REFLECTIONS OF THE FATHER'S HEART
By Glenn H. Jackson
[Exhortations From The Father]
* Wrong thinking [if held to], ultimately, leads to wrong speaking - and wrong speaking [on an ongoing basis], ultimately,
leads to wrong [unrighteous] actions.
"wrong" - not correct or truthful [in this case, misalignment with a revelation
of God's Word];
"misalignment" - improperly or badly adjusted or aligned; out of line or position;
are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the true knowledge of God [and who we ALREADY are, in Christ], and we are taking every thought captive [through
proclamation] to the obedience of Christ [a revelation of the Father's Will]".... 2 Corinthians 10:5 NASB
Meditations . . .
ON THE TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE
By Glenn H. Jackson
...."This book of the law [the Word of God] shall not depart from [always be in] your mouth, but you
shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful [take heed] to do according to all that is written in it; for THEN you will make your way prosperous, and THEN you will have success".... Joshua 1:8 NASB
THE TWO CONFESSIONS [part 9 of 11] Defeated With Your Own Lips * You said that you could not, and the moment that you said it you were whipped. You said you did not have faith, and doubt arose like a giant and bound you.
You are imprisoned with your own words. You talked failure and failure held you in bondage. Prov. 6:2: "Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth.
Thou art taken (captive) with the words
of thy mouth." Few of us realize that our words dominate us. A young man said, "I was never whipped until I confessed I was whipped." Another said, "The moment I began to make a bold, confident confession, a new courage that I had never known took possession
Another young woman said, "My lips have been a constant curse. I have never been able to get the mastery of my lips." A woman said the other day, "I always speak my mind." She has
few friends. Only pity causes people to go see her. Her lips have been her curse. It isn't so bad speaking your mind if you have the mind of Christ, but as long as you have a mind dominated by the devil, few people care to hear your mind.
Never talk failure. Never talk defeat. Never for a moment acknowledge that God's ability can't put you over. Become "God-inside minded," remembering that greater is He that is in you than any force that can come
against you; remembering that God created a universe with words; that words are more mighty than tanks or bombs, more mighty than the Army or Navy.
...."If anyone does not stumble in what
he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well. Now if we put the bits into the horses' mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well. Look at the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds,
are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot desires.
So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. See how great
a forest is set aflame by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.
For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race. But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. With it
we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way".... James 3:2-10 NASB