2 Unfailing Components of Faith that Works
Adapted from “Faith Speaks” by Greg Fritz
Most full-gospel or Charismatic Christians, as we are called, would get an “A” on a true or false test on Bible doctrine.
That is a good start, but that by itself is not faith. Jesus didn’t say you would have what you believe. He said you would have what you say when you believe it in your heart.
The question is not what are you believing? The real question is what are you saying? You can have your believing 100% right, but if you’re not speaking your faith, it won’t work.
You can’t live in victory and talk defeat. You can’t live in power and talk weakness. You can’t receive healing and speak sickness and disease. Faith believes and speaks!
Unbelief is so subtle it can slip right out of your mouth without you recognizing it. You probably don’t have to be reminded that God exists or that He loves you or that He has a future for you, but it is easy to talk like those things aren’t true. “Oh my! What am I going to do? How are we going to make it? I’m so sick and tired!”
It’s not just what we say in church on Sunday either. What if we recorded every word you said Monday through Saturday, typed it out, laid it down next to the Bible, and compared the two? Would your words for the week agree with the Words of God? If they don’t, you will have what is in your transcript and not what’s in God’s Word.
Bible faith is made up of these two main components, believing in the heart and saying with the mouth. If you leave off the saying, it won’t work in your life.
We all have faith, but how do we use it?
Jesus gives us the answer in His mustard seed analogy. He said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say….” Just stop right there! The amount of the faith is not nearly as important as what you are doing with it. It doesn’t matter how much faith you have. For it to work, you have to speak. Faith speaks! That’s what faith does.
Faith words are simply words that agree with what God says in His Word. Say what God says about you, and refuse to say things contrary to God’s Word concerning you.
Allow God’s Word in your mouth to change things in your life!