8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach):
9 that 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.
10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation.
Now faith is the [a]substance of things hoped for, the [b]evidence of things not seen.
The Holy Ghost through the Apostle Paul speaking in our opening text reveals why the Word of faith is preached to the end that it might be believed, for faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. We preach the Word to faith to the end that people might believe the Gospel. The Word of faith is about certain things pertaining to reposing confidence in God; the things that God has prepared for us by grace. 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 shows us clearly, “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ has provided certain things for us and they are revealed to us through the preaching and the teaching of the Word of faith. When the Word of faith is preached, faith to believe the things that God has provided for us in Christ is imparted to us. 1 Corinthians 2:12 tells us, “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.” These are the things that grace has provided for us, which are meant to be received by faith by hearing and believing the Word of faith. In the Word of faith, things pertaining to grace and the finished work of Christ are preached unto us. Through the preaching of Word of faith, we hear about and believe that all that grace has provided for us rightly belongs to us, so we receive them by faith. Hallelujah!
Believing is possessing. When you hear the Word and believe it, it becomes yours. Everything you have believed in the Word rightly belongs to you. You may not have seen the physical manifestation of what you believe yet, but you have it, as you have received it in your spirit or heart. However, when you doubt the Word, you lose and deny the evidence that it is true in your case or situation; for faith is the evidence of the unseen, it is the substance of things hoped for (Hebrews 11:1-3). Don’t lose your faith in the Word, for that’s the only evidence that you truly received the thing for which you are in faith. Keep the evidence!
SOLID FRONT (YOUR CONFESSION):
In the Name of Jesus Christ, I declare that my faith is working and that my faith is the evidence of all that God has blessed me with in Christ! I walk by faith and not by sight.
James 1:5-8; Hebrews 10:13-17.