Summary: Your mouth has the amazing power to be either full of good, or full of evil. Today, the message for all of us is “Shut your filthy mouth, and open your righteous one!”
Do you notice the difference between the way your breath smells before you go to be and the way it smells when you get up? “Last night my breath smelled pretty righteous!” but in the morning your spouse is saying, “Shut your filthy mouth!”
Your mouth has the amazing power to be either full of good, or full of evil.
Today, the message for all of us is “Shut your filthy mouth, and open your righteous one!”
We’re going to begin today by using our mouths the way they were intended to be used…
The greatest thing you can do with your mouth is to worship God and when you give Him praise from your lips, your lips are fulfilling their greatest design and purpose…
Open sermon with worship song, “I See The Lord” in darkened sanctuary.
(HOLY HOLY HOLY! When the worship fades, read the scripture from Isaiah chapter 6.)
Isa 6:1-13, “I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory."
At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.”
In this vision, Isaiah enters the throne room of God. He sees the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of His robe filling the temple. There are angels all around, flying and crying out with loud voices, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory.”
And at the sound of their voices, the thresholds of the temple of the living God shook.
Isaiah witnessed the power of the spoken word: especially the word of righteousness. The angels declared the Holiness and Righteousness of The Almighty and the Heavens trembled!
For the first time, he witnessed the power the praise of God has in the Kingdom of Heaven.
The voice of praise and the declaration of Christ’s Holiness shake the thresholds of the heavens!
What POWER! What MIGHT we have when we praise GOD, that even the doorposts of the temple of God tremble at His praises!
How much more the kingdom of darkness!!
Isaiah witnessed the power and purpose of our mouths: not just as instruments for stuffing our faces, or communicating our needs, but as vessels of power and praise.
Friends, we have been set apart from all the other creatures and creations of God, in that we speak, and our words have immense power to shake the thresholds of the heavens.
By the praise of our lips, we have the power to shake the heavens and tear down the strongholds of Satan in heavenly places.
Don’t you wish Satan could be the one experiencing the 7.0 earthquake? Wouldn’t you rather him be searching through the rubble than the Indonesians?
YOU have the power to make HIM TREMBLE by the power of praising the Most High God!
Joshua fit the battle at Jericho and the walls came tumbling down! They gave a great SHOUT on the 7th say and the city was SHAKEN to it’s foundations!
PRAISE GOD and make the devils stop in their tracks and RUN FOR COVER by the power of praise in the Name of Jesus Christ!
The most powerful thing you can do when you’re under persecution and calamity is sing praises to God and openly declare His glory!
PAUL COMMANDS AN UNCLEAN SPIRIT OUT OF A SLAVE GIRL: POWER & AUTHORITY IN YOUR LIPS!
Acts 16:16-22, “Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling.
17 This girl followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, "These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved."
18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so troubled that he turned around and said to the spirit, "In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!" At that moment the spirit left her.
THE LORD GAVE HIM AUTHORITY and HE EXPRESSED IT THROUGH HIS LIPS!
PAUL & SILAS PERSECUTED BECAUSE OF WHAT HE SAID…
19 When the owners of the slave girl realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities.
20 They brought them before the magistrates and said, "These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar