Now let’s fast forward to the New Testament.
Mark 11:23-24 (KJV) 23 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.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. [Bro. Hagin’s favorite scripture.]
If you’ve been a Christian for any length of time, you are probably familiar with this scripture because it’s such an awesome one and answers so many questions regarding faith.
Notice that saying is mentioned three times and believing once. This shows how important saying is. If you say the right thing, believing will be easy.
Moving right along…
In order for faith to work, it has to be in two places: in your mouth and in your heart.
Romans 10:8 (KJV)
8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
I want you to notice that in order for faith to work, it has to be in your mouth first and then in your heart. Why? Because that’s how I gets into your heart – by speaking it with your mouth. Remember, faith is voice activated. Faith is not a thought but a spoken word – God’s Word coming out of your mouth and addressing the situation.
And here’s a side tidbit: God doesn’t use His faith just to communicate but to effect change. His faith is meant to do something. That’s what our faith is to do. It’s not just communicating thoughts but effecting change in our circumstances.
God’s faith creates. If we use the God-kind of faith like God does, we too can create with His faith. It’s not us but God working through us to change our circumstances. However, He needs us to do our part and give Him access to the situation through our faith.
Where do you think godly inventions and innovative ideas come from? From the Holy Spirit working through believers who will tune into His frequency. George Washington Carver was one such man. For example, he would go into his lab and just wait on God, Who showed him over 300 innovative ways to use the peanut!
I believe, along with many others, that there are a lot more godly inventions still be discovered if we’ll just tune into God and let the Holy Spirit direct us. However, it not going to happen during TV commercials while we’re waiting for our favorite program to resume! We have to on purpose seek God’s ways and He will make them known to us. Then, as we step out in faith, He will continue to lead us to victory.
Continued next time — Pamela