For in your faith you are standing firm. 2 Corinthians 1:24.
For the Son of God, Christ Jesus, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silvanus and Timothy—was not yes and no, but is yes in Him. For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us. Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and anointed us is God, who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge. 2 Corinthians 1:19-22.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Stand firm in faith. Unless your faith is firm you will not last. Isaiah 7:9.
My prophet Isaiah took a message to Ahaz, the king of Judah, for Me. The Arameans had come and camped in Ephraim to wage war against him in union with the northern kingdom of Israel, and his heart and the hearts of his people shook as the trees of the forest shake with the wind. Isaiah 7:2. I told Isaiah to tell Ahaz to, “Take care and be calm, have no fear and do not be fainthearted.” And also warned Ahaz that unless his faith was firm he would not be established. Isaiah 7:9. And My apostle Paul exhorted you, “Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” 1 Corinthians 16:13.
My power is released in your life by your faith. Remember that Jesus could work no mighty deeds in Nazareth because they did not have faith in Him, they rejected His Word. When people came to Jesus to be healed, He would check out their faith, and if they replied in the affirmative that they believed He could do what they asked, He would reply “Be it done to you according to your faith,” and by their faith they would receive their healing. At other times He could see their faith by their actions alone. But remember I know your thoughts from afar and they are loud words to Me.
How do I know you are standing firm in your faith? How was it that Jesus told the Centurion that he had great faith? The answer is simple, faith speaks and faith acts consistent to what it speaks.
Jesus is the author and finisher of your faith. But how does He do this? He is the High Priest of YOUR confession. The true meaning of the word you translate as confession or profession in the original Greek in which it was written is “speaking the same words,” it means that what you say and the way you act on it is in total agreement to what My Words say, for Jesus only says My Words, in fact He is My Word, and that is why you address your “Amen” through Him to My glory. You agree, i.e., you “amen” what My Word says about you or any given situation. You do not speak the opposite as the Israelites did who never fulfilled their destiny of entering the Promised Land. You do like Caleb and Joshua, you speak what I said, that is, you agree in what you say with what I said. And that is the meaning of “amen.”
Now let Me share with you what you do not see in your translations. “Aman” (אָמַן) is a Hebrew word that means that you totally support and confirm as the truth what you are saying it to. It is the root of “Amen” which means “verily, truly” and it is the root of the word “emet” (אמת) which means “truth.” You read that Abraham believed Me and it was credited to him as righteousness. But what it says in the Hebrew is that he “amaned” Me, in other words, he responded amen to Me, meaning he totally supported and confirmed what I told him as the truth.
And you will also be enlightened to know that what Isaiah told Ahaz that is translated as “unless your faith is firm you will not be established,” or “if you will not believe, you surely shall not last,” actually says in the Hebrew in which it was written, “if you will not aman אָמַן , you will not be amaned אָמַן”. Does this sound like the High Priest of your confession? That is, if you will not agree with, support, and confirm My Word, then I cannot give you the promise that I made to you. If you will not say “yes” and amen to My promises as being for you, then you shut them out and I cannot perform them in your life. Like Jesus and the people of Nazareth. The power to heal was there but no one had faith in it.
Jesus agreed with Me in everything. “For the Son of God, Christ Jesus, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silvanus and Timothy—was not yes and no, but is yes (in Greek, nai: yea, verily, truly, assuredly, even so) in Him. For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes (in Greek, nai: yea, verily, truly, assuredly, even so); therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us. Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and anointed us is God, who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge. 2 Corinthians 1:19-22.
The spirit of faith is that you believe in your heart and speak with your mouth. If you want My promises you must agree with them, i.e., you must say what I say, you must agree with, support and confirm it as the truth in your life. For example, say you have gotten pain in your back making it difficult for you to sit and stand and move about. Do not go telling everyone about what a painful back you have, do not cry and beg Me to do something about your back, and do not accuse Me of not loving you and of punishing you. Do what faith does, feed on My Word where I tell you that I am the LORD your healer and that by the wounds of Jesus you were healed. 1 Peter 2:24. And there are many psalms and other passages where I tell you that I heal all your ills and diseases. Psalm 103:3. I send My Word to heal you. Psalm 107:20. Use it like medicine. My Words are life to those who find them and healing (medicine) to all their flesh. I renew your youth. Psalm 103:5, Job 33:24-25. I give you strength and peace. Psalm 29:11. Say these things in the first person of yourself instead of talking about the pain. And say you will be healed by the morning, for each morning My mercies are new. Make bold declarations of MY WORD in your mouth, that is the Covenant, I have put My Spirit on you and My Words in YOUR mouth. Isaiah 59:21. Use the Sword of the Spirit and divide out that pain and sickness, but you MUST agree with Me by speaking ONLY what I say about you. And you shall have what you say if you speak it with your mouth and believe it in your heart. Mark 11:22-24. And if you don’t have it in your heart yet, faith comes by hearing My Word, so listen to it until it gets in your heart.
Declare the result you see in My promise, not the evil at hand or the dreaded outcome. Say to yourself, “By His stripes I am healed. He heals ALL my diseases and ills. He bore my pains and redeemed me from the curse, and I am freed of this infirmity, I am blessed. He is my Shepherd, I shall not want for healing or any other good thing. I receive it.” And then speak to the pain and rebuke it, tell it that it cannot come on you for you are redeemed. And remember that My Spirit is in you and nothing unclean can enter. And release the resurrection power that is in you to go to work on your back or any other part of your body that is under attack by the enemy. Declare that you are the righteousness of God in Christ and that no weapon formed against you can succeed. And then start shouting for joy at your miracle. And stand firm on it. Do not change your confession, that is, your agreement with My Word. “Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. For yet in a very little while, He who is coming will come, and will not delay. But My righteous one shall live by faith; and if he shrinks back, My soul has no pleasure in him. But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.” Hebrews 10:35 -38.
Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude. Colossians 2:6-7. How did you receive Him? By believing in your heart and speaking with your mouth. This is the way the Kingdom works. This is the way faith works. This is the way I work. Jesus told you that, “My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working.” John 5:17. And the way I create is I call into being that which does not exist. Romans 4:17. I call the things which do not exist as existing.
Imitate Me as My dear children. Agree with Me. I tell you that you are righteous with My own righteousness in Jesus. So stop saying you do not feel righteous or that you are not righteous. I say you are forgiven, I put all your sins on Christ, and I remember your sins and offenses no more. Start saying that and stop saying that you don’t feel forgiven or that you are ashamed of your life and keep talking about what you did wrong. Confess your sins to Me and I am faithful and just to cleanse you of all unrighteousness, thank Me and go forward declaring that you are an overcomer and that I always lead you in triumph. Agree with Me, it is rebellion to speak against what I have said about you. If you want My promises to manifest in your life start speaking them and agreeing with them. Do not block them.
When the Israelites got to the edge of the land I had promised them, the spies they sent in brought back a report that put the congregation into fear so that they spoke against My Words and refused to enter. Joshua and Caleb, however, refused to follow the majority and instead spoke in agreement with My promises and spoke them to encourage the congregation, but the people would have none of it and would not agree. In fact, they tried to stone them. So all Joshua and Caleb did was speak in agreement with My promises and I called that following Me fully. They had not gone in with all the people, they had not conquered, they had not done any of the works required to have the victory, but as far as I was concerned, they had followed Me fully. “But My servant Caleb, because he has had a different spirit and has followed Me fully, him I will bring into the land which he entered, and his descendants shall take possession of it.” Numbers 14:24. He had the spirit of faith. He believed, so he spoke, and I listened. him, I took into the Promised Land and though it was forty years later, he was as young and fit as he had been on first day he agreed with Me.
I love you. You choose what you say, make sure you say what will prosper you and not hurt you. Death and life are in the power of your tongue. My Words are life. They are blessing. They are healing. Say them if you are wise.