Day 32: Believe And Speak

Day 32: Believe And Speak
February 1, 2015 Joel Grantham

“Yet, for all that, you did not believe the Lord your God, Who went in the way before you to search out a place for you to pitch your tents, to show you the way you should go, in the fire by night and in the cloud by day.  And the Lord heard the sound of your words, and was angry, and took an oath, saying, ‘Surely not one of these men of this evil generation shall see that good land of which I swore to give to your fathers.”  Deuteronomy 1:32-35

Health and healing has been promised by God to every believer; it is our “Promised Land”!  However, just because God has promised something to you does not mean that you will automatically possess it.  The promises of God must be received by faith.  Hebrews 6:12 declares, “Who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”

Our faith is very important to God.  The number one thing that God requires from us is that we believe His Word.  Hebrews 11:6 tells us that without faith it is impossible to please Him.  In Luke 18:8 Jesus said that the one thing that He will be looking for when He returns to the earth is faith.  In several Scriptures it is made very clear that faith is the deciding factor on whether or not our prayers are answered.

Consider Matthew 21:22 when Jesus said, “And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”  Look at Mark 11:24 where Jesus taught, “Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”  And we must not forget James 1:6-7 where it plainly states, “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.  For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord.”

As you can see, our faith is very important to God.  But how does faith work?  How do I use my faith to receive the promises of God?  We must not forget that James 2:26 tells us, “So faith without works is dead.”  In other words, you must put action to your faith.  How would you act if you really believed what God has promised?  How happy would you be if you were healed?  Well, go ahead and act that way now!  That’s faith in action!

Second Corinthians 4:13 tells us that there are two parts to faith.  There is the believing part, and there is also the speaking part to faith.  Over and over again in the Scriptures God places an emphasis on our words.  Nowhere is your faith expressed to God in a greater way than in the confession of your mouth.  Release your faith today and every day by thanking Him for your healing.   When you do, Jesus will say to you, “Your faith has made you well.  Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.” (Mark 5:34).

Confession:  Thank you Lord for promising and providing healing for me.  By faith I boldly claim and receive my healing right now!

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