By: Maria Costadini
One day as I was reading in Hebrews, I came across this verse:
Hebrews 11:1-3 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear”.
The Spirit of God told me to read it again, so I did. The Lord said do you see, that through faith I framed the worlds by My Word? Then I heard as clear as a bell “daughter, if you don’t speak My Word it cannot frame your future; speak My Word”!
This was not a new revelation to me. However, sometimes we just need to get back to the basics of what we’ve learned over the years. Sometimes we get spiritually lazy, or feel defeated, so we do not speak God’s Word in our circumstance. Sometimes we don’t want to say anything negative about our situation, so we just don’t speak at all. Speaking wrong things or nothing at all, will never change our situation! We must align our thoughts and words with the Word of God; and speak it out of our mouth!
Notice in the first chapter of Genesis, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; darkness was upon the face of the deep. The Spirit of God was moving, hovering, brooding over the face of the waters. Then God spoke something and it happened. His Word coming out of His mouth created things, it framed the worlds. God saw what He wanted to create and spoke it into existence.
The word “framed” in Hebrews 11:3 means: to complete thoroughly, to repair or adjust, to fit, to mend, to make perfect, to prepare, to restore. This is what God’s spoken Word did; it made the heavens and the earth thoroughly complete; His Words repaired the earth, made it perfect, prepared it for mankind and restored it. When we speak God’s Word in any situation, it can do the same. Faith is seeing something we don’t see with the natural eye. We speak what we see into existence; we frame our world with the Word of God.
Psalms 119:89 says “Forever, O Lord, your word is settled in heaven [stands firm as the heavens]. The Word of God is a sure foundation, it is a solid rock and it will not crumble. When we stand on the Word of God and speak it out of our mouth, it brings life to any dead situation. When we speak the wrong things it brings death. Death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21).
We must remember that we have the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead living on the inside of us; which means the creative power of God dwells in us. (Did you get that?) Do you realize when you speak the Word of God in any situation of your life; it releases rivers of power and authority against the works of the devil? Your words of faith can change and frame your future just as God’s Words framed the universe!
Start framing your world with the Word of God!
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