SPEAK THE WORD OF FAITH
Believing God is wonderful. But Jesus urged us to do one more
thing - to speak the word of faith, to verbalize what we are
seeking from God. Such a believer, who understands the power of
the spoken word of faith, "shall have whatsoever he
Mark 11:22-23, KJV ...Have faith in God.  For verily I say
unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou
removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in
his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith
shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
1 John 5:14-15 This
is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask
anything according to his will, he hears us.  And if we know
that he hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we
asked of him.
- We see here
three foundation stones of faith that gets results:
- (1) Have faith
in God [vs. 22] - faith in His Word, in His promises, in His Son
Jesus. It's not "faith in faith" or in memorized
formulas that gets results, but faith in God.
- (2) Believe in
your heart, without doubting.
- (3) And say
with your mouth what you believe.
- Believe in your
heart and say with your mouth. Believing God and His Word is of
great importance. But Jesus encourages us further to articulate,
to say aloud, what we are believing God for. There is great power
in the spoken word of faith.
..."The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your
heart," that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: 
That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord,"
and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you
will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe
and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and
- We can't
just say any and everything that comes to mind and expect God to
grant it. Our saying must be "according to His will".
And His will is found in His word, the bible.
- We can't
say with faith, "Lord, give me seven Rolls Royce's, one
for each day of the week" That's not God's will for
- We can say with
faith, "Lord, I believe that you are The Messiah, the Healer
of my sickness", because we find in the bible God's
promises of divine healing.
- We can say with
faith, "Lord, through you I can defeat the devil, not be
defeated by him", because we find various New Testament
verses declaring Jesus' defeat of the devil on our
- Having thus
determined from God's Word that which is in accordance with
His will, we can confidently believe God for these things - and
speak these things with our hearts full of faith.
- Hebrews 13:5-6
"...because God has said ... so we say with
confidence..." When God has spoken on a subject, that
emboldens us to speak forth on that subject.
KJV:  ...with the mouth confession is made unto salvation
Genesis 1:3 And God
said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
- Our mouth
confesses unto "salvation" (the Greek word has various
- the new birth,
- health and
- safety, and
- That's why
it's so important to help new believers pray a
"sinner's prayer". Help them to confess their
newfound salvation with their mouths.
- If you're
sick, believe God for your healing. And vocalize it! Articulate
it! Don't just hold it inside. With the mouth confess faith
in God unto healing. There is great power in the spoken word of
- Several decades
ago a pastor in Alaska was found to have cancer. Some faithful
Christian brothers counseled him to pick three favorite healing
verses and speak them often, day after day. He did so and was
healed of his cancer and went on to have a long and effective
ministry. The spoken word of faith applied the awesome power of
God's Word to the man's sick body, with spectacular
John 6:63 [Jesus
said] The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The
words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.
- And for each of
the six days of creation, as recorded in Genesis 1, "God
said..." and dramatic creation events occurred.
- The words that
God speaks have unlimited power.
- He spoke the
universe into existence!
- For our benefit
He has summarized for us a revelation of Himself in 66 books, the
Bible. There is immense power in those words in the Bible. Learn
them, believe them, speak them.
- You don't
have to wonder what to believe God for. You'll find in the
bible a wealth of promises to believe God for.
- And then when
you find what God's Word says about your situation, SPEAK the
word of faith, as God did in the Creation.
Proverbs 18:21 The tongue has the power of life and death.
Luke 6:45 The good
man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart,
and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in
his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth
- Jesus was alive
on earth - and full of faith - for 30 years before His Holy
Spirit anointing at River Jordan (Matthew 3:16). Then He began to
speak forth publicly and confidently His words of faith (Matthew
4:17). Only then did His healing's, miracles, and other signs
and wonders begin to happen (John 2:11). 30 years ... no miracles
or healing's. Then (1) the Holy Spirit anointing came upon
Jesus and (2) He began to preach, teach, and speak aloud the
things of God. And then dramatic healing, miracles, and other
supernatural signs began to be manifested. He had become an
anointed, faith-filled speaker.
- The Lord's
words in your mouth are still His words. Therefore, they are
still "spirit and life"!
- His Words, His
promises spoken by your mouth have the "power of life and
death". Speak life!
2 Corinthians 4:13
It is written: "I believed; therefore I have spoken."
With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore
- The mouth tends
to speak what is in the heart. So store the Word of God up in
your hearts, and let it overflow from your mouth. Here are some
examples of the spoken word of faith coming from a faith-filled
heart full of God's Word.
not going to go around afraid of you, devil, because Jesus has
given me "authority ... to overcome all the power of the
enemy'" (Luke 10:19).
sickness or infirmity must go, because Jesus Himself 'took up
our infirmities and carried our diseases'" (Matthew
- I will not fear
an untimely death because God's Word says, 'I shall not
die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord'"
(Psalm 118:17, KJV).
not going to struggle in poverty all my life, because 'God
will meet all [my] needs according to his glorious riches in
Christ Jesus'" (Philippians 4:19).
- Fill your heart
with the truths and the promises of God's Word, then speak
them. They will come forth with power and will bring
- Do you have
faith in God? - Therefore speak!
- Do you believe
God's promises in His Word to you? - Therefore speak
- Do you believe
that the Lord's words are spirit and life? - Therefore speak
spirit and life!
- Does the bible
reassure you that what you are believing for is according to
God's will? - Therefore speak it with confidence!
- And Jesus says
to such believers, "He shall have whatsoever he SAITH"
(Mark 11:23, KJV).