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Emanna for 12/26/2018

Being Delivered from Itching Ears

Bible Verses

James 3:9 With it
[the tongue]
we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made according to the likeness of God. (10) Out of the same mouth come forth blessing and cursing. These things, my brothers, ought not to be so. (11) Does the spring, out of the same opening, gush forth the sweet and the bitter? 2 Tim. 4:3 ...having itching ears, (4) And they will turn away their ear from the truth and will be turned aside to myths.

Words of Ministry

If a spring cannot gush forth two kinds of water, a mouth cannot speak two kinds of words. A spring can only gush forth one kind of water. In the same way a mouth can only speak one kind of word. We must deal with idle words before the Lord in a definite way. If this leakage is not stopped, undesirable things will keep pouring in, and things that should not leak away will continue to leak away. The loss will be immeasurable. We have to stop this leakage at any cost. We need to ask the Lord, saying, "Lord, deal with my mouth so that I can be preserved by Your grace." If we want to be one who stops the leakage, we must first ask God to deliver us from our curiosity. We should learn to fear God. Many Christians are curious; they like to hear novel things and even filthy things. Their ears are like a garbage can which takes in all kinds of things. If we are delivered from this, we will save ourselves from many sins and help many brothers and sisters from many sins. If our ears are not itching and if we do not afford others the opportunity to speak idle words, we will preserve our mouth from leaking life and help others to stop their leakage.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, General Messages, Vol. 37, in The Collected Works of Watchman Nee, pp. 55-56. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.