A Hatchet Heart

RStongue10194216_211108861_1132512883430491_1931539974716697360_nNo one seems to get it, but Jesus. I know that some do try. But, without HOLY UNITY, we are dead walking. The enemies team knows to stay united. You foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you??? Your words can birth LIFE or death. They can bring JOY or sorrow. Do you want a heart that has sharp edges and cuts people to shreds? All because YOU cannot and will NOT surrender to God and receive LOVE?

Father forgive us for being used to cut people to shreds. Forgive us for speaking death, for any time we have. Help us to forgive, especially when it is undeserved. We want to be a hatchet against evil, not to cause additional wounds, or butcher your plans. I believe that you desire THIS too. I ask you to soften the hearts of those who once loved you, as the latter rain falls.

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 98 helpful votes

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

1 Peter 3:10 ESV / 63 helpful votes

For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 59 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Matthew 12:36-37 ESV / 44 helpful votes

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 43 helpful votes

When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Psalm 141:3 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!

James 3:6 ESV / 32 helpful votes

And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell.

James 1:26 ESV / 32 helpful votes

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.

Proverbs 12:18 ESV / 31 helpful votes

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Proverbs 15:28 ESV / 28 helpful votes

The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

Proverbs 15:4 ESV / 24 helpful votes

A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

James 3:8 ESV / 23 helpful votes

But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

James 3:1-18 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! …

Philippians 2:14 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Do all things without grumbling or questioning,

Proverbs 25:15 ESV / 21 helpful votes

With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone.

Proverbs 17:27 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

Proverbs 13:3 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

James 3:5-8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

Mark 11:23 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.

Leviticus 19:16 ESV / 16 helpful votes

You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I am the Lord.

James 1:19 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

Acts 2:38 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Proverbs 21:23 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

Acts 2:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Proverbs 20:19 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler.

Psalm 57:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down amid fiery beasts— the children of man, whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

Psalm 52:2 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit.

Psalm 15:1-3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart; who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend;

Romans 10:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Proverbs 17:14 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so quit before the quarrel breaks out.

Proverbs 15:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.

Proverbs 6:1-35 ESV / 12 helpful votes

My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger, if you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth, then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into the hand of your neighbor: go, hasten, and plead urgently with your neighbor. Give your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber; save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler. …

Proverbs 18:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Titus 3:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.

1 Timothy 3:1-16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? …

Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

Ecclesiastes 3:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

A time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Proverbs 11:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.

Proverbs 6:16-17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 6:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

If you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth,

Psalm 34:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.

1 Timothy 6:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

He is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions,

1 Corinthians 12:28 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.

Proverbs 21:19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman.

Proverbs 18:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul.

Ephesians 5:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.

Proverbs 10:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.

Psalm 101:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure.

Proverbs 26:18-19 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I am only joking!”

Proverbs 16:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes

A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.

Psalm 1:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.

James 3:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.

Colossians 3:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Matthew 7:1-2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.

Isaiah 4:1-6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And seven women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying, “We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; take away our reproach.” In that day the branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and honor of the survivors of Israel. And he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, everyone who has been recorded for life in Jerusalem, when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgment and by a spirit of burning. Then the Lord will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory there will be a canopy. …

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Psalm 39:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. I said, “I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle, so long as the wicked are in my presence.”

Psalm 12:3-4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts, those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail, our lips are with us; who is master over us?”

James 4:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.

James 3:1-12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! …

Ephesians 6:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

1 Corinthians 14:1-40 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit. On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church. Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be built up. …

John 8:44 ESV / 5 helpful votes

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

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Proverbs 25:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The north wind brings forth rain, and a backbiting tongue, angry looks.

Proverbs 15:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!

Psalm 139:1-24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. …

Romans 1:30 ESV / 3 helpful votes 

Slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,

I. as a child, lived a lot of my life with sharp edges on my heart. I’m sure at times, it was like a hatchet. To this day few understand, because to them, it looks like everything was given to me, on a silver platter. Although, that is NOT at ALL how it was or is. What I do have is HIS LOVE. Jesus is my cornerstone. If He were not, I would be as dead as a lukewarm believer.

Because of this place that I lived, which was basically HELL, I was not naturally very kind. I am NOT saying I blatantly served the devil. I mean, I just did NOT know how to adjust to my environment. No one heard me. I still struggle with this, to some degree. But, finally there is healing happening on my side. I can’t say how quickly others will heal. Some don’t feel the need or desire to forgive. I pray someday they awaken to Heaven.

I own what I was NOT. I don’t avoid discussing it. But, I also own what I am. I am a NEW creation. When people meet me now, they see the NEW me. They may not like it, and that is okay. But, God justifies me, and I don’t have to explain myself to others. If they don’t know him, and refuse to receive HIS LOVE through me, then God separates, and ejects HIS KID. Whether or not a return is made, is up to HIM.

I urge you to repent for times you have spoken, thought or acted from a hatchet heart. Ask Jesus to smooth out ALL rough edges. Because time is changing my friends, and HIS plans will move forth with or without our assistance. He desires to work with us, and to LOVE the HELL out of those made captive. Will you continue rejecting HIS LOVE? Or, is today the day you lay the hatchet down?

Create in US a clean HEART LORD…and RENEW a right spirit within us. WE LOVE YOU.

In His Grace and GLORY,

E and FAM

 

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