I have made you a father of many nations” in the presence of Him whom he believed – God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; (Rom. 4:17 NKJ)
God called Abraham the “father of many nations,” even when he did not have any child as yet. The scripture above teaches us that this is the way God operates: by calling “those things which do not exist as though they did.”
This is what we call faith. God does not “have faith” per se. We do. What we call “faith” is simply God’s modus operandi, the way He operates! Faith makes us operate like God does. It makes us call things that do not exist as though they did.
It is very important to understand and practice this principle. Until you learn how to talk – and yes, I mean talk – you are not ready for victories in the realm of the spirit. Some believers are making a mockery of this principle and even call it the “name it, claim it” principle. Yes, some believers might have misapplied this principle in the past, just as they have many other scriptures, but that does not nullify its truth.
It may certainly seem absurd for us to talk to our bodies, businesses, situations, etc., because we are used to talking to people and not to inanimate objects. However, spiritual things do not have to make sense to your mind. Does God’s method of salvation, believing in a Savior, make sense to your mind? It does not make sense to your mind but it makes all the sense in the world in the realm of the spirit, where God dwells.
Start putting God’s Word to work. Take the Word into your heart, believe it, and start declaring it out loud over your life.
Meditation is pondering and muttering (speaking) God’s Word. Meditate on the verse above!
APPLY THE WORD
Are you sick? Speak God’s Word about healing out loud to your body. It will listen!
Ask the Lord to help you start putting His Word into practice in your life.
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