“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him”

(Hebrews 11:6).

What many people simply refer to as faith is simply ‘religious language.’ When you are sick and you try to tell them, they would quickly shut you up and accuse of not walking in faith.

However, see the words of Apostle Paul in Philippians 2:25,26:  “Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants. For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, -because that ye had heard that he had been sick.”

Paul called someone sick? Does it mean the great Apostle Paul was not a man of faith? That’s not possible. You must realize then that what could be faulty is your definition of faith. Just in case you think Paul made a mistake, see what he says in 2 Tim 4: 20:  “Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.”

It doesn’t mean that supernatural healing will be thwarted when you say you’re sick. In fact see what James says:  “Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord” (James 5:14). Here we see that James is very emphatic about God’s willingness and ability to heal the sick.

The case is the same with poverty. Simply confessing you’re rich does not make you rich. In Romans 15:26, there were some poor folks in Jerusalem, their brethren in Macedonia and Achaia made a contribution for them. They did not ask them to confess that they were rich.

Beyond just using clichés and religious language, study God’s word, meditate on it, hold fast to it and then you can confess it with understanding.

SAY THIS: My definition of faith is based on the word of God.