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In the first chapter of Genesis, what God saw was darkness. But He said, "Light." God spoke what He desired. God spoke His will. God's Word was His will, and it carried power. It was a spiritual force.

He framed the world with His words. You can't build without substance. He took words; faith-filled words were God's substance.

Here, essentially, is what God did. God filled His words with faith. He used His words as containers to hold His faith and contain that spiritual force and transport it out there into the vast darkness by saying, "Light be!"

That's the way God transported His faith causing creation and transformation. That is the way God changes things. You find it all through the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation.

God never does anything without saying it first.

That may sound simple, but it is also profound. If you will check up on yourself, you will find that you hardly ever do anything without saying it first. You usually say it several times before you do it. That's the way we are made.

We are made in the image and likeness of God. Faith is the ability to conceive God's words in our heart. That brings into our spirit being, into our heart, a spiritual force greater than our circumstance.

We can take that faith, which comes from the Word of God, fill our words with it, and use those words as containers to transport our faith into our situations, into the circumstances of life, and transform that circumstance.

This is the good news. This is the power of God. The gospel is the good news. It is the power of God unto deliverance, preservation, healing, and soundness. We are talking about using the faith of God. We are talking about using the power that is in God's Word to cause us to live victorious in this life.

We are not out to obtain something that God doesn't want us to have—as some want to imply. But we are out to receive what God promised us in His Word, and to obtain it by God's method. And God's method is by faith.

Source: Faith and Confession by Charles Capps.
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

Author Biography

Charles Capps
Web site: Charles Capps Ministries
Charles Capps is a retired farmer, land developer, and Bible teacher who has traveled extensively throughout the United States and several foreign countries sharing the truths of God's Word. He has taught Bible seminars for over 35 years, emphasizing the authority of the believer, faith and the power of words. We celebrated Charles' promotion to heaven at 5:15 pm Sunday, February 23, 2014. Charles Capps was a man of integrity, a man of his word and he got what he said. He called those things that be not as though they were.

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