Bible Study

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“Learning How to Reverse the Curse by What You Speak” – Proverbs 18:21; 21:23; Psalms 139:23-24

Dr. Brodie I. Johnson, Pastor, Cornerstone Institutional Baptist Church


Sometimes we talk ourselves out of a blessing.  You can speak either joy and happiness or death and destruction. Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. No matter how dark it looks, learn how to speak a blessing into existence.  You’re getting too old to go round and round in circles by doing the same things over and over again and getting the same negative results.  You shouldn’t want to get to age 60 and above and never receive a blessing.

At some point, you will have to seek and establish a personal relationship with God.  When you do, you can then speak miracles over your family, your health, and even deliverance from bullies.  See the blessing occurring in your life when no one else does.  The problem is that you allow Satan to sift you when you don’t have the patience to wait on God.  But in order to wait on God, you have to trust him!  Look around.  There are more windows in a house than there are doors.  God pours his blessings out of windows!

Proverbs 21:23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles. Your mouth can get you in trouble.  How many times have you been musing with fire and just let it rip?  Ever been musing with fire where anybody who got in the way or were in the general area got it too? If you know that your anger is building and burning within you, do something about it before it explodes and gets out of hand.  If you have to, get some duct tape and tape your mouth shut!

Psalms 139:23-24  23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:  God knows all of your ways and all of your thoughts.  You ought to thank God that his ways are not your ways.  When do you learn the art of how to be quiet?  What you say can mislead others who may be listening.  Admit it!  You can’t ever change if you don’t admit you need to change!  Words hurt and can have lasting effects – even after you later apologize for the explosion.  24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.  When you feel your anger mounting within you, walk away, get to area where you can be by yourself, and then ask God to help you calm down.  Ask him to remove any wickedness that you may have within yourself and then ask, “…lead me in the way everlasting.”  God will calm your anger and refresh your spirit as only he can!

Trust God and trust that he can and will rescue you to reverse the curse by what you speak!