“(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
When I played Little League Baseball; my team lost every game we played the first season. I loved playing baseball, although, while it did seem like an exercise in futility, there were some exciting moments – just not any wins. Many Christians perceive their faith walk that way!
The first game we won came halfway through our second season. It was a decisive win, and as it happens, the team we beat was the Giants! Winning felt good! We had more confidence going into each game, and we won about half of the games we played after that.
It’s amazing what one win will do for a team or an individual. It has the same effect on our faith life too when we receive our first answer to prayer, or when we receive a provision that we’ve been believing God for, or when our words of faith begin to come to pass! It gets exciting!
An exciting Biblical principle is the principle of faith quoted above; that God calls those things which do not exist as though they did. God called Abraham a father of many nations while he had no children and his wife was barren! God told Joshua that He had given the city of Jericho to him while the walls were still up and the people were locked in safely. Jesus told us that if we speak…and doubt not in our heart but believe that those things we say will come to pass, we will have what we say! This was a Game Changer for me. It changed the way I prayed, my words, and the way I read the Bible! It’s a workable principle that will be a Game Changer for anyone who operates in it. It is the law of faith (Rom. 3:27)! When your words begin to agree with God’s Word, which is forever settled in heaven (Ps. 119:89), power will be released through your words and they will come to pass!
Galatians 3:5 says that, … he who minsters the Spirit to you… does it by speaking words of FAITH; and the principle of calling things which are not as though they were, is the principle by which faith works! It was the principle upon which God established a Covenant with Abraham, of which, we are all beneficiaries, because the Abrahamic Covenant was that which brought Jesus into this world – and He is the ultimate Game Changer! Too many approach their prayer life and go to church like I did for ball games… loss after loss with an if-so hope-so mentality. It’s time to get a foothold into the power of the Spirit by getting in line with the Word of God and begin calling those things which are not as though they were. It’ll be a Game Changer for you…Big Time!