DON’T JOKE AGAINST THE WORD! ~ PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME.
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned (Matthew 12:36-37).
Some Christians, in their confessions, are sometimes positive, and some other times negative, and that’s the reason they experience “ups” and “downs” in their lives. Have made a wrong confession they’d say: “I didn’t really meant what I said,” or “I was only joking when I said that.” Well, in the realm of the spirit, you have whatsoever you say, whether or not you meant it. In Mark 11:23, Jesus didn’t say “You shall have whatever you mean,” He said “You shall have whatever you say.”
If you must joke, let it be positive, and don’t joke against the Word. Don’t make careless statements for they’ll produce results for you. That’s why you must say only what you mean, and be sure it’s consistent with the Word.
Jesus said “…by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned” (Matthew 12:36-37). In the realm of the spirit, words are extremely important. Interpreting the Master’s words above literally means, a man will go to heaven or hell because of what he said or didn’t say. But beyond that, your life is the character of your words. If a man’s words are confusing, his life will be confusing. In the same way, if a man’s words are wholesome, his life will be wholesome. This is why you must watch what you say!