4.23.17









An often quoted scripture is Romans 4:17, "(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were." Note that God, it says, "makes alive the dead, and calls those things that be not, (are not in existence yet,) as though they were already in existence.


This is the essence of what God did in Genesis when He said (in the Hebrew) "Light be!" and, light came into being!


Before He said it, light "was not yet", but once He said it, light sprang into being. One would have a valid point to say right here, "but, Pastor Mondainé , that was God!"


True! It was God that did those things.


The question becomes then, does God want US to "call those things that be not as though they are?


"Let's look at what Jesus taught the disciples in Mark Chapter 11: 22 24.

"And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."


Now this is the King James Version, and I know that it can be a little "blind" to us sometimes, so let's look at the same scripture in the "Bible in Basic English" translation, "And Jesus, answering, said to them, Have God's faith. Truly I say to you, Whoever says to this mountain, Be taken up and be put into the sea; and has no doubt in his heart, but has faith that what he says will come about, he will have his desire. For this reason I say to you, Whatever you make a request for in prayer, have faith that it has been given to you, and you will have it."

Notice it says, "Have God's faith..." The Greek meaning here can be expressed, "have the God kind of faith," or "use God's kind of faith."


Now if Jesus is teaching us that we should actually use God's Faith... which make no mistake, He is saying to do that... then, we should use God's faith in the same way that God uses it.... by speaking!


Let's look at the rest of the verse... notice He says, "whoever will say." The promise here is not to EVERYONE, no indeed!


It IS to anyone that will "say!" The qualifier is that you be willing to speak God's Word over the situation! And, note, He is not saying talk ABOUT the situation, He is saying rather to talk TO the situation, or thing!


You must be willing to "say to the mountain" what you want it to do!

A lot of people are simply not willing to "say!" They won't speak their faith! But, notice, there are three "sayings," to one "believing!" Once you believe, you have to speak!


2 Corinthians 4:13 makes this clear as well, (KJV) 13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;


"We believe, therefore we speak!


Over and over again, the Bible makes it clear that once you believe, you must confess, or speak, the thing that you believe.


Even in being saved, we follow the process of believing in our heart, and confessing with our mouth. Notice Romans 10:8-10, "But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."


The Word is near you, it is in your heart, and in your mouth!

You must, it says, "confess with the mouth!"


Notice, it is not enough to "think with the mind," you MUST "confess WITH THE MOUTH!"


This follows the method that God used, He spoke, and it came to pass!

We speak His Word, and it comes to pass! Whether it is in salvation, or, as the Greek makes clear in the translation of this word "salvation" used in this verse, "saved, healed, and made whole spirit, soul, body, financially and socially!"

The word used here means all these things! It is literally "wholeness," or "complete restoration!"


This Biblical principle of confessing God's Word to bring to pass what is true in the spiritual realm into manifestation in the natural realm is a key Biblical principle!


Bringing us yet to another declaration Romans 8:28

Then he goes on in verse 29 to speak specifically
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. 34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?


2 Corinthians 4:18
As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.


Isaiah 55:11 ESV
So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.



HOW DID THIS MESSAGE REACH YOU TODAY?





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