Releasing Your Faith
“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): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”
The term releasing your faith, is a term we hear often by preachers, and it’s applied in a variety of ways. It’s an expression that sounds right, and it is right; but like many terms in Christian circles, it’s an expression that’s misunderstood because it’s not clearly defined. Many think they understand it, but they don’t seem to be able to explain it.
If you were to go to the grocery store to buy a loaf of bread, you would first see the loaf of bread on the shelf. Second you would take it off the shelf and place it in your cart. Third, you would go to the register to pay for it. Now, while you’re waiting in line at the register, even though the loaf of bread is in your possession, it’ not yours until you pay for it. You may have every intention of buying it while you’re in line, but it still belongs to the store until you take money out of your pocket and release it to the cashier. That’s when that loaf of bread becomes yours!
The premium of exchange in the kingdom of God is FAITH!
Releasing our faith is no more complicated than a monetary transaction at the store. Just as money is the premium of exchange for goods and services here in the earth, faith is the premium of exchange that transfers all the promises and provisions in God’s Word into our lives, whether it’s salvation, healing, wisdom, provisions, safety, deliverance, etc…
The question is; how do we release our faith…? According to the above scripture, BY OUR WORDS…! When you believed in your heart that salvation belonged to you, and spoke words of faith, saying, “Jesus is my Lord!” you released your faith! Your words were received by God and His life was imparted to you. You became a new creation!
First, find a promise or provision in His Word. Second, take it from the Word and place it in your heart. Third, release your faith with your words, declaring, “I believe that I receive (whatever the promise/provision is)”! Then, let God be God. Sound too simple? It is simple. Don’t complicate it! God is amazingly good!