Synchronising your “believing” and “talking”
Updated: Nov 7, 2020
…For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation (Romans 10:9-10). Your mouth is your instrument to chart your course through life; it’s not just for eating and drinking. There’re people in hospitals who, as a result of sickness, are drip-fed through their veins. So even though it’s convenient to use the mouth for food, its greater function is for talking; using the power of words for creating your victorious life. Salvation has already been made available in Christ Jesus. Titus 2:11 says, “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.” However, to catapult yourself into the realms of glory—where you enjoy the benefits of salvation—you must use your mouth rightly, for with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. This is the reason some people, even though they’ve been Christians for long, have never really enjoyed the benefits of Christianity. They haven’t acted on the Word. You’re to make confessions of the Word; that means speak the same things that God has said concerning you in His Word. That is what takes you beyond salvation, to enjoying the benefits of salvation. You ought to always make confessions about yourself on the basis of the Word of God that you’ve believed. Until you make those confessions, your believing won’t produce results. Your believing and your confessions must go together. 2 Corinthians 4:13 says, “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak.” Those whose confessions are at variance with what they believe experience lots of ups and downs in life; no consistent victories. This is because as the Word says, a fountain doesn’t produce sweet water and bitter water at the same time (James 3:11). Speak the Word only, and always, for a life of consistent victory and excellence. “I believe what the Word says about my healing, prosperity, and victories; but I’m not experiencing them in my life. Oh God, why?” While this very statement rages in the minds of many, yet, the opening scripture gives a clear and unambiguous answer. Your “tongue-work,” which is your response to the Word, is so important. Understand this: believing makes you right with God, and that’s wonderful, but that’s not enough; you have to make confessions of that which you’ve believed. So, in faith, you must synchronize your believing with your confessions. …for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say… (Hebrews 13:5-6). No one can live a successful Christian life by being a “quiet believer.” By that, I mean believing, but not talking. You must translate your believing into faith by “talking” what you believe. Some even feel they can pray, sing or carry out spiritual activities by just thinking in their minds. No. The Christian life is lived by words; it’s for talkers. Now, this has nothing to do with being talkative or loquacious. I’m referring to talking the Word. It’s not enough to believe. Neither is it scriptural to pray in your mind. You must speak, and speak the right words. Jesus said in Matthew 12:37, “For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” In Mark 11:23, He again placed premium on words when He said “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” The Scripture’s insistence on declaration, confession, announcement or talking what you believe is further amplified for us in Romans 10:9: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Your confessions create realities. When Jesus taught His disciples on faith, as we read in Mark 11:23 above, He laid much emphasis on “saying,” indicating the vital role of “speaking” in our lives as Christians. To live an effective Christian life, you have to put the Word of God on your lips; its God’s recipe for success as revealed in:
Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith (Mark 11:23).When you study the context of the statement made by Jesus in our opening verse, you’d notice He’s teaching the disciples about faith, not prayer. In the preceding verse 22, He had said to them, “…Have faith in God.” The original Greek connotation was: “Have the faith of God,” meaning the God-type of faith. In His ensuing explanation of how the God-type of faith operates, He highlighted two important factors: your mouth and your heart. Notice again what He said, “Whosoever shall say…and shall not doubt in his heart…shall have whatsoever he saith.” He’s showing us an important principle of faith: your heart and your mouth must go together. Proverbs 18:21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. The salvation package is delivered upon satisfying two conditions: the first is “believing,” while the second is the “confession” of that which you’ve believed. Both work together for salvation to be complete. Some people find themselves in unpleasant situations and say, “I believe the Word of God, but I don't know why things aren’t working out right for me.” Believing the Word alone will not change anything, until you start using your mouth right, by speaking what you believe. Your mouth was given to you to create your future and your victorious life. Your life goes in the direction of your confession. You have to say what you want in life. Even now, speak the Word about your family, job, business, academics, health, etc. Release the dynamic power to effect the changes you desire by speaking forth faith-filled words.
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