Jesus said, “For assuredly, I say to you, 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, “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” (Mark 11: 23, 24)
Have you ever thought about why would God want us to say to the mountain? Mountains are the difficulties in life. For one it may be a sickness and for the other it is their family and for the other it is their finances. Whatever may be your mountain, God wants us to say to the mountain. Yes, right now, say it out loud! Hey mountain! Get out of my life. Your words have power.
Exercise your Faith:
Notice the word, “shall not doubt in his heart”. The 24th verse in another translation says, “Whatsoever you desire, you shall have them”. This scripture in the Bible talks about we, having what we desire. It is good to read the scriptures. But, by simply reading or meditating will not help your faith grow. It will for sure build a capacity for faith. But we need to grow our faith. Faith must be fed on the Word of God and exercising it. The Bible says, “Faith without works is dead”. So, what is the point? Act that faith. We have to be doers of the word not just hearers only. We need to act on the word. By our daily speech, act and conduct our faith grows. Faith has the capacity to grow. As your faith grows, you begin to take what belongs to you. For example, you hope for money. By faith you now have it. Fear becomes a thing of the past. The same is true with bodily healing. Sometimes we tend to say, “Yes, by your stripes, I am healed but I am sick”. When you say that it means that you have merely agreed upon the word of God. You have not acted on it. When we act upon the scriptures, the word becomes real to you. Now you say, “By your stripes I am healed and I am not sick”. That is believing in divine healing. If any kind of symptom attacks you, say, “Satan, don’t you know that you can’t put that on me. Jesus took my infirmities.” Now, stand on the authority of God’s word. James said, “Count it all joy when you fall into temptations”. He says that because of the confidence he has on what Jesus did on the cross for you and for me. Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. Hallelujah! Joy always comes!
Confess to possess:
Confession is not confessing our sin. Faith grows in the atmosphere the word of God is confessed. Mark 11:23, “Whosoever shall say but not doubt, shall have”.
We, as God’s children are not failing in believing but in saying it. Let us admit that. The word of God declares, “The word is night thee even in thy mouth as in thy heart”. Unless we have in our mouth what is in our heart, your faith is not fed. In other words the word of faith must not only be in your heart and believed in your heart, it should be in your mouth as well.
Rom 10:9, 10, “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, You will be saved.” With the mouth confession is made. Let the Word be in your mouth for it to work for you. Never talk something else. Speak in line with the word. What I confess I possess. If you want to wait till you get it in order for you to confess it, it won’t work. God operates by certain rules or laws. Christian life is called the life of confession. “The law of confession means, I have a thing before I receive it”. In other words, if you are sick in your body, Confession means, “ I had my healing before I consciously possessed it”. I confessed I had my healing. The one, who believes, has. Simple! I don’t have to see it. I don’t have to feel it. By faith I had it. The confession of our lips comes before you see the recreation. That is how you possess the promises.
Hold fast to your confession:
Our confession is the expression of our faith. Hebrews 4:14 says, “Hold fast to your confession”. Holding fast literally means to say, “I know He is able to perform”. I know I am healed because Jesus said I am healed. By His stripes I am healed. That is what Peter says in 1 Pet 2:14. We are not planning to get our healing. We have our healing in our body already. No matter what the symptoms are, we need to learn this law. If we have to be successful, we need to boldly confess and then we possess. God has spoken. My confession gives me possession. Faith is governed by confession. Philippians 4:6 says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” In nothing be anxious. Notice the word, “ With thanksgiving”. And the peace of God will pass all understanding. Why our prayer must be made with thanksgiving. When you give God thanks for what you have in Christ, you give God the right of way in your situation and would give God the glory that rightfully belongs to Him.
For example, when you talk sickness and weakness all the time, you will have plenty of it. Confess lack and it will hold you in bondage. Say, “I am healed”. Say, “money will come”. Say, “I am more than a conqueror”. Soon you will see your words come to pass.
Jesus said in Matthew 13:12, “For whoever has, to him more will be given and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.” It will be given to the one who has. You have what you need. Quit confessing lack. Never rob God of His glory by confessing lack.
May the Lord richly bless you with His word in Jesus’ name. Amen