Believe and therefore Speak
Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.
What has been the one constant power in my life?
THE SPIRIT OF FAITH – the ancient faith of the past champions of God.
The Apostles walked and spoke with the same unwavering spirit of faith that I speak with today. They did not have a bible to instruct them, direct them or correct them; they simply had their faith within them.
The Book did not save me – my faith and my confession saved me. I believed in my heart and I confessed with my mouth. (Romans 10:10)
The bible is just a bunch of pages with no power in of itself. It is as useless as any other book. But connected to the preached word, it is an unstoppable force! Jesus was the word that became flesh – The word requires flesh!
For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.
1 Thessalonians 2:13
If you believe and receive the preached word as the word of God, it shall effectively work for you – It shall work wonders in your life.
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
The Spirit of Faith is a speaking faith – I don’t need to speak faith, faith speaks through me.
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 said will be done, he will have whatever he says.
The Spirit of Faith does not doubt, does not flinch in the spirit and is audacious and unwavering. Faith says, “Whatever I say is the last word on the matter.”
The Spirit of Faith – something speaks before your human brain has a chance to be intimidated and tries to shut it down.
Have the faith of God – Imperfect people who live by faith are justified by faith and are good enough to stand upright before God… through faith.
The Spirit of faith is the most powerful thing on earth.
The most important voice in your life is your own! When you have God in you, Your voice is His Voice so you do not need to doubt what you say. Your voice is the sweetest things you will hear. You and God are in cahoots!
Etiquette says, “Think before you speak”
Faith says, “Speak before you think”
This removes your mind’s ability to fear, doubt or contradict.
People do not care that you believe how BIG God is… but they have a problem with you believing how BIG God is IN YOU! Functioning through the spirit of faith decreases your favour with man but increases your favour with God.
Whose approval do you seek?
Some people have such a problem with EXTRAORDINARY! They are comfortable with living low and ordinary. But the spirit of faith is a freeing, liberating way to live that increases your ability to FLY HIGH in every situation. When you face the troubles of life, your faith will hold you, sustain you and elevate you.
Why did God give man a mouth? So that he may be able to speak things into existence.