KEY SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 6:2 “Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth”.
We continue our study on why some Christians get sick as we consider the experience of Job.
In Job’s story as recorded in the book of Job chapters one and two, we see Satan complaining that Job serves God because of all the blessings God has bestowed on him. The Lord permitted Satan to attack him but must spare his life. All these experiences may seem that it was God who just allowed Satan to afflict him.
Let’s read Job 3:25-26 “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.
I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came”. Our key scripture reminds us that one is snared by the words of his own mouth. To be snared means to be trapped or held captive.
Job says he has always haboured a great fear in his heart about the very thing which happened to him. He said he had not been in safety, neither did he have rest and he was not in quiet. Apparently he had been saying all these things. Let consider Ecclesiastes 10:8 ” He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso break an hedge, a serpent shall bite him. “Who broke the hedge around Job? He broke it with his mouth. He said, the thing I greatly feared is come unto me. He had faith in the devil. You always get what you believe for.
Many of us are snared with the words of our own mouths. Voicing out our fears and speaking as if God is powerless and Satan and his demons have everything under their control. Anyone who speaks this way has personally invited the devil to take charge of affairs in his life. Satan would definitely come and God cannot stop him. The Lord permitted Satan because Job had left God’s perfect will by virtue of his negative words.
Dear child of God according to Hebrews 2:14 our Lord Jesus paralysed or destroyed Satan who had the power of death. To destroy you Satan would have to move you against yourself, making you say words that implicates you.
Dear child of God, choose to say only what God’s word says, no matter what may be happening around you or to you.
God reigns all the time reign with Him. In the name of my Lord Jesus no matter what happens I am more than a conqueror all the time.
Proverbs 18:21” Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof”.
Hebrews 2:14 ” For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil”;