Calling Those Things That Do Not Exist as Though They Did

(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
(Romans 4:17).
  
God wants us to imitate Him in all things. One of the ways
He desires that we imitate Him is in calling those things that do not exist as
though they did. The above verse is rich in helping us understand the basic
concepts of walking by faith.
 
First of all, notice that it
says that God calls things that do
not exist as though they did. Calls in
this verse refers to speaking words. And that’s an important part of
understanding faith. Faith must be released with words! 
And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to
what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke, we also believe and therefore speak
(2 Corinthians 4:13). 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)
(Romans 10:8).
 
Faith never floats out of our heart independent of our
words. Words convey faith from the human spirit to God.
  
Then
notice in this verse that God calls those
things that do not exist as though they did.
He changed Abram (exalted
father) to Abraham (father of a multitude). Jesus is the lamb slain from the
foundation of the world.
  
Everything
exists in two realms; first the spiritual and then the natural. God spoke the
world into existence from things unseen with words (Hebrews 11:3).
  
To
put this together, I must speak what God says about me and my life even when it
doesn’t seem that it is true. I must say I
believe I’m healed according to the word
while the symptoms get worse in my
body. I must say my God is meeting all my
needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus
while the bills are
piling up. I must say in all these things
I am more than a conqueror through Him who loved me
while I feel defeated.
I must say He promised to never leave me
or forsake me
even when I feel alone!
  
Faith
receives before it sees the results. It believes before there is any
manifestation of the answer to prayer. And it talks the way it wants things to
be, not the way they are!
  
Start
today to call those things that do not exist
as thought they did
and watch the miracle working power of God work for
you!

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