“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45
A mantra is a statement or slogan repeated frequently. The mantra spoken, even if it is Scripture, does not constitute the treasure of our heart. A mantra, incantation or spell does not, cannot and will not change the treasure of one’s heart. However, out of the abundance of one’s heart, their mouth speaks. Constantly speaking doubt out of the treasure of the heart, is in fact speaking the death that is in the heart. On the other hand, speaking of trust and belief in God supplying all our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19), NOT as a mantra but from the good treasure of our hearts, we speak life.
“A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 18:20-21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Discern the fruit of the mouth, not the religious mantra, is it death or is it life? For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth will speak.
“Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. Does a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?” James 3:10-11.
We cannot tame our tongue. However, through our faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ on Calvary’s Cross for day to day victory over the world, the flesh and the devil, we allow the Holy Spirit latitude to do that which He is commissioned to do in the heart of the Believer…free us from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2). We allow the circumcision without hands to take place in our hearts and lives as our faith is authored and finished by Jesus Christ. Precept upon precept, line upon line, the fruit of our mouth becomes Heavenly as we become a new creature in Christ Jesus.
Discern the fruit of the mouth, not the religious mantras.
-Donna Clark Warren