No Mortal Ear Should Hear of Our Problems

All have trials--griefs hard to bear, temptations hard to resist. Do not tell your troubles to your fellow mortals but carry everything to God in prayer. Make it a rule never to utter one word of doubt or discouragement. You can do much to brighten the life of others and strengthen their efforts, by words of hope and holy cheer.-- SC 119, 120 (1892). {2MCP 575.1}

“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” Ephesians 4:29 KJV

Proverbs 12:13 "The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble."

"Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God’s favor) to those who hear it." Ephesians 4:29 Amplified Bible (AMP)

1Ti 5:19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.

1Ti 5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.


Wisdom from Above—Men are wanted who feel their need of wisdom from above, men who are converted at heart, who understand that they are but sinful mortals and must learn their lessons in the school of Christ before they are prepared to mold other minds. When men have learned to depend on God, when they have faith that works by love, and purifies their own souls, then they will not lay on other men’s shoulders burdens that are grievous to be borne.—Letter 83, 1896 (May 22, 1896, To O. A. Olsen). {ChL 12.1}

"We are preparing for translation to the heavenly world. Our conversation should be in heaven, from whence we look for the Lord Jesus. He is to be acknowledged as the Giver of every good and perfect gift, the Author of all our blessings, in whom is centered our hope of eternal life." LOMA LINDA MESSAGES, PAGE 314

Q: Can Satan read our thoughts?
A: Regarding this question, Ellen White expressed that "The adversary of souls is not permitted to read the thoughts of men; but he is a keen observer, and he marks the words; he takes account of actions, and skillfully adapts his temptations to meet the cases of those who place themselves in his power. If we would labor to repress sinful thoughts and feelings, giving them no expression in words or actions, Satan would be defeated; for he could not prepare his specious temptations to meet the case" (Selected Messages, Book 1, pp. 122, 123) 

"Not more surely is the place prepared for us in the heavenly mansions than is the special place designated on earth where we are to work for God." Christ’s Object Lessons, page 327

"The way to the throne of God is always open. You cannot always be on your knees in prayer, but your silent petitions may constantly ascend to God for strength and guidance. When tempted, as you will be, you may flee to the secret place of the Most High. His everlasting arms will be underneath you."- Counsels on Health, 362:2.

"We cannot always be on our knees in prayer, but the way to the mercy seat is always open. While engaged in active labor, we may ask for help; and we are promised by One who will not deceive us, 'Ye shall receive.' The Christian can and will find time to pray."-Counsels on Health, 423:1.


This message is for y/our salvation. Do not put it off one single moment. I love you, reader dearly. I want you to be in Heaven with ALL of your children and our families. We MUST, each one of us, die to self, or we will be unfit for heaven. I am trying not to say MY WORDS, but rather the words of Jesus. (Can't go wrong there!) By our words we are sanctified or condemned. If we only speak the words/works of Jesus, we will be safe. Jesus always was trying to convey things without causing offense. If you don't know how to say something without causing offense, leave it UNSAID. There are Bible/SOP verses for the forgoing words I just said!

"Stop trusting people. Their life is in their nostrils. How can they be worth anything?" Is. 2:22 or in the KJV it says "Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?"

Isaiah 51:12 "I, even I, am he who comforts you. Who are you that you fear mortal men, the sons of men, who are but grass,"

Do NOT tell your troubles to your fellow mortals, but carry everything to God in prayer. Make it a rule never to utter one word of doubt or discouragement.

We may keep so near to God that in every unexpected trial our thoughts will turn to Him as naturally as the flower turns to the sun."

Let no murmurs or complaints come from your lips; remember that angels hear these words. 

Q: Did Ellen White write that SDAs should never engage in debates?
A: Ellen White stated that "We should guard against the influence of men who have trained themselves as debaters; for they are in continual danger of handling the word of God deceitfully." Manuscript 15, 1888. The setting was the General Conference of 1888 at which  time the brethren came no with open minds to study the word of God but with fixed positions on certain points. Ellen White's counsel was against debate, for it led men to depend upon their skill rather than the Spirit of God to touch the hearts of men and women. Arthur L. White, Ellen White Estate, 1956.

Ellen White also recognized that in certain situations debate cannot be avoided. In that case she counsels: "Never should you enter upon a discussion, where so much is at stake, relying upon your aptness to handle strong arguments. If it cannot be well avoided, enter the conflict, but enter upon it with firm trust in God, and in the spirit of humility, in the spirit of Jesus, who has bidden you learn of Him who is meek and lowly in heart." Testimonies (Nampa, ID: Pacific Press, 1948) 1:624, 626. Finally, she recommended that "whenever [such] discussions can be avoided, they should be...God is seldom glorified or the truth advanced in these combats." Testimonies, 3:213. 

Quotations from the writings of Ellen G. White with the phrase . . .

Words  of  Doubt - invites Satan to tempt you. Be careful what you say!!!

All this is harming your own soul; for every word of doubt you utter is inviting Satan's temptations; it is strengthening in you the tendency to doubt, and it is grieving from you the ministering angels. When Satan tempts you, breathe not a word of doubt or darkness. If you choose to open the door to his suggestions, your mind will be filled with distrust and rebellious questioning. If you talk out your feelings, every doubt you express not only reacts upon yourself, but it is a seed that will germinate and bear fruit in the life of others, and it may be impossible to counteract the influence of your words. You yourself may be able to recover from the season of temptation and from the snare of Satan, but others who have been swayed by your influence may not be able to escape from the unbelief you have suggested. How important that we speak only those things that will givespiritual strength and life!  Steps to Christ, page 119.1

There is a great work to be done. God's servants are to go from house to house, watching for opportunities to sow the seeds of truth. But many of God's people act as if he desired them to hide their light under a bushel. The Lord says, Bring forth your light. Set it on a candlestick, that it may give light to all that are in the house. Wake up, my brethren and sisters, wake up, and work for the conversion of souls. Do not find fault and criticize. Thus you spend your energies in Satan's cause. Do not give way to anger because you think that you are misunderstood. Was not your Master misunderstood? Speak no word of doubt or unbelief. The more you talk of the difficulties in the way, the larger will they appear. Do not accuse your brethren. Rather accuse yourselves. An untold amount of mischief is done by words of faultfinding and slander. Never tear down the reputation of a fellow being.  {RH, November 10, 1910 par. 12}

Closely connected with Christ's warning in regard to the sin against the Holy Spirit is a warning against idle and evil words. The words are an indication of that which is in the heart. "Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh." But the words are more than an indication of character; they have power to react on the character. Men are influenced by their own words. Often under a momentary impulse, prompted by Satan, they give utterance to jealousy or evil surmising, expressing that which they do not really believe; but the expression reacts on the thoughts. They are deceived by their words, and come to believe that true which was spoken at Satan's instigation. Having once expressed an opinion or decision, they are often too proud to retract it, and try to prove themselves in the right, until they come to believe that they are. It is dangerous to utter a word of doubt, dangerous to question and criticize divine light. The habit of careless and irreverent criticism reacts upon the character, in fostering irreverence and unbelief. Many a man indulging this habit has gone on unconscious of danger, until he was ready to criticize and reject the work of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said, "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."  {DA 323.1}
We need a more heavenly atmosphere to surround our souls. We need to have our lips touched with a live coal from off the altar. We need to hear the word from Christ, "Be thou clean." If we have scattered darkness, if we have accumulated rubbish and hoarded doubts, if we have planted seeds of doubt and discouragement in the minds of others, may God help us to see our sin. We cannot afford to drop a singleword of doubt, for it will germinate and grow and bring forth a bitter harvest. We should take heed to the exhortation, "Be ye holy in all manner of conversation(1 Peter 1:15). One seed of doubt sown, and it is beyond the power of man to kill it. God alone can pluck it from the soul. . . .  {HP 106.4}
One Word of Doubt Makes Room for More -- One word of doubt, one word of evil thinking and evil speaking, makes room for more of the same kind. It is seed-sowing that will prepare for a harvest that few will care to garner. -- Lt 117, 1896.  {2MCP 676.4}
When Satan tempts you, breathe not a word of doubt or darkness. You may have your choice as to who shall rule your heart and control your mind. If you choose to open the door to the suggestions of the evil one, your mind will be filled with distrust and rebellious questioning. You may talk out your feelings, but every doubt you utter is a seed that will germinate and bear fruit in another's life, and it will be impossible to counteract the influence of your words. You may be able to recover from your season of temptation, and from the snare of Satan, but others that have been swayed by your influence may not be able to escapefrom the unbelief you have suggested. How important it is that we speak to those around us only those things which will give spiritual strength and enlightenment! Let us seek to lift souls to Jesus, whom having not seen we may love, and be filled with joy unspeakable and full of glory.  {OHC 319.4}
When Satan casts his hellish shadow athwart my pathway, I do not look at it or talk of it and glorify the devil by talking of him and his power and what a hard time I am having. No, I cleave right through the shadow, and by faith take hold of Jesus Christ. By beholding we "are changed into the same image from glory to glory." Talk faith. Every doubt you express is a seed sown, and that seed will take root in some heart. We do not want to speak one word of doubt and thus praise the devil for his wonderful power to keep you in subjection. No, Christ has purchased me and redeemed me. Satan has no power over me.-- MS 16, 1894.  {2MCP 675.1}
It is dangerous to utter a word of doubt, dangerous to question and criticize divine light. The habit of careless and irreverent criticism reacts upon the character in fostering irreverence and unbelief. Many a man indulging this habit has gone on unconscious of danger until he was ready to criticize and reject the work of the Holy Spirit.-- DA 323 (1898).  {2MCP 575.3}
 If men could realize the blighting influence of doubt upon their minds, if they could but see into the future, they would realize the imperative need of cultivating firm trust in God and implicit confidence in his promises. They would not sow one grain of unbelief; for every single grain blossoms into fruit. Satan is a living, active agent. It is his business to encourage skepticism, and every word of doubt is carefully nourished by the adversary of souls. While men sleep in indifference, suggestions that weaken faith are insinuated into the heart. Influences that confuse the perception of truth are brought to bear upon the life. In every way possible, Satan strives to turn souls from the narrow path that leads to heaven; and because men love darkness they follow the voice of strangers, and reject the call of the Good Shepherd who gave his life for the sheep. The plain, authoritative "Thus saith the Lord," is refused for some winding sophistry of error. Infidelity has increased in proportion as men have questioned the word and requirements of their Maker. They have taken up the work of cheapening character, and lessening faith in the inspiration of the Bible. Men claiming great wisdom have presumed to criticise and cut and cull the words of the living God, and have started questions to make shipwreck of the happiness of their fellow-men and to ruin their hopes of heaven. This is a work that is pleasing to the enemy of all righteousness. The arguments that men bring against the Bible are the result of the counsels of the evil one. The door of their minds was opened to his suggestions, and the more they drifted into error, the greater grew their desire to draw other souls into the same channel of darkness.  {RH, January 10, 1888 par. 14}
February 11, 1890  The Danger of Talking Doubt. - By Mrs. E. G. White.
When Satan tempts you, breathe not a word of doubt or darkness. You may have your choice as to who shall rule your heart and control your mind. If you choose to open the door to the suggestions of the evil one, your mind will be filled with distrust and rebellious questioning. You may talk out your feelings, but every doubt you utter is a seed that will germinate and bear fruit in another's life, and it will be impossible to counteract the influence of your words. You may be able to recover from your season of temptation, and from the snare of Satan, but others that have been swayed by your influence may not be able to escape from the unbelief you have suggested. How important it is that we speak to those around us only those things which will give spiritual strength and enlightenment! Let us seek to lift souls to Jesus, whom having not seen we may love, and be filled with joy unspeakable and full of glory.  {RH, February 11, 1890 par. 5}

Judged by our Words

It is a common theme that the wicked snare themselves, falling into their own pit, judged by their own words, rather than God specifically snaring them (e.g. Ps. 7:15; 9:15; 57:6; Prov. 26:27; 28:10; Ecc. 10:8).  From their own mouth and words men will be judged (Mt. 12:37; Lk. 19:22 cp. 2 Sam. 1:16; 1 Kings 20:40). It could even be that the Lord cites the condemnatory words of the rejected uttered during their lifetimes and leaves these as their condemnation. Woe, therefore, to he or she who has said unrepentantly that they don’t want to be in the Kingdom if brother x or sister y are going to be there. “He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life; but he that openeth wide his lips [in this life] shall have destruction” at judgment day (Prov. 13:3). The link between the final verdict and the words we use today is that clear. When the Jews spoke out the judgment they thought should come on those who killed the Master’s Son, the Lord cited their words back to them as description of their own forthcoming condemnation (Mt. 21:41,43). This is just as David was invited to speak words of judgment on a sinner, and was told: “thou art the man”.

Whatever we have spoken in darkness will be revealed for all to hear and know (Lk. 12:2,3)- our words will as it were be cited back to us before others in that day. We will be judged by our words. The Lord says this in the context of warning us not to have the leaven of hypocrisy in the matter of our words- there’s no point in saying one thing to one person and something different to someone else, because our words will be gone through at the judgment and will be open for everyone to hear. We should live, He implies, as if we are now before the judgment; speaking things we wouldn’t be ashamed for anyone to hear. Note in passing how he says that hypocrisy in our words is like leaven, that corrupts and spreads within an individual and a community. Once somebody starts being hypocritical with their words, someone else does. And we’ve all seen plenty of this, in office departments, classrooms, men working together, women running childcare groups together, in families…and even in ecclesias. Someone has to break the cycle of saying one thing to one, and something different to someone else.

The idea of dishonest words being like yeast, a source of corruption (Lk. 12:1-3), takes us to Mt. 12:32-37: “Whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him…Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh… 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 [then], and by thy words thou shalt be condemned”. The fruit of the tree equals the words (as in Prov. 12:14; 13:2); a corrupt man will speak corrupt words. And these will be the basis of his condemnation. By contrast “the fruit of our lips” should be praise (Heb. 13:15). “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth” (Eph. 4:29) refers to the Lord’s words- the corrupt fruit is corrupt words. But the idea is that we bear the fruit now- our words now are our fruit. The Lord puts it all another way in Lk. 6:44 when He says that men don’t “gather” good fruit from a corrupt tree. The language of gathering is very much that of judgment to come; and yet the fruit is produced and gathered now, in the words / fruit that comes out of our mouth. This is why right now we can judge a false teacher, by his corrupt words [this is one of the contexts of the Lord’s words about corrupt trees and fruit- we see the fruit now]. The corrupt man will speak villainy (Is. 32:6). But corrupt words don’t just mean expletives- the false teacher would be too smart to use them. He comes in sheep’s clothing.

Lk. 6:41-44 gives us an example of “corrupt” words; words which create a corrupting spiritual influence in a man or in a community. One may say to his brother that he must cast out the splinter from his eye, although he has a plank in his own. And the Lord goes on to say that a good tree doesn’t bring forth corrupt fruit. The corrupt fruit, as in the above passages, means ‘corrupt words’. And in Lk. 6:45 the Lord concludes by saying that “for of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh”. The corrupt fruit are the corrupt words of Lk. 6:42- saying, ‘My brother, I’m very sorry, but I just have to correct you, you are so obviously wrong and stupid to walk round with a splinter in your eye, I can correct your spiritual vision, because I see perfectly. At the moment your spiritual perception [‘eye’] is just hopeless. Your understanding of this passage and that verse are totally wrong, your standards of dress and behaviour are an affront to our holy God. Without me, and listening to what I tell you, you’ll never stumble your way to the Kingdom’. The Lord understood ‘the eye’ as ones’ spiritual vision (Mt. 6:22,23). These kind of words, in essence, are the real leaven; they corrupt / pull apart over time communities as well as individual faith. These criticisms work away within a brother or sister, deaffirming them as believers, deaffirming them for who they are, raising doubt and not hope, humiliating them that they haven’t made the grade …until they are corrupted. We will be judged by our words.

We have a specific example of a man being punished in judgment for his words, and it may well be the basis for the Lord’s teaching here: “When the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.   For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done this…” (Is. 10:11,12). And there follows a long quotation of his words. These words were the ‘fruit of his heart’- out of the abundance of his heart his mouth had spoken. And these words were almost cited back to him at the time of his condemnation. We know, however, that it is quite possible for human actions and words to not reflect the heart. Consider how Sennacherib invaded Judah but in his heart “he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so” (Is. 10:7). This is why the Lord clearly condemns the thought as being as bad as the action, even if the action isn’t actually committed. Ps. 55:21 laments how words can not reflect the true state of a man’s heart: “The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords”. So why, then, is there so much emphasis on spoken words as the basis for judgment to come? Surely it is that although thoughts will also be judged, and the hypocrites revealed for who they are, it doesn’t follow that a good man sometimes uses ‘corrupt speech’. It’s impossible. A good man cannot bring forth bad words. But a bad man can sometimes bring forth words which seem good on the surface, but which are in fact counterfeit. But it can’t happen another way- a good man’s words aren’t just his surface level sin. And I for one flinch at this; because when I have to own up to having said inappropriate words, my flesh wants me to think that in my heart, I didn’t mean them. And yet, ruthlessly, I must press the point: bad words reflect a bad heart. We can’t justify them. We must repent of them, and by the influence of knowing God, through and in His Son and His word, we must change the state of mind that leads to them. And we should be, on one hand, simply worried: that bad words came out of a bad heart. And a good man cannot bring forth such corrupt fruit. There is with some especially the problem of temper, saying things well beyond what they really mean in hot blood. But here again, the words of hot blood do reflect something of the real man or woman. The tongue is a fire that can lead to condemnation, whatever and however we justify its’ words as a relatively harmless outcome of our personality type. This may be true, but the words that result aren’t harmless. We will be judged by our words.

Speaking of the sudden destruction of the wicked at the future judgment, David reflected: “So they shall make their own tongues to fall upon themselves” (Ps. 64:8). Unsound speech will be condemned, or perhaps [will lead to our] condemnation (Tit. 2:8). The implication seems to be that our words will be quoted back to us during the judgment process. Brother, sister, think about this. It doesn’t need me to tell you what words you should or shouldn’t be saying. This thought alone will elicit from you acute self-awareness and self-knowledge in this matter. If you meditate upon it- that our words will be cited to us at judgment day. By our words we really will be justified or condemned. The false prophets were judged according to their words: “Every man’s word shall be his burden” at the day of Babylonian judgment (Jer. 23:36). Gal. 6:5 alludes here in saying that at the judgment, every man shall bear his own burden- i.e., that of his own words.  We truly ‘make the answer now’. The Saviour came more to save than  condemn (Jn. 12:47); it is men who condemn themselves as inappropriate to receive eternal life. It is their words, not His, which will be the basis of their rejection. We must so speak as those who will be judged, knowing that he who showed no mercy in his words will receive none (James 2:12,13); our words of mercy or condemnation, and perhaps the way we say them, will be the basis upon which we will be accepted or rejected. “A fool’s mouth is [will be] his destruction, and his mouth calleth for strokes [i.e. condemnation at the judgment, Lk. 12:47,48]” (Prov. 18:6). By our words we may be shouting out for condemnation. “In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride [with which he will be beaten at the day of judgment]; but the lips of the wise shall preserve them” from such a fate (Prov. 14:3). Our words are as fire, and are to be connected with the fire of condemnation (James 3:5,6), which our words have already kindled (Lk. 12:49).  Likewise wrongly gained wealth is the fire that will burn those who have it at the last day (James 5:3). James is picking up a figure from Is. 33:11, again concerning the final judgment: “Your [own] breath [i.e. words], as fire, shall devour you”. Their breath, their words, were as fire which would in the end be the basis of their condemnation. Nadab and Abihu kindled strange fire, and it was with that fire that God burnt them up, in symbol of His destruction of all the wicked at judgment day (Lev. 10:2).

Quite simply, by our words today we are deciding our eternal future. We will be judged by our words. The rejected will have cried out for their own condemnation through their words. Consider:

We can bite and devour one another in gossip and slander (Gal. 5:15).

As the Jews did in their day of condemnation in the Babylonian invasion (Jer. 19:9); and as the rejected may literally do in the future, according to this type.

The Jews gnashed their teeth against Stephen (Acts 7:54)

As they will at the judgment (Mt. 8:12; 13:42,50; 22:13; 24:51)

We have dwelt on the negatives- the need to avoid bad speech. But we must match this with a speech salted with salt, a figure for the peace that there should be between us. As salt was added to the sacrifices to make them acceptably burn, so good speech is vital for our final acceptance. And not only must we speak words of comfort, love and grace; but words of power and meaning. The Lord said that we will give account for every idle / useless word we speak (Mt. 12:36,37). The same word is used in Mt. 20:6 about the idle, unworking labourers doing nothing. The Lord may be warning that if our lives are just empty words, we must give account for these words. We can so easily be as the son who says he will go work in the vineyard but doesn’t go (Mt. 21:31). For we live in a world of words that lack power, bereft of meaning. Promises mean nothing, there is no substance and underpinning to words. Yet we are to speak “as oracles of God”, reflecting the Father’s speech in our own.



Bridling the Tongue

We must realize that it is perfectly possible to have an appearance of spirituality and yet make no real effort to control our words: “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 1:26). Peter likewise teaches the possibility of bridling the tongue: “For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile” (1 Pet. 3:10). And yet straight away we run into a seeming contradiction with James 3:7-10: “Every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:   But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh”. James himself appeals in his letter for us to bridle the tongue. But here he seems to say that the tongue is uncontrollable, and “we”- he includes himself- use it to both bless God and curse men. And he goes on to say that this shouldn’t be so, because a good tree brings forth good fruit, i.e. words. Inappropriate words from our mouths indicate that there is something fundamentally wrong with our spirituality. What is the reconciliation of this? I suggest that James, despite being a leading brother, is showing a chink in his own armour, and thereby empowering his message all the more. He is saying that he himself has to admit that “we”, including himself, do sometimes say inappropriate things. The tongue can be bridled, it can be as Peter puts it ‘refrained’. But in practice, no man seems able to totally tame the tongue. And this is why James also says in this very context that we shouldn’t be eager to be teachers, because it is almost inevitable that we will use words wrongly and thereby offend our brother, with all the Biblical implications this carries: “For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man” (3:2). James, a teacher in the ecclesia, a Master in Israel, says that “we”, himself included, at times offend others; because “the tongue can no man tame”. And yet it can be bridled, refrained, tamed, just as a horse can be tamed by use of a bridle. Surely what James is saying is this: ‘This matter of the tongue worries me no end. I know I, and all of us, could tame our tongues. It’s vital we do. But inappropriate words do still come out of me, and you. And it worries me, because a good tree doesn’t bear such bad fruit. It seems no man among us can tame his tongue as he ought. Oh wretched men that we are. Me especially, because I’m your teacher, James the brother of Jesus Himself. Yes, let us strive the more earnestly in this matter of bridling the tongue. But who in the end shall deliver us from this bondage of corruption, this seeming inability to live and speak and do and be as we ought to? I thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord and His saving grace’. Amen.

“Let my words be sweet

Because tomorrow I shall have to eat them”

Never  Utter  one  Word  of  doubt

Let us take heed to our words. Let us talk faith, and we shall have faith. Never give place to a thought of discouragement in the work of God. Never utter a word of doubt. It is as seed sown in the heart of both speaker and hearers, to produce a harvest of discouragement and unbelief. -- Letter 77, 1895.  {Ev 633.1}

Let us take heed to our words. Let us talk faith, and we shall have faith. Never give place to a thought of discouragement in the work of God. Never utter a word of doubt. It is as seed sown in the heart of both speaker and hearers, to produce a harvest of discouragement and unbelief.-- Ev 633.  {VSS 163.1}

All have trials; griefs hard to bear, temptations hard to resist. Do not tell your troubles to your fellow mortals, but carry everything to God in prayer. Make it a rule never to utter one word of doubt or discouragement. You can do much to brighten the life of others and strengthen their efforts, by words of hope and holy cheer.  Steps to Christ, page 119.3
All have trials, griefs hard to bear, temptations hard to resist. Do not tell your troubles  to your fellow-mortals, but carry everything to God in prayer. Make it a rule never to utter one word of doubt or discouragement. You can do much to brighten the lives of others and to strengthen their efforts, by words of holy cheer.  {ST, August 6, 1902 par. 7}
We permit ourselves to feel altogether too much care and trouble and perplexity in the Lord's work. We need to trust him, believe on him, and go forward. We should not shadow the lives of others with our sorrows or disappointments, or discourage them by leaving our work for them to do. All have Satan and his host to meet, and need to put forth their utmost efforts to resist the powers of darkness. All have trials, griefs hard to bear, temptations hard to resist. Do not tell your troubles to your fellow-mortals, but carry everything to God in prayer. Make it a rule never to utter one word of doubt or discouragement. You can do much to brighten the lives of others and strengthen their efforts, by words of hope and holy cheer, even when your own heart is weighed down with unspoken sorrow.  {RH, April 24, 1883 par. 8}
As you go through life, you will meet with those whose lot is far from easy. Toil and deprivation, with no hope for better things in the future, make their burden very heavy. . . . Careworn and oppressed, they know not where to turn for relief. Put your whole heart into the work of helping them. It is not God's purpose that His children shall shut themselves up to themselves. Remember that for them, as well as for you, Christ died. Hold out to them a helping hand. . . . Make it a rule never to utter one word of doubt or discouragement. You can do much to brighten the lives of others . . . by words of holy cheer.  {HP 239.3}
Never Utter a Word of Doubt -- All have trials--griefs hard to bear, temptations hard to resist. Do not tell your troubles to your fellow mortals but carry everything to God in prayer. Make it a rule never to utter one word of doubt or discouragement. You can do much to brighten the life of others and strengthen their efforts, by words of hope and holy cheer.-- SC 119, 120 (1892).  {2MCP 575.1}

(2 Timothy 2:23-26.) Hazards of Quibbling—[Revelation 3:1-3 quoted.] 

Among the people to whom this message was sent, there were those who had heard and been convinced by the preaching of John the Baptist, but who had lost the faith in which they once rejoiced. There were others who had received the truth from Christ’s teaching, and who were once ardent believers, but who had lost their first love, and were without spiritual strength. They had not held the beginning of their confidence firm unto the end. They had a name to live, but as far as exerting a saving influence is concerned, they were dead. They had a form of godliness without the power. They quibbled about matters of no special importance, not given by the Lord as tests, till these matters became as mountains, separating them from Christ and from one another....“I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.” With God outward show weighs nothing. The outward forms of religion, without the love of God in the soul, are utterly worthless. S.D.A. Bible Commentary Vol. 7, Page 958

Prayer moves the arm of Omnipotence.

The revelation of Christ in your own character will have a transforming power upon all with whom you come in contact.

Nothing is apparently more helpless, yet really more invincible, than the soul that feels its nothingness, and relies wholly on God.

Whatever may be our situation, we have a Guide to direct our way; whatever our perplexities, we have a sure counselor; whatever our sorrow, bereavement, or loneliness, we have a sympathizing Friend.


Remember that Jesus said in Matthew 12:36, "But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment."

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2 Chronicles 29:15 And they gathered their brethren, and sanctified themselves, and came, according to the commandment of the king, by the words of the LORD, to cleanse the house of the LORD.

“We are in this world to lift the cross of self-denial. As we lift this cross we shall find that it lifts us.” — Ellen G. White, T8

We MUST THANK GOD for every single problem. Thank Him even more for our problems, than for the good things, but they are ALL, our individual  BLESSINGS!

No Mortal Ear Should Hear Any of Our Problems. There will be a growing intelligence in prayer. We are receiving a divine education, and this is illustrated in a life of diligence and zeal.

These are quotes from Jesus, this is my message to you for us and our families. WE MUST OBEY to BE HAPPY:

  1. Do NOT tell your troubles to your fellow mortals, [even if true] but carry everything to God in prayer
  2. Make it a rule never to utter one word of doubt or discouragement.
  3. We may keep so near to God that in every unexpected trial our thoughts will turn to Him as naturally as the flower turns to the sun."
  4. Let no murmurs or complaints come from your lips; remember that angels hear these words.
  5. Prayer moves the arm of Omnipotence.
  6. The revelation of Christ in your own character will have a transforming power upon all with whom you come in contact.
  7. Those who prayerfully study the Bible go from each search wiser than  they were before. Thus they will find the hidden treasure; for the Lord will quicken their understanding.

  8. If you love the Scriptures, and search them whenever there is opportunity, that you may come into possession of their rich treasures, then you may be assured that Jesus is drawing you to Himself.
  9. Christ is waiting with longing desire for the manifestation of Himself in His church. When the character of Christ shall be perfectly produced in His people, then He will come to claim them as His own.
  10. Everyone who enters the pearly gates of the city of God will enter there as a conqueror, and his greatest conquest will have been the conquest of self.
  11. When the darkness is deepest, the light of a God like character will shine the  brightest.
  12. Nothing is apparently more helpless, yet really more invincible, than the soul that feels its nothingness, and relies wholly on God.
  13. Whatever may be our situation, we have a Guide to direct our way; whatever our perplexities, we have a sure counselor; whatever our sorrow, bereavement, or loneliness, we have a sympathizing Friend.
  14. Repentance is turning from self to Christ; and when we receive Christ so that through faith He can live His life in us, good works will be manifest.

  15. If we draw near to God, He will put a word in our mouth to speak for Himeven praise unto His name. He will teach us a strain from the song of the angels, even thanksgiving to our heavenly Father.


    Christ desires us to make His service appear attractive, as it really is. Let your self-denials and the secret heart trials be revealed to the compassionate Saviour. Let your burdens be left at the foot of the cross, and go on your way rejoicing in His love who first loved you.


    Men may never know of the work going on secretly between the soul and God, but the result of the Spirit's work upon the heart will be manifest to all, for He "which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly."

DO NOT think to situate yourself, so you will not be tempted to sin, (<<<EW says this, because it may work for a time, but Satan knows just where to find these souls and WILL) (by retaliation, by gossip, by faultfinding, by complaining, by criticizing, by accusing, by telling others of our problems, lying lips, these are ALL VAIN religion, whoever indulges in these sins are unfit for heaven) 

Who is the accuser of the brethren? When we tell others any of our problems, other than GOD, in the name of Jesus Christ, we are sinning. Think it through. We are always trying to JUSTIFY SELF. Accusing someone, when we complain. DO NOT MURMUR AND COMPLAIN! This message is for not just you, but our whole family. If you go onto endtimewarning.com under shareable downloads, you will find a newsletter I have put together about HOW TO BE PERFECT! It only touches on a few things.....but it's a start. 

Only PRAYERS and PRAISE TO GOD should be on our lips, EVER.

“Truth that is not lived, that is not imparted to others, loses its life-giving power, its healing virtue.” — Ellen G. White, T8 

By our thoughts, words & actions, our fruits reveal who lives inside us. We reveal who we are an ambassador for by our words, looks & actions.

Ask GOD, in the name of Jesus to help you. He will, as you by faith, determine to do this, it will transform your mind. I can do ALL things through Christ who STRENGTHENS me! Just pray, whenever bad thoughts/words start to flow, JESUS! SAVE ME or I perish! he will. God thru Jesus is doing it for me.... I am working on this big time.

THE biggest thing to remember is to ABIDE IN JESUS, MOMENT BY MOMENT. Pray continually...Help me God, in the name of your dear Son to do YOUR will and NOT MINE!

This is my message to you my dear Father & Mother, who I want to be in Heaven. I pray for you everyday, and I hope you pray for ALL of us. The last part of the message is to beg forgiveness for anything I have done in the past to hurt or hinder your walk with GOD. Please forgive me. This is what each of us must do to rid ourselves of the pride of life. Do you think it better to save face, than to humble yourself and ask for forgiveness to save your own soul and those around you who you come in contact with?

When we love the world as He [Jesus] has loved it, then for us His mission is accomplished. We are fitted for heaven; for we have heaven in our hearts. OFC. 201.

Pray for a LIVING faith. To create a right spirit and for a new mind....let this mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus!

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 KJV

The opinion prevails with many that all which appears like courtesy or refinement must, in some sense, pertain to Christ. Never was there a greater mistake. These qualities should grace the character of every Christian, for they would exert a powerful influence in favor of true religion; but they must be consecrated to God, or they also are a power for evil. Many a man of cultured intellect and pleasant manners, who would not stoop to what is commonly regarded as an immoral act, is but a polished instrument in the hands of Satan. The insidious, deceptive character of his influence and example renders him a more dangerous enemy to the cause of Christ than are those who are ignorant and uncultured. — Ellen G. White, GC p509

“The influence of the Holy Spirit is the life of Christ in the soul. We do not now see Christ and speak to Him, but His Holy Spirit is just as near us in one place as another. It works in and through every one who receives Christ. Those who know the indwelling of the Spirit reveal the fruits of the Spirit,-"love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith." (Ellen G. White, Bible Echo 17th June 1901)


“The followers of Christ and the servants of Satan cannot harmonize. The offense of the cross has not ceased. ‘All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.’ 2 Timothy 3:12.” — Ellen G. White, GC p507.   LET'S NOT SELF INFLICT PERSECUTION WITHOUT BEING FOR THE CAUSE OF GOD!

“Then take your Bible and present yourself before your Heavenly Father, saying, ‘Enlighten me; teach me what is truth.’ The Lord will regard your prayer, and the Holy Spirit will impress the truth upon your soul.” — ST, Feb. 6, 1893, Ellen G. White

“The Holy Spirit must work the man; the man must not endeavor to work the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is not a servant, but a controlling power. The Holy Spirit causes the truth to shine in every mind, and speaks through every discourse where the minister surrenders himself to its working.” — The Voice in Speech and Song, Ellen G. White, p.285

“Wherever the divine precepts are rejected, sin ceases to appear sinful or righteousness desirable.” — Ellen G. White, GC p.584

“None but those who have fortified the mind with the truths of the Bible will stand through the last great conflict.” — Ellen G. White, GC p.593

“The multitudes do not want Bible truth, because it interferes with the desires of the sinful, world-loving heart; and Satan supplies the deceptions which they love.” — Ellen G. White, GC p.595


I would suggest memorizing this Bible verse, I am in the process of memorizing it myself:

THIS IS THE BIBLE TELLING US WHAT WORDS TO USE:

1 Timothy 6:3-5

King James Version (KJV)

 3If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome wordseven the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

 4He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

 5Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from suchwithdraw thyself.


We must pray constantly, with a humble mind and a meek and lowly spirit.  “Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees. .... Prayer turns aside the attacks of Satan.” EW, Reflecting Christ, p. 275. ... angels from heaven take up the strain and unite in praise and thanksgiving to God.

Even our praise and prayers to God are as filthy rags without Jesus interceding for us on our behalf!


"Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;" Philippians 1:27

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