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Mixing the Word With Faith - Your Key to Supernatural Performance

By + Doctor Christian Harfouche | 6 min read

Mixing the Word With Faith - Your Key to Supernatural Performance

We must allow the Word of God to move us to the point of change. The Word of God says that God gave us this power, and the excellency of it, in earthen vessels. That tells me that when God speaks, it brings light to my heart, and it brings understanding and knowledge. When that happens, then, it brings faith.

Why God Speaks To Men

Faith comes by hearing. God doesn’t just talk to talk. He talks to move men to action. We have learned to come to church and hear a sermon. Many in the church are blind and starving to death spiritually, because all they’ve been doing is hearing and hearing and hearing.

If all you’ve been doing is being a hearer of the Word, and it hasn’t produced spiritual muscle and strength to lead you further in your commitment to God, you need to reevaluate the way you receive and why you are not changing. God is raising up a people who are interested in what He says.

Let me give you the bad news first: You’ll never amount to anything unless you do it the way God has called you to do it. I’ll tell you something else: You’ll never defeat the devil unless you do it in God’s prescribed fashion.

All He’s trying to do is impart strength. All He’s going to do is give you the Word. All He’s going to do is tell you His report.

It takes strength to believe what God is saying. It takes commitment to appropriate it into our hearts. And it takes a decision that says, “I’m going to do what God says to do in His Word. I’m going to fight the good fight of faith, and I will win.”

A day is coming when God’s law and His Word will be the only things spoken on planet Earth. It’s not here yet, but there is coming a day when God puts His kingdom on planet Earth, and Jesus Christ’s Church, His Word, and His will, will rule and reign. Until then, we are engaged in a battle that is fought with words.

Jesus Speaks With Authority

The Bible says that Jesus spoke with authority: “...for with authority commandeth he even the evil spirits, and they do obey him” (Mark 1:27). Jesus had authority in His words, and He still does!

Why didn’t Jesus telepathically “think the devil away”? Why didn’t He just think the devil out? Because it does not matter what you feel in your heart, or what your intentions are, or what you think you’re going to do for God some day. Unless you unleash the spirit and the power that’s in you and trigger it through your words, it won’t create an explosion in your life.

Someone will say, “Well, God knows that I love Him in my heart, and I’m just a heart-praiser.”

Start praising Him out loud. Start giving Him glory. Unless you release the spirit and power that’s in you, it won’t create a spiritual explosion around you. The Bible instructs us to take “the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:17).

Jesus spoke, and the devils obeyed. We recognize that the kingdom of God is with power, don’t we, and we notice that the apostle Paul said,

4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power…

1 Corinthians 2:4 KJV

Paul didn’t use enticing words of man’s wisdom. What kind of speech and what kind of preaching did Paul use? He brought forth the demonstration of the Spirit and of power.

That tells me that God’s Spirit and power are injected into the words we speak by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

The Hidden Power of Your Words

That tells me that the devil is terrified of man’s God-given ability to release words. Powerful words come out of you like a missile that heads straight for its target and hits the bull’s-eye in the kingdom of darkness!

You ought to be ready to pull the trigger on every lie the devil brings against you. When the devil questions, “Hath God said?” you should reply, “The promises of God are yea and amen for him that believes,” and — boom — trigger those words right into the heart of hell!

God gave you power. That power won’t work in spite of you, and it won’t work automatically. That power will only work when you use the abilities God placed within you in the beginning, in creation. The greatest of these abilities is the ability to decide direction and destiny in life. Man’s freewill is the greatest gift given to him by God.

Your Destiny: Your Decision

Do you want to be miserable? Do you want to have a pity-party and be depressed, oppressed, regressed, or obsessed? Go ahead. You may. It’s your privilege. God gave it to you. He put within you the ability to choose.

You can choose to be wherever you want to be. You can be the “tail” if you want to, but I’m going to be the “head” (Deuteronomy 28:13)! You can live in the outskirts, in the shallow waters, if you want to, but there are people who have plunged into the deep waters.

You can live on the hillside if you want to, but there are those who have climbed the high mountains in God. You can soar with the wings of turkeys, but there are some who have decided to soar with the wings of eagles. They are part of the generation that won’t settle for partial commitment to God.

In other words, you’ve got a God-given right to decide how far you’ll go and what direction you’ll go, and even God can’t violate that decision. If you want to go the right way, you must position yourself by how you think and what you speak.

Paul gave Timothy some advice about this:

15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 3:15 KJV

What does that mean? Paul is telling Timothy, “Since you were a child you have known the holy scriptures, which are able to make you wise through faith.” Paul didn’t say that the Scriptures had made Timothy wise; he said they were able to make him wise.

Mixing the Word With Faith

That means you can hear a sermon but leave the church just as weak spiritually as when you entered. That means you can hear me, go home and debate whether or not I match up to your favorite preacher, and still be on the same level you were before.

Unless you mix what you’re hearing with faith, it’s almost better that you didn’t hear the Word! The Bible says,

2 …the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

Hebrews 4:2 KJV

The Word will bring faith with it. However, there is a way that people can receive the Word of God but not receive the faith of the Word. How? The Word will always bring a responsibility with it. People can reject that responsibility.

When God speaks to you, He gives you a responsibility. When He says, “You’re my child,” He’s saying, “You’re committed to Me.” And when He says, “You’re the light,” He’s saying, “Now you’re going to shine as a witness.” That’s a commitment.

So if we choose to receive one part of the Word and say, “Yes, I’m a light, but I’m a silent light,” we’re not mixing the Word with faith.

We must decide to mix what we hear with faith so we can perform it.

This is an excerpt from
The Hidden Power of Your Words
by Doctor Christian Harfouche.

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