The Blameless Talk
“But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die” (Deuteronomy 18.20 NKJV).
It is very important that we sit with God every day and consciously submit our spirits to His, so that our spirits and the Holy Spirit may blend and become one. When we try to compartmentalize God in our lives, we divide our intentions from His. If this happens, we may speak His Words in certain capacities, but in others–where our spirits dominate–our words will speak the will of our flesh. We may feel safe in our words because in most areas we know we are submitted to His will, but the Enemy won’t attack the submitted areas of our lives. He’ll attack the areas that we grope at for control. If the Holy Spirit does not claim complete authority, we walk a tight line of being true and false prophets. At any moment our fleshly intentions can rear up and profess the will of God falsely. As Christians and leaders in God’s Kingdom, we stand accountable when we speak words that are absent of the heart of God. God tells us in His Word that a prophet “shall die” if he/she speaks in the spirit of the flesh. Although we are saved by grace and have assured forgiveness, we do strangle the amazing purpose God has planned for us with each false self-spoken word. It is no small matter to claim insight and wisdom of God if we are not daily sitting with Him. False prophets are not the loudest voices making the biggest commotions against Christ; they are the whispers and nuances of average Christians claiming faith but not aiming to achieve complete surrenderance to the Holy Spirit.
“Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. God will make this happen, for he who calls you is faithful” (1 Thessalonians 5.23-24 NLT).