We read about creation in Genesis 1, that as God spoke, creation came into existence. Every time He spoke His faith filled words, everything was complete and perfect. God does nothing by trial and error, and He created everything from nothing. “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” (Hebrews 11:3)
This is not understandable with the human mind, that is why it is by faith that we can receive this truth. God did not have a chemistry lab in heaven and take certain chemicals and mix them together, add some heat, mix it thoroughly and produce the earth. No! He spoke Faith filled words to create what we see and what we don’t see! There is a physical world which we live in which we see and a spiritual world which we don’t see. God created both. How important is our faith? Well without it we can not please God! “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him!” (Hebrews 11:6) So with all this said, how do we use the measure of faith that God has given us(Romans 12:3)? When a situation comes up against us, such as sickness, financial problems, direction or anything that the enemy might bring to us, we immediately recognize from whom did this come. Then we go into His Word and find every place where God has given us a promise that counteracts what is going on in our lives. With these promises, we start to confess His word over our situation. We speak them over and over again. We meditate on His truth until they drop into our spirit man. During this period of time we bring praise and thanksgiving by faith to His throne room.
“We enter His gates with thanksgiving in our hearts and into His court with praise.” (Psalm 100:4).
We continue to grow in faith and confidence in Him and become more assured of His involvement and His action towards our request. This is building confidence in your heart and mind. We patiently wait for the manifestation of God’s move on our behalf. Without faith we are unable to receive anything from Him! “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord” (James 1:6,7) With out faith, we become a double-minded man, unstable in all our ways. God wants us to use our faith in our everyday life and believe in Him who promised is faithful.
Matthew 9: 27-30 – “When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, Son of David, have mercy (be compassionate) on us! And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, Do you believe that I am able to do this? They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.” And their eyes were opened.” Can you hear their faith speak? They did not stop crying unto Jesus, and they followed Jesus to a house and even went in. Can you see the action of their faith? And when Jesus finally spoke to them and asked, “Do you think I can do this for you, to heal your blindness,” by faith they spoke, “Yes Lord, Yes you can” – faith speaks again! They spoke faith and when they acted on their faith, they received. This lines up perfectly to what James says (“Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” – James 2:17). Our faith needs corresponding action before we can receive from God. It is always the same, even as we have received our salvation, (“that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9,10). We will need to use the same formula to receive anything from God. Speaking, believing and then action is required.
Mark 11:23 – Jesus speaking “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.” In this one verse, talking about faith, Jesus uses the word “believe” once and “say” three times. So saying or speaking is important. We do
not speak just words, but of the promises of God! Keep His word in your heart and let it continually come out of your mouth. We confess what we already have and please God with our victorious overcoming life. Let Him be glorified by your faith and actions. I may not know how, I may not know when, but I do know that He will do it again. Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love (I Corinthians 16:13,14).

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