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Many do not realize it, but scripture actually teaches that every human
must be saved through the words which come out of his/her own mouth,
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
(Rom 10:8-10). We recognize from this passage that God created humanity
with far-reaching vocal capacities; in essence, the words spoken by an
individual actually frame his own future, “Death and life are in the power
of the tongue,” (Prov 18:21).
From the very beginning God has demonstrated His awesome power through
His Spoken Word ! Ezekiel records, “I will speak, and the word that I shall
speak shall come to pass . . . I say the word , and will perform it, saith the Lord
GOD” (Ezek 12:25). Clearly, God’s word accomplishes its purposes! Isaiah
instructs that the word of God brings about its intents, “So shall my word be
that goeth forth out of my mouth : it shall not return unto me void, but it shall
accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent
it (Isa 55:11). Clearly, God sends out His word and thereby speaks the future
into existence!
God’s word always accomplishes that thing into which it has been sent, “I have sworn
by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness , and shall not return,
That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear ” (Isa 45:23). Notice
what is claimed in the previous verse, “I am God and, there is none else” (Isa 45:22).
This is the same God to whom we are to confess with our mouth, “if thou shalt
confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus . . . thou shalt be saved” (Rom 10:9). It
should be easy for us to realize that the passage from Romans which says that we are
to confesss with thy mouth relates to Isaiah’s passage which says our, tongue
shall swear. In essence when an individual prays the sinners prayer and asks Jesus
to become his Lord and Master, he is swearing by Jesus Christ, “ with the mouth
confession is made unto salvation ” (Rom 10:9). What most are only beginning to
understand is that this confession is merely the first of many confessions that the
Christian will utter from his/her mouth. We will look at the concept of speaking
additional confessions as we proceed.
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This is an exciting study because many of the Bible’s basic concepts of faith will be
explained and thereby released into your life. This ought to be exciting to you; because, faith
in the supernatural realm is the currency of exchange in the same way that money is used to
purchase merchandise in the natural world.
Let’s establish what we have learned so far. Obviously, man’s words are significant in
forming his own future, “ with the mouth confession is made unto salvation ” (Rom 10:8-10).
We have learned:
(1) An individual’s spoken words are significant and they have a direct bearing on his future!
Therefore,
(2) in some way, man is patterned after God who says, “So shall my word be that goeth forth
out of my mouth : it shall not return unto me void” (Isa 55:11). It follows that,
(3) God created man so that man has the capacity to speak his own future into existence.
These three concepts are all found embedded in the profound and revelatory passage from the
Book of Romans which we have been studying, “The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth,
and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith , which we preach” (Rom 10:8). We have already
observed that the passage climaxes with the message, “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 .” (Rom 10:9).
Word of Faith ” believers are an open-ended family of worshippers. This group of believers
though frequently charismatic does not have denominational attachments nor is it necessarily
even an affiliated group. These believers which have emerged out of the Christian
community, share the following beliefs:
Man’s words have a direct bearing on his own future “For by thy words thou shalt be
justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned” (Matt 12:37);
Man is patterned after God in at least three specific areas, “Let us make man (1) in our
image , (2) after our likeness : and (3) let them have dominion ” (Gen 1:26);
Man’s words release agents of power which shape his own future, “ if thou shalt (1)
confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt (2) believe in thine heart that God hath
raised him from the dead, (3) thou shalt be saved .” (Rom 10:9);
A. This insightful passage describes the process through which a man’s words can
release such power:
1. Confess (the word of God) with thy mouth;
2. Believe the words in your heart;
3. The words shall come to pass!
The greatest dismay and therefore the major argument against those who practice the “word
of faith” beliefs is that mere words do not immediately cause an effect on observable
conditions. In other words, let’s picture the following scenario: A “word of faith” believer
proclaims to someone lying on their sick bed, “You are healed by the stripes of Jesus;”
however, the sick person does not get up out of bed for several days. If an adversary who is
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critical to “the word of faith” system of beliefs were to observe such an incident, they would
naturally conclude that “the word of faith” believer is simply delusional. In fact, they may
even accuse the believer of being a liar because his words have proven untrue! This
antagonist would most likely say something like, “The person would have been healed
naturally anyway.” The objective of this Bible Study is certainly not to express disapproval
for the point of view expressed by that unbelieving individual; on the contrary, this teaching
is meant for those who have a good heart that is prepared for the word of God and want to
learn those profound truths that lie just beneath “the word of faith!”
The Apostle Paul provides us with insightful discernment regarding “word of faith” issues,
“God, who . . . calleth (speaks of) those things which be not (this clearly indicates that God
calls or speaks to/of things which do not immediately appear) as though they were” (Rom
4:17). Clearly, the Bible teaches that God is not a liar, “it was impossible for God to lie”
(Heb 6:18); “God is not a man, that he should lie” (Num 23:19). Yet God “calleth those
things which be not as though they were ” (Rom 4:17). Now follow this logic: If God calls
something that does not exist as though it did; and God cannot lie, then the only possible
Biblical conclusion that can be draw is that sometimes when God speaks, His word produces
that which does not immediately appear at the time of His words! Let’s notice an example of
this speaking of things into existence that do not immediately appear. Our spiritual father
Abraham, whose very life is a living study about this topic, toiled with these same aspects
faith working through time, “Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the
father of many nations; according to that which was spoken (Rom 4:18). The spoken
promise was that he would become the father of many nations.
Jesus’ very ministry was one of speaking words; “The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue
of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary” (Isa
50:4). Jesus actually released spirit and life out of his mouth, “the words that I speak unto
you, they are spirit , and they are life ” (John 6:63). In fact, His words were not originally His
own, “whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak (John
12:50). John quoted Jesus in this regard, “Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the
Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself ” (John 14:10).
Everything that Jesus put into words initially came from the Father.
Since His words initially came from the Father, Jesus never spoke anything that was
untrustworthy, “ neither was any deceit in his mouth ” (Isa 53:9). Everything that Jesus said
was truth! In fact His very essence is an integration of three aspects; (1) Word; and (2)
Grace, and (3) Truth, “And the Word (Jesus) was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we
beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth”
(John 1:14). Now, this one who is the Word and who is absolute grace and truth said,
“Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray (That is to say, when
you speak your desires to God) , believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them” (Mark
11:24).
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Now let’s tie the concept of “speaking things into existence” with the concept of an
intervening time as regards faith. We have established that God cannot lie. We have
documented that Abraham spoke of things that did not exist. “Who against hope believed in
hope, that he might become , (The tense of the words ‘might become’ requires that this is a
desire for a future c haracteristic.) Yet, he was not a liar! In other words when God changed
Abram’s name to Abraham (meaning the father of many nations) He did cause Abraham to
lie every single time that he introduced himself to other people! When Abraham said,
“Greetings, I am the father of many nations,” he was not a liar! The point is that he became
the father of many nations as soon as God gave him the word and his own words
subsequently expressed agreement and belief in God’s word! Realize this powerful point!
He had to perform the act of speaking this truth that he received from God into existence!
Abraham was given a word from God, “For this is the word of promise , At this time will I
come, and Sara shall have a son” (Rom 9:9).
Why is it that oftentimes we need to wait for an indeterminate period of time before the
words that we have spoken from God’s word come to pass? This whole concept of speaking
things that “be not” into existence is directly related to what Jesus referred to as a key
parable, “he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all
parables? (Mark 4:13). In other words the parable of the sower is a key parable which if
understood opens all parables. The whole concept of speaking something into existence
based upon the Word of God is puzzling to us and certainly difficult to understand in the
natural. Let’s glean understanding from Jesus’ answer to His disciples; they were puzzled
with reference to the parable of the sower, “And his disciples asked him, saying, What might
this parable be? . . . 11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God (Luke 8:9 &
11). Jesus’ answer is powerful! The seed is the word of God; or, stated in reverse order,
God’s word is seed. Every time that God’s word is spoken, it is planted into a human heart,
“But that (seed) on the good ground are they (Believers who hear the Word of God) , which in
an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience”
(Luke 8:15). Now, did you notice the method through which they bring forth the good fruit?
(1) They kept the word (seed); and, (2) they brought forth fruit with patience ! Surely we
recognize, patience requires time; this means that there is an element of time from the instant
when the seed is planted and the time when the fruit comes to fruition.
We must learn how to make a demand on the provisions that God has prepared for us. Do
you know what a “checking account” is? The check itself which is presented to the bank is a
demand; in fact, the checking account is called a demand deposit account . As one needs to
learn how to make use of a checking account in our culture; likewise, we humans must learn
how to make a demand on the provision that God has prepared for us to operate in the
Kingdom of God culture!
We have learned that we are to speak God’s word and that through those spoken words we
release the agents that brings things into existence. Once the word is spoken we are to hold it
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and then through patience, we will get the harvest! The question remains, “How do we make
a demand on the provision of God’s word?” The Holy Spirit gave to us and to our children
the very word of God, “As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit
that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth , shall not depart out of thy
mouth , nor out of the mouth of thy seed , nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed , saith the
LORD, from henceforth and for ever” (Isa 59:21). We have been given the Holy Bible,
which is the very word of God almighty! Notice that the passage from Isaiah says four
separate times that this word has been placed in our mouths! Many skeptics of the “word of
faith” say, “if it is God’s will, then I will be healed;” others say, “if it is God’s will, then I
will be prosperous;” still others are taught, “if it is God’s will, then I will be joyful!” Based
upon God’s promises in the Bible, we already have all of these promises and countless
others! However, we must make a claim and take dominion over our words before we can
receive the promises . My house has homeowners insurance, which is a promise that if my
house is damaged, I will be compensated. However, I cannot receive any compensation for
any damage unless I file a claim! Even though my insurance company may know that my
house has been damaged, I will receive nothing until I file a claim! If we wish to claim some
of the promises of God we must learn how to file a claim. In order for us to even know the
promises of God we must study His word; after that, the scripture reveals that the “word of
faith” is supposed to be in our mouths! Once God’s word has been planted in our hearts
through the words that we speak, then with time and patience our words supernaturally
produce fruit!
Let’s study this truth about the power of words from the book of Hebrews, “God, who at
sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2
Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things,
by whom also he made the worlds; 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express
image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power” (Heb 1:1-3). Did
you catch the concept that God’s power is in His word ! Notice that the passage does not
say, ‘by the power of his word;’ rather it says, ‘by the word of his power!’ God certainly has
a great deal of His power resident in His Word .
Now let’s glean some truth from the “faith chapter” which starts out by recording, “Now
faith is the substance (This means that there is substance to faith. Substance is something
that can be touched and felt. For example, salt is a substance.) of things hoped for, the
evidence of things not seen. (Haven’t we observed this concept of ‘things not seen’ during
the study of Abraham?) 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. 3 Through faith we
understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God , (God framed the world using
his words! You need to get this concept! Whether we realize it or not we are framing our
world each day through our own words! God’s word is the most powerful force in the
universe! You must get this point. Ps 103 says, “Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in
strength, that do his commandments, hearkening (listen for and reacting) unto the voice of
his word ” (Ps 103:20)) so that things which are seen were not made of things which do
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appear (This means that the invisible realm created the visible world!) ” (Heb 11:1-3). God
framed things with His words; in the same fashion, we are supposed to frame our world
through our words! God’s word is powerful! God’s ministering spirits or His angels already
know what the scripture says. They are waiting for our words to command them as we speak
His Word. Now get this critical point! We (you, me, and indeed all of Christianity) must
give the word of God a voice in this world! What do I meant by that? Angels are spirits,
which have been created to respond to God’s Word. However, because of the dominion
given to humanity over the earth, mankind is required to speak out God’s Word before the
angels of God are authorized to respond!
I want to give you an idea of what I am trying to say through an example of six specific
things that I will pronounce with my lips. Then, we will study my words in the context of the
faith that I am releasing through my words. Lets begin the process . . .
The scripture says, “(1) Give, and it shall be given unto you ; good measure, pressed
down, and shaken together, and running over, (2) shall men give into your bosom . For
with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again” (Luke
6:38). So, since I have given, then (3) I am expecting the favor of God back on to me. I
do not expect blessings because I am worthy; rather, I expect blessings because God’s
word says, “it shall be given unto you!” I do not have any control over those words
which came from Jesus; my only job is to believe them and to speak out my belief in
those words! The Scripture further says, “And God is able to make all grace abound
toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, (4) may abound to every
good work ” (2 Cor 9:8). It goes on to say that, “(5) Who his own self bare our sins in
his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: (6)
by whose stripes ye were healed ” (1 Peter 2:24). If “ye” means Christians, and I am a
Christian, then I am healed by His stripes!
Now, as I voiced those words right here in front of you, the angels of God harkened unto the
word of God that I have just spoken. In fact, I expect that angels are in communication and
that they are checking with each other to ensure that I indeed have given (1); therefore they
are in the process of making sure that “(1) it shall be given unto you (me in this instance).
Further, I do not expect that I will receive something from the angels; rather the scripture
says, “(2) shall men give into your bosom.” Therefore (3), I expect that the angels are
currently working in the hearts of a vast array of individuals to instill the favor of God in
them toward me. These people do not even know me; however, angels are working
in/through them to cause an impact on my life in the future! There is absolutely no way that
I could predict where these unknown persons/things are coming from. Indeed, my job is
simply to believe (that is I am to place faith in the fact that this will indeed take place.) .
Further, I am pregnant with the fact that because of the spoken promise that I, “(4) may
abound to every good work,” I expect that the angels of the Lord are working in and around
my very personal presence in order that they might place the right ideas and concepts in front
of me. These various ideas will give me the proper thoughts toward the production of “every
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good work” in which I am involved. Indeed, this very Bible Study is inspired through the
thoughts that I have experienced during the past week. I further proclaimed through my
words, “(5) Who his own self bare our sins in his own body.” This gave voice to the idea
that I fully expect that the body of Jesus Christ bore all of my sins and illnesses. By making
this statement, I am saying that I fully expect the angels of God to direct my path into those
areas leading to good health. Again, I do not have any idea how this will be done; I only
know that the process is in motion and the outcome is certain, “(6) by whose stripes ye were
healed.”
The belief that my words are the beginning act or the catalyst that releases power to perform
those things is faith, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things
not seen” (Heb 11:1). I have to speak this substance of things in great detail! I cannot
simply lift up my Bible and “claim” every promise in the book. God has designed it so that
first I need to study in order to find, and then make a claim on a specific promise!
Do we really understand what Hebrews teaches us about the angels, “Are they not all
ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?” (Heb
1:14) Abraham the father of the faithful understood about God’s angels. We don’t know
how he understood about angels; nevertheless, we can look to his story as an example, “And
Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house . . . thou shalt not take a wife unto my son
of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell: 4 But thou shalt go unto my
country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac. 5 And the servant said unto
him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs
bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest? 6 And Abraham said unto him,
Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again. 7 The LORD God of heaven , which
took me from my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me,
and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel
before thee , and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence” (Gen 24:2-7). Let me
restate, we do not know how Abraham understood that he could dispatch the angel to go with
Eliezer. That does not really matter, let us notice Eliezer’s activity, “And the servant took
ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed . . . And he said, O LORD God of my
master Abraham, I pray thee (Eliezer began to speak his prayer to God) , send me good
speed this day , and shew kindness unto my master Abraham. 13 Behold, I stand here by the
well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water: 14 And let it
come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I
may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she
that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed
kindness unto my master. 15 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking , that, behold,
Rebekah came out” (Gen 24:10-15).
The point that we have learned from Abraham and Eliezer is that when we give voice to
God’s word, it gives the angels an assignment that they must perform! Do you understand
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this important point? Your voice commands the Angels! The angels are at your disposal or
they are to hearken to the word of your command!
“Now faith is the substance (one version translates the word substance into ‘title deed’) of
things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Heb 11:1). That would mean that faith is
the title deed of things hoped for; it is the evidence of ownership! I have a title deed to one
of my vehicles. The other is financed by the bank and they will continue to hold the title
until I pay it off. The title in my hand is proof that I own the automobile. Even if someone
were to steal my car, by law I would remain the legal owner! Through faith, I hold the title
deed of what I am believing for, as long as it is based upon the word of God!
Let’s notice a simple promise given to us by Jesus, “If (1) ye abide in me, and (2) my words
abide in you, ye shall (3) ask what ye will, and (4) it shall be done unto you” (John 15:7).
This passage is so simple we almost need help to mess it up! Peter recorded, “According as
his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness ” (2 Peter
1:3). God has given us “ all things that pertain unto life and godliness!” However, we can
only claim those specific promises that we know about! We must remember that faith in the
spiritual world (or supernatural realm) is the medium of exchange in the same fashion that
money is used in the natural world!
Just like money, faith must be released. What do I mean by that? If I were to go to the
grocery store and place ninety-five dollars worth of merchandise into my shopping basket, I
would be required to pay for those items before I could leave the store. Once I get groceries
packaged I could take out a one hundred dollar bill and show it to the checkout clerk.
However, I would not be allowed to take the merchandise to my automobile until I released
my money! Simply showing the money does not qualify me to receive the goods. I must
release the bill from my hand to the clerk! Likewise, in the spirit realm we must release our
faith! One of the most significant ways that we release faith is through our words which
express belief in that faith!
The word of God is filled with faith! When God speaks anything out of His mouth, He will
never take it back, “My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my
lips ” (Ps 89:34). Faith is the substance of things hoped for! These promises in the bible are
all things that God has given as provision for us! Hope does not give us things but it places
us in the position to receive, “in his word do I hope” (Ps 130:5)!
Some might say, “Why do we need to ask?” The answer is simple; because the word of God
tell us that we need to, “ Ask , and it shall be given you” (Matt 7:7); “ye have not, because ye
ask not ” (James 4:2); “let your requests be made known unto God ” (Phil 4:6)!
God made our mouths that we might be like Him (in His image) , “And the LORD said unto
him, Who hath made man’s mouth? . . . have not I the LORD?” (Ex 4:11). Just like God,
when man speaks he releases creative powers out of his mouth, “But the word is very nigh
unto thee, in thy mouth , and in thy heart , that thou mayest do it” (Deut 30:14). Humans
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The Word of Faith
– Let’s begin to understand “the Word of Faith!” –
actually create futures through the words which come out of their mouths! Our words create
our future whether good or bad. We Christians simply must get to the point where we
respect the power of the spoken word! The scripture does not say in vain, “ Death and life
are in the power of the tongue : and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof” (Prov 18:21).
It is interesting to me how the power of the tongue in this verse is tied to fruit (see Prov 13:2
below).
Notice the contrast in the consequences and the power of the spoken word that comes out of
man:
Notice the powerful contrasts produced from the mouth!
Prov
10:13
In the lips of him that hath understanding
wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of
him that is void of understanding
Prov 15:2
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge
aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out
foolishness
Prov
10:19
In the multitude of words there wanteth not
sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise
Prov
15:23
A man hath joy by the answer of his
mouth : and a word spoken in due season,
how good is it !
Prov
10:21
The lips of the righteous feed many: but
fools die for want of wisdom
Prov
15:28
The heart of the righteous studieth to answer:
but the mouth of the wicked poureth out
evil things
Prov
10:31
The mouth of the just bringeth forth
wisdom : but the froward tongue shall be
cut out .
Prov 15:7
The lips of the wise disperse knowledge :
but the heart of the foolish doeth not so
Prov
10:32
The lips of the righteous know what is
acceptable : but the mouth of the wicked
speaketh forwardness
Prov
16:13
Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and
they love him that speaketh right
Prov
11:11
By the blessing of the upright the city is
exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth
of the wicked
Prov
16:23
The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth ,
and addeth learning to his lips
Prov
12:13
The wicked is snared by the transgression
of his lips : but the just shall come out of
trouble
Prov
16:27-28
& 30
An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his
lips there is as a burning fire . A froward
man soweth strife : and a whisperer
separateth chief friends. 30 He shutteth his
eyes to devise froward things: moving his
lips he bringeth evil to pass
Prov
12:14
A man shall be satisfied with good by the
fruit of his mouth : and the recompence of a
man's hands shall be rendered unto him
Prov
17:28
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is
counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips
is esteemed a man of understanding
Prov
12:19
The lip of truth shall be established for
ever: but a lying tongue is but for a
moment
Num
35:30
Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall
be put to death by the mouth of witnesses
Prov
12:22
Lying lips are abomination to the LORD:
but they that deal truly are his delight
Deut 17:6
At the mouth of two witnesses, or three
witnesses , shall he that is worthy of death be
put to death; but at the mouth of one witness
he shall not be put to death.
Prov 12:6
The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for
blood: but the mouth of the upright shall
deliver them
Deut
19:15
at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the
mouth of three witnesses , shall the matter
be established
Prov 13:2
A man shall eat good by the fruit of his
mouth : but the soul of the transgressors shall
eat violence
Prov
24:1-2
Be not thou envious against evil men, neither
desire to be with them. For their heart
studieth destruction, and their lips talk of
Written by M. Larry Perrino 9 2/15/2008
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The Word of Faith
– Let’s begin to understand “the Word of Faith!” –
Prov 6:2 Thou art snared with the words of thy
mouth , thou art taken with the words of
thy mouth .
Just like God created with the words of His mouth; so there is creative power in man’s
mouth! It was men who actually spoke the Messiah into existence! Inspired by God
Almighty, Moses said, “Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak ; and hear, O earth, the
words of my mouth (Deut 32:1). Moses went on to say, “because I will publish the name
of the LORD ” (Deut 32:3). God has always wanted man to speak His words carefully and
faithfully, “and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully ” (Jer 23:28).
The words of humanity are significant and they create results! For this reason man must live,
“by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD (Deut 8:3). When man
lives by God’s words the world will become a paradise. When man lives by Satan’s words
the world will become desolate!
Jesus taught that, “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh ” (Matt 12:34). He
went on to explain that the heart is the source of a man’s words, “But those things which
proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart ; and they defile the man” (Matt 15:18).
Christians are to speak boldly of their victories and overcoming experiences, “Long time
therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of
his grace” (Acts 14:3). Christians gain the victory through their words; “they overcame him
by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony ” (Rev 12:11).
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life:
but he that openeth wide his lips shall have
destruction
mischief
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Confession of Faith
“the law was given by Moses, but grace (favor) and truth came
by Jesus Christ” (John 1:17).
“Grace (favor) be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and
from the Lord Jesus Christ” (Phil 1:2)
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen” (Rev
22:21) .
Scripture
1.
I am a son of the LORD God Almighty;
His Favor is on my life!
The Favor of God goes before me and
produces success in my life!
The Favor of God manifests itself in
my life today!
2.
The stripes of Jesus have healed me!
“with his stripes we are healed” (Isa 53:5)
“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that
we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose
stripes ye were healed” (1 Peter 2:24)
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not
be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Isa 40:31).
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee
with lovingkindness and tender mercies; 5 Who satisfieth thy
mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the
eagle's” (Ps 103:3-5).
The body of Jesus was broken that my
body would be made whole!
I am becoming physically and
spiritually stronger every day of my
life!
My sinus passages work properly!
My thyroid works properly!
My strength is renewed daily!
My mind is quick and sharp!
3.
The living word of God fills my heart
every day!
Thy word have I hid in mine heart” (Ps 119:11).
Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that
proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matt 4:4).
Written by M. Larry Perrino 10 2/15/2008
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Prov 13:3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Word of Faith
– Let’s begin to understand “the Word of Faith!” –
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Confession of Faith
“ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good” (Gen
50:20).
“in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that
loved us” (Rom 8:37).
4.
I will never be defeated; instead I am
the victor!
I am more than a conquer!
The enemy never triumphs over me!
5.
I am a priest of the Most High God!
“ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a
peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who
hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light” (1
Peter 2:9).
6.
I am the head and not the tail; above
and not below!
“And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and
thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath” (Deut
28:13).
7.
I lend and do not borrow!
“the LORD thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou
shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou
shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee”
(Deut 15:6).
8.
Whenever my enemy sends trouble into
my life, God always provides a quick
and decisive delivery!
“weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning”
(Ps 30:5).
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD
delivereth him out of them all” (Ps 34:19).
9.
I hate evil and love that which is Good
therefore I am anointed with gladness!
Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God,
even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above
thy fellows” (Heb 1:9).
Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the
gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto
the remnant of Joseph” (Amos 5:15).
10.
I speak and write the inspired word of
God and others recognize the
anointing!
“The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that
hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully” (Jer 23:28).
“my spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in
thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the
mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith
the LORD” (Isa 59:21).
“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the
world for a witness unto all nations” (Matt 24:14)
Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world”
(Ps 49:1).
That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH,
art the most high over all the earth” (Ps 83:18).
Rivkah Ministries is an effective and
fruitful worldwide ministry!
I write screen plays based upon the
word of God and thereby I teach the
ways of God to the world!
I live in covenant with God Almighty!
Written by M. Larry Perrino 11 2/15/2008
2005 by Rivkah Ministries Want to Provide Feedback? – Click http://www.rivkah.org/feedback.htm
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