Devotion for February 21, 2021

“But what does it say? ‘The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,’ that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: …” (Romans 10:8)

If you’re not careful, it’s easy to speak words of doubt that contradict what God says in His Word. Paul writes, “The word that saves is … as near as the tongue in your mouth … It’s the word of faith that welcomes God to go to work and set things right for us.” So, speak God’s Word over your situation and watch Him go to work on your behalf, setting things right for you. The word “confession” comes from the Greek word homologia, which means “to come into agreement with, or say the same thing”. That means you must come into agreement with God’s Word and learn to say what He says, no matter how bad things look at the time. If it’s not what God is saying, it’s counterproductive. But if it is, your words become powerful weapons. The Bible says, “How forcible are the right words!” (Job 6:25). This word “forcible” comes from the Hebrew word marats which means “to press”.

Just like a king’s signet ring pressed his seal of authority onto a document, your confession of faith seals the matter before God. Jesus said: “Assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore … whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them” (Mark 11:23-24).

Don’t just speak to God about your mountain — speak to your mountain using God’s Word! When you make God’s Word your word, your mountain will begin to move.

Heavenly Father, Your WORD let it be my words. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Stay encouraged!
Pastor Mike

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