanced sketch to the above right is merely to help you to see this face more easily. (As already stated, this 3rd face is right side up in the southern hemisphere.)

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ABOVE PICTURE: moon – 3rd face – Sadducee Seeker

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LOCATING 3rd FACE AT BEGINNING OF NIGHT

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But this sketch here to the right is how this 3rd face actually appears when the Full Moon is in the east, at the beginning of night, in the northern hemisphere. But all you can readily see is the 1st face of the Night Watchman.

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What you must do to see the 3rd face is to tilt your head to the right, 90 degrees.

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Do you see it? (You may find it easier if you just turn your screen on its left side, if you are using a laptop. But please don’t do anything to put your computer in jeopardy!)

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The easiest time of the month to actually see this face is when the Full Moon is in the east, just after dark. It then can be seen by tilting your head 90 degrees to the right. But as night progresses, the Moon rotates clockwise, until this face is completely upside down, as the Moon works its way to the west.

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Moon – 1st face – Night Watchman – www.signsofheaven.org – not for commercial use

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon into Blood Trilogy: 3rd Face: The Sadducee Seeker”

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TOMORROW:

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” January 23rd (Limiting The Holy One of Israel)”

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