Like God, you have the authority and ability to call things that be not as though they were. When you speak what you believe in faith, you can

literally change circumstances and situations in your life. Agree with
God, speak in faith, and don't allow affliction to affect your speech.

  1. God's way of operating is calling things that are not as though they were (Romans 4:17).
    1. God uses what has not manifested to reduce and nullify things that have manifested (1 Corinthians 1:26-28).
      1. Everything that can be seen is temporal-subject to change; however, things that cannot be seen are eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18).
      2. If you can see it, you can use the Word of God to change it.
        1. You have the authority in your mouth to call forth what you desire to see according to the Word of God.
      3. Do not deny what has manifested; instead, call in what has not manifested.
        1. For example, if you're sick, don't just deny sickness, call in healing.
        2. Denial alone won't resolve the issue or change what can be seen.

  2. Your speech is a demonstration of what you believe (2 Corinthians 4:13).
    1. Doubt is evidence of disagreement with what the Word says.
      1. God told Zacharias he would have a son, but Zacharias started speaking negative words (Luke 1:13, 18, 19).
        1. What Zacharias said indicated what he believed.
    2. Faith is evidence of agreement with what the Word says.
      1. Jesus demonstrated what He believed when He spoke to the fig tree (Mark 11:12-14).
      2. The tree withered from the roots because Jesus had confidence in what He spoke (Mark 11:20).
    3. Like Jesus, you can speak to circumstances and situations in your life.

  3. God knows how to prepare you for the next stage in life.
    1. Affliction works for you.
      1. Affliction allows you to develop.
        1. The thing that was meant to destroy you should be used as a stepping stone for your development.
        2. Do not faint during affliction (2 Corinthians 4:17).
      2. Once you are developed, you will rise above the affliction's ability to affect you.
    2. Do not allow affliction to affect your speech.

Scripture References:

  • Romans 4:17
  • 1 Corinthians 1:26-28
  • 2 Corinthians 4:18
  • 2 Corinthians 4:13
  • Luke 1:13, 18, 19
  • Mark 11:12-14, 20
  • 2 Corinthians 4:17