Day 94: How Faith Works

Day 94: How Faith Works
April 4, 2015 Joel Grantham

“He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children.  Praise the Lord.”  Psalm 113:9 KJV

If you have been unable to have children, do not lose faith.  Even some of the giants of the faith struggled in this area.  Abraham and Sarah were well past child bearing age when God fulfilled His promise to them.  Never give up. If you will believe God’s Word and confess it with your mouth, it will surely come to pass!

In Genesis 12 we learn that Abraham was 75 years old when God first made a promise to him regarding a child.  In Genesis 15:6 it says that Abraham BELIEVED God’s promise.  However, 24 years later Abraham and Sarah still had no children.  It was then at age 99 that God changed his name from Abram to Abraham.  Genesis 17:5 tells us that the name Abraham means father of a multitude.

Imagine how funny it must have felt at first for Abraham to introduce himself at age 99 as a father of a multitude when he had no child.  However, once he began to “call those things that be not as though they were,” by confessing God’s promise with his mouth, the promise came to pass.  After Abraham combined confession with believing it wasn’t long before he SAW the promise come to pass!  He went 24 years believing only, but it took only 9 months to receive the promise when his believing was combined with confession.

So Abraham, referred to in the Bible as the father of the faith, is a perfect example of how faith works.  By looking at his life we learn that there are two parts to faith.  There is the believing part and the speaking part.  2 Corinthians 4:13 says, “I BELIEVED and therefore I SPOKE.”  You see, it is not enough to just “believe” God’s healing promises.  You must confess them into existence with your mouth.  In Mark 11:23 Jesus said that we would have whatever we SAY.  He did not say that we would have EVERYTHING THAT WE BELIEVED.

I hear people say all the time that they are “believing” for their healing.  At first that sounds good, but so many of them never actually RECEIVE their healing.  It is not enough to believe with your heart to receive the promises of God; confession must also be made with your mouth.  Begin today by making it a habit to confess God’s healing promises over your body and your home.

 

Confession:   I believe with my heart and confess with my mouth that physical healing is mine because of what Jesus Christ did for me on the cross. 

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