Call For What You Do Not Have

And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak.  2 Corinthians 4:13
Sadly in so many churches around the world, the word of faith is not taught and so many believers live a great portion of their lives not knowing that as a child of God, they can speak in a positive way into their negative situations and see it change for the much better.

I want to share some scriptures regarding faith and speaking that I am assured will be of a great help to you. God’s Word always sheds more light and brings a blessed hope to us in whatever we’re dealing with at the time. In Romans 10:9 we’re told that “if we confess with our MOUTH the Lord Jesus and BELIEVE in our heart that God has raised Him from the dead, we will be saved”.

In Mark 11:23, Jesus also said, “Whoever SAYS to this mountain, Be removed and be cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, be BELIEVES that those things he SAYS will be done, he will have whatever he SAYS”. Now, let’s look again at our text scripture above. Can you see a pattern here. It’s clear that faith involves BELIEVING in your heart as well as SPEAKING with your mouth.

You and I, we are made in God’s image. When God first saw darkness, He didn’t say, “Wow, it is really dark.” No, what did He do? We’re told He called forth light by SPEAKING. He said, “Let there be light”  (Genesis 1:3). In other words, He called forth what He did not have but wanted. He taught Abraham to do the same thing.

In Romans 4:17, God taught Abraham to call those things which were not as though they were. Now understand he did not call those things that were as though they were not. In other words, he didn’t deny things were in existence. He just looked beyond what was and called for what he didn’t have but wanted. Just like God did. In the New Testament, Jesus SPOKE to the storm and it became peaceful.

He SPOKE to the fig tree and it withered. He SPOKE to the demons and they fled. He SPOKE to the sick and they were healed. He SPOKE to the dead and they lived. That’s how we are to deal with this kind of adversity. When we’re faced with darkness in our lives in any way today, or facing challenges, let’s not lose our joy in looking at the problems and worrying. We should also call forth what we want to see. If we find ourselves caught in a dangerous situation, we should say out loud, “The Lord is my refuge and my fortress.” If there is a sickness in our body, we can call forth our healing by saying out loud, “Thank You, Jesus, by Your stripes I am healed.” Start speaking forth your protection, your health and your total victory today. Hallelujah