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How To Let the Word Fight for You

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Years ago, as Kenneth Copeland was praying and believing God for the needs of the ministry, the Lord said to him, Let the Word fight its own fight. In other words, find what you need in God’s Word and then to pray that Word. We’re never to wonder what the answer is to a prayer. Instead, we’re to go to the Word and find it there—and then take that verse or passage and make it our petition. When we build a petition from the Word, and pray it in faith, receiving what it says by faith, God says in His Word that He’ll grant our petition—His Word will fight for us!

“At that time you won’t need to ask me for anything. I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and he will grant your request because you use my name. You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy” (John 16:23-24).

Kenneth has always written out his petitions to receive what he calls a heavenly grant. Do you have a need that’s physical? Financial? Relational? Is there strife in your family? At your workplace? Whatever it is that’s got you stressed out, take it to the Lord in prayer, but take it to Him based on what’s written in His Word. If you do, then He promises to give you what you need in the form of a heavenly grant.

“By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence” (2 Peter 1:3). It’s a promise! Everything pertaining to life and godliness—everything that we could ever need or want—is in the Word.

Why We Want To Say the Same Thing as God

The entire Bible is a book about receiving, and the way we receive what’s written in it is by faith. When it comes to fighting our battles, God wants us to let the Word fight its own fight. Our job is to release the Word of God—thereby releasing our faith—with the words we speak and pray. In other words, we’re to receive by faith, and then say what we have received, even when we haven’t seen the manifestation of what we’re saying.

We call this practice confessing the Word. Confessing the end of a circumstance, even while being at the beginning of one, is how we call things that be not as though they were. We get this understanding from Romans 4:16-18, and therefore practice it according to the Word.

Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all (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; who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be” (NKJV).

It was Jesus who said, “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32, NKJV).

Revelation 12:11 tells us that we overcome by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus) and the word of our confession.

The Greek word for confession is homologeo. The Greek Lexicon defines it as to “say the same thing as another.” When we confess the Word of God in prayer—when we declare the end from the beginning—as we go about our day, we are saying what God says. We are saying the same thing that He’s saying! We are releasing our faith in His Word into this earth and into the circumstances that we want to see change. What’s more, when we say the Word, Jesus will say the Word, and the Father will say, “Amen.”

How God Governs the Universe

The following came to Greg Stephens one night:

  1. God governs the universe with His mouth (or His words).
  2. God governs the earth with our mouth (or our words).

And the Word backs this up: “But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. Those people belong to this world, so they speak from the world’s viewpoint, and the world listens to them. But we belong to God, and those who know God listen to us” (1 John 4:4-6).

We’re not of the world, so we are not to speak like the world speaks. We’re to speak only what God speaks—what the Bible speaks. As we do that, we give voice to His Word, which is His will, and surrender this world and our circumstances to God’s governing.

The Word tells us that God formed man (Genesis 2:7), but He created everything else with the words of His mouth. He declared things and they happened. Out of the vast majority of the 31,102 verses in the Bible, He speaks most of the time. And we are to govern our lives in the very same way—because we are made in His image.

Paul wrote to the Corinthians saying, “But we continue to preach because we have the same kind of faith the psalmist had when he said, ‘I believed in God, so I spoke’” (2 Corinthians 4:13). Our faith finds its voice when we speak God’s Word!

How Are You Governing Your World?

What is that you want to see change? Begin to pray based on the Word of God, and then speak only what the Word says about it. Isn’t that what the Roman officer understood when he said to Jesus, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come into my home. Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed. I know this because I am under the authority of my superior officers, and I have authority over my soldiers. I only need to say, ‘Go,’ and they go, or ‘Come,’ and they come. And if I say to my slaves, ‘Do this,’ they do it” (Matthew 8:8-9).

The Word goes on to say, “When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to those who were following him, he said, ‘I tell you the truth, I haven’t seen faith like this in all Israel!’” (verse 10).

Can you imagine amazing Jesus? We can when we decide to only speak the Word. When we pray and give His will a voice in this earth, we see the same results the centurion did. Again, what is it that you want to see change?

The Word Will Change Things

  1. Go to God’s Word and find the verse or passage that the Holy Spirit illuminates with the answer you need.
  2. Write out a prayer of petition using the Word you’ve found.
  3. Begin confessing the truth, the heart of your petition, thanking God that it is done even though it may have yet to manifest in this natural world.
  4. Continue thanking God for all He is doing, by faith, until you receive your heavenly grant.
  5. Keep doing this for everything you need while on this earth, because this is How To Let the Word Fight for You.