And Jesus answered saying to them, “Have faith in God. Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him.” Mark 11:22-23.
But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed, therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore we also speak. 2 Corinthians 4:13.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
The righteous shall live by faith. The moment you begin to speak to your mountain you are on your way. Your confession of faith builds the road, the connection, by which the result of your faith is delivered. Your circumstances may seem insurmountable, but I tell you that if you have faith in Me and speak to your mountain it will come down. And wait till you see the good things that are on the other side.
Don’t get upset about what others say about you, you shall have what you say, not what they say, if you don’t want to be or have what they are saying about you, do not repeat it. Do not take it in and let it give you fear and shame. Let it go. Death and life are in the power of your tongue and what you say will acquit or condemn you. Hold fast to your confession of faith. Then I can go to work on your behalf. And the spirit of faith believes in the heart but it speaks out what is believed. Even if you believe, if you don’t speak in accordance with faith nothing happens. It all starts with what you say.
Do you remember the mission of John the Baptist? “The word of God came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness. And he came into all the district around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins; as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make ready the way of the LORD, make His paths straight. Every ravine will be filled, and every mountain and hill will be leveled. The crooked will become straight, and the rough roads smooth; and all flesh will see the salvation of God.’” Luke 3:2-6. When I come, mountains are leveled, and ravines filled, the crooked made straight and the rough roads smooth, and what does all this? By faith. Just read Chapter 11 of the Book of Hebrews, impossible things became possible in only one way: By faith.
My Words contain My faith. They contain My promise, and when spoken they release it. I said “Light be!” and light was. It was in the word which released it. And My Word will work just the same in your mouth as it does in Mine.
I created and framed the world with My Words, Hebrews 11:3, making the visible out of the invisible. You do the same. You may find that difficult to believe when your troubles look so real and so insurmountable, but if you will lift up your voice to speak victory, which I tell you that you have in Christ Jesus, and calling those things into being of which there is no evidence at the moment, then your problems will move. Whatever is troubling you now, whether it be your health, your finances, your job, your boss, your fellow workers, your business, your disabilities, errors you have made, a failing marriage or controversy with others, it can be changed by faith and faith speaks a good result. Faith is confidence that you will have a good result in accordance with My promises.
Faith is a spiritual force. I call it the spirit of faith. It is not a mental force, or one of your flesh, it is spirit and it is contained in My Words which are Spirit and life. Faith is your most important asset though it is not something you can see. But it will change things you see. And the basic fundamental of faith is to believe in your heart and say it with you mouth. The primary purpose of your words should be to release spiritual power. If Satan cannot get hold of your mouth and get you saying his words, then he has no ability to control your life. My servant James tells you that a person who can control his tongue is a perfect man, able to control all his flesh.
If your faith is not strong, you will not be strong, for faith is the victory that overcomes the world. There is no other way to overcome the troubles and trials of this world. That is why My Son prayed for Peter that his faith would never fail. He knew that if Peter’s faith failed him, he would not trust in My Son’s forgiveness and he would have gone down and taken his life. But as it was, Peter was able to hang on to faith even when he felt he had totally blown his relationship with Me. He said he would die for Jesus, but instead, to escape any kind of persecution or arrest, he drew back and denied Him instead to avoid punishment. Peter deeply regretted this all his life, though I told him I forgave him and gave him My peace. Jesus appeared to him privately after I raised Him from the dead because I knew how disappointed and devastated Peter was with his denial of My Son. His faith, however, sustained him to keep going forward. But it remained on his mind, as many of you also have regrets you cannot seem to shake. But I did not want him to die at that time, he led My church and strengthened his brethren. He preached to the crowds on the Sunday that Pentecost was fulfilled and converted 3,000 to the truth of salvation in Jesus just on that one day. He did the first miracle of healing in the Name of Jesus with John at the Beautiful Gate of the Temple. He stood up to the leaders of that day and stood his ground to go on preaching and speaking in the Name of My Son. He was the one I used to bring the first gentiles into the church at Cornelius’ home. He did amazing things, even his shadow falling on people would heal them.
But he wanted to have another chance to do what he promised My Son. He wanted to give his life for Jesus. That is why he was so at ease that night in prison when Herod had him up for execution the next day. He was thinking he would finally get to make his word to Jesus good. But the church prayed on his behalf, they needed him, and I answered their prayers and sent an angel to let hm out. And that angel had difficulty getting Peter up to go out of prison and escape being put to death. But Peter still had work to do.
But when Peter had finished his glorious assignment, I gave him his heart’s desire, I gave him another chance, and he grabbed it with joy. He was executed for witnessing to My Son. The leaders had tried to do this to Peter from when he first began preaching in the Temple by the gate beautiful. No one could stop him until he had finished his race, fought the good fight of faith, and done the work I entrusted to him whom My Son had renamed the Rock. Jesus’ prayer was only for one thing for Peter, that his faith would never fail, and you know it never did. It was the victory that overcame every mountain in his life. But there came a day, when I told him that it will all be over for him shortly and I would give him another chance to make his word good. 2 Peter 1:14.
When Peter denied My Son, he thought he was in such a mess he would never get out of it, but he came out of it gloriously triumphant. Just hang onto My Words and no matter how impossible it looks, no matter what you have done, I will make you have a good result. And I will even make it possible for you to make good whatever you disobeyed in. I gave Jonah a second chance. And I would have given him another one.
But I might add that it was his own fault that Peter fell into that temptation that nearly took his life away from him. That night when he betrayed My Son, My Son had asked Peter to watch with Him in the garden and to pray that he not enter into temptation because the spirit is willing but the spirit is weak. But he slept and did not pray. And when the temptation came, he entered right into it. Make a point to pray each day that you not enter into temptation for your spirit is willing to do everything right but your flesh is weak and will pull you astray if you walk into the devil’s snare. Do not be unaware of his tactics and you stay alert by devoting yourself to a lifestyle of prayer with thanksgiving.
I love you. Jesus is at My right hand praying that your faith will never fail. But you must pray too, for the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. Cast all your cares on Me because I care for you and believe that I will pluck your feet out of the snare.