Faith Speaks

by Wilfred Cilliers 1 November‘20

We all want to see good things in our lives, but many of us have no idea how to make those things come to pass. Some people think that the ability to attract anything good to themselves is out of their control, and that good luck randomly descends on only a few chosen individuals. However, luck has nothing to do with it. When we exercise our faith, we can actually bring something into existence merely by speaking the Word.

In the beginning, God brought creation into existence by the power of His spoken Word (Genesis 1:3-29). He confidently commanded, and literally created something out of nothing. This is awesome, but many people don’t realize they have the same power. God the Father gave this power to His Son (Matthew 28:18), who in turn transferred it to us when we became born-again. “Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and (physical and mental strength and ability) over all the power that the enemy (possesses) and nothing shall in any way harm you.” (Luke 10:19, AMPC)

Believers have the same ability to get results as God. When Jesus walked the earth, He commanded healing and brought the dead back to life. We have been given the same authority ”…Even God who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were “(Romans 4:17)

The ability to speak things into existence is actually a spiritual law that comes into play by faith. Jesus demonstrated this power with the centurion who asked Jesus to heal his servant. The man simply asked for verbal confirmation of that healing, and believed it before he saw it. The result was supernatural.

And Jesus sayeth unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed…When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel…And Jesus said unto the Centurion, Go thy way; and as thou has believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour. (Matthew 8 : 7, 8, 10, 13).

The power of our speech applies to all areas of our life, whether it’s concerning our families, our relationships, our finances, or our jobs. We have the right to command into existence peace in our marriages, happiness in our children, tranquility in our households, and stability in our finances. With this in mind, we must be careful, because this works for evil as well as for good. “A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit. (Proverbs 15:4) Whatever we experience in the physical realm is first born in the spiritual realm.

The tongue can either be a blessing or a curse, and what we repeatedly declare can manifest in us as well as in others. We should be mindful of what we speak into our-and others’-lives. Ignorance of the authority of the spoken word can bring pain and suffering. ‘Death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it, shall eat the fruit thereof. ‘ (Proverbs 18:21)

It’s our choice whether we bring to life something evil or something good; we must speak life.