Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses]. For by this [kind of] faith the [a]men of old gained [divine] approval.
By faith [that is, with an inherent trust and enduring confidence in the power, wisdom and goodness of God] we understand that the worlds (universe, ages) were framed and created [formed, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose] by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.
Hebrews 11:1-3 AMP
Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, and the evidence of the things not seen. I will try to repeat this definition over and over again in this series. I want you to be able to understand it and store it in your heart. You will be able to exercise your faith more effectively if you know what faith to beginning is.
Yesterday we talked about words; we said the Bible says in Proverbs 18:21, “The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences”. We have killed many things in our lives through our tongues; many beautiful relationships have been dissolved because we didn't control our tongues. In the mean time we have given life to many beautiful things because we used our tongues properly.
Who you are today, and what you have in life is the result of the words that you spoke over your life. There are some people who used to say they have short temper and after sometimes they came to be known that way. Short temper became their label, and hence everyone see them as short tempered people. I don't know what kinds of words that you have been speaking over your life, that has ruined most part of your life; but I'm here to help you break them.
This morning, I urge you to break every deadly word that you have spoken over your life by the blood of Jesus. I was thinking moving to another subject of faith, but the Spirit of God didn't allow me; He wanted me to write something more about this area of words. He says there are some of you stuck in some circumstances; because you spoke some words in the past that came to create what you are wrestling with in the present.
Some of you called yourself looser that's why you are losing every side of your life. There are some of you who said they don't have ability to love, that's why you can't love others and you don't know why. There are some women who said to themselves, we have everything and we don't need men we can take care of ourselves. Now the age is advancing and no man seems to have any interest in you; because those words stand in the spiritual realm and they automatically push even good men away.
Maybe your children are acting crazy, because you said to them they are crazy; so now they just living your words. You need to sit down and ask the Lord to remind you all those deadly words you spoke over your life and lives of your loved ones. Then repent (change your mindset); and ask God to forgive you for all careless words you spoke in your life and start speaking against them. Speak blessings where you spoke curse, speak life where you spoke death, speak victory where you spoke failure and speak peace where you spoke hate. We will continue with this Faith Series tomorrow. God bless you!
Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....
Dear Heavenly Father, forgive me for all idle words that I have spoken over my life and lives of others. Lord I'm breaking those words by the blood of Jesus, I'm asking that You may wipe away every kind of label that is over my life today; and all labels that I put on others through my words by the blood of Jesus. In Jesus' Name, Amen.