Tongue is a fire


James 3: 6 -“And the tongue is a fire…”

James 3: 2 - “….  If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.”

James 3: 9-12
9    Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

Matthew 12:34-37
34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.


Matthew 17:20-“And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

Matthew 21:21-“Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

Deuteronomy 30:19-“I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live”

Deuteronomy 30:11 – 15

11 For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;

Proverbs 18:21-“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”

Job 22:28-“Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.” (decree – decide and declare)


1.      Then came the children of Israel into the desert of Zin in the first month
2.      The people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there.
3.      There was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.
4.      And why have ye brought up the congregation of the LORD into this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there?
5.      And Moses and Aaron went unto the door of the tabernacle, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto them.

Numbers 20: 7, 8
7    And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
8    Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.

1 Corinthians 10:4 – “And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.” {followed...: or, went with them}

6.      Once God asked Moses to strike at the rock for water. (Exodus 17:6)
7.      After years God asked the same person to speak to the rock for water.
8.      I Corinthians 10:4 implies that they were drinking from the same ( going through the same experience) for all these years
9.      It is interesting to think how the rock stopped to give them water.
10.  No where it is said about scarcity of water in the desert after the Exodus 17:6 event.
11.  So it seems that the blessing once Israelites enjoyed stopped in Kadesh.
12.  Now to get it back again into our life – the only way is to believe and SPEAK.


1.                  Let our tongue sent forth Holy fire that will consume dark forces
2.                  Fill your heart with Holy Spirit
3.                  Holy Spirit will overflow through your tongue

Matthew 12:34-“O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Matthew 15:18-“But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

4.                  Only a heart filled with life can produce life giving words
5.                  Words that comes out of Spirit filled heart is fire that consume all bondages of Satan

1 John 3:8-“He who commits sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.”

6.                  God has given us power and authority to loosen, destroy and cast out devil.

Matthew 10:1-“And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.”

Matthew 10:8-“Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.


1.                  Fill our heart with Holy Spirit (Holy Fire) and Faith
2.                  Fill in full and more so that it overflows through your tongue
3.                  Speak it – it is fire that consumes and creates

Romans 10:17 – “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”


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