2 Corinthians 4:13
Kenneth E. Hagin
Bible Faith Study Course
“Believe and Say”
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall SAY unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall BELIEVE that those things which he SAITH shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he SAITH.
I hadn’t noticed it before, but the Lord once pointed out to me that Mark 11:23 mentions the word, “believing” one time and some form of the word, “say” three times. He whispered to my heart that I was going to have to do three times as much preaching about the saying part of that verse as I was about the believing part. The Lord told me that Christians are failing primarily in the saying part and not in the believing part.
You see, it doesn’t work just to believe the Word. No, you have to say the Word, too, in order for it to work for you.
8 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.
This verse says, “. . . The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth. . . .” This word of faith must not only be believed in your heart, but it also has to be confessed with your mouth.”
Believe God’s Word, Confess It, Then Possess It
If you want to wait and possess your petition first, and then confess it, you’re wrong.
You’ve got the cart before the horse.
You’ll never get what you desire from God that way.
You have to believe the promises in God’s Word are true for you,
confess them for yourself;
then you possess them.
That is as true with salvation as it is with all the promises of God.
9 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.
10 For WITH THE HEART MAN BELIEVETH unto righteousness; and WITH THE MOUTH CONFESSION IS MADE UNTO salvation.
Christianity is called “The Great Confession.”
The law of that great confession is that I confess I have obtained the promises of God’s Word before I consciously possess them in the natural realm.”
“That is exactly the way I received healing for my paralyzed body and incurable blood disease. That is exactly the way I received healing for a deformed heart.
I saw the truth in God’s Word and I confessed that I received my healing
before it ever manifested in my body.
I confessed I had my healing before I consciously possessed it in the natural realm.
When I confessed that my heart was well, I was still in bed and
my heart didn’t seem any better—it didn’t feel healed.
Also, the minute I confessed the promises in God’s Word regarding healing, the devil challenged me. But, thank God, I had discovered the law of faith, which says, “. . . I BELIEVED, and therefore have I SPOKEN . . .” (2 Cor. 4:13).
The devil told me that I wasn’t healed because I didn’t look healed or feel healed. I told him that I was healed because the Bible says I’m healed and because I believe the Bible. I told him that by faith I had my healing; if I was lying, then Jesus Christ also lied in His Word because He said that by His stripes I AM healed!
Within ten minutes, I was out of that bed and standing on my feet!
The devil had tried to call me a liar, but we know that the Word of God is true.
With your lips you confessed salvation.
The confession of the lips for your salvation comes before God acts upon your spirit and
When you were born again, you had the witness of the Spirit of God in your heart
that you had become a child of God; but you didn’t have the witness first
and then confess it. You confessed your salvation first and then your confession
created the reality of it in your heart.
Then God acted upon your spirit and
* You are created in the image of God. When you speak – you are acting like God. In Genesis 1 is stays the Holy Spirit was hovering over the waters. Then God spoke. The Holy Spirit then CREATED THE WORLD WE LIVE IN NOW. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS HOVERING IN THE WATERS OF YOUR HEART. SPEAK LIKE GOD – CONFESS THE WORD – AND THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL CREATED WHATEVER YOU NEED IN YOUR BODY!!
*ALL MINISTERS ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR TIME INCREMENTS TO BE MET. ALL PREACHING MUST BE COMPLETED BY TWENTY MINUTES BEFORE THE TOP OF THE HOUR TO ALLOW FOR THE WORKING OF THE WORD.
**IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT BEFORE YOU PREACH YOU SPEND 30 MINUTES – SITTING IN A CHAIR – SAYING THE FOLLOWING – OUT LOUD:
*I THANK YOU LORD – ACCORDING TO 1 JOHN 2:27 – I HAVE AN UNCTION TO SPEAK. ACCORDING TO MARK 16:17-18, “WHEN I LAY HANDS ON THE SICK THEY RECOVER.” *I HAVE HEALINGS, MIRACLES, SIGNS, WONDERS, WORKING OF MIRACLES, WORD OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE GIFT OF FAITH MANIFEST THROUGH ME.
*ACCORDING TO JOHN 14:16 THE HOLY SPIRIT IS HELPING ME TO MINISTER. I DO NOT DO IT IN MY OWN STRENGTH.