|…but what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word [the message, the basis] of faith which we preach. Romans 10:8 AMP|
The only source of faith is God’s Word. Romans 10:17 says that faith comes by hearing God’s Word. You received the gift of salvation when you confessed the Lordship of Jesus and believed in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, based on the Word of faith which you heard. When you received Christ, a measure of faith was imparted to your spirit through the message of faith that was preached to you. Today’s opening verse reveals that the message of faith that is preached, that is, the Words which you have heard is both in your mouth and in your heart. That’s how faith works, you hear the Word, you receive it into your heart and then you keep saying. Now that you are in Christ, you are expected to live by faith, to consistently vocalize God’s Word which you have believed in your heart! It’s not enough to admit there’s faith in your heart, it is important to give a voice to your faith by saying exactly what the Word says. Speaking faith filled words means to speak only the truth of God’s Word concerning any and everything. Those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham. Romans 4:12 says, “But he did not doubt or waver in unbelief concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and empowered by faith, giving glory to God. Abraham gave glory to God despite the childlessness that he was faced with; he refused to be pressured by his situation. He maintained a lifestyle of faith. His confession was consistent with the Word. 2 Corinthians 4:13 says,” Yet we have the same spirit of faith as he had, who wrote in Scripture, “I believed, therefore I spoke.” We also believe, therefore we also speak, “If you truly believed, you will speak faith-filled words. When faced with challenges, maintain your confession of faith. Don’t talk fear. Don’t talk defeat. Don’t talk lack. Instead talk healing and health if that’s what you desire, for by His stripes you were healed. Affirm that you are wealthy and prosperous; Christ became poor that you through His poverty might be rich. The Word of God is living and active with an inherent ability to do what it says. Keep confessing God’s Word and it will produce for you the right results.
PRAYER: I affirm that my faith is strengthened by the words that I speak. I live a life of excellence, victory and glory. My life continues to flourish by my faith filled words in Jesus’ name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Romans 10:8-17. Romans 1:17.