Faith speaks the Word only

In order to be strong in faith, you have to be strong in the Word. These two are inseparable! Speaking about Abraham, the Scriptures tells us, 'Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.'(Romans 4:18-21) I want you to see the connection whic I have underlined for your benefit.

 

  • According to that which was spoken
  • Strong in faith

To be strong in faith comes from knowing what God has spoken. The moment you know what God has said, boldness will be evident. Hebrews tells us, '… for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.' (Hebrews 13:5, 6) Boldness comes from knowing what God has said. Paul tells us, 'But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise...'(Romans 10:6) Faith always speaks as does fear. Doubt also speaks! If your faith is not speaking then your doubt is speaking. You can tell whether you are strong or weak in faith by the words that proceed out of your mouth. How do I know that I am strong in faith? Well, the evidence of strong faith is that it always believes and speaks the Word irrespective of the circumstance. The centurion who was believing Jesus for his servant to be healed from his infirmity gives us a great revelation, 'The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.' (Matthew 8:8) When Jesus was heading to the house of Jairus who was believing that Jesus' hands on his daughter would bring the deliverance, one came from Jairus' house and told him that his daughter was dead. This was not a guess or hearsay from the one who brought the bad report. He was there at the house and witnessed the death of Jairus' daughter. What did Jesus do? Immediately, he looked at Jairus and said to him, 'Be not afraid, only believe.' What does that mean? 

  • Don't be afraid with the factual words spoken by the witness from your house
  • Only believe the words you said when you said, 'Come and lay your hands on my daughter and she will be healed.'

Faith always speaks the Word of God. That does not come automatically. In order to do that successfully, here is what you need to understand. For your faith to be effective, it has to be in two locations.

Romans 10:8-10; "But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." 

For the Word to effectively come out of your mouth, it has to be in your heart. Jesus said, 'Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh.'(Luke 6:45) If the Word is not in your heart, it will not come out of your mouth. Your mouth reveals what is in your heart in abundance. That's an unchangeable fact!  Faith speaks the Word only and in order for that to be a reality then you need the Word in your heart first. Therefore constant hearing and meditation of the Word are highly important. Surrounding yourself with the Word is important. Today make it a point in your life to surround yourself with the Word, hear it in order for it to be believed and go into your heart. When it does it will come out of your mouth. (G.A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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