Pastor Segun Obadje

The Word of Faith I

Romans 10:8-9

But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Romans 10:17

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

The Word of faith is the Gospel of our salvation. We got saved by believing in the Word of faith. The Word of faith is the word that imparts faith to us to believe what Jesus has done for us in His Substitutionary work at Calvary and also to confess Jesus as Lord of the New Creation. The Word of faith is the Gospel of Christ that imparts faith unto the sinner for salvation and stirs up faith in the believer to lay hold on God’s grace in Christ Jesus. When the Word of faith is preached, faith is ministered to all who believe and they receive what it talks about. The Word of faith is the Message of Christ that moves us into the receiving dimension of grace; as we hear it, it becomes easy to believe and receive God’s provisions for us in Christ.

Our opening Scripture tells us that the Word of faith is near you, even in your mouth, and in your heart. This means that the Word of faith is not far away from you. It is always close by; it is always within your reach: In your mouth and in your heart. In your heart as the revelation of the resurrection of Jesus Christ (that God has raised Him from the dead) and in your mouth as the confession of Jesus as Lord over all. The Word of faith is not a promise, but a settled reality or fact: That God has raised Jesus from the dead (not that God will raise Him from the dead) and that He is already Lord (not that He will be Lord). This is the Word of faith that imparts and stirs up faith in those who hear and receive it. Hallelujah!

 

My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of Jesus Christ, I believe the Word of faith, that Jesus has been raised for my justification and I confess that He is Lord of my life, to give me peace and prosperity all the days of my life. Amen.

 

Further Meditation: Romans 10:1-17; Ephesians 1:1-13.