Years ago, in my beloved country, Nigeria, a popular politician also known as “Mr. Big Mouth” by the press of Osun State, was arrested and placed in detention! He was arrested in connection with the death of the prominent Nigerian politician, the late Chief Bola Ige. Do you know however, that the arrested man actually talked his way into trouble and detention? Read the following comments he made about the late Chief some weeks before Chief Ige was murdered in cold blood: “Recently, Chief Bola Ige came on radio here (Oshogbo – the state capital), to insult me and my family. That was his last time he would insult me.
He was beaten yesterday. The people of Ife beat him up and he was crying like a baby, as they removed his cap and his glasses.
If it had been at a political gathering, he will be dead by now. They were fighting for me, their own son. They have been marginalized in this Osun State Government and they have a right to react. In fact, what the people wanted to do was more than removing his glasses and cap…” About 2 weeks after the above statement, the Chief was assassinated in his bedroom and naturally, “Mr. Big Mouth” was arrested and investigated for murder. Surely, shame is the end product of a talkative! Benjamin Franklin said, “The heart of the fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of the wise is in his heart.” Be the captain of your life’s ship this year 2022.
Don’t drown in the ocean of life via your mouth. Matthew 12:37 has been screaming for years: “By thy words thou shalt be justified and by thy words, thou shalt be condemned.” Also, Proverbs 6:2 declares: “Thou art snared (captured) with the words of thy mouth.” Eccl. 5:3 agrees: “A fool’s voice is known by his multitude of words.” 1 Thess. 4:11 amplifies further: “Study (strongly determine) to be quiet.” Proverbs 18:21 says: “Life and death are in the power of the tongue.” Shakespeare said, “Mend your speech a little, lest you mar your fortunes.” Be wise this New Year! Be quiet this year! Learn! Learn! Learn!
1. Thank God for the Word and decree that your tongue will never rule against you again. Receive grace for few words! 2. I receive grace to rule my tongue this year 2022. I reject shame! 3. Pray about today seriously. See page 7 prayers daily! 4. Use the Prophetic Declaration page (page 135) of this booklet today/daily! 5. Pray about today seriously as led now.