Monday, January 28, 2013


For the last two weeks, the Holy Spirit has been speaking very strongly about the condition of the body of Christ. I am hearing how crucial it is NOW to stop being so complacent about our relationship, and take a stand for our beliefs! At what point did the body of Christ lay down and decide the task could not be accomplished? When did we become so weak, so comfortably numb, so apathetic, that we felt it's perfectly fine to sit back in our comfy homes, medicating ourselves with media, food and drink, technology, while it is estimated that 1.78-2 people are lost to hell every second. Do the research yourselves, the numbers don't lie. We can not even begin to grasp the magnitude of this fact. Which generation was it, that lost the passion and the drive to fearlessly proclaim the message of Jesus Christ to all they came in contact with? When did we stop teaching our children about Yeshua? When did it become unimportant to read and study the Word everyday? To pray unceasingly, and instruct our children to do the same? When did we stop truly worshipping our Creator for who He is? I mean, truly worship, on our faces and on our knees before the throne, praying as One and in unity? When did Jehovah take a back seat in our lives and we decide we could handle life on our own? At what crossroad along the way did we feel He hadn't proved Himself capable in the past, and we took control of things?

Hard questions indeed, yes, but deserving of every bit of attention we are willing to give it. What has been our excuse, to become a body, a church, that has completely lost its backbone? Why do we go about life acting as if we are suddenly vulnerable, when He never was? When we do not make our relationship with Yeshua first priority, many of us succumb to anxiety, fear, depression, anger, apathy, and hopelessness.

The Word tells us however, that we are equipped with a supernatural strength in order to fulfill the calling we were created for. If this is the case and we truly have the Divine residing in us, then why isn't all hell breaking loose because of the power and authority of the church of Jesus Christ? Hell does not fear the church! When will we realize that we were not put here to be comfortable? We can not base our doctrine on our personal experiences, but only on the Word of God. God speaks, it is fact and it is authoritative. It may defy our experience, but we must follow fact, and our experience will come in line. It may take a season, but we need to persevere. When Yeshua becomes our primary focus, and the reason we live and breathe, we receive that supernatural strength, so that we can be made well in every situation and circumstance in order that He be glorified! 

The point we don't seem to grasp is that our Father wants what is happening in Heaven to be made manifest here. The Lord's Prayer, that Yeshua spoke to us says simply, "Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven." This is our command. We can not just read it, and then say we believe it. We must take it and grapple with it and live it! We were bought with the precious blood of Yeshua, and His work of grace has not ceased just because somewhere along the way we deemed Him incapable of managing our lives. We are not here to seek easy lives, and easy relationships. The battle must be taken to the enemy in this natural realm. It is our task to prove Yeshua's awesome victory of the cross here on earth in our lifetime.

We have been given courage and fearlessness to win the battle with sin in this sinful world. No, we are not immune from the battle, however, we are equipped by the Almighty with all power and authority to be more than conquerors! When Yeshua truly resides within us, we are immovable, unshakable, unstoppable, and invincible. We were made to be courageous! Our inner man is infused with the new wine of the spirit of Jesus Christ and we can have a new life everyday in these old, dying bodies, in a dark and dying world.

May our prayer be that we are filled with His abundant grace and mercy to overflowing, completely resilient to our physical weaknesses and human frailties, ever reaching for the face of our Creator, walking in a boldness that makes all hell tremble, and as souls that are completely and utterly kept by the power of the Almighty, sold out for Jesus! If we don't show the world Yeshua, who will??

Hallelujah Yeshua! Amen!

Exodus 19:5

King James Version (KJV)
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Psalm 37:3

Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

Proverbs 28:1

28 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Psalm 37:5

Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Matthew 6:10

10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Matthew 7:7

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Hebrews 4:16

16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

1 Corinthians 16:13

13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

1 Thessalonians 5:17

17 Pray without ceasing.

2 Timothy 1:7

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Psalm 91

91 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

Saturday, January 26, 2013


During the times when you struggle the most, the times when you feel most alone, I would ask that you remember that I was the best example, in that I've shown you it can be done. This life, this walk, and everything that you go through. My divine nature, in a human body. My divine nature, in your temple. There should be no difference. Because of My sacrifice, a way has been made for you for all eternity. Because of My suffering, you were created to suffer well. In this, I mean that you have Me as your example. You have My lead to follow, the work has already been done. My grace is enough for you. The end is known, it is only up to you to walk in My footsteps, steps that have already trodden the many sorrowful paths that you must now tread. Rejoice My children at the challenges that present themselves to you, for it is in these challenges that you can rise to the occasion, that you can live victoriously through each one, your eyes focused on Me, eagerly awaiting your reward in My Kingdom. I was born to die for you, you were born to die to self. My life was given so yours could be lived more abundantly. You have been given My power and My authority in all matters. When realized, our potential together in unlimited. Your purpose in this life is so very simple. It is a full, deep, and intimate relationship with Me. When you are seeking Me with everything you possess, I will supply your every need. I will care for you as an heir to My Kingdom, because this is what you are.

I was misunderstood by many as I traveled and preached about My Father. I know what it is to be misunderstood. I was without material posessions, and I know what it is to be poor. I was judged for speaking the truth of the Father, and I know how you feel when people judge you. Only the Father and I know hearts. I was challenged at My teachings and contradicted, even when I only spoke truth. I know how you feel when you face so much opposition. I was betrayed and left alone by My closest friends, so I know the pain of rejection and feeling completely, utterly alone. I was accused even though I was innocent, and so I know how you feel when you suffer condemnation unjustly. I was persecuted because of lack of knowledge, and so I know how you feel when you suffer the same. I was handed over to evil men, who only wished to destroy Me and everything I represented. In this, I feel your pain as evil closes in around  you, more and more each day. I was finally beaten, crucified, and left to die, alone, and unloved by most. Remember Me. Remember this, in order that you may walk uprightly and with all authority given to you from Heaven, advance My Kingdom. All else ceases to matter in this life. Will you lay down your life for Me? Will you lay down your pain and suffering so that I may be glorified? For you who answer yes to this question will suffer, but saints, you will suffer well. It is for this that you were created. 

Your Suffering Servant Messiah,

1 Corinthians 3:16

King James Version (KJV)
16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

Isaiah 43:15-21

15 I am the Lord, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.
16 Thus saith the Lord, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;
17 Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as tow.
18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
20 The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.
21 This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.

Hebrews 2:9-18

But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

Philippians 3:10

10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

Romans 5:19

19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

Romans 6:3-6,11

Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 8:16-17

16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

2 Timothy 2:11-12

11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:
12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

Luke 9:23

23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

John 10:10

10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

2 Corinthians 12:9

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Matthew 28:18

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Several nights ago, I had a dream that a fairly large body of believers were gathered on my property, having a camp meeting so to speak out in the back of the yard, preparing for a soon mission trip. I was facing the back of the property, and suddenly, without notice, in the blink of an eye, three of the four sides of the property were completely engulfed in flames, ablaze, with thick, black smoke bellowing around us and coming towards us. The shock at the fact that there was no warning, really caused me to immediately have anxiety. I mean, how could I be looking out one minute at trees and shrubs and the next blink of my eye I see a blazing inferno around me? I said out loud, "this can't be possible". I started shouting orders to several of the people to get the hoses, although my heart knew this would be futile against such a massive fire. Yet in my human nature, it was what I began to do. I started to run towards the north, the only side where there wasn't fire, feeling a trememdous fear try to overcome me. There's no way out of this I thought. "God! Where are you in this? Why is this happening? We are your people!!" As I came around the side of the house running, I was immediately stopped by what felt like two large hands holding me on my shoulders. I froze. Then I heard a voice speak, "I have told you that you have nothing to fear. Trust in Me and I will protect you." As I came around the front of the house, the most amazing thing about this was, there were firetrucks on the street outside the gate, but they were leaving! One of the trucks was finishing with wrapping up his hose, and as I quickly looked back to the fire, it was out, and there was grey smoke and nothing but charred trees and ashes on the ground. Faster than I or anyone could react to this fire, our Lord had already taken care of it, and we were under His protection the entire time. I had such a sense of awe and of peace, knowing that He actually GOES BEFORE US! This is the meaning for me of this dream. We will definitely be experiencing radical times, but we MUST know that He does have our backs, that we are nothing in our own efforts, that even when the situations present insurmountable in our minds, HE HAS SEEN US THROUGH! Hallelujah Yeshua, Keeper of our souls.

The very same night, my oldest daughter had a dream as well. In hers, she was walking somberly with head down through a beautiful tall, yellow, grassy field. She was watching from behind, as if watching herself. To the left were hills with many trees, the left sky filled with dark storm clouds, thunder and lightning. To the right were more hills with trees, but all on fire, the smoke just as black as the sky to the left. The scene then flashed white and came back, but this time, she was walking with a young man, who looked to be around 19 or 20, hand in hand, walking in the same somber manner with head down. He then turned to her and said "No matter how hard things get, I will never leave you." The dream then ended. My daughter is not sure whether this man represented someone, or something, but the message appears clear.

Our God is indeed with us, and will never forsake us, no matter how bad things get.

Genesis 15:1

King James Version (KJV)
15 After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.

Psalm 16:1

16 Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

1 Chronicles 22:18a

18 Is not the Lord your God with you? and hath he not given you rest on every side?

Deuteronomy 31:8

And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.


Dear readers, I have temporarily taken the atheist vision of Heaven off the blog until I further research the author's forum. Questions have arisen from several readers concerning the author's belief presently. As with all posts from me and of anything I copy and post on my blog, I pray that you would always read with discernment and understand that I  always do my best to accurately represent the Word of God and matters concerning the Kingdom, and would never intentionally post anything contrary to what the bible teaches. Thank you for your understanding and prayers.


Monday, January 14, 2013


While praying this morning and asking Yeshua to remove the burden of anxiety that was attempting to distract me from Him, He spoke a few comforting words. I have been very aware of an increasing activity in the last few months in the spiritual realm, and He did confirm that conditions have indeed escalated. Situations and people are not always what they seem, and I'm beginning to understand that we must prepare not only for the expected, but for the unexpected. He spoke very recently about the enemy being so close, even at our doors, and I have heard from several close to me that indeed they are experiencing a level of evil like never before. We need to remember, that the division and strife will first begin with Yeshua separating the wheat and the chaff in the family and closest of friends, and then He moves out from there. The body of Christ is being cleansed and purged and refined. My prayer is that His words comfort you as they do me, and we all continue to draw closer to Him as a result.

My daugher, you are experiencing a level of intensity not previously felt. The battle in the spirit realm rages on, and many, many of My saints are feeling the seriousness of the times in which you live. Yes, the enemy has gotten extremely close with some of you, and it will take all of your focus on Me for you to stand in the midst of the throngs of wickedness thrown at you and your loved ones. I come not as the lamb for slaughter this time, but as the Lion of Judah who will conquer with the Sword of My Spirit. If your house is built upon Me, your Rock, you will come through each attack victorious. But woe to those who are lukewarm and believe in their own power and strength to endure. They will find very soon that they are nothing in their own abilities, and they will fall. I have given you the tools you need to endure. It is up to you to obey, study My Word daily, and look to Me for everything. I alone can sustain you through any trial, and I have given you the power to repel all evil. My blood, and My name is all you need. Remember My beloved, when attacks come at you, you need to plead My blood covering over you and those you love, pray My name, repeatedly, and the enemy must flee. The battle is not yours to fight, it belongs to Me. I have conquered sin and death and sickness and all forms of evil for ALL TIME. The battle is won! Guard your hearts and your minds. Of this I can not stress enough. The enemy is very cunning, and so many of My people are falling into his traps. He seeks to devour and destroy you as he whispers in the dark, but I will always come as truth and light. You are experiencing a great, great shifting now in this earth, and My people shall rejoice as My Kingdom becomes manifest once and for all. Expect the unexpected, and do not rely on anything to remain constant other than Me. In your world, there are no constants, and so it is I alone you must seek. There will be great upheaval, and you know not when I will call upon you to do mighty deeds for My Kingdom, and so you must remain prepared in your hearts. Do not sway, do not doubt Me. You will see miraculous events amongst the tribulations. I will be known on this earth and My voice will be heard. Do not underestimate the seriousness of the times in which you live! Ready yourselves, for My Kingdom is come! I wish that it would be on this earth as it is in Heaven. Heads high My chosen ones, I do not tarry much longer! Remember you follow the only true King!!

Yeshua, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah

1 Samuel 17:45,46

King James Version (KJV)
45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
 47 And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give you into our hands.

Isaiah 45:5

I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded (equipped) thee, though thou hast not known me:

John 10:10

10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Matthew 6:10

10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Proverbs 4:23

23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

1 Corinthians 15:58

58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Revelation 5:5

And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.


I wish to extend a very sincere thank you to all of you who have been praying for the young man with the blood disorder. He is now at home resting, and in improving condition. Thanks be to God. The power of our prayers is evident in this situation.


James 5:13a

King James Version (KJV)
13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray.

James 5:16

King James Version (KJV)
16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Thursday, January 10, 2013


I would ask that all my readers please lift up and pray for healing for a young man named Noah. He is 13 years old and has been diagnosed with ITP, a blood disorder in which his body attacks his own platelets and destroys them. His condition is quite serious at this moment, and he is in the ER for internal bleeding. Please pray for our Jehovah Rafah, the ultimate Physician, to restore his body to it's perfect health, and also to cure his diabetes. Pray also for his mother and father, for their strength and faith.  The family are believers and know that Yaweh is holding them in His Hands. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


I would pose this question to those who say they walk in My footsteps. When faced with trials and tribulations, when seemingly overwhelming situations come your way, when those you love offend, betray, insult, and condemn, when the point of the spear penetrates your heart, of what do you bleed? Do you respond with bitterness for bitterness? Anger and envy in retaliation? Insults for each injury incurred? Biting remarks for hurtful unsolicited opinions? Do you bleed poisonous responses and remarks as it has been done to you? Or do you exhibit grace, mercy, kindness, compassion, and unconditional love? I realize what I have asked of you in not easy or natural in your physical realm. You must remember however that I am the perfect example in that I have showed you these things, these acts of kindness and mercy that can and must be shown. I came to show you that there is a way. It is My Way. And yes, it is not how you on your own accord would respond. I have called you to be My heirs, My brothers and sisters. I require a life set apart from the world. I have told you time and time again, this world is not your home. In this, I wish that you would find comfort. When you choose to retaliate evil for evil, you only assist in perpetuating the darkness that is encompassing the world. I have called you to be My lights. I have called you to be something different. I have called you to bring about My Kingdom on this earth. Show these lost ones that there is hope, that all is not lost. You, many times, are the only lights they will ever see. Yes, I have allowed their hearts to become hardened, but no one is beyond My mercy and My salvation unless they have pledged allegiance to the dark one. If you truly wish to walk with Me and have prayed to be My disciples, then do not pray selfish prayers. Pray the will of the Father. Pray that I would send tests for you to strengthen and increase your faith. Pray that you would be made strong in Me through these tribulations, do not pray to be removed from them, for it is in these tests that you will grow and mature in your relationship with Me. I speak in My Word of My Way as the narrow way. Following Me will never be easy. Just as I did, you will always have adversity. You must expect this, and prepare your hearts each day in your time alone with Me for these such situations. I will arm you, and equip you. Trust Me in this. And know that when they persecute you, they first persecuted Me. Turning the other cheek is contrary to what the physical mans' response would be. But I am calling you to operate from the spirit, not the flesh. This is so very important. You have also been told in My Word that I came to create division, and it will start in your families. Choosing Me and Me alone will often result in separation from your loved ones. My will is that you would master these principles for the coming ensuing darkness, the darkness that is already upon you. My Way, My Spirit, My Blood, My Sacrifice. It has been accomplished for all time. Realize this, and realize how much My heart has bled unconditional love for each one of you. At the point of the spear, bleed love. 

The Lamb that was slain

John 13:34-35

King James Version (KJV)
34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another

Matthew 7:13-14

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Isaiah 41:10

10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Isaiah 43:2

When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

John 16:33

33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

John 15:18-19

18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you

Luke 6:29

29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also.

Luke 12:51-53

51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

Proverbs 18:21

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

James 3

My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.
Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:
But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.