Sunday Message Summary, 17 January 2021
When a man or woman of faith goes through circumstances, they are not there to speak death, sickness, or illness. We are children of GOD, believers, and people of faith, so it is important for us to watch what we say in these difficult times. Our words have got consequences and whether those consequences are good, bad, positive, or negative, is up to us (Proverbs 18:21). We must therefore speak what the LORD says. What we ought to speak, stand on, and meditate on, in and out of season, is the Word of faith. We must speak, not what we hear, not what we see, nor what we go through, but we must speak the Word of God that we have believed in our hearts.
The power of the Word of faith is in speaking with the mouth what we have believed in the heart. A born-again believer’s heart is filled up with the good Word of God, with all the good promises of God, so what our hearts are full of should overflow with the mouth (Matthew 12:34-35). Our words have power to create both good and evil, to bring healing or to bring sickness and disease. We must therefore be responsible over the words that come out of our mouths because even the idle word that is spoken in ignorance is not without effect, significance, and consequence. Words become the things that we desire, the results we are waiting for, the end we want to see and the future we want to have, so we must speak the Word of God that is in our hearts for that Word to take place and become a reality for us.
When the 12 leaders of Israel went to spy out the land of Canaan, Joshua and Caleb saw the same strong people that inhabited the land, as well as the fortified cities, but they came back with a different report. Joshua and Caleb saw through the Word of God, and instead of being discouraged, they saw everything through the Word of God, which is seeing through faith (Numbers 13). As a result, Caleb confessed the Word of God he had believed. Consequentially, those who had confessed the negative report did not enter Canaan. They inherited what they said, the consequences of their words (Numbers 14:30). Confession is us believing and agreeing with the Word of God, and it is up to us to stand on the Word that we have believed. The LORD is not expecting any Word that is different to the Word He has given. Unless and until we filter everything we see and hear through the Word of God, what is befalling unbelievers will fall upon us.
The world cannot overcome nor defeat us (1 John 5:4; 1 John 4:4). There is no ambiguity, but it is what the Word of God says. Our feelings, opinions and perceptions have no victory, but victory is in what the Word of God says. However, the righteousness of faith is not quiet, but it speaks, so we have to speak this victory that we believe into being. In this dark hour we must speak the Word which is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path (Psalm 119:105).
We must speak, not what we hear, not what we see, nor what we go through, but we must speak the Word of God that we have believed in our hearts.