Proverbs 15: King James Bible
Breach in Spirit – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter fifteen, Verse 4
4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – Breach in Spirit
In my opinion, this is one of the most insightful and descriptive verses, that we’re run into throughout these devotionals, as it would relate to direct spiritual significance. All of the different verses that we’ve covered throughout these devotionals, find a sound reason through the verse above. But, that’s my opinion, yours may be different.
I’ve written about this in one way or another in both of my books, “Kingdom of Darkness in a Fallen World,” and “Not of this World: Out of the Mire.” For a quick sum up, what we say can have either an immediate impact concerning spiritual matters, or a more gradual effect, depending on the situation.
The Father does not waste time, nor does he establish thing for nothing. If he tells us to take notice and to bridle our tongues, it’s not because of his sensitivity for foul or perverse language.
We are spiritual beings, clothed in a soul, and housed in a body. What stirs up from the heart, comes out of our mouths, and doesn’t fall to the ground as we may think.
We are made in the image of God. He has given us an attribute, that isn’t activated in any other creature, and that is the ability to speak with intention, rather than say, a repeating parrot.
With that, is a portion of power, that is stirred up in the spirit, and may eventually overflow into the flesh. And there is never more power in our words, like when it lines up with the very Word of God.
This is abused and exaggerated in all kinds of doctrine. Laying hands on a house because you want that house, won’t get you that house. Well, unless the Lord wills for you to have that house, then you’re on to something.
But unless that’s the case, the power of your words will not interrupt the Father’s will. If it’s not his will for you to have it, then it’s his will for someone else. Makes sense right? But I digress…
The Lord has established spiritual laws concerning words. We can bless others or ourselves, and we can curse others and ourselves. The Lord would rather us bless and not curse.
The most damage is done, when people are clueless to this, and wind up cursing themselves all over the place. The laws that have been established are to give us a chance to give no place for the enemy to take hold, or grow roots into our lives.
But should we say things that cause a breach in the spirit, there is no shortage of unseen, unwanted demonic beings willing to traverse through that breach. That breach in the spirit is also an invitation toward these things, because legally (spiritually speaking), you’ve given them the right to come in and oppress you in whatever manner you’ve invited.
And for people that choose to remain clueless about these matters, it only gets worse from there incrementally. My advice? Don’t do that.
Related New Testament Scripture
Romans 3: King James Bible
12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: 15 Their feet are swift to shed blood: 16 Destruction and misery are in their ways: 17 And the way of peace have they not known: 18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
James 1: King James Bible
26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
James 3: King James Bible
5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: 8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
Thank you for this powerful verse, and the insight that you stir within us as we read it. Please cause for all of us who are in the Body of Christ, to gain a complete understanding of what it is you mean, concerning our speech, what we say, how we say it, and an understanding concerning the power that you’ve given us in the usage of these words. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we pray.
Can you think of anything you may have said recently, that might have been a breach in spirit?
- Daily Inspiration from Proverbs 10 P.101 – Multitude of Words
- Daily Inspiration from Proverbs 12 P.137 – The Truth and The Lies
- Daily Inspiration from Proverbs 16 P. 208 – Preparation of the Heart
- Daily Inspiration from Proverbs 14 P.182 – Security of Understanding
- Daily Inspiration from Proverbs 18 P. 253 – Power of the Tongue