“(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.” – Romans 4:17 KJV
(as it is written [in Scripture], “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the sight of Him in whom he believed, that is, God [a]who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist. AMP
God wants you to use your mouth to speak faith, as Abraham did. Abraham and Sarah’s bodies were dead––meaning he had no sperm and she had no eggs. So he began to call those things that be not. There was no baby.
There was no possibility, but he called those things as though there was a possibility.
He was speaking faith into that other realm. Where every body part, every piece of food and money that we need comes out of that realm and into the natural realm. But in order for him to do that, he had to acknowledge that he didn’t have it at the moment, on location.
So often we get this confused: what should we admit to?
Should we admit to the diagnostics, or should we deny the diagnostics? Moses couldn’t cross a sea that wasn’t there. David couldn’t hit a giant that didn’t exist. Abraham couldn’t have a baby. It couldn’t be a miracle, unless there was no possibility of the miracle. What am I saying? I’m saying that The Bible doesn’t say “call those things that be as though they’re not.” There’s a very fine line today. Often times we deny things because we’re afraid. We just don’t want them to be there. Well, just not wanting something to be there isn’t faith.
You might say, “I don’t receive that.” That doctor, however, is highly educated. That nutritionist is very educated; so is that cardiologist and that counselor. These are people that are trained in that field––in a natural field––and they know what they see. They know blood-work, they know X-rays and they know CAT scans.
Just because something is there, doesn’t mean that is has to stay there.
That’s what this verse is about. It’s not about denial. It’s about saying, “Yeah, I see you, but I also see that my God is bigger. I see the spot, but I see the healing power. I see that that bank account is empty, but I see the God of prosperity.” This verse is about calling those things that be not. There’s no money there, but I call money there. There’s no health there, but I call health there. There’s no way out there, but I call a way out there. It’s about calling in what isn’t there, to put it there; not denying what’s already there. You acknowledge the enemy’s presence. You acknowledge that there’s a Red Sea or a Goliath; or a lions den; or a fiery furnace. Notice what we do: we know all of these trials. What makes these trials so big? We are aware of the enemies they were facing. They were facing a fiery furnace. He slept with lions. Daniel didn’t say, “I don’t receive these lions.” He slept with them and he came out alive.
You don’t have to deny anything. Your God is bigger than that––so is your faith. Let it come out of your mouth this week. Don’t let fear reign. Don’t give fear another square inch of your soul. Begin to say, “I see you. I know you’re there, but you’re not going to stay there. You’re on your way out. Arthritis, you’re on your way out. High blood pressure, you’re on your way out. Cancer, it’s over for you.”
Because there’s a name bigger than any condition that you have. That name is Jesus.
Speak that name and faith molecules are released into the atmosphere.
You’ll begin to change the dynamics of where you’re headed!!
Glory to God for the name above every name – JESUS!
The Word is Truth – John 17:17