Jesus said to them, “Have faith in God! I can guarantee this truth: This is what will be done for someone who doesn’t doubt but believes what he says will happen: He can say to this mountain, ‘Be uprooted and thrown into the sea,’ and it will be done for him. That’s why I tell you to have faith that you have already received whatever you pray for, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:22-24 GW
I asked the Lord a simple question, “What makes my words so effective in the Spirit realm? I know my words contain power and I don’t want to misuse them.”
He took me to these verses in Mark and the focus He showed me was in the very first part, “Have faith in God!” He also ends it the same way, “have faith” that I’ve already received it when I say it. I have a tendency not to believe it until I see it because I’ve been told, ‘seeing is believing’ but God says the opposite. Did you catch that?
Who am I to have faith in? God. It’s never about my ability, it’s about His. Wait, so He’s asking me to trust Him completely even when I don’t see it for years? That would be correct! I must be confident of who I place my trust in. In other words, I’m not going to trust someone I don’t know. And why should it matter to me when something happens, I’m merely a servant the Lord sent to do His bidding in the earth, the rest is all on Him.
It’s not ‘positive speaking’ I’m talking about here. This is about spending time listening and speaking what He tells me to speak. If I am to be His voice in the earth then I must speak His Word to the earth. Did you catch that? The Word spoken over the earth in my closet has power. I don’t have to be heard by anyone but God.
Faith doesn’t come any other way but hearing (Romans 10:17). Let me say it this way, faith comes by hearing and hearing and hearing, but if I never open my mouth to speak it, I will never see what I say come to pass. Faith without works is dead (James 2:20), faith without proclaiming can’t activate the end result.
What else do the angels have to do but listen for the Word of the Lord. It only takes a little yeast to cause the bread to rise and it only takes vision of who God is to speak with authority and expectation. Nothing’s happened yet? Jesus walked away from the fig tree fully knowing that God had heard Him. When He returned, it was done. That’s what faith in God looks like.
No more selfish prayers! No more ‘I want, I want, I want!’ He said to believe I receive when I pray and I’ll have it. It’s time to stop trying to figure God out, he’s God! No matter how well I know Him, I’ll never know all of Him until He reveals Himself to me. I just seek Him, thats all He asks of me, ‘Seek me and you’ll find me if you seek me with all your heart.’
Speak to me Lord. May the Word that is in me be the thing that resounds in the earth. May it bring life to all who hear it and health to all their flesh. It’s in Jesus’ name, Amen.