Faith & Spirit | Faith Is Released Through WordsMarch 10, 2014 | LOVE EMBRACE INSPIRE | By Lois Copeland
MATTHEW 17:20 NKJ
20 So Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
If you have faith -- you will do something -- according to Jesus. You will speak!Faith and authority are exercised through words. You must open your mouth and speak in line with what God says.
All we receive from God must be received by faith. (See Romans 5:2 & Galatians 3:14.) So, you will only receive God's blessing in line with the words you speak.What you say is what you believe. Or, we could say, you believe what you say.If you want to know what someone truly believes, just listen to what they say -- especially when they're under pressure. Then the truth will come out.
MATTHEW 12:34-35 NKJ
34 "Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 "A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.
Your mouth speaks forth what is in your heart. So to bring forth good things in your life, you need to speak good words. To speak good words, they must first be put into your heart in abundance. You know what that means. Get into the Bible and get it into you. http://aDevotion.org
Hebrews 11:1 KJV “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Faith is not something that is seen, but can be spoken. Life and death lies in the power of the tongue. If we are believers of Christ, we should speak life into every situation. Life is God’s divine words that he has already spoken. If we follow the pattern of Jesus, our words of faith will become alive in our situations. Although we cannot see the end result, we know and are promised great things. James 2:26 KJV reads “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”
Psalm 84:11 KJV reads “For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” As long as our lives line up with God’s word and his standard, he will give us our hearts desires. Jesus stated “the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” If he is our pattern example, then the words we speak should be spirit and life through faith in him.
When we speak in faith, God gives us the peace of mind and assurance that what we believe will come to fruition. Whether mountains need to be moved, we need a miracle, or blessing from God, it all based on our faith.