The Fundamentals Of Faith

Lesson 5

Faith Talks

In order for Faith to take root in our hearts we need to get it there in abundance. So we need to continually confess the word of God until it becomes a reality to us. Quietly reading the scriptures to ourselves is fine, but Faith needs to TALK! If we only "think" the word it will fade. Remember in James about the man and his image in the mirror? He walks away and forgets his own face. We need to "Talk" our Faith, every day. As we find the scriptures that concern our needs, we need to write them down and read them out loud. You could even record them on tape, with your own voice. Because it we need to hear it come out of our own mouth.

Joshua 1:8
8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Yes the word in Joshua 1:8 does say to meditate on the word, but it needs to be more then that. If we speak it, it becomes a reality to us. It is not just words on a page, it becomes a living force.

There are forces and laws at work in this world. Our Faith filled words will dominate the forces of death that would come against us. Satan operates in the force of death. If he can get you to speak death or negative words out of your mouth, he will dominate you with them.

How many of you have said: That scares me to death! That tickles me to death! 
I am just dying to go!

Those are Satanís words, not Godís. Death is not a part of my vocabulary.

I refuse to give Satan a toe in. I don't allow the word "death" in my conversation.

James 3:1-13

v2 For we stumble in many things, If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.
v5 Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles.
v6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members, that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature, and it is set on fire by hell.
v7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind.
v8 But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
v9 With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men...
v10 Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.
v11 Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening?
v12 Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh.
v13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.

No man can tame the tongue, but the word of God can. As we learn to speak the Word, we will tame the tongue. We see here how powerful the tongue is. We can use it for good, or bad. We can speak the words of God, or the words of Satan. Anything contrary to the Word of God is of the devil. You canít get around it. There is no middle of the road. Either you are speaking Godís words, or Satanís. So in order to speak Godís words, Faith needs to talk. The more we speak Godís words out of our mouth, the less we will have the desire or idea to speak what the devil wants us to say. Now you may think this is a little extreme, but I am speaking the word of God.

Romans 14:23 Whatsoever is not from faith, is sin.

James says that it if we can bridle the tongue, we can control our whole body.

If we are constantly speaking negative words and words of doubt and unbelief, our whole body will reflect it. We will be sick all the time and have no self control of any kind. It also is the starting point, like kindling, to start a whole lot of trouble both for ourselves and for others. We will walk in defeat, and never see the fulfillment of our Faith, and Godís will in our lives. We will get discouraged and feel like the world is falling in on us.

On the other hand, if we are speaking words of Faith and hope, we will start to walk in health and prosperity, in every area of our lives. We will speak words of life into our own heart and also to those around us. And in the same way, our little match will start a world on fire for God. We will walk in Victory and see the fulfillment of our Faith, and Godís will for our lives. We will have hope and feel like a whole new world is opening up to us.

Can you see how this works in the Negative and the Positive? Which do you want? If you want Victory, stop speaking defeat. If you want health, stop speaking sickness and death. If you want prosperity, stop speaking poverty over your life. Learn to let your "Faith Talk!"

Romans 8:2 The Law of the Spirit of Life have made me free from the law of sin and death.

Refuse to put your confession to deathís laws. What you compromise to keep, you will lose. Daniel and Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused to compromise and God saved them from Death.

We must learn to exercise our Authority in the realm of the Spirit.

Ephesians 2:10 We are created in Christ. - He has given us His authority.

Colossians 1:13 We are NOW translated into His Kingdom - Satan is below us.

2 Corinthians 4:4 Those that are in darkness, have their minds blinded, lest the light of the Gospel of Christ....should shine on them.

We are not in darkness, our mind is not blinded to Satanís devises. We are free to learn the Word of God.

Matthew 18:18-20 Whatever you bind on earth is bound in Heaven. Whatever you loose on earth, is loosed in heaven. If two agree on earth as touching anything.... it will be done by my Father in heaven.

Daniel 10 Angels fighting a spiritual battle.

Ephesians 1:16-23 A prayer that the Word would be revealed to us. And that we are far above principalities and powers, and he has put all things under our feet!

Jesus, His Body and His Angels dominate Satan and his demons.

Hebrews 1:14 Angels are sent to minister for us. They are under our authority.

Psalm 103:20 Angels must hearken to the voice of the word.

Romans Rev 1:1, Matt18:10 Angels are ready to work for us.

We have an Angelic army at our command, if we speak the Word.

Hebrews 3:1 Jesus is the High Priest of our confession.

The confession of the Word coming out of our mouth, is Godís voice in this earth. Let your Faith talk and see what God will do! We are fighting a Spiritual war, not a physical one. We need to use Spiritual weapons. The Word is Spirit and it is Life! As we speak it in our lives, things happen in the spirit realm. Forces that were against us must leave because Godís Word is at work. Start to confess the Word of God over your life and watch and see what happens!

By Judy Warren

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