An Emoji devotion for Tue, 15th December, 2020
Topic: Tongue of Discoveries
For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands them; they utter mysteries by the Spirit. But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort. 1 Cor 14:2-3
You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. Matthew 5:13
There are two things in between the realms of the spiritual and physical and they are positioning and Discoveries. There are so many examples in the Bible but let us consider these three examples as the Spirit leads.
First example is found in 1 Kings 7:1-3
Elisha replied, “Hear the word of the Lord. This is what the Lord says: About this time tomorrow, a seah of the finest flour will sell for a shekel and two seahs of barley for a shekel at the gate of Samaria.”
The officer on whose arm the king was leaning said to the man of God, “Look, even if the Lord should open the floodgates of the heavens, could this happen?”
“You will see it with your own eyes,” answered Elisha, “but you will not eat any of it!”
The prophecy came to pass in 2 Kings 17:17-18
The officer in question positioned himself as an unbeliever and was discovered to damnation through his words.
The second example is found in Luke 23:38-43
There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.
One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”
But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”
Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
The other criminal in this case did positioned himself well and was discovered to justification through grace.
The third example is found in Act 6:15
All who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel.
Stephen was discovered with a face like the face of an angel because He was full of the Holy Spirit Acts 7:55.
We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. Apostle James in James 3:2-8
When God’s presence is near you and you don’t know what to say, speak in tongues to Glorify God. When you are in front of men and women and you don’t know what to say then Prophesy to encourage others.
Prayer: create in me a clean heart oh God and renew a right spirit within me in Jesus name.