We’ve been discussing why confession of God’s Word is so important. Let’s look at another scripture:
Acts 17:28a (KJV) 28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being;
This scripture is referring to Jesus, in whom we live and move and have our being. And as you know, Jesus is the Word of God. So we can say that in the Word we live and move and have our being. That certainly sheds a different light on the importance of our words.
We need to take God’s Word seriously and at the same time, take our words seriously. We need to constantly be aware of the words that are coming out of our mouths. Do we really want those words to come to pass in our lives? Remember, the angels are listening to every word we speak and that’s their cue to move or remain inactive. It’s really up to us.
Matthew 12:34b (KJV) 34 … for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
Psalm 141:3 (MSG) 3 Post a guard at my mouth, GOD, set a watch at the door of my lips.
Whatever is in your heart in abundance will eventually come out, whether or not you like it or actually mean it. That’s why it’s so important to keep your mouth shut until you can trust what will come out.
So how do our words affect our faith? Simply, that your faith won’t work if you’re not speaking in line with God’s Word.
Hebrews 4:12a (AMP) 12 For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective];
God’s Word is awesome! It’s our life and we need it so we can be all that God has ordained for us to be. We need to walk by faith and not by sight if we’re ever going to be mountain-movers and tree-uprooters! We do this by speaking God’s Word and releasing His power into the situation. Remember, faith is voice activated.
Continued next time – Pamela