Some Scripture References:

¡  Psalm 34:12-13 (MEV) 12 Who is the man who desires life, and loves a long life in order to see good? 13 Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit.

¡  Proverbs 18:21 (MEV) Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

¡  Matthew 12:36-37 (MEV) 36 But I say to you that for every idle word that men speak; they will give an account on the Day of Judgment. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

¡  Matthew 12:34 (MEV) O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

¡  James 1:26 (MEV) If anyone among you seems to be religious and does not bridle his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.


Diseases of the Tongue:

¡  Excessive Talking – No Control on Tongue – Prov 10:19, Eccl 5:1-3, James 3:8

¡  Idle or Careless Words – Not Giving Sufficient Attention or Thought to Your Words – Matt 12:36, Matt 5:57

¡  Gossip – Casual or Unconstrained Conversation or Reports About Other People – Pro 18:8, 20:19, Psalm 15:1-3

¡  Lying – Not Telling the Truth – Pro 6:16-19, 12;22, John 8:44, Rev 21:8, 22:15

¡  Flattery – To Flatter, Lavish Insincere Praise and Compliments Upon (Someone) – Pro 26:28, 29:5

¡  Hastiness of Speech – Done with Excessive Speed – Pro 29:20, Num 20:7-12, Psalm 106:32-33


The Root of the Problem:

¡  The root of every problem affecting our tongue is in our HEARTS.

¡  Matt 12:33-35 says that the heart is the tree and the words are the fruit. The words that come out of our mouth indicate the condition of the heart.

¡  James 3:9-12 says that the two trees represent two natures.

¡  Pro 4:23 says, “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.”


The First Steps to Healing:

¡  Call your problem by its right name – SIN! Matt 12:37

¡  Confess your Sins & Receive Forgiveness & Cleansing – 1 John 1:7-9

¡  Refuse Sin; Yield to God! Rom 6:12-14, James 3:7-8

¡  Your Confession: Say What the Word of God Says About You and Believe What the Word of God Says About You!

¡  According to Gal 3:13, Christ Jesus has redeemed me from the curse of the law. The six diseases of the tongue namely, Excessive Talking, Idle or Careless Words, Gossip, Lying, Flattery and Hastiness of Speech are all curses of the Law. Christ has healed me of all the diseases of the Tongue by nailing them to the Cross. Therefore, I am completely healed by the stripes of Jesus Christ. Thank you, Lord Jesus for Healing ME!