YOUR HEART AND YOUR MOUTH
…whosoever shall say unto this mountain,
Be thou removed, and be thou cast into
the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart,
but shall believe that those things which
he saith shall come to pass; he shall have
whatsoever he saith
When you study the context of the statement
made by Jesus in our opening verse, you’d
notice He’s teaching the disciples about faith, not
prayer. In the preceding verse 22, He had said to them,
“…Have faith in God.” The original Greek connotation
was: “Have the faith of God,” meaning the God-type
of faith. In His ensuing explanation of how the God-
type of faith operates, He highlighted two important
factors: your mouth and your heart.
Notice again what He said, “Whosoever shall
say…and shall not doubt in his heart…shall have
whatsoever he saith.” He’s showing us an important
principle of faith: your heart and your mouth must go
together. Romans 10:10 says, “For with the heart man
believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth
confession is made unto salvation.” Until and unless
there’s an affirmation of that which you’ve believed in
your heart, it’ll not work.
Faith believes and speaks. 2 Corinthians 4:13
says we believe, and therefore speak; we believe first
in our hearts that what we desire exists, and speak
accordingly. We don’t speak to believe; we speak
what we believe.
When you believe that what God has said about
you is the reality, you’re bold to declare it, irrespective
of what the devil, circumstances and even your mind
may tell you. That’s because you have the knowledge
in your spirit; you’ve believed with your spirit that those
things are real and already inside you! Your affirmation
of those realities gives them tangibility, causing them
to materialize in the physical realm.
This is why we emphasize the confession of God’s
Word. To believe in your heart isn’t enough, though it’s
very important; it’s your first step. Believing is receiving
the Word of God with an expectation; with confidence
and child-like trust. Believing is recognizing that God is
who He says He is, and He can do what He says He
can do, and what He says He has done, He has done.
We believe with the heart and therefore speak with
the mouth accordingly. Hallelujah!
Dear heavenly Father, the entrance of your Word
into my heart has brought light, understanding,
and power to my spirit. As I delight myself in your
Word, the desires of my heart are granted unto me.
I’m living the higher life in Christ, and there’re no
impossibilities with me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER S TUDY:
Romans 10:6-10; Hebrews 13:5-6