Our Words Set Spiritual Law into Motion – Part II

Faith is a spiritual law, as we have discussed. [Romans 3:27] But in order for faith to operate, it must be activated. How do we do that? By our words. Our words are what activate our faith and set spiritual law into motion.  Remember, because faith is a spiritual law, it always works when we do our part because God has already done His part.

And remember, if words can change your eternal destiny, words can change your present circumtances!

James 2:17-18 (KJV) 17  Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
18  Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

I want you to see that faith without works is dead faith. What does this mean? James is not talking about works to ensure your salvation. He’s talking about faith without corresponding action to that faith. Let me explain.

As I’ve said before, faith is like a muscle that has to be exercised in order for it to develop. Without exercise and proper nutrition, muscles will not develop the proper way. It’s the same with faith. If you don’t exercise your faith, it won’t develop into the faith that God intended for you to walk in and you won’t be the victorious overcomer you’ve been ordained to be. So how do we do that?

First of all there are two things about faith that you need to know. First, it has to be fed just like your muscles. And it has to be exercised just like your muscles. We need to feed our faith by the Word of God and we exercise it by using it. Don’t wait for the big problems. Start using your faith on the little things.

James is talking about using your faith to effect change. That’s what he means by works. Our salvation is already settled when we accepted Jesus as our Savior.

Continued next time – Pamela

Our Words Set Spiritual Law into Motion – Part I

We’ve been discussing how important the words are that we speak. It’s not just the words we speak in our prayer time but the words we speak all day long – 24/7. Our words frame our future because we gravitate toward what we believe.

Romans 10:8-10 (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;
9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

I want you to notice that the Word is first in your mouth and then in your heart. That’s how you believe. But how does it get into your mouth and into your heart? By confessing it over and over and over. Then when it’s in your heart in abundance, it will come out with the dunamis power of God to effect a change in your circumstances.

As I’ve said, faith is a choice. We believe what we choose to believe, whether it’s true or not, whether it’s right or wrong. It’s our choice because we have a free will to make our own choices. Hopefully, we’ll get God’s Word into us and believe what He has said so that we can be the overcomers He’s called us to be.

1 John 5:4 (KJV) 4  For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

Continued next time — Pamela

Expressing Our Faith Through Words – Part V

2 Corinthians 4:18 (KJV) 18  While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

We’ve been discussing how words and faith are connected. I want to dig a little deeper and talk about the two realms that we deal with: the spirit realm, where God operates, and the physical realm where we operate. What’s so exciting about this topic is that it explains so many things.

First of all, the spirit realm created the physical realm. Therefore, the spirit realm is the parent force of the physical realm. Before anything was, God was. God has always been and will always be. Everything we need or ever will need is in the spirit realm first and then in the physical realm. Everything you see in this earth came out of the spirit realm. So that’s the first part.

Next, I want you to see that everything in the physical realm is temporary. It won’t last forever. Everything as we know it is decaying and disintegrating. Think about a new car. When it leaves the lot, it depreciates immediately! Not a pleasant thought but true none the less.

This brings me to the opening scripture that the things we can see are temporary and the things we don’t see are eternal. This is speaking of the physical and spirit realms. Now hold onto your seatbelts…

Having said all that, let me reiterate that the things we see were created by the spirit realm, by words, and are temporary. Therefore, I submit to you that if the temporary things we see were created by faith-filled spirit words, they’re still subject to spirit words and can therefore be changed by faith-filled spirit words that we speak. This is awesome!

This is a lot to think about!

Continued next time — Pamela

Expressing Our Faith Through Words – Part IV

Notice the Amplified version of Hebrews 11:1:

Hebrews 11:1 (AMP) 1  NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].

Faith is what we hold onto until we see the manifestation of what we’re believing for. Since everything we need is in the spirit realm first, and we can’t see it with our physical senses, we have to trust our faith to be the evidence that we will get it. It’s the title deed to what we want. It’s the proof of the things we don’t yet see but we know that they’re just as real as if we could see them. That’s faith!

If you can see it with your physical eyes, you don’t need faith for it. That’s why seeing is not believing. Once you see it, you don’t need faith for it.

Hebrews 11:3 (KJV) 3  Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

God framed the worlds by His Words. He actually spoke the worlds and the whole universe into being! That’s so awesome! And where did those faith-filled words come from? From inside God! It’s almost too much to wrap you head around!

But what I want you to see is that since God framed the worlds with His Words, that’s what we’re to do. We’re to frame our world with our words. That means that our words are so important even to the point of life and death.

Proverbs 18:21 (KJV) 21  Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Make no mistake, whether or not you’re speaking in line with God’s Word or in line with the devil’s words, you are framing your world with your words – for good or for evil! It should make you want to keep your mouth shut for a long time until you can trust what will come out.

Remember, even though you might not mean the evil words you say, it still opens the door for the devil to come right in and beat your spiritual brains out! You need to pray for crop failure on those evil words.

Psalm 141:3 (KJV) 3  Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Continued next time — Pamela

Expressing Our Faith Through Words – Part III

Isaiah 46:9-10a (KJV) 9  Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
10  Declaring the end from the beginning

Romans 4:17 (KJV) 17  (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

By speaking the end from the beginning and calling things that are not as though they were, we’re actually pulling the answer from the spirit realm into the physical realm where we can use it and it can do what it was called to do. Let me give you an example.

If your body is sick with some disease, what you need is healing, right? But if all you do is get on the phone and call everyone you know and tell them how sick you are and continually complain and bellyache about your sickness or disease, guess what? There’s no faith in that and all you’ve done is to confirm and establish what you already have. And that’s what you’ll keep. Where’s the power in that? There is none.

But on the other hand, start confessing that by the stripes of Jesus you’ve already been healed and no weapon formed against you shall prosper. Then rebuke the sickness/disease and command it to dissipate in the Name of Jesus and command the healing power of God to manifest in your body. Then you have some power working on your behalf. Jesus, the High Priest of your confession, now has something to work with.

Just because healing is part of the atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ, doesn’t mean it will automatically happen. Just like salvation won’t automatically happen unless you do your part and receive salvation.

It’s the same with the healing package. God has already done His part. You have to do your part and receive what’s already been freely given. It works the same way with deliverance, provision, protection, etc.

If the only thing you’ll believe is what your five physical senses tell you, you’ll never enter into the fullness of what God has for you. Believe God and His word and watch the supernatural happen!

Continued next time — Pamela

Expressing Our Faith Through Words – Part II

Genesis 1:26 (KJV) 26  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

We are made in God’s image and we are to act like He would act. That’s the way He has set it up to work and if we’ll get on board, it will work for us and we’ll see the manifestation of God’s glory in the earth. Why do you think He has commanded us to take dominion over the earth? Because that’s what He wants. He wants His people ruling and reigning, not the devil’s evil cohorts.

So just how are we to do this? We’re to use our faith-filled words to effect change in our circumstances and be the overcomers God has ordained us to be.

1 John 5:4 (KJV) 4  For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

It’s with our faith that we overcome the world and it’s with our words that faith is released.

Remember, we are three parts: spirit, soul, and body. We are called speaking spirits. No other created being has what we have: the ability to choose what we believe and speak faith-filled words to change things.

Faith-filled words create, restore, and change circumstances in our lives. That’s how God does things and that’s how He expects us to do things. The God-kind of faith is proactive not reactive. We’re not called to follow the devil around cleaning up his mess. We are to speak forth the end from the beginning and then see the manifestation of what we’ve called into being.

Speak what you want, not what you have!

Continued next time — Pamela

Expressing Our Faith Through Words – Part I

2 Corinthians 4:13 (KJV) 13   We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;

In past weeks, we’ve discussed how important our words are to our faith. I want to continue along this line and hopefully shed some more light on the topic to help you in your faith walk.

In our opening scripture we see that faith is a spirit. This shouldn’t be a surprise to you since we all know that fear is a spirit and it’s not from God. Faith also is a spirit and it is from God.

2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)
7  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

According to 2 Corinthians 4:13 we have the spirit of faith and with that spirit of faith we are to believe and speak. We are not only to believe with our faith, nor are we only to speak our faith. We are to do both – believe and speak. And that lines up with Romans 10:9-10 where we are told to confess with our mouth and believe in our hearts that Jesus is Lord if we want to be saved.

As we have learned, faith is voice activated and therefore has to be spoken to be released. We can’t just think faith all day long and wonder why nothing is happening. We need to get our mouths in gear and speak what we believe. We need to take authority over our circumstances and expect change. That’s what God did and that’s what He wants us to do.

Genesis 1:28 (KJV) 28  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Continued next time – Pamela

Words, Words, Words – Part V

Isaiah 55:11 (KJV) 11  So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

All the Words that God has ever spoken are still out there causing to come to pass what He sent them to do. That’s how it is with our words. As we speak in line with His Word in faith, those words, containers of God’s faith, go forth to cause to come to pass what we have sent them to do. I know this sounds like a lot to absorb but let me break it down.

Before Jesus could be was born here, God had to get His Word into the earth. He had to get someone to prophesy Jesus’ birth so that He could cause it to come to pass. If He could get someone to speak forth that a virgin would conceive and the Messiah would be born, then He could move and cause Jesus to be born here. [Remember, Adam sold out to satan and satan became the ruler of this world. That’s why God had to work through mankind.]

So what did God do? He spoke His Word through His prophets and they spoke forth prophecies concerning the coming Messiah. For example:

Isaiah prophesied the birth of Jesus 750 years before the actually birth! Wow! Yes, it took 750 years for that Word to come to pass but it did come to pass because when God speaks, His Words stay out there to cause results.

Some of us get antsy when we hear a prophecy and wonder why it doesn’t happen the next day! We have to remember that when God’s Word is spoken, you can count on the fact that it will come to pass. We need to have patience to continue to stand in faith regarding it as we wait to see the manifestation.

I said all this to say that it works the same with us. When we speak or pray God’s Word, we need to know that those faith-filled words are out there continuing work to cause the manifestation of what we have prayed. And they keep working as long as we don’t quit and get into unbelief and wavering and negate our prayers.

I’m convinced that every faith-filled prayer that’s ever been prayed is still out there working to cause the manifestation if we haven’t given up. Never give up. Keep standing firm and let patience have her perfect work and you will see your desired results. [Hebrews 6:12]

Continued next time — Pamela

Words, Words, Words – Part IV

Here’s a sobering thought: your words carry more weight with you than anyone else’s, even God’s! Hold on, I’m going to explain this.

In order to get saved, you must believe in your heart and say with your mouth that Jesus died for your sins, that He went to hell and paid the penalty for those sins, that God raised Him from the dead and He now sits at the right hand of the Father in Heaven. That’s the salvation message according to Romans 10:9-10.

How do we know this? Because God has said it in His Word. And God’s Word is unequivocally true beyond measure, right? But, with your own words you can choose to reject this truth and not get saved. And there you have it. Even though it’s God’s desire for all to get saved, your words of acceptance or rejection of Jesus carry more weight with you than God’s eternal truth.

You see, because we are speaking spirits, and we’re made in the image of God, we can choose our words and therefore choose what we will or won’t believe. That’s how God set it up. We’re not puppets controlled by God. We have a choice in everything we do – to do it God’s way or our way which, many times is the devil’s way.

Brothers and sisters, we are so blessed to be able to speak forth the promises of God and see the manifestation of His promises in our lives. But the first thing we need to do is to find out what the promises are and then get them into our hearts in abundance so that they will come out with the dunamis power of God and effect a change in our circumstances the way God set it up to work.

We need to realize that just as God’s Words have power, our words have power. We need to use those words for good and not evil. Every word we speak is either filled with faith – love, joy, peace, etc. or they’re filled with fear – anxiety, depression, defeat, hatred, strife, etc. We need to choose wisely because our very lives depend on it.

Continued next time – Pamela

Words, Words, Words – Part III

Words are not just to communicate. Words are to effect change in the circumstances of life. We are the ones who are to have dominion over this earth. [Genesis 1:26, 28] The way we’re to have dominion is by our words. That’s why it’s imperative that we watch every word that comes out of our mouths. What? Every Word? Yes, every word!

Not only are we to pray the right words, but we are to speak the right words all day long, 24/7! Wow – that’s a tall order! Yes it is but it’s do-able or God would not require us to do it. The more you practice watching your words, the easier it gets. We have to mean what we say and say what we mean. Otherwise we confuse our spirit.

John 15:7 (KJV) 7  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
1 John 5:14 (KJV) 14  And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

Jesus tells us to abide in His Word. That means that we are to live in His Word, not just visit when we have a problem. His Word has to be the “go to” in everything we do. And He says that if we indeed abide in His Word and His Word is resident in us, then what we ask He will do because we’re asking according to what He has already said and given! Wow! It doesn’t get any better than that. Talk about living a confident, victorious life in the Lord!

Yes, that’s what we should continuously be doing so that the unsaved will sit up and notice that we’re different than they are and they’ll want what we have. That’s when we can tell them about our Jesus.

Matthew 12:36-37 (KJV) 36  But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
37  For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

This is a powerful scripture because it shows that idle words should never come out of our mouths. Idle words are non-productive words. They’re words that don’t produce any good thing. And this is where many people miss it. Just rambling on and on and venting and venting can cause you to say many things that you really don’t mean. It can also open the door for the devil to move right in a cause those “idle” words to come to pass. This is not good because you’re the one who is actually defeating yourself with idle words.

That’s why we must speak in line with what God has said and then we can see our desired results.

Stay tuned — Pamela