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Speaking in Faith

Posted By at Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Romans 8:31-32 "What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not, with him, also freely give us all things?"

In the passage above we see the word 'things' repeated twice; "What shall we then say to these things?" and "...how shall He [God] not with him [Jesus] also freely give us all things."

This scripture is explaining our responsibility in relation to things.

Often in life 'things' can oppose or come against us. The verses following mention 'things' like tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, and sword. What are we to do when these 'things' come against us?

We need to open our mouths and speak to these 'things', because God has given us the authority to do so. When can speak according to God's Word, we must remember, it's not our speaking that brings deliverance; it is God's Word in our mouths.

Some have the idea it is totally their responsibility to bring things into their life. God has given us the responsibility to speak His Word and stand in faith, but ultimately, it's God's responsibility to bring the manifestations.

Sometimes people have the attitude that somehow, with their words or actions, they can pray the answer out of God's hands. However, the verse says if "God didn't spare His own Son, but freely gave Him up for us all, then how shall He not with Him freely give us all things."

God gave us His Son, and through the new birth, He brought us out of darkness and into the light, He brought us out of Satan's kingdom and into His kingdom.

Why then would He want to withhold any good thing from us? Why would He withhold healing, or financial blessing if He gave us His greatest and best gift; His one and only Son, at the new birth? 

God did the most for us at salvation. What will He do after salvation? 

He can give us more! Only God can give more than the most! The most was salvation, Jesus Christ, the blood of Jesus, forgiveness of sins and taking us out of the kingdom of darkness and bringing us into the kingdom of light.

God is not stingy. In the same way He provided His Son for us, He will provide all we ever need in our lives. 

When we begin to explain to God all the works we have done to obtain the promises, we are, in essence, telling God it's His fault we haven't received. If we say, "I've done everything I'm supposed to do, so why isn't it working God?" If we believe God is the problem, we immediately stop His blessings and help, because of our own closed attitude toward His grace.

Romans 8:31-32 is saying, "If God freely gave us Jesus Christ and poured out the greatest blessing at the new birth, then surely He has not forgotten about the food you need on your table, or the finances you need this month!"

Why don't you determine today to have a grateful heart toward God for all He did through the cross?

Begin to speak to the opposition, the 'things' that are holding back. It's not God that is withholding, He has already given. It's satan and his demonic forces that are doing the withholding and opposing. Our God is the Lord of the breakthrough. The minute we get in agreement with His Word, and speak it out of our mouths, standing in our God-given authority, is the minute God can release the healing, or provision and finances we need.

Today, begin to use your God-given authority to speak to the circumstances, (and then don't allow anything negative to be spoken either!), and watch and receive as God freely gives you all these things!

Norman