Receiving the Promise
Duane Vander Klok
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. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Notice that this scripture tells you that faith needs to be in two places: your heart and your mouth. Just believing in what God says is not enough – faith requires action.
When you get saved there are two things that happen. You confess with your mouth and believe in your heart. How you received Jesus is the same way that you receive everything else that He wants to give you. Colossians 2:6 says, As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him… Exercising your faith requires that you believe in your heart and speak His Word with your mouth.
If you want to know what God is going to do, look in His Word. He is faithful to do exactly what He has promised, but something is required of you in order to receive it. I have read that there are 7,700 promises for us in the Bible. So you know there is a promise that can cover any situation that you face, and through Christ, that promise is yours. Find that promise in His Word and meditate on it; plant it deep in your heart.
When the Word is planted in your heart, it will come out of your mouth. 2 Corinthians 1:20 says, For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. Fill your heart and words with faith and you will see His promises as yes and amen in your life!