KEY SCRIPTURE: Rom 4:17 KJV “(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.”
God calls those things which be not as though they were. When the Lord was invited to go heal Lazarus, He wanted for a few those, and then asked His disciples to go and raise him up from sleep. His disciples remarked, Lord if he is sleeping, he would surely wake up. He then answered them, he is dead, but it was good that he was not there, so they would believe. The Lord spoke like God His father, who calls those things which be not as though they were. He was dead, yet He said He is asleep. The Lord made the same statement about Jarius daughter, who had died. Mark 5:39 KJV” And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. “
The Lord spoke out what he wanted, and not according to the pending situation. He called those things which be not as though they were. Well, He got what He wanted or said. This is the language of faith. Faith, according to Hebrews 11:1 is the assurance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen. The Lord called what He hoped to get as though He already had it. This is what Joel 3:10 says.” Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.” All these are done on the grounds that would honour our faith stands.
Bishop David Oyedepo shared a story he experienced. He had to pay his working staff on a particular day, but there was no money. He called his cashier and told him to pay the staff by 2pm the next day. He has taught his cashier, never to say there is no money, whenever such instructions were given. The cashier just kept mute waiting for the hour to come. An hour or two before that pay time, a gentleman, from another state came with a cheque that was just about the amount to pay the whole staff. This was calling forth, what was not there as though it was. The Lord Jesus would want every child of God to speak that way. Speak health when sickness seem to attack your body. Call forth strength, when weakness seem to overwhelm you. This is God’s way of speaking, and He would honour your words.
Faith language is living in the answer, it is calling what you hope to see as already with you. I hope to have strength over my weak body, I say I am strong, Although I may be lacking financially, I declare I am very rich. God honours my faith with answers.
THOUGHT: A STRONG FAITH COUPLED WITH, THE RIGHT CORRESPONDING EORDS WOULD ALWAYS BRING THE RESULTS
Heb 11:13 KJV “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.”
Heb 11:19 KJV” Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.”