(The “Saying” Part of Faith!)
TO THE BIBLE: 2 Corinthians 4:13
“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”
In Mark 11:23, Jesus said, “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.” Some Bible commentaries and translations make it sound as though Jesus’ emphasis here was on the mountain. But the original text indicates that the Master’s emphasis was on the “saying” part of faith—which is a law of the Spirit.
This law indicates that you’ll have what you say—either positive or negative, for death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21); this is a spiritual law. Spiritual laws are very much like physical laws. They’ll work for you if you apply them rightly or against you if you abuse them. As Christians, we reign and win in life by operating spiritual laws. This is why you must always speak words that are consistent with the realities of the new creation.
When you hear God’s Word, faith comes to you. And when you believe and endorse it as truth with your words, refusing to consider the current circumstances, you activate the law of faith! Until you say it, you can’t have it. When you ask the Lord for anything, simply believe that you’ve received it, and speak accordingly. Don’t wait to see it first, for faith is of the spirit. It’s the response of the human spirit to the Word of God. It calls real that which the physical senses cannot perceive.
Hebrews 13:5-6; Mark 11:22-23
I look away from all distracting influences and focus my attention on God’s eternal and infallible Word. Irrespective of what I see, hear or feel, I’m convinced that I’m a victor and a success in Christ Jesus! I’m what God says I am; I have what He says I have, and I can do what He says I can do. Hallelujah.
Daily Bible Reading
Luke 3:1-38, Deuteronomy 16-17
Romans 1:13-23, Psalm 87-88
Put the law of faith to work today: believe the Word and say it!
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