A = Act on the Word
B = Believe the Word
C = Confess the Word
Hebrews 11:6 tells us that faith is required in order for us to please God. But over the years I have discovered that many people don’t know what faith really is. Some tend to think that faith is just believing God. But it is so much more than that.
In order to have faith, we must first hear the Word because we know Romans 10:17 says that faith comes by hearing. But once the Word has been heard, we must decide that we believe the Word we have heard. Once that decision has been made in the realm of our consciousness, then we must make another decision to speak or confess what we believe.
The Bible says to meditate on God’s Word. (Ps. 1:2.) But meditate doesn’t mean to think about God’s Word only. It means to let God’s Word quietly roll over our lips. Each time we meditate on God’s Word, His Word becomes stronger and heavier within us until it finally drops from our consciousness into our heart. Then with the Word in our heart, we continue to confess; only now our confession has supernatural power.
Jesus said in Mark 11:23 that when we speak, we must believe in our heart and not doubt and believe that what we say will come to pass; then we will have what we say. If we truly believe in our heart that those things we say will come to pass, then two things will happen. First, our confessions will become heart confessions instead of head confessions and secondly, our actions will automatically follow our heart. Then as we hear, believe, confess, and act on God’s Word, the result will be we are acting in faith and what we say will come to pass.
So, whenever I speak to a mountain and it doesn’t move, I remind myself to go back to the ABCs. Am I acting, believing, and confessing God’s Word? That’s where I usually find my answer.
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him.” (Hebrews 11:6)
“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” (Joshua 1:8)
“If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)
“For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” (James 2:26)
Excerpt from Larry Ollison’s book, “Life is in the Blood.”
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