Do you like where you are in life right now? Are you happy with the way things are going? Or do you wish you could be living in a better place? Leland and I are living the best life we’ve ever lived. We are walking in our dreams and God has been very good to us.
Now before you go thinking I’m taking the credit here – FORGET THAT! All the glory goes to God. All the credit, all the reason we are where we are, and all the honor goes to God. Without Him, we wouldn’t be able to get out of town, much less pay off debts.
The only reason God is able to bless us is faith. Not that we are so faith-perfect but that the faith opens to door for God to have access into our life. He wants to be able to remove any burdens and destroy those irritating yokes. Most important of all is that He desires to and to make us a walking testimony – a display – of His desire to bless people and prosper them. He wants us to live well so that others may know His goodness.
One of the most important lessons we learned was the power of the words of our mouth. I probably speak on this topic more than any other simply because most of us vomit out garbage when we open our mouths! Harsh? So is living the results of our wrong words.
For faith to work, it has to be in two places – our heart and our mouth. Today’s lesson is meant to open your eyes to something very vital – the word “salvation.” The word salvation in Romans 10:10 carries these meanings (from Strong’s Concordance): rescue or safety (physically or morally): – deliver, health, salvation, save, saving” and (“safe”); to save, that is, deliver or protect (literally or figuratively): – heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole.
So when you take the scripture in Romans 10:10, “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” and have it only mean “to be saved” or “going to heaven” you cut off all those others meanings.
Let’s look at it this way, “for with the heart, man believes and with (his own) mouth, confession is made unto healing.” Or, “confession is made unto doing well” or “confession is made unto financial prosperity” or “confession is made unto being made whole in every area of life.”
In other words, when you believe, then you speak what you believe. If you believe God wants you healed, then you will speak what He has to say about it – words geared toward health, not sickness. Or finances – no matter what it looks like right now, if you will make your mouth speak unto “financial prosperity” things will begin to turn around. God has a lot to say about financial prosperity – find those words in your Bible and begin speaking them!
Why are Leland and I walking in the best times of our life? Not because we’re so perfect or great but because God is. Because God said in His word that He takes pleasure in my prosperity (Psalm 35:27). Because God said that He wants me NOT to forget His benefits to me (Psalm 103) such as:
He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases
He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies
He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s
By obeying Him and lining our mouths up to agree with His words, we open the door for those words to come to pass in our lives. Leland and I are where we are through speaking His words. Once we exchanged our wrong, negative words for His words, everything changed.
In case you think, “It’s too hard to speak that way” stop and realize that you are already living the results of the words of your mouth. If you don’t like those results, change what you are saying. (Matthew 12:34)
Remember, faith won’t even work for you if you don’t release it with the words of your mouth. If you say nothing, you receive nothing. If you speak God’s Word, you will receive what He promised. You can only pre-program your mouth to speak right words, His words, by spending time in your Bible. But, it works.
It’s that simple!
You have His Word on it.