But I say unto, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the Day of Judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned (Matthew 12:13-37).
In the realm of the spirit, words are extremely important. That's why the Lord Jesus said “by thy words thou shall be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned". Interpreting the Master's words literally means, a man will go to heaven or hell because of what he said or didn't say. But beyond that, your life is the character of your words. If a man's words are confusing his life will be confusing. In the same way, if a man's words are wholesome, his life will be wholesome. This is why you must watch what you say!
Some folks in their mouth-work are sometimes positive, and some other times negative, and that's the reason they experience a lot of ups and downs in their lives. Having made a wrong confession they'd say: “I didn't really mean what I said, " or “I was only joking when I said that", well, in the realm of the spirit, you have what you say, whether or not you meant it. In Mark 11:23, Jesus didn't say “you shall have what you mean", he said “you shall have what you say".
If you must make any joke, let it be positive and don't joke against the Word. Don't make careless statements for they'll produce results for you. That's why you must say only what you mean, and mean whatever you say.
Remember, God holds you accountable for the things you say. So build your life with your words. Your life can't be different from the words you speak. Therefore make it a conscious exercise to store God's Word in your heart, for out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks (Matthew 12:34). As God's word dwells richly in your heart, you'll develop and speak faith-filled words.
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