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The tongue – Part 9


Pastor I.V. Thompson

From the previews edition dated June 30, 2019, we were informed to come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace in time of need (Heb. 4:16).

Beloved the use of the tongue has played a major role in our lives either positively or negatively. The issue is how many of us can be bold to take a step to come to the throne of grace (God Almighty) to obtain mercy when we offend Him in the way we lived our lives.

Let’s take a look at the prodigal son who went to his father to give him what he desires.


And he said, A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my fathers have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry (Luke 15:11 – 24).

The above Scripture showed to us the life of a prodigal son who lived a life that is reckless out of the home. To a far country with what he got from his father as his own share. He really enjoyed himself with what he has and never managed the resources well but went into riotous living.

Beloved many of us are like the prodigal son who when God blesses us we suddenly forget the source of the blessing and go our own way to live as we like until when there is no more to enjoy. What can you remember that God has done for you that looks like it where you no longer have time for God?

It came to the point that the prodigal son cannot fend for himself and no one else to give him help. Rather the only option he has is to take care of swines and that resulted in him eating with the swine for survival. Have you been relegated to the background as a result of what you have used your tongue to do?

The prodigal son realised himself and remembered where he left and where he is, and said I will arise and go back to my father (conversion). And when he returned his father received him and placed him where he ought to be. Jesus Christ is calling on you and I who have fallen to come back home for His hands are wide open to receive whosoever is willing to come boldly (Matthew 11:28 – 30). Agape!!!

Pastor Ibifaa Victor-Thompson
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Church Name: Kingdom Vision Assembly.

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