We have been considering this topic in our previous posts. In this article, we will consider the last four points.
7. Faith-filled People Speak What They Believe Will Happen As though It Has Happened
Faith gives us the confidence to speak things we believe as though they already happened. We don’t have to wait to see the physical manifestation of it before we begin to speak it. First, because there is an assurance in the word of God that says, “Thou shall decree a thing and it shall be established unto thee; and the light shall shine upon thy ways” (Job 22: 28; KJV). Another also says in John 14:13-14 that “Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.” (ESV).
Second, because there is also power in the tongue to bring life through what we speak (Prov. 18:21). Now these cannot work, except by faith. It is faith that helps one believe that when one asks, one has already received and that one’s tongue can bring life into one’s situations. People who are filled with faith always exercise the recommendation in Joel 3:10. That is why we often hear a sick person boldly say “I am strong” or a broke man shouting “I am rich”. Some people call it “speaking it into existence” just like our Father in Psalms 33:9.
8. They Only Remember The Good
I like to call this “selective amnesia”. Selective amnesia in the real sense means losing only some of one’s memory from a certain period but not all. In this context, selective amnesia may mean losing memories of the bad times and events and only remembering the good.
The story of the Ten Spies in Numbers 13 tells us how eight of them remembered the good of the land, as well as how giant the people of the land are and how they (the children of Isreal) would not be able to conquer them, and they spread the bad news even more (Num. 13:32-33). However, Joshua and Caleb on their parts, could only remember that the land flowed with milk and honey and that was the only report they presented before Moses and the people of Israel (Num. 14:7-8).
When faced with difficult situations, faith-filled people usually only remember the goodness of God; how He had once delivered them from similar situations, or how He came through for other people in that situation. They don’t remember the bad part of the story. Only the part where God came and saved. King David urged his soul to bless the Lord in Psalms 103:2 and to not forget all His benefits, then he started to recount the goodness for God. Faith only helps us see and remember the good and never the bad.