I warmly welcome you to this edition of the program, Building on the ROCK with Pastor Murphy. This program is designed to empower you achieve your dreams in God through His Word. It is an honour to share the all powerful Word of God with you today. My name is Murphy Okpala. Today I will be discussing the topic If You Say It, You’ll Have It! but before we go on with the discussion let’s listen to this lovely song.
Artist: Darwin Hobb
Song Title: He’s Able
Scripture: Romans 10:10
Make Effort to Speak 3 times as much as you need to Believe
I remember listening to Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin as He spoke on Mark 11:23. He said the Lord showed him that he needs to teach God’s people 3 times more about speaking than believing, because the word “Saying” in different variations appeared 3 times in that scripture and “Believe” only appeared once! This means that for you to experience Mark 11:23 in your life, your emphasis should be on what you are saying.
As Christians we are believers and a believer is someone that has faith. Faith can’t be the major reason why you as Christian do not receive the good things that Jesus purchased for us. You don’t only have faith, you have the God kind of faith i.e. you can achieve the things God can achieve with His faith if you exercise your faith. You can’t be a Christian and not be a believer because God gave you a measure of faith when you accepted to follow Jesus.
For instance if you need healing but think that you can’t be healed because you don’t have faith you are like a man who has hands but says that he needs hands to carry a bucket of water. Your focus should not be on faith because you already have faith. Your focus should be on how much you are speaking God’s Word from your mouth concerning your healing or any challenge you are facing. If you are struggling with something as a Christian, faith is most likely not the problem, the main problem is what you are saying.
As Christians we are believers and a believer is someone that has faith. Faith can’t be the major reason why you as Christian do not receive the good things that Jesus purchased for us. If you are struggling with something as a Christian, faith is most likely not the problem, the main problem is what you are saying.
Everything you get or want to do as a Christians is activated by your words because your words bring your faith to life. Faith is first expressed through words. 2 Corinthians 4:13 says that the attitude of faith is believing and speaking. Once you believe what God has said, you should start speaking it from your mouth. This simple principle I am sharing with you today unlocks the treasures of heaven into your life.
Everything or principle in Christianity is activated by you speaking. Your primary work as a Christian is to speak the Word of God. It is your profession.
You can never, I repeat never be effective as a Christian if you have not imbibed the habit of believing and speaking what God has said in His Word. You can’t achieve anything as a Christian without the right use of your words, be it, healing, financial breakthrough, getting married, raising a godly family or any other thing. The reason for this is that we are children of God, created in his own image and character and God never does anything without first saying it. That is also how God made us. Before you can experience any promise of God you have to speak it consistently.
#ChristianLiving: Start Simple. Stay Simple. Believe & Speak.
Colossians 2:6 says that just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord so walk in Him.
In other words the same way you received Jesus into your life is the same way you should walk with Him. All you did to receive Jesus is to believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord. That is the same way you walk and achieve results as a Christian. For you to move ahead in life as a Christian, you first have to believe what God says in His Word in your heart and you speak it boldly with your mouth. Sometimes that is all you have to do while some other times when you are doing that you will receive other instructions on what you need to do.
This principle of believing and speaking God’s word consistently is simple but very powerful.
The simple act of speaking God’s words releases the grace of God, which is the power of God to accomplish what you desire. Ephesians 2:8 says you are saved grace through faith. Faith is expressed by believing and speaking God’s word. So we can paraphrase Ephesians 2:8 by saying you are saved by grace through believing and speaking (faith). Grace is simply God using His power to help you without you deserving it. So when you believe what God says and speaks it, you are bringing God’s power into your situation and you will definitely experience salvation and deliverance.
For instance imagine you are looking for a job or you want to start a business or maybe you even need healing for your body what you need to do first is go to the Bible and ask God to show you His will concerning your challenge. When you find the Scripture that shows you God’s will concerning the challenge, start saying it boldly with your mouth. Keep saying it consistently until it registers in your heart. As you say it, you will be releasing God’s power to solve that problem. The more you say it, the more guarantees you have that it will come to pass.
No Situation is too Dead to hear the Words you Speak!
It does not matter how hopeless your situation is, once you put this principle to work in your life you will definitely see God at work in your life.
That situation will change. This is what Abraham did for him to become a father of many nations. Remember He was an old man and His wife was barren, but that could not stop what God said about Him to come to pass because He said it constantly when he called His wife Sarah and called himself Abraham.
It does not matter how long you have been sick or what the doctors have told you. It does not matter how much in debt you are in or how bad your business is doing. It does not even matter how long you have been unmarried or barren. No matter what your situation is, once you discover God’s word concerning that situation and start saying it alone with your mouth, despite how you feel or what the circumstances are saying you will definitely experience the miraculous workings of the grace of God.
Don’t just take a Cheap Shot. Stay Consistent.
You need to note that you must keep saying it consistently. Sometimes when you start speaking the Word things may seem like it is getting worse but don’t let that deter you as long as you have the Word of God in your mouth consistently, everything will be working in your favor.
So keep saying it, don’t stop saying it. No matter what happens don’t let that promise depart from your mouth. That Word is growing within you as you say it and it will prevail if you don’t stop saying it. It will definitely come to pass.
If you practice this principle with discipline, it will set you free from going to one prayer house to another and spending money on all sorts of “men of God”. God is in you and He wants to work with and through you. Just cooperate with Him by speaking His Words consistently and you will see the Glory of God in your life!
BEFORE WE END OUR PROGRAM TODAY, I want to give you an opportunity to make Jesus Lord of your life. He wants to make Himself real to you if you will let Him. Say this simple prayer with me:
Jesus I know you are the son of God and you died for my sins. Today I give you my life, take me and change me. Be the Lord of my life. Thank you Lord, for I am now yours!
If you sincerely made that prayer from your heart, you are now a child of God and have started the journey of a fruitful life. Join a Bible believing Church that will help you grow in God. If you reside in Enugu city feel free to visit us at The Cornerstone Church, Trans-Ekulu, we will be glad to have you.
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