Often we speak and seek for things concerning faith not realizing that it takes faith to eat the fruits of faith. We must, therefore, become better at examining our current and level of faith in God unless we commit the error of exalting ourselves based on the faith that rests on the wisdom of men and not by the demonstration of the Spirit and power of God. Thus spoke both the Prophets and the Apostles before us:
“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” 2 Corinthians 4:13 KJV
As we make it our intention to believe we must be certain to examine and confirm whether we too have the same “spirit of faith” as described in verse above unless we are found to have believed in vain the things pertaining of faith. Let us, therefore, cease from placing our focus on multiplying our words in the presence of God which cannot deliver nor profit but rather increase our faith in God which is able not only to deliver and profit in the present life but also unto salvation.
According to Jesus, it’s not only about what we declare before Him but also the state of the heart which happens to be the crucial part of bringing to existence that which that does not exist.
Here are few reasons to why:
- For life flows in the heart: Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23 KJV
- For we are called to believe with our heart not words: For with the heart man believeth…; and with the mouth confession is made… Romans 10:10 KJV
And so Jesus commanded us as follow:
“But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.” Matthew 6:7 KJV
The heathen (non-Christian) does not have the same “spirit of faith,” and yet they make mentions of things belonging to faith even with many words although Jesus considers this to be vain repetitions. The only way to make sure that we aren’t partakers of that division is to speak out of our faith and not to our faith. Which signifies that faith that is poured out into our hearts should be the reason we say what we say and that it will come to be because we too have the same “spirit of faith” dwelling in us and not the other way around.