When words are many, sin is unavoidable, but he who restrains his lips is wise. Proverbs 10:19.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:

If you want to reign in life through Christ Jesus, you are going to have to rein in your tongue. If you want to weigh in as a champion, you are going to have to weigh your words BEFORE you say them. If you want to live a life of honor and excellence, you are going to have to speak with honor and excellence. In other words, no good comes from an uncontrolled tongue.

Fools take no delight in understanding, but only in displaying what they think. Proverbs 18:2.

Where words are many, sin is not wanting, to restrain your lips is wise. Proverbs 10:19.

He who restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is considered prudent. Proverbs 17:27-28.

If you are familiar with My Word in both the Old and New Testaments, you will notice I have a lot to say about words and especially about the words coming out of your mouth. For by your words you are acquitted (declared righteous) and by your words you are condemned. What you say can be used against you. Both in the courts on earth and in the court of Heaven.

What you need to be aware of is that there is an enemy, your adversary, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world, who has been thrown down to the earth, and his angels, the demons and unclean spirits, were thrown down with him. And they are out seeking an entrance into your mind where they can commandeer your tongue for destroying yourself, My creation, and everything in it. But I have given you the way to overcome his tactics and set up your strong defense.

For the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night. And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony. Revelation 12:10-11.

To overcome the devil’s accusations and tactics, for he is trying to take control of your mouth so you will condemn yourself, you must answer him. In court if you do not answer a case brought against you then you lose by default judgment, just for not answering. You must not answer with just any word or denial though. You must plead the blood as the law of your release from sin and condemnation and testify as to who you are in Christ—holy, blameless, righteous, and beyond reproach, healed, favored, prospering, well provided for and of a sound mind.

And the correct word of your testimony would be My Word that applies to and cancels out whatever the devil is trying to take you down with, whether it be condemnation, shame, guilt, pride, lust, anxiety, fear, pain, symptoms of illness and disease, or anything else. He will try to get you to relinquish all the benefits you are guaranteed as My covenant people in Psalm 103. But you know from the ending of that Psalm that all angelic spirits MUST obey the voice of My Word, even in your mouth. You can win with My Word but you cannot win by giving your tongue free reign with no restraint to just splat out your feelings and emotions of the moment.

Understand your words are not for venting your feelings and emotions but for obtaining the results that you want to manifest in your life. Your words are seeds that grow into harvests of what you are speaking.

And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. James 3:18.

But if you have an uncontrolled tongue you will not respond correctly to the devil or in your talking about or to others, and you will lose your benefits every time. And you will not receive the reward of the overcomer but the reward of your master the devil because whoever or whatever is controlling your words has mastery over the path of your life.

If you never refute the devil but just let your mouth gush forth folly, the devil will win his diabolical game of chess and take all the pieces off the board of your life. He will have taken you captive to do his will without you even knowing it. In fact, you will continue to not only let him steal from you but also get you to use your dominion authority to release his evil schemes and poisonous words into the earth through you so that you lead others into the same diabolical captivity in which you are bound.

Dominion authority over the earth is released by speaking. And you can speak words that bind or loose, and words that edify or tear down. Death and life are in the hand of your tongue.

The wise woman builds her house, but the foolishness in her hands tears it down. Proverbs 14:1.

What are you doing with your tongue? If things are falling apart in your life just consider what you have been saying. And some of you have been tearing down yourself and/or others for your entire lives. But the good news is that it is not too late to change that.

In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride, but the lips of the wise will preserve and guard them. Proverbs 14:3.

An uncontrolled tongue, like an uncontrolled horse, will not take you in the direction you want, but will break out and go the way you do not want it to go and take you there as well, and often will knock you off in the process. An uncontrolled, runaway horse will give you quite a ride, a ride in which you must hang on for your very life. And if you do not watch your tongue, it will do the same.

But if you can just get a bit in the mouth of the horse and bridle on the horse’s head with the reins, you can restrain it and get it to go the way you are pulling the bit. The bit is in the mouth to pull the horse the way it should go, and the bridle restrains the movement of the head. So you see the mouth and mind connection, but if you get hold of the rudder of your tongue you can direct the whole ship of your life. The mouth will speak what is filling your mind. And once you get hold of the horse’s mouth or the helm of a ship you can go in the direction you want.

For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well. Now if we put the bits into the horses’ mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well. Look at the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot desires. So also the tongue. James 3:2-5.

And a horse that is rein trained does not need a bit, which can be painful in the horse’s mouth, just the slightest pressure on the neck and with the rider’s knee on the side of the horse will let the horse know where to go. And the horse is then in communication as one with the rider. And a horse that can follow seat and voice cues, turn well off leg pressure, and respond to neck reining can be free of bit and bridle.

What am I talking about? Learning to let the Holy Spirit direct your tongue by responding to His cues all day and all night. Those who are My mature children are led by My Spirit. Their mouth is rein trained, so to speak. In other words, you get skillful at hearing My Voice by My Spirit in your spirit so you are able to immediately follow the warnings and cues of the Holy Spirit to stop speaking when you have come into areas that will cause you to stumble into Satan’s traps and pitfalls. My Spirit will help you turn the helm.

In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. Romans 8:26-27.

Consider this, most of you have experienced warnings in your spirit when you have been talking about something or someone and you suddenly are aware of a check in your spirit that is warning you not to speak of it further. That is a leading of My Spirit and you must respond immediately so you do not stumble with your tongue. Do not ride over warnings, checks, and signs to turn aside from the path you are headed down. How often have you heard someone say, “I know I should not say this but . . .” If there is the knowing in your spirit, do not proceed, you are no longer standing on the rock of My Word, you are getting onto shifting sand.

Be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and give constant thanks. Pray, sing, and speak in the Spirit. Get to know Me better in My Word and you will get to know My Spirit. Get to know Jesus and what I have done for you in Him better and you will partner with My Spirit, for the Spirit testifies to Jesus and you must as well.

Do not quench the Spirit; do not despise prophetic utterances. But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22.

And pray that you do not enter into temptation, for the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. My Son kept trying to make Peter wake up and pray that prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane the night that My Son was betrayed but Peter never prayed it and just kept going to sleep. If he had prayed that he could have avoided denying Jesus three times and going through great sorrow over it. Selah.

And now I will give you six very important beginning steps that will help you who have trouble controlling your tongues, for some of you are more talkative than others:

  1. Limit the time you permit yourself to talk on the phone or that you will have conversations with others. Always bring Me into any conversation in the sense that you are aware of My presence and are seeking what I would want you to say. Practice My presence for I am there.
  2. Begin to listen more and talk less. Do not always take over the conversation to talk more about yourself than the other.

Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble. Proverbs 21:23.

  1. Do not interrupt others when they are speaking or answer their questions before they finish saying them.

He who gives an answer before he hears, it is folly and shame to him. Proverbs 18:13.

  1. Never give more information than is necessary, be brief.
  2. Make sure before you speak that what you are saying edifies and gives grace to those who hear it. Are you saying it to be naughty or nice? Examine your motives.
  3. Never say anything you would not want repeated or brought out into the light.

You will do well to do these things. But above all, never say anything that is not in agreement with My Word and do not take offense at others, just hand them over to Me.

The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent. Exodus 14:14.

There are six things which the LORD hates, yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that run rapidly to evil, a false witness who utters lies, and one who spreads strife among brethren. Proverbs 6:16-19.

You would be wise to avoid these things.

The more time you spend with Me in My Word the more you will know My voice. My sheep know My voice and a stranger’s voice they will no follow.

I love you. Learn to be led by the Holy Spirit, rein trained. It brings great reward.

Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding, whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check, otherwise they will not come near to you. Psalm 32:9.