TOPIC: FAITH SPEAKS
And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith (Mark 11:22- 23).
The Master in Mark 11:23 illustrated what true faith is, and what it does: it believes and speaks! He says whatever you desire will become yours by vocalizing what you believe. This means you agree with, and say what, the Word says about you or your situation. Faith isn’t just to believe God’s Word in your heart; faith actually speaks.
Faith "calls those things which be not as though they were" (Romans 4:17). Therefore, you should declare your healing and health, prosperity and victory. Don’t keep quiet; the faith that works believes and therefore speaks: "We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak" (2 Corinthians 4:13). You believe first that what you desire exists, and then give voice to it.
This is where some have misunderstood faith: they don’t speak because they’ve believed; they speak to believe. Though they confess God’s Word, they actually struggle with their believing. This explains why they get frustrated when things don’t turn out as they expected. When the Lord said to Abram "Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee" (Genesis 17:5), the man was still childless. However, he immediately began to call himself "Abraham" (father of many). He didn’t wait to see the physical children before he confessed who he was; he believed and therefore spoke accordingly.
What God has said about you in His Word is the reality, therefore, be bold to declare the same, notwithstanding what the devil, circumstances and even your mind may tell you. Keep speaking your victory and dominion in Christ Jesus. Keep declaring the Word concerning your job, family, and finances.
God’s Word is at work in me, producing results and building my faith strong! My faith prevails today as I put it to work. My faith is the victory that overcomes the world; I’m experiencing the glory of God in my health, family, and finances in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
f u r t h e r s t u d y:2 Corinthians 4:13; Hebrews 10:23