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The Perfect Man 8

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers (Ephesians 4:29 KJV)

In context to our opening scripture, Ephesians 5:4 (AMP) similarly declares, "Let there be no filthiness (obscenity, indecency) nor foolish and sinful (silly and corrupt) talk, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting or becoming; but instead voice your thankfulness [to God]."

These are clear instructions given to the new creation. By virtue of our disposition in Christ, we are not to speak as those who are not in Christ speak. Our words, as per the description in our theme scripture, ought to be seasoned with grace, for we live in Christ and there's a language that those in Christ are associated with; it's the language of perfection. We speak and release perfect words only, to a point where people just want to be around us because we're fountains of living water and they just want to come drink comfort and edification from us, Hallelujah!

Words are very important. One can halt their progress by how they speak, however if words are used right, they can also be the catalyst to a life of progress. This truth is rendered clearly in Proverbs 13:3 (MSG) and it reads, "Careful words make for a careful life; careless talk may ruin everything." You see that? We need to be careful with our words, for with them we can either build or destroy. No wonder Matthew commended us not to go about speaking words that are idle or of no use (Matthew 12:36).

Observe the words of Jesus in John 6:63 (KJV), he says "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life." He says our words aren't just words, they have been empowered with life giving ability. This means that when it's time for us to speak, in actual fact it's an opportunity for us to give life to anyone who may be in need of our words of power, Glory to God!

It is therefore evident that there is a connection between words and one's perfection as well as possessions in life. The onus is on us to take full advantage of this to work miracles and to utter life giving words, Hallelujah.


Dear father, I thank you that my words are always full of life and miracle working ability. Everyday is an opportunity for me to speak as your oracle. Thank you Lord that I'm full of life and that I walk in perfection today and always, in Jesus name, Amen.

Further Study:

Mark 11:23

Proverbs 18:21 NLT

Matthew 13:36-37

Ecclesiastes 10:12-13 MSG

Proverbs 10:9 GNT, MSG, AMP

Proverbs 15:28 GNT

1 Peter 4:11

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