As I was meditating upon the LORD, He spoke to me the words, “Big Mouth.”
I began to inquire of Him what these words of knowledge meant and He began to speak to my spirit regarding Nabal, who was described in 1 Samuel 25:2 as a rich property owner who “was very wealthy.
He had a thousand goats and three thousand sheep, which he was shearing in Carmel. He was a harsh and brutal man, who had married a kind woman named Abigail, full of wisdom.
You see, David was the opposite a kind, caring and gentle man who cared about others; especially God’s people and this is why he stopped to help the men, Nabal’s men, to shear his sheep and to keep them safe from harm, putting up a wall of defense to keep them safe from harm.
However, in return, all David asked for was food and other resources, because he was low on supplies, and I am sure he felt Nabal men would be kind to him as he was to them.
All he was trying to do was be both neighborly and friendly. But when Nabal men told him what David was requesting, that was not how Nabal received him.
The LORD begin to say to me that a big mouth is never discreet!
According to Webster’s Dictionary, a big mouth person is a indiscreet or boastful person that has not learned to hold their tongue.
“The individual with a big mouth is one who isolates oneself seeks his own desire;
he defies all sound judgment,” ~ Just as Nabal did!
“A fool finds no delight in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.
When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with dishonor comes disgrace.
The words of one’s mouth are deep waters, a fountain of wisdom, a flowing brook.
Showing partiality to the wicked is not good, nor is depriving the innocent of justice.
The lips of a fool enter into an argument and his mouth invites a beating. A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul.” (Proverbs 18:1-7)
I believe that God is saying that many in this season are like unto Nabal!
They refuse to let their words to be few and seasoned with grace! And like Nabal they are foolish and will speak with a forward mouth injuring others with their tongue without any thought as to other folks feelings or their needs!
In fact they walk around as though they are in titled to speak whatever they like as though they have no brain in their head!
Nabal never took the time to think about the damage he was doing to David, his men or his family by not using wisdom when he opened his mouth! Instead, he just opened his mouth and let David have it.
But in this season, God is saying that we have to be careful not to offend those who have come to bless us!
Nabal failed to see that he was entertaining a friend, because he lacked wisdom! He was an evil, proud and foolish man!
If it wasn’t for one of Nabal’s men telling his wife what Nabal had done, and Abigail fixing it with David, much blood could have been spilled!
But I hear God asking, how often do we seek God in prayer for counseling before we kill the reputation of others by spreading gossip, lies and accusations regarding them?
Nabal didn’t care who heard him speak foul words regarding David! He was so churlish and evil that he let all his men know how he felt about David!
Nabal got drunk and his wife Abigail told him the next day what he had done as they were feasting, but God stepped in to avenge David and Nabal had a heart attack and died after the wine was gone out of him.
Isn’t that what some of you do to your enemies when you assassinate them either privately or publicly?
You get stone out of your mind with your big mouth, speaking things you ought not to be saying.
Isn’t that why they are secretly kept as friends, when your true friends are around, because you have spoken ill of them in the presence of others and now you cannot acknowledge them publicly?
Nabal was like this when his wife revealed what he had done to innocent blood.
He was so hurt about what he had said and done, that his heart literally couldn’t take it.
It is not good to talk too much and to judge others by your own heart as Nabal did!
Many times people can be sincere in their walk and their friendship with you but because your own heart is evil and churlish you confuse good with evil!
“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: let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it,” 1 Peter 3:10-11.
See also: 1 Samuel 25.
~ Apostle Geraldine Fisher
Apostle Geraldine Fisher has a World-Wide-Social Media Net-Work Ministry. As a Missionary, God moved her into the Office of a Prophet, revealing to her the qualities of a True prophet, humility, humiliation, loving others, interceding in prayer, as she keeps her own life clean to accurately hear from God. Since hearing the audible voice of God calling her to ministry, she’s been called to intercede and pray for others in ministry as God speaks, instructs, directs and gives prophetic words for her to give to others. God promised He would bring her to sit and to learn before great men, all of which He did!