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Part II Lashon Hara-The Evil Tongue Does Your Tongue Need Healing? Lashon Hara - Review 1. Do not speak evil of another it is like Murdering them. 2. Words cannot be retrieved and the damage is irreparable. 3. Gossip and slander destroys relationships between friends, family and the community and is not to be tolerated. 4. Avoid embarrassing others and foolish, filthy, critical or argumentative talk which is contrary to the Spirit in you. 5. Remember Death and Life are in the Tongue and you will reap what you sow; choose a healing life giving tongue. 6. You are your brother‟s keeper and must decide when to testify or not. Your motive must be pure, to protect others. 7. Proverbs 30:32 If you have done foolishly in lifting yourself up, or if you have thought evil, lay your hand on your mouth. The Six Diseases Of The Tongue Six Diseases Of The Tongue: Excessive Talking Idle Or Careless Words Gossip Lying Flattery Hastiness Of Speech Disease #1 Excessive Talking Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words, sin is not lacking; but he who holds back his lips is wise. Ecclesiastes 5:1-3 Guard your steps when you go to the house of YHVH, and be more ready to hear than to give the sacrifice of fools. For they do not know that they are doing evil. 2 Do not be rash with your mouth, and do not let your heart be hasty to say a word before YHVH. For YHVH is in Heaven, and you are on earth; therefore let your words be few. 3 For a dream comes through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice by the multitude of words. Psalm 14:1 …The fool has said in his heart, no God! They acted corruptly; they did hatefully in deeds; there is none doing good. Disease #1 Excessive Talking Jer 4:19 My bowels, my bowels! I convulse in pain. O walls of my heart! My heart is restless within me; I cannot be silent because you have heard, O my soul, the sound of the ram's horn, the alarm of war. Psalm 42:5 Why are you discouraged, my soul? Why are you so restless? Put your hope in YHVH, because I will still praise him. He is my savior and my God. Philippians 4:6-7 Do not worry at all, but in every matter, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to YHVH. And the peace of YHVH, which surpasses all understanding, shall guard your hearts and minds through Messiah Yeshua. Disease #2 Idle Or Careless Words Mat 12:36 "And I say to you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall render account for it on the day of judgment. Mat 12:37 "For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned." Mat 5:37 But let your word be, Yes, yes; No, no. For whatever is more than these comes from evil. Disease #3 Gossip Lev 19:16 You shall not go as a slanderer among your people; you shall not stand up against the blood of your neighbor; I am YHVH. Pro 18:8 The words of a slanderer are like delicacies, And they go down into the inner parts of the heart. Pro 20:19 A gossip walks about as a revealer of secrets, so avoid a man who talks too much. Psa 15:1-3 YHVH, who shall dwell in Your tabernacle? Who shall dwell on Your holy hill? 2 He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart; 3 he does not slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his friend, nor receives a reproach against his neighbor; Disease #3 Gossip T - Is It True? H - Is It Helpful? I - Is It Inspiring? N - Is It Necessary? K - Is It Kind? Disease #4 Lying Pro 6:16-19 These six YHVH hates, seven are an abomination to Him:17 A proud look, A lying tongue, And hands shedding innocent blood 18 A heart devising wicked schemes, Feet quick to run to evil, 19 A false witness breathing out lies, And one who causes strife among brothers. Pro 12:22 YHVH detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful. John 8:44 You come from your father, the devil, and you desire to do what your father wants you to do. The devil was a murderer from the beginning. He has never been truthful. He doesn't know what the truth is. Whenever he tells a lie, he's doing what comes naturally to him. He's a liar and the father of lies. Rev 21:8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars will find themselves in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death. Rev 22:15 “But outside are the dogs and those who enchant with drugs, and those who whore, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and all who love and do falsehood.” Disease #4 Lying Jer 9:3-5 They use their tongues like bows that shoot arrows. Lies and dishonesty rule the land. They go from one evil thing to another, and they don't know me," declares YHVH. 4 "Beware of your neighbors. Don't trust your relatives. Every relative cheats. Every neighbor goes around slandering. 5 Everyone cheats his neighbor. No one speaks the truth. My people train their tongues to speak lies. They wear themselves out doing wrong. Pro 28:13 He who hides his transgressions does not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them finds compassion. James 5:16 So admit your sins to each other, and pray for each other so that you will be healed. Prayers offered by those who have God's approval are effective. Disease #5 Flattery Flattery Defined - Noah Webster‟s 1828 Dictionary FLAT'TERY, n. False praise; commendation bestowed for the purpose of gaining favor and influence, or to accomplish some purpose. Direct flattery consists in praising a person himself; indirect flattery consists in praising a person through his works or his connections. Psa 12:1-4 …Help, YHVH, for the godly man ceases; for the faithful fail from among the sons of men. 2 All people speak foolishly; with flattering lips They say one thing but mean another. 3 YHVH shall cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that speaks proud things, 4 that has said, With our tongue we shall do much; our lips are our own; who is lord over us? Pro 26:28 A lying tongue hates those afflicted by it, and a flattering mouth works ruin. Pro 29:5 A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet. Disease #6 Hastiness Of Speech Pro 29:20 Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him. Psa 106:32-33 And they angered Him at the waters of strife (Heb. Meribah) so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes; 33 because they provoked his spirit so that he spoke rashly with his lips. Judges 11:29-40 Yiphtah‟s Daughter Eph 4:26-27 “Be wroth, but do not sin.” Do not let the sun go down on your rage, nor give place to the devil. The Root Of The Problem The Heart Matt 12:34-35 For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings out good things; and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings out evil things. Matt 15:18-19 “But what comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and these defile the man. “For out of the heart come forth wicked reasonings, murders, adulteries, whorings, thefts, false witnessings, slanders. Pro 4:23-24 Guard your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Put away from you a wicked mouth, and devious lips put far from you. Heb 12:15 See to it that no one falls short of the grace of YHVH, that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, by which many become defiled, The Cure Admit Your Condition Isa 6:5-7 So I said, "Oh, no! I'm doomed. Every word that passes through my lips is sinful. I live among people with sinful lips. I have seen the king, YHVH of Armies!" 6 And one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. 7 And he touched my mouth with it, and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your crookedness is taken away, and your sin is covered.” The Cure Three Steps To Deliverance 1Jn 1:7-10 but if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Yeshua His Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. Rom 6:12-14 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. Do not yield your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but yield yourselves to God, as one alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under the Law, but under grace. Why Did God Give Us Tongues Anyway? Psa 16:8-9 I have set YHVH always before me; for He is at my right hand: I shall not be shaken. So my heart is glad, and MY GLORY rejoices; my flesh shall also rest in hope. Act 2:25-26 "For daveed says of him, „I saw YHVH always before me; for he is at my right hand, that I may not be shaken. Because of this my heart was glad and MY TONGUE rejoices; moreover my flesh will also dwell in hope” Rom 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, What Causes Our Tongues To Rejoice? James 3:6 The tongue is that kind of flame. It is a world of evil among the parts of our bodies, and it completely contaminates our bodies. The tongue sets our lives on fire, and is itself set on fire from hell. Acts 2:1-4 And in the fulfilling of the day of Shavuot, they were all together at the same place. 2 And suddenly there came from Heaven a noise like a violent, rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them tongues, as it were, of fire, distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other languages, as the Spirit was giving them utterance. The Importance Of Our Confession Rom 10:8-10 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” – that is, the word of belief which we are proclaiming: 9 That if you confess with your mouth Adonai Yeshua and believe in your heart that YHVH has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, and so is saved. The Importance Of Our Confession Heb 3:1 Therefore, set-apart brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling, closely consider the Emissary and High Priest of our confession, Messiah Yeshua, Heb 4:14 Therefore, since we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Yeshua the Son of YHVH, let us hold fast our confession. Heb 10:21-23 and having a High Priest over the House of YHVH, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in completeness of belief, having our hearts sprinkled from a wicked conscience and our bodies washed with clean water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our expectation without yielding, for He who promised is trustworthy. Mat 6:10 Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Diseases of the Tongue Summary Six Diseases of The Tongue: Excessive Talking Idle or Careless Words Gossip Lying Flattery Hastiness of Speech The Root Of The Problem The Heart The Cure Admit Your Condition Three Steps To Deliverance Get Honest – Call It Sin. Come Into The Light and Confess Your Sin (Outloud). Repent Toward God And Submit Your Tongue To The Holy Spirit. The Tongue Was Made To Glorify God, Use It Properly. The Holy Spirit Will Make Your Tongue Rejoice In YHVH. Confess Your High Priest Yeshua And Bring Heaven To Earth
"LaShon Hara The Evil Tongue"