Faith Speaks with Authority

I encourage you to meditate on Psalm 145. It is a power packed scripture, and I want you to get revelation knowledge out of this study. I would encourage you to write it out on a note card and meditate on it daily until it becomes a part of you. An example would be to break it up into 3 parts as I did.

1. The Lord is righteous in all His ways, and Gracious in all His works.
2. The Lord is near to all that call on Him in truth.
3. The Lord fulfills the desire of those who fear Him, and He hears their cry and saves them.

He is our righteousness and holiness. His Word sanctifies us, purifies us, and “saves us to the uttermost.” (Hebrews 7:25) By His love for us, we have been made joint heirs to the Kingdom of God and all spiritual blessings are ours to freely enjoy. (Ephesians 1:3) Why? Because we fear Him, we walk uprightly in His sight by pleasing Him with faith in His perfect work. Worshiping Him with our thoughts, words, and deeds. Doing the things that please the Father, not exalting our own opinion but yielding to His Holy Spirit in our lives, and trusting in His Word. Living a life that puts Him first, in our hearts (giving and forgiving), and in our mouths (speaking the truth in love). Believing what He said is true, and only speaking His Word out of our hearts in any situation. This all leads us to being grateful and thankful in everything.

Then by following this formula we will have our every desire fulfilled, being right with God, having His peace amid any circumstance, and having His Joy, knowing Jesus has overcome the world. (John 16:33) “It is the goodness of God that leads us to repentance.” (Romans 2:4) The last part of the verse in Psalm 145 says, “He will hear their cry and save them.” I want to let you know that He has heard your cry, and has already died for you 2,000 years ago on that old rugged cross. It didn’t end there though, He went down into hell and made a show openly of the devil in front of all of his demons. (Colossians 2:15) Then Jesus took back the authority over the earth that Adam had lost in the garden of Eden. After He rose from the dead and ascended to the throne room of God, He sprinkled His blood on the mercy seat. Making atonement (or us at one with Him) once and for all. So our judgement and punishment was laid on Jesus, so that now God could deal with us in His mercy.

This act restored us back to the original place Adam and Eve had before they fell. Now we can rule and reign in the earth because we have our God given authority back. So now the scripture says, “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.” (Matthew 18:19) Another scripture says, “And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:19) These keys of authority we have been given now enable us to boldly confess the Word. Whatever we say we should expect to see show up in our lives. The Word shows us how to have faith, “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.” (Mark 11:23-24) In another place the Word says about faith, “you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20) Notice in both scriptures it’s the same pattern faith says!

Look closely at Psalm 145 now and see the words that involve us speaking to God. “Call on Him,” it says, “and cry out to the Lord.” Obviously the major key to receiving from God is prayer. The level of our seeking Him, calling on Him, and crying out to Him is going to determine the level at which He responds to us. His part is already done and He will never do another thing for us, because His work is finished. Jesus’s blood that is covering us cries out on our behalf: “Holy! Sanctified! Not guilty! Redeemed! Made whole! Blessed!” So how exactly does the Lord respond to us then? Well, the answer is “He watches over His Word to perform it.” (Jeremiah 1:12) “The Word of God is a sharp two-edged sword.” (Revelation 2:12) God spoke the Word out of His mouth originally, and we speak the Word now, thus two edges. When His Word is released on earth by us, there is just as much power and creative force as when He said it originally. There is a scripture that says, “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.” (2 Chronicles 16:9) God is looking for people of faith in His Word. As soon as He finds faith, His Spirit performs His Word which we have spoken. That is why it is so important to continually and actively have faith and trust He will do what He says. It is when we place a demand on His Word that it works in our lives. Of all the miracles documented that Jesus performed, a vast majority of them, He said to them their faith has healed them. As we have seen, we also can have whatever we say. We should not take the mentality of waiting around for God to do something for us, and I’m not talking about being patient. I’m referring to the whole weak idea of, “If it be your will Lord,” “the Lord is sovereign,” and “He does whatever He wants.” How about instead we just figure out His Will and speak life into the situation? You should place a demand on His power because you know our Father is a liberal giver and He died for you in order for you to receive all of these benefits. Furthermore, you know “He came to give us life and life to the abundance” (John 10:10), God can’t lie, and His covenant promise was sworn on by Himself when He could find no greater to swear by. (Hebrews 6:13)