MARK 11:22,23 NKJV
So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever SAYS to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he SAYS will be done, he will have whatever he SAYS.”
16Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be [d]sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all 17(as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; 18who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.” 19And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. 20He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, 21and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. 22And therefore “it was accounted to him for righteousness.”
Excerpt From God’s Creative Power for Healing Charles Capps
“There is probably no other subject as important to your healing and health than the principle of CALLING THINGS THAT ARE NOT*. We see in Romans 4:17-22 that Abraham became fully persuaded that God would do what He had promised. The way he became fully persuaded was by calling those thing which were not manifest as though they were.
We pick up on this in verse seventeen:
(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.”
“Here Paul is referring to Genesis the 17th chapter. You will notice that God called Abram the father of nations before he had the promised child, and He taught Abram to do the same.
God changed Abram’s name to Abraham, which meant “father of nations, or multitude.” This was the means He used to convince Abraham to call for what he did not yet have in reality. God had established it by promise, but Abram had to call it into reality by mixing faith with God’s Word.
Every time he said, “I am Abraham,” he was calling things that were not yet manifest. Abraham did not deny that he was old. He didn’t go around saying, ”I’m not old,” because he was old. But he said, “I am Abraham,” (Father of Nations). This was God’s method of helping him change his image, and it caused him to be fully persuaded.”
“Then in 2 Corinthians 4:13, Paul says:
We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak.
Paul is quoting David when he said, I believed, and therefore have I spoken…. In Psalm 118:17, David said, I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.
When it comes to divine healing this is a vital principle. We should declare to ourselves what God’s Word reveals about us, regardless of the circumstances or how we feel about it.
In Romans 10:6-8 Paul says that the righteousness which is of faith says … the word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth and in thy heart.
Notice, the Word is first in your mouth and (then) in your heart. God’s Word becomes engrafted into your heart as you speak it. There is nothing more important to your faith than declaring what God has said about you”
“with your own voice. Giving voice to God’s Word is a method of calling for things that God has given by promise and are not yet manifest.
When you do this, some would say that you are denying what exists, but that’s not true at all. You are establishing what God has said to be true concerning healing even though it is not yet a reality in your body. You don’t deny that sickness exists, but you deny its right to exist in your body, because you have been redeemed from the curse of the law and delivered from the authority of darkness. (Gal. 3:13; Col.1:13.)
“If you are sick, you don’t deny that you are sick; yet, on the other hand, you don’t want to always be confessing your sickness”, for that
“will establish your present circumstance to you. Denying sickness won’t make you well. But by mixing faith with God’s Word, you are calling for the promise of God to be manifest in your body. This will cause you to be fully persuaded, and healing is the result.
“You are not trying to convince anyone that you are not sick, but you are simply proclaiming what God has said in His Word to be a fact, regardless of your present condition. The Word says, by whose (Jesus’) stripes ye were healed (1 Pet. 2:24). Notice it is past tense as far as God is concerned, but not yet manifest in your body.
You are calling your body well according to Luke 17:5,6 and Mark 11:23. Your body is listening to you and it will obey you if you believe and doubt not in your heart. Your words have more effect on your body than anyone else’s words.”
“Your body will respond to the demands of the human spirit.”
“Several years ago an article appeared in the Shreveport, Louisiana, TIMES, written by a neurosurgeon. The title of the article was “Talk to Your Body to Rid ills.” He was using a”
“ method which he called mental exercise which involves literally telling your body what to do.
He offered examples such as a diabetic who instructs his pancreas to secrete insulin or a person with hypertension to say, several times a day, “my blood pressure is 120 over 80.”
He said, “It makes no difference whether the patient knows where his pancreas is or what 120 over 80 means. The body knows.”
There is more truth to Mark 11:23 than most people realize. You can have what you say in faith, but most people are saying what they have.
God created man’s body to live forever, but sin brought the curse of sickness and death. The human body has an inherent ability to heal itself, but because of improper chemical balance and improper functioning of certain organs, certain medicines and chemicals will aid the body in the healing process. But God’s Word is the original and most powerful medicine available today.
It was His Word that created the human body. It is the original medicine sent for the specific purpose of healing. (Ps. 107:20.)”
“I challenge you to set aside a time by yourself, daily, to fellowship with God. Make it a practice to meditate His Word by speaking it to your body. Do it two or three times a day. Then double up on your confessions in the area where you have the most problems. Pray the Word over your body. Declare it to be true until you are fully persuaded. Your body will respond to your voice; how much more will it respond to God’s Word spoken in FATIH.
*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.