“Let the faith of God be in you! Listen to the truth I speak to you: If someone says to this mountain with great faith and having no doubt, ‘Mountain, be lifted up and thrown into the midst of the sea,’ and believes that what he says will happen, it will be done. This is the reason I urge you to boldly believe for whatever you ask for in prayer—believe that you have received it and it will be yours. Mark 11:22-24
I was reminded this morning of when God saw the darkness and said, “Let there be light.” He didn’t keep saying how dark it was, no, He spoke what His intentions were and it happened. In the above verses, Jesus gave this example so that we would begin to see the possibilities of what we are able to create with our words.
Let me give you an example. Say you were hired to do a job that required a hammer but no hammer was given. Could you do your job? That would be ludicrous, right? In order to successfully complete the job you were hired for, you would need to have the tools to do the job and the knowledge of how to use those tools.
If you want your words to work, you must work the Word and you can’t work without knowledge. You can’t have faith in something you don’t know or understand. In order to work the Word, you must understand the One who wrote it and that everything He spoke had purpose and did what He commanded it do.
Remember when Satan had that conversation with Jesus in the wilderness while he was on his 40 day fast? It was to test His knowledge of the Word. He tried to trip Him up by twisting the words just a little bit but Jesus always corrected him with the words, “It is written…” He wasn’t just familiar with what His Father said, He knew it! He actually was the spoken Word of God.
The devil ain’t no dummy! He tries to distort the Word and get you to buy it and take it home with you. But the Truth sets you free. Stop entertaining his distorted words and look in the book, find what it says in the Word and write it in your heart and mind.
Next time the devil comes to convince you healing isn’t for you, pull out Isaiah 54:5 and remind him that Jesus took the stripes on His body for my healing. Next time the devil comes to tell you that prosperity isn’t for you, answer him with 3 John 1:2 and Deuteronomy 29:9 which says I will prosper in all things and be in health, just as my soul prospers.
Stop changing what you believe based on your circumstances. Send Satan packing and tell him to take his lies with him. Stop enforcing what you see in the natural realm and be an enforcer of the Word of God.