The normal Christian life is a life of faith and faith believes that God has already given us authority and responsibility to use our words to see circumstances supernaturally change. Jesus demonstrated this by speaking to the fig tree. He spoke to the fig tree, cursing it, and then the next day as they passed by it again, the disciples saw that it had died. They were amazed and Peter said to Jesus, “Master, look the fig tree that you cursed has withered!” Jesus responds to them explaining how it all happened.
Mark 11:22-23 New King James Version (NKJV)
“So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”
“For assuredly, I say to you …” – Jesus says that we can be confident in what He is saying to us. “whoever says to this mountain…” – Faith speaks to the problem. It isn’t wrong to speak to God about your problems but you’re not going to see a change in your circumstances if all you’re doing is speaking about your problem to God. You need to release your faith through your words and direct them at your problem and tell that problem what to do. You have to speak to the problem and tell it to be removed and be cast into the sea. You’ve got to tell the problem what it needs to do. This is how you use your authority and release your faith; through your words.
Proverbs 18:21 New King James Version (NKJV)
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.”
Words that aren’t rooted in a heart conviction will not accomplish the results we desire. It’s faith-filled words which accomplish something. There needs to be heart belief and mouth confession for faith to be activated. “and does not doubt in his heart…” When you speak out something it needs to be spoken out in faith. You cannot just speak out words expecting something to happen without a root of faith in your heart.
“but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says …” Too many Christians speak out words hoping that something will happen – they may even sound like they’re in faith and using authority, but what you say must be the fruit of what’s in your heart for something to happen. You need to speak to the problem, for example, “Sickness, I command you to be removed now. Pass out of my body in Jesus’ name!” Speak to the problem and tell it what to do, and believe in your heart that what you are saying is yours! You cannot hope that it’s going to work or wonder if something is going to happen, you must be confident that this is going to work. It’s God’s power and all you are doing is releasing it through your faith-filled words.
You may need to deal with some unbelief in your heart in order to speak out in faith. If that’s the case, then just fill yourself with the word of God; with the promises of God concerning your situation. Renew your mind to the truth of God’s Word and then choose to believe that what God says is true no matter what. Convince your heart that what God’s Word is true and anything contrary is a lie, and then just start to speak out His Word over your life. As you speak His Word out over your life from the place of deep-rooted heart belief, you will start to see mountains move.