Day Thirteen. Speak the Word.
Isn’t it odd? People seem to think it’s quite alright if you say things like:
“I’m sure it can’t be done.”
“Nothing ever works for me.”
“My car is always breaking down.”
“I’ll probably have an accident; things have been going along too well.”
But just try and sound positive, or quote what the Bible says about your situation, and you’re treated like some kind of nut.
“Blab it and grab it!”
“Another one of those faith idiots.”
“Behold, the guy who’s living in a dream world.”
Here’s the truth, though. People may think you’re stupid when you speak the word; when you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth… But, hey! That’s how you and I became born again into the kingdom of God. Believe and confess.
And the same principle that governs our spiritual life has the capability of affecting the rest of our life, as well.
“And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,“ we also believe and therefore speak…” (2 Corinthians 4:13 NKJV)
Let these scriptures sink deep into your spirit:
“You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you; so light will shine on your ways.” (Job 22:28 NKJV)
“By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.” (Proverbs 11:11 NKJV)
“A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word spoken in due season, how good it is” (Proverbs 15:23 NKJV)
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” (Proverbs 18:21 NKJV)
“The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed.” (Matthew 8:8 NKJV)
“So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” (Mark 11:22-24 NKJV)
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:23 NKJV)
“Confession” is from the Greek word meaning, “to say the same thing.” In other words, to agree with God and His Word about EVERYTHING.
When I confess my sin, I declare it is what God says it is. Sin.
When I confess His Lordship over my life, I declare that I believe the work Christ did through the cross and resurrection applies to my life. All of it.
When I confess, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength”, I declare that my weaknesses and inabilities must yield to the power of God. And when I’m weak, then I am strong.
When I confess, “greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world”, I declare my boldness and trust in God to face anything that may come my way. I can’t lose for winning!
Mountains have to move, demons must flee, and my flesh must take a back seat to the power of God; as I believe in my heart and declare (agreeing with God) with my mouth.
No, I’m not saying we have things just because we want them and say we do. We don’t need faith in God to act that way.
But faith in God, genuine faith in God, will change the way we look at things, and will fine tune the desires of our heart.
So, abide in Him, and let His words abide in you…
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.” (John 15:7 NKJV)
If there’s faith in your heart, open your mouth.