Your Mouth or Your Hand, Which One Is More Powerful?

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“Don’t let God be angry at your voice, and destroy the work of your hands.”

When I first heard that “A pen is mightier than a sword.”, I contested it until I was proved wrong based on being a figurative expression. In the same vein, when it comes to spiritual matters, the mouth is more powerful than the hand. Hear what the Word of God says in Ecclesiastes 5:6;

“Suffer not your mouth to cause your flesh to sin, neither say you before the angels that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at your voice (Deuteronomy 1:34) and destroy the work of your hands.”

The mouth is very powerful; it can cause the whole body to sin, to do the wrong thing against the fellow human being. How? As you are repeating one statement, again and again, you are sending a signal to the whole system to carry out a particular action. And if nothing is done to stop the statement, the brain will send a signal to the hand or another part of the body to perform or carry out the task.

But that is not where I am heading to today! The spiritual interpretation of the verse above is that our voices can destroy the works of our hands. As we are servants to the most high God, so also the angels; that is why the angel told John, “I am your fellow servant and of your brethren.”

“Angels are there to serve you, that is why the angel said to John, “I am your fellow servant and of your brethren.” John did not know this truth and had bowed down to worship the angel earlier on.” – Revelation 10:9

They are always around us as the children of God. They take instruction from God, and they also take instruction from us (human beings). Our words are as powerful as God’s! Whatever you say before the angels is taken as pieces of instruction to the heaven. They carry it directly as prayers to the father – God; and if it is negative, that is exactly what God is going to do.

“…: wherefore should God be angry at your voice, and destroy the work of your hands.” – Ecclesiastes 5:6

Those ten spies destroyed themselves and cut their destiny short; they couldn’t get to the Promise Land; they did that through their voices.

“And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and swore, saying, surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see that good land, which I swore to give unto your fathers.” – Deuteronomy 1:34 – 35.

Caleb and Joshua could make it because of the positive words they altered. No matter what is happening to us presently, our words should be positive, because the angels, servants of God like us, are there to go and deliver the message to God who sent them, to come and hear the petition of we, His children. And whatever they hear is what they will deliver.


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