This morning as I was preparing for work, a conversation came to mind from the night before.
You see, I have a prayer group for the ministry and we often text each other prayer requests. Last night instead of texting the details to one another, we had a conference call and prayed together over the situation. After an anointed time of prayer, one of the ladies commented, ‘from now on, instead of texting, we need to do this.’ As we all discussed it and thought about it we realized the devil doesn’t respond to our texts but he must respond to our spoken words and he must bow his knee as we come together in prayer and agreement.
The next morning as I thought about this and what we had prayed about, God asked me a question.
He said, ‘what are you going to say to Kelita when she asks you how you are feeling this morning?’ I responded and said ‘I will tell her…in the natural….but the word of God says by the stripes of Jesus I am made whole.’
He said ‘don’t you realize the devil understands your christianease?’ I knew he was saying when I confess the symptoms are still there the devil knows exactly what I am saying, even though I am trying to say it in a Christian manner.
God went on to say …when you say, ‘in the natural…blah blah blah…are you not having what you say?’ Ouch! In other words, when I confess the symptoms are still there, will they not remain there, as I am having what I say?
He reminded me of a scripture in Numbers 14:28 that says; As I live, says the Lord, just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will do to you.
I thought back to a book I had just read by Kenneth E. Hagin. He was talking about when he was bedridden with sickness and disease, once he had a revelation of healing, he said nothing but…God healed me. Not, he is going to heal me or, I am standing in faith for healing. No! He ONLY said, ‘God healed me.’
Proverbs 18:20-21 says; A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth, from the produce of his lips he shall be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Proverbs 6:2 says; You are snared by the words of your mouth, you are taken by the words of your mouth.
Kenneth E. Hagin took Mark 11:23 and did exactly what it says to do.
Mark 11:23 says; 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.
He spoke ONLY the word of God and he believed what he said had already happened. You see, faith is not somewhere out in the future, as the Bible says, FAITH IS NOW…NOW FAITH IS. And faith is released through our words and actions.
If we are going to proclaim we are walking like Jesus walked then we have to believe it is ALREADY done. It was finished at the cross.
Ephesians 5:1 says; therefore, be imitators of God. How do we do that?
Romans 4:17 tells us. It says; …God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did.
Luke 17:6 says; If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can SAY…
Again…FAITH IS RELEASED THROUGH OUR WORDS…through what we say!
Where is your faith today? Are you speaking as though it is already done? What is coming out of your mouth? God corrected me and I happily receive His correction and my words have and will continue to align only with what God has said…nothing else. By His stripes I was…WAS healed. As were you.
Let’s remember Hebrews 11:23 which says; Let us hold fast to our confession of faith for He who promised is faithful.
We serve a faithful God who wants to see His promises manifest in our life even more than we do…as the words coming out of our mouth line up more with His word, we will see this happen. Of this I am fully persuaded. How about you?
Prayer for today: Father, put a guard over my lips that I do not sin with my tongue. Holy Spirit, convict me of any negative words that come out of my mouth. Father, I ask you to forgive me for every negative word I have said and help me to only speak faith, from this day forth, in Jesus name. Amen.