Proverbs 18:20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
You won't get the blessings of God just because you believe. You don't get saved, healed, or get answers to prayer just because you believe.
Most Christians think that is the case, but it isn't what the Bible teaches. The Bible teaches that you must believe and you must say something.
For example, in order to be saved, Romans 10:9-10 says, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."
Notice it doesn't say you'll be saved just because you believe. The very next verse says, "For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
Jesus didn't conclude Mark 11:23 by saying you'd have whatsoever you believed. He concluded it by saying, "He shall have whatsoever he saith."
Faith is always expressed in words! The words that you speak not just on Sunday, in church, or when you pray, but the words you speak in your everyday life, at home, with your friends, and on your job determine what you have in life.
People will say one thing in faith and turn around later and confess something that is not in faith and cancel out their faith confession. Confess the word no matter what it feels like or looks like. Don't let any negative confession come out of your mouth.
Confession: I purpose that I shall speak only according to God's Word!
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Pastor Larry Smoot is Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in Stafford County, Virginia.