Study in James – Jas 3:7-10 The Tongue Can No Man Tame

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Jas 3:7  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:
Jas 3:8  But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
Jas 3:9  Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
Jas 3:10  Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. (“he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven” – Rev 13:6)

Every kind of beast within us has been tamed through self-help groups. The world within us has used the unclean birds of the air, which are false doctrines from the serpent, to tame all things in the world, represented by the sea. There is no denying that many fleshly lives have been helped by AA, NA, other religions, all kinds of self-help groups, and governments that have made a great impact on carnal lives. There are many people who have been great figures in history that have helped many people, and that cannot be denied.

But in no way shape or form did these doctrines make one step closer to knowing the true God. They have tamed the beasts’ outward acts, but the tongue still identifies the truth of the heart of these doctrines. This little member cannot be tamed by ANY DOCTRINE. They can sing great melodies about God, about heaven, and how to get there, but all is vain, useless, flesh-worshipping DUNG. Eventually the tongue opens wide the mouth of the beast and says, “I did these things of my own freewill”, “I was able to dig down deep within myself and do what I know needed to be done.” Anyone who goes against this beast is ridiculed and laughed at, like those who laughed at Christ when He said that the girl is not dead but was asleep.

Mat 9:24  He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.
Mat 9:25  But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.

We need not mourn as others that are IN THE WORLD about the condition of people who religion calls dead. We need not try and save them from the fairy tale of a burning place of eternal torment because we know that they are not dead but asleep. They are asleep in the sin of iniquity and self-righteousness, because they believe their deeds are their own deeds, whether good or evil.

Jas 3:9  Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
Jas 3:10  Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

Out of the same mouth proceeds eloquent words of blessings, and out of the same mouth proceeds words of cursings toward others because they have not overcome their own fleshly faults given them by God Himself. But the tongue says that, “it was by my own freewill I do the work or do not do the work.” The religions in us, which we have convoluted together to make our own god, teach us that if someone does not know what we know about Jesus, Allah, or Mary, or any other false god we have created, they are going to a place of eternal torment. We are in fact “cursing” them. However, if they agree with us, then we “bless” them with our “mark” and identify them as a worshipper of the first beast. The Jesus they preach is a weak, feckless god that cannot save anyone. The same goes for Allah and Mary.

In verse 9 it says in the King James that men are “made” in the “similitude of God”. They were made as a one-time act about 6000 years ago. However, a little closer examination of the word “similitude” shows us something totally different.

From G3666; assimilation, that is, resemblance: – similitude.
Total KJV occurrences: 1

From G3666

From G3664; to assimilate, that is, compare; passively to become similar: – be (make) like, (in the) liken (-ess), resemble.
Total KJV occurrences: 15

As you can see, this “similitude” is not a one-time act in any of us. Each individual aion is BEING MADE INTO THE IMAGE OF GOD. Our trials, our addictions, our evils, our good, our every second of life are AGGRESIVE actions on behalf of God to mold us into His image. We are passively receiving this molding whether we know it in this resurrection or the next. The Spirit of God opened the heavens in James to write these things in basically a parable to the world. I used to read James and go into a frenzy because it seemed naturally to say the opposite of Romans. But now seeing the word of God, by The Spirit of God, I can see that “the sum” of God’s word tells the whole story.

Jas 3:11  Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
Jas 3:12  Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

The fountain is us, the fig tree is us, the olive tree is us, the vine is us, and the water is the doctrines that proceed out of our wells. Our wells cannot send forth fresh water that is able to quench the fiery darts of the wicked one. We can only bring forth bitter words that cannot help anyone as far as gaining greater knowledge of God. We cannot change who we are. We see them as we see ourselves, independent creations mapping out our own future by the free will we received with the creation of mankind 6000 years ago. We bless those that get an outward victory over these trials and curse them which do not.

Jer 13:23  Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.

We cannot see ourselves as those that do not get the victory over fleshly sins and false doctrines. We judge them with our self-righteous wide-opened mouth beast and put ourselves above them as their judges. We do not see that it is by their very trials through sins of the flesh and entanglement in false doctrines that they being molded. It is these very things that God is using to bring them to His goodness by BEING CRUSHED and repenting of worshiping the beast.

Rom 2:1  Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man (this ‘O’man’ is the second beast, our religious beast), whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things (because we all are born sin and fall short of the glory of God).
Rom 2:2  But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them (fallen mankind) which commit such things.
Rom 2:3  And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
Rom 2:4  Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

It was the goodness of God that used these trials in life to MAKE US INTO THE SIMILITUDE OF GOD. We are being made in an ongoing molding process through the trials of life predestined for us to go through by the killing the old man and giving life to the new man, THE WISE MAN, Christ in us.

Jas 3:13  Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

This WISE MAN that is endued with knowledge, that shows His wisdom out of a good life of works WITH MEEKNESS, is Christ in us.

Isa 61:1  The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
Isa 61:2  To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
Isa 61:3  To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that HE might be glorified.

This wise Man is now sitting upon the throne of His temple, which temple we are, showing them how beautiful the trials were and why we have to go through them. He shows us that Babylon was the oppressor and that the beast was our god. He shows us His goodness in the trials and that we are being created daily. He shows us His Day of Vengeance upon our old man is the dethroning of The Man of Sin.

Then He shows us that inward dethroning is what we were created for and that from this dethroning we become Who He is in this world.

Mat 5:5  Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Mat 11:29  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Mat 11:30  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

As Isaiah said, the works that are done in meekness of wisdom are done for the glory of God. We can take no credit for them.

Isa 61:3 …that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that HE might be glorified.

HE, not us. BUT…

Jas 3:14  But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
Jas 3:15  This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
Jas 3:16  For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

This is the sign of the man of sin that is constantly trying to climb back on the throne. He has a HEAD WOUND, his father is the devil, and he wars against everyone who dwells in heaven, the Spirit of God. His work is evil, and it is earthly centered, sensual and devilish. His works are works of the flesh, by the flesh and for the flesh, to create a kingdom in the flesh.

Rev 13:3  And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

Rev 11:7  And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

Rev 12:7  And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
Rev 12:8  And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
Rev 12:9  And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Rev 12:17  And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Rev 13:7  And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

Rev 19:19  And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.

But when this man of sin, when Satan’s place (his holy place) is not found in heaven anymore, we are freed from the S-atan I-nfluenced N-ature = SIN that has ruled our world.  However we must see that Satan had a PLACE in heaven. He was formed and created to occupy our heavens until The Day of The LORD comes into each aion, in this resurrection or the next. When His place is no longer FOUND, then we get to the last two verses of James chapter 3 where we see the new heavens where Satan no longer rules.

Jas 3:17  But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

Wisdom that is now from above is the works we spoke of in chapter 2. It is in fact the creation of the new man, a work of God that imputes righteousness that we can be called the friends of God, like Abraham. He, the new man, only comes to be generated by the crushing of the old man, Abram, which is of the 7. The 7 is the completed work of God in the crushing of the flesh, which then generates the birth of the new man, which is the eighth, and of the 7, which had to go into perdition himself.

Rev 17:10  And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
Rev 17:11  And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

This new man must go into perdition? What does “goeth into perdition” mean now that we know that all things are from God, by God, consist by God and for God?

First the word “goeth”.

From G5259 and G71; to lead (oneself) under, that is, withdraw or retire (as if sinking out of sight), literally or figuratively: – depart, get hence, go (a-) way.
Total KJV occurrences: 81

And now ” perdition “.

From a presumed derivative of G622; ruin or loss (physical, spiritual or eternal): – damnable (-nation), destruction, die, perdition, X perish, pernicious ways, waste.
Total KJV occurrences: 20

The new man understands that he is led out of sight, that he shrinks out of the glory of God that God may be glorified in all things. The perdition is seeing oneself as the work of God and that all things where done by God and for God. We take no glory, as the old man did, in acts that we thought we accomplished in and of ourselves. The old man is being destroyed, the new man emerges as Christ, seeing  “I can do nothing of myself”.

Joh 5:19  Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

Joh 5:30  I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

Joh 8:28  Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.

And now us;

Joh 15:5  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

Jas 3:18  And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

The fruit of righteousness of which the above verse is speaking is “love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance” (Gal 5:22).  It is knowing that “all things work together for good to them love God” (Rom 8:28). But if we do not love God, but love ourselves above God, which we all do from birth, then we will have the following reaction of which James is speaking. These lusts are the lusts inside each of us to be God. In every single aspect of life, we want control, and we want our righteousness to be acknowledged as OURS. We need, we desire, and we lust to be praised for something, for anything that will puff the flesh up as an individual.

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