Over the years, as I ministered and taught on the subject of faith, the Lord has opened my eyes to why many Christians do not receive the breakthroughs they desire.
Many are not speaking out what they believe about God's Word, but are instead speaking out what they see, feel and experience in their circumstances. Then, there are others who just suffer in silence—literally. They don't say anything—good or bad—because they have resigned themselves to their negative situations.
Speak what you believe about God's Word and believe what you speak.
God has actually made it easy to receive your breakthrough. Jesus tells us in Mark 11:23, "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."
Do you notice that in this one verse, Jesus used the word "says" three times and "believe" only once? I think right there He is showing us the key to receiving by faith!
Many of you may believe the right things about God's Word, but are you saying them? Jesus' point in the verse above is to speak out what you believe. Because when you speak, you are putting your faith in action. That is how faith operates.
God wants us to walk by faith and not by sight. He demonstrated this right from the beginning when He called things that did not exist in the natural as though they existed. So when God saw the darkness, He said, "Light, be!" and light was.
You are made in God's image, and He has given you the ability to speak as He speaks. Whatever you need, see His provision and speak it forth in faith!
God has already provided whatever you need.
So what are you believing for today? A healthy body? A financial breakthrough? A restored marriage? A baby? Whatever it is, I want you to know that the provision is already there.
God is a good God, One Who is constantly supplying grace, health, protection, deliverance and whatever you need in life because of Jesus' finished work.
At the cross, Jesus' body was broken so that yours may be whole and healthy; He was made poor so that you can be well provided for; He was separated from His loved ones so that you may have happy, fruitful relationships; and He was shunned and despised so that today, you may be highly favored!
Jesus has accomplished everything for you. All you need to do now is to believe all that He has achieved for you, speak in faith and receive.
My friend, understand that when you speak, either good or bad, you give life to whatever you are saying. God's Word tells us that death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21), and that he who loves life and wants to see good days should refrain from speaking evil (1 Peter 3:10).
God has given you the power to change your circumstances, and that power lies in your mouth. So choose life by speaking positively and in line with God's promises for you.
Stating the obvious won't change anything and will only make you more fearful. Speaking the good that you want to see, on the other hand, gives you hope, builds faith and changes things for the better as God's power is released.
Command the blessings today!
Start by believing that God wants you to have an abundance of every good thing and a life filled with good days. As you begin your day, learn to say, "In the name of Jesus, I command blessings, favor, health, provision, protection, dominion and power to fill my life today!"
Instead of focusing on the lack that you see, say, "God's Word tells me that my God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). I declare that I am greatly blessed and provided for. Poverty and lack have no place in my life!"
If you've received a bad report from your doctor, instead of speaking sickness and death, say, "Jesus died young so that I can live long. He was scourged and His body broken so that mine can be whole. God's Word declares that no evil shall befall me and my loved ones, now and in the future!" (Psalm 91:10).
And if you find yourself fearful for your children, I encourage you to say, "God's Word declares that the seed of the righteous shall be delivered (Proverbs 11:21). Therefore, my children are delivered from every curse, every power of darkness and every evil. In the name of Jesus, I call forth a great, bright and blessed future for my children!"
Beloved, believe God's Word,
speak it and you shall see it!
I am very grateful for your faithful prayers and generous financial support. Your support makes it possible for us to broadcast the beautiful gospel of grace to hungry, thirsty souls all around the world. Together, we are bringing Jesus back to the center of people's lives!
It is my heart's prayer that you will rest in the complete, perfect work of Jesus today. Because of Jesus, you are healthy, favored, prosperous, fruitful, accepted, approved of and dearly loved!
This is God's reality. Let it be your reality too. Not next week, next month, or next year. See yourself as your heavenly Father sees you, and speak His language of faith. Start receiving His blessings by faith today!
Speaking in faith and believing,
Remember, you don't have to strive and strain. Faith isn't about working to gain God's approval. Faith is simply seeing and believing how good God is and receiving all that Jesus died to give you.