Text: Proverbs 18:21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.
Be careful what you profess over yourself and over your life that it does not come back to haunt you.
A MASTER KEY TO OVERCOME TROUBLES
The righteous is delivered from trouble, And it comes to the wicked instead.
A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.
What is Problem?
Is a source of difficulty, or an even t that causes distress or pain..or something that causes discomfort or troubles
Sources of Trouble?
Yet man is born unto trouble
- The day of a man’s birth can bring problem
Icabod- 1 Samuel 4:21:
And she named the child Ichabod, saying, “The glory has departed from Israel!” because the ark of God had been captured and because of her father-in-law and her husband.
A pronouncement made at the time of the birth
Jabez- because I bore him in trouble..
13 Have mercy on me, O Lord!
Consider my trouble from those who hate me,
You who lift me up from the gates of death,
- Hatred can be a source of trouble.
Esther 3:2-5 the example of Haaman and Mordecai
- Prophesy: 2 Timothy 3:1
In the last days perilous times shall come.
1 Kings 17:1
- Our mouth Proverbs 6:2, how do you use your mouth? What do you speak to yourself or about yourself?
What is the master key we can use to tap into our victory? It is thanksgiving
People who have used the weapon of THANKSGIVING
2nd Chronicles 20:1- end The story of Jehoshaphat
Jesus used the weapon of thanksgiving to do the extraordinary. Matthew 14- the story of the feeding of the 5000
The story of the lepers..And the man who came back to give thanks.
Mark 5:1-15 the demon possessed man
A Demon-Possessed Man Healed
5 Then they came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gadarenes.[a]
2 And when He had come out of the boat, immediately there met Him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
3 who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no one could bind him,[b] not even with chains,
4 because he had often been bound with shackles and chains. And the chains had been pulled apart by him, and the shackles broken in pieces; neither could anyone tame him.
5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs, crying out and cutting himself with stones.
6 When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshiped Him.
7 And he cried out with a loud voice and said, “What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God that You do not torment me.”
8 For He said to him, “Come out of the man, unclean spirit!”
9 Then He asked him, “What is your name?”
And he answered, saying, “My name is Legion; for we are many.”
10 Also he begged Him earnestly that He would not send them out of the country.
11 Now a large herd of swine was feeding there near the mountains.
12 So all the demons begged Him, saying, “Send us to the swine, that we may enter them.”
13 And at once Jesus[c] gave them permission. Then the unclean spirits went out and entered the swine (there were about two thousand); and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the sea, and drowned in the sea.
14 So those who fed the swine fled, and they told it in the city and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that had happened.
15 Then they came to Jesus, and saw the one who had been demon-possessed and had the legion, sitting and clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.
EFFECTS OF THANKSGIVING
- 2 Chronicles 20:25
It gives God the ability to convert the wealth of the Gentiles to become that of the children of God.
- It gives us the privilege to have abundance the 12 left over baskets
- It gives freedom from the power of darkness: the mad man was made whole.
- Acts 16:25-30- the praises and worship of Paul and Silas in the prison. Their praises made God to arise, He shook the foundations of the prison house which was an earthquake, broke the chains that held them bound also.
He must increase, but I must decrease
To have Christ in you is the greatest victory..
Father in the name of Jesus, let Your praises never cease in my mouth..Lord help me.