Say it to be So!
"Let the redeemed of the Lord say so..." Psalm 107:2
Every so often I receive a phone call from a man who attended Cornerstone Church while He lived in this area. He calls to thank me for teaching him the power of the faith secret, I say it to be so! The rest of the faith secret is, when you see what God says and hear the Spirit whisper God’s Word, what do you say?
The redeemed is a person who has discovered Jesus Christ is alive and well. The Lord Jesus shed His sinless blood to cover the sin of Adam, to give us forgiveness for every sin and to give the gift of righteousness. Adam’s disobedience allowed sin (death) to take over. It is the source of all human suffering (Romans 5:17, 19, II Corinthians 5:21). Death is anti-faith feelings, thoughts, words and actions robbing us of life, health and peace.
God came to earth and called Himself Jesus. Jesus became flesh to experience death, destroying the devil who had the power over death (Hebrews 2:14, I John 3:8). The devil attempts to stay alive by the energy of wrong thoughts, attitudes and behaviors. God designed us to speak His word. It is the way to change our lives because it is powerful, effective, life-giving and satisfying. If we do not speak God’s Word to prophesy our future, then past experiences will be repeated (Psalm 39:2). Speaking God’s Wordin a personal, present-tense way is the key to living an abundant life of peace, power, plenty and purpose.
Speaking God’s Word by faith requires understanding of paradoxical thinking and speaking. It is thinking and saying opposite of what it is based on a fact; God’s words are fact. Paradoxical thinking and speaking contradicts what appears to be real. When we say we have perfect health and increased strength based on Jesus’ stripes for health provision (Isaiah 53:5), the statement releases the power of the Holy Spirit to produce health and strength in us.
When we understand how faith works, we’re motivated to practice it. Without the revelation of how faith works, we feel, think, speak and act a certain way, keeping us controlled. Practicing paradoxical thinking and speaking, causes transformation in our feelings. There will come a day when we feel faith, think faith, speak faith and have faithful behavior; it builds our faith reservoir. For health, peace, power and plenty in our lives, we must say it to be so! I am not trying to be blessed, healed nor have my needs met. I am thanking God that they are already met.
Two individuals had something painfully wrong in their bodies. One went to be alone and continually cried to God to be healed. Without any change, he accepted the physical pain as his lot in life. The other person discovered healing was already provided by Jesus’ stripes. He prayed, “I am healed, restored and renewed. I receive my health provision now!” Several years later, the person who continually prayed for healing experienced failing health. The other person claiming the ‘receiving’ prayer was walking in the provision of health, life and peace. We live by perception and choice which is the source of how we use words. This truth is difficult to the flesh memory, but it is joyful to the Holy Spirit when we allow the Him to be our strength.
Some people do not accept the prayer of healing because they are expecting to feel something first. To begin a faith practice life, human feelings must be set aside. Start speaking opposite of negative feelings. Human feelings are unpredictable and constantly change. Without this understanding, people are controlled by how they feel.
A high level of faith perception is seeing into the future believing we are already perfect (Matthew 5:48). Perfect does not mean behavior. It is the position we already have through Christ. This statement requires time to think about how God see us in our position in Christ, not how we see ourselves or our circumstances. It is important to use our faith imagination to experience wholeness, perfect health and energy to live; we call it our NOW. It is the intention of God by His Word for all to prosper and be in health (III John 1:2). I am perfect by the initiative of the Holy Spirit. I am healthy, whole and strong in my position in Jesus Christ!
Say it to be so
- I say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress (Psalm 91:2).
- I say continually, let the Lord be magnified (Psalm 35:27).
- It is the will of God that I prosper and be in health (III John 1:2).
Safeguard your mind from thoughts of doubt. Do not allow yourself to think you don’t need to speak faith, for silence allows old age to creep in (Psalm 32:3). The chemical change for health is subject to our spoken word. It is God’s design for us to be a life-health-peace releaser through words. “But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach)…” Romans 10:8.