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Everyday Faith Part 3

Join Ashley and Carlie in Everyday Faith Part 3. The Word of God says that you have world-overcoming faith. In this series Ashley and Carlie explain how to use your faith to overcome any situation in your life.

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Ashley: Everyday Faith Part 3
Did you know you have world overcoming faith? 1 John 5:4 says, “It’s your faith that overcomes the world.” So stay tuned and find out how you can overcome your situation.

Ashley: Everyday Faith Part 3
Hello and welcome to Abundant Life, we’re so glad you’ve joined us today in the lounge. We’re in the middle of a series at the moment, we’re talking about faith and about how powerful faith is, and about how you have the faith of God, praise God. You already have faith and it’s how we use our faith that makes a difference. So today we’re talking, we’re carrying on with that series about faith, we’ve already covered so much about faith, about how it is faith that overcome. We’ve talked about how you know Romans 10:17 that our faith, we get faithful. Our faith is activated by hearing. So faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

Ashley: Everyday Faith Part 3
That’s why I believe it’s so powerful and so important to listen to good faith teaching. teaching that’s going to share with you the truth of God’s word and God’s promises because, that’s how you can believe for something. When someone tells you it’s possible., That’s how you can believe for it. We also talked about how grace has already provided it. It’s by grace, through faith we’ve been saved, and sozoed if you’d like. That’s how we receive everything, we receive our eternal life, we receive our provision, we receive healing, and peace of mind, God’s grace has already provided it.

Ashley: Everyday Faith Part 3
Jesus, grace personified if you like, has already provided everything we need to victorious life, praise God, and that’s the grace part. So God’s done his part, now all we have to do is do our part, and that is the faith part, if you like, and that’s the corresponding actions. We looked at it like a Christmas present, if someone was to give you a Christmas present, is to walk around with a Christmas present wrapped up, you wouldn’t get the benefit of that present.

Carlie: Everyday Faith Part 3
If you never unwrapped it-

Ashley: Everyday Faith Part 3
You never unwrapped it. So grace has already provided it, now it’s faith, our part by faith is to unwrap that gift and experience it, and get the benefits of it. So where are we up to today?

Carlie: Everyday Faith Part 3
Well, we’ve been moving covering a lot of different things here but, I want to remind you, you do not have defective faith. You have the faith of Jesus on the inside of you today. So it doesn’t matter if you’ve been born again for five minutes or five years, you have exactly the same ability to respond in faith, as somebody, as your neighbor, as your friend, as your pastor, as somebody that you see administering on television. Okay? You did not have a faith shortage, you have all the faith you need to access all the promises of God that grace has already provided for you.

Carlie: Everyday Faith Part 3
So that’s good news, you have the measure of faith. What we want to talk about today is the fact that faith speaks. We have covered already that when we really believe something, they’ll start to be evidence associated with it. We read that in Hebrews 11:1 it says that faith is, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” So when we really believe in God for something, that there is corresponding action and there is corresponding evidence that goes with that. When we believe Him for something, in the spiritual realm, it moves to the physical realm.

Carlie: Everyday Faith Part 3
And we see that sometimes that’s manifest as healing, or provision, or answered prayer, whatever that is. But, there’s evidence and there’s action. Well one of the ways that faith is released, is by speaking. Amen. And this is huge. Our son years ago, and sometimes we can just make faith just complicated, right?

Ashley: Everyday Faith Part 3
Yeah I think a lot of the time. And that’s one of our goals for this series, is trying to make faith, we’re calling it everyday faith. And this is, there’s more if you get the teaching, there’s more involved than what we’re just teaching here on television, we go into more depth on the product. But, everyday phase we want to make it so that you can run with this. You know we don’t need teaching that’s high and lofty and first of all we’re just not into that.

Carlie: Everyday Faith Part 3
If you can’t use it, we’ll lose it.

Ashley: Everyday Faith Part 3
That’s right. If you can’t use it, we’ll lose it. Carlie comes up with these sayings, I’m telling you they’re just bam. If you can’t use it, you’ll lose it. But it’s true, we want to make this practical and we want to show you. We’re going to share with you some of our own personal stories, sometimes how we missed it. Sometimes we learn from other’s mistakes and also how we’ve used faith to receive from God. And we’ve seen our daughter from, given up with, the doctors gave up on our daughter when she was three years old, we saw her supernaturally healed.

Ashley: Everyday Faith Part 3
We’ve seen provision in our own lives from going broke basically in our finances several times, to receiving the abundance of God and being able to give more than we, giving more than we did when we was working full time. We’ve stepped out in faith and trusted God. So, we’re going to share with you some of that of how we’ve trusted God. But ultimately you can do these things. Like Carlie said, this isn’t about the super duper, this isn’t about the full time ministers, everybody should be living by faith, everybody should be walking by faith.

Ashley: Everyday Faith Part 3
The apostle Paul puts it this way in 2 Corinthians 5:7, 2 Corinthians 5:7 he says, “We walk by faith and not by sight.” We walk by faith, not by the natural circumstances, not by our feelings, not by, we walk by faith, and then we live by faith. We started off with that verse talking about how the just that’s you, if you’re born again today, is that you are justified with God, you’re just. So the just shall live by faith, we’re meant to live by faith. Praise God. So hopefully in this series we know you’re going to be blessed and we know that you’re going to be able to walk these things out. You’re going to be able to take these truths and walk it out. So we’ve got some examples of how faith works and you can tell the story of Zach and his twigs.

Carlie: Everyday Faith Part 3
Amen, right?

Ashley: Everyday Faith Part 3
You can tell it. Keep it short that’s along story, that’s a long story.

Carlie: Everyday Faith Part 3
So you know faith is child’s play, it’s not complicated. We over complicate faith to the nth degree, to this high and lofty thing that we can never attain where it’s mysterious. Or we make faith so complicated like we have to have a perfect doctrine in order to receive from God. And neither of those are true. Faith is a natural fruit of our relationship with our heavenly father. And even we see this with children, you know. Children, one of the characteristics of faith, the very meaning of the word faith is to be fully persuaded, to have trust and confidence. That’s what the word faith means, that’s exactly what the definition of it is.

Carlie: Everyday Faith Part 3
When you look at children, you see that they have childlike faith, they will just believe anything, right? Especially as young as they are. They’re ready to believe very easily

Ashley: Everyday Faith Part 3
And they’ll trust in their parents, and that’s one of the definitions of the explanations of faith, I love, basically is trusting in your loving heavenly father, who wants to give you these good things He wants to provide for you, He wants to heal you. It’s putting your trust in your heavenly father, praise God. So faith is a relational thing. When we have a relationship with God, when we realize, that’s why Galatians says, faith works by love. Because when we realize how much God loves us, we’re able to trust Him. And a true loving relationship is about trust, right? So anyway, childlike faith. Our son, he had a child like faith

Carlie: Everyday Faith Part 3
He had a childlike faith. He’d been hearing all different things at Sunday school on the weekend, and he was probably about seven or eight at this point. And our kids are kind of grown up and there were some certain things that we didn’t let them watch on TV, and Power Rangers was one of them. Otherwise we have two boys-

Ashley: Everyday Faith Part 3
And the fighting.

Carlie: Everyday Faith Part 3
And a daughter, and they’re all like a year apart. So whatever they watched, and if they watched on television they’d act it out. So there were certain things that we didn’t let them watch.

Ashley: Everyday Faith Part 3
And they grew up with us, we was at Bible school when they were young, we was going to Bible college and we found them one time baptizing themselves in the bath and things like that. So they just grew up with things like … That’s how they grew up it’s …

Carlie: Everyday Faith Part 3
It was normal for them to be around the things of God. And so anything outside of that was abnormal, I guess. Well, our son is like, he went to school and he’d been learning on Sunday school at the weekend about Elijah and the prophets of Baal. How the fire came down and burned up the offering on the altar and the prophets were killed-

Ashley: Everyday Faith Part 3
That’s a good boys story, I like that story.

Carlie: Everyday Faith Part 3
And so he’s got this in his mind, right? He’s got this in his mind. He goes to school and he meets his friend at school called Joe. Now Joe was one of those really troubled kids, he had a sad story, sad home life and he had some behavioral problems. He had spurts of anger and all kinds of things going on. Well Joe showed up at school that day with a Pokemon T-shirt. So Zach said, and we’d been talking about some of Joe’s issues at home. And I said you know what Zach, some of the reasons why Joe has some difficulties at school is because he doesn’t have a very happy home life.

Carlie: Everyday Faith Part 3
I think if he knew Jesus, it would really change his world. He needs to know that there is somebody that will never ever leave him. That is going to be his best friend, is going to stick with him forever and I think that could be, Jesus. So Zach’s got all this going on in his mind, he goes to school, he sees Joe in his Pokemon T-shirt, and it’s that the challenge is on. He says, “Joe, I know something that’s more powerful than Pokemon.”

Ashley: Everyday Faith Part 3
The guys watching that don’t understand what Pokemon is, Pokemon is a giggling children’s-

Carlie: Everyday Faith Part 3
Google it.

Ashley: Everyday Faith Part 3
… Type of game thing where they challenge each other-

Carlie: Everyday Faith Part 3
It was a TV show anyway.

Ashley: Everyday Faith Part 3
Yeah it was a TV show that you challenge each other and it’s a powerful thing and it’s a-

Carlie: Everyday Faith Part 3
It’s kind of like who’s got more powers.

Ashley: Everyday Faith Part 3
Yeah, yeah it’s a power thing.

Carlie: Everyday Faith Part 3
Yes, anyway, I’m doing a bad job of explaining it. But basically he said, “Joe, I know something that’s more powerful than Pokemon. My God’s more powerful than Pokemon, and I can prove it to you.” This is childlike faith, right? This is, I mean, we could’ve said to Zach, I’m not so sure but this is his story. He comes home from school and tells us this. So he says, “Joe at recess, I want you to come out with me, we’re going to go down the the school field.” And so they went out and he says, “Now Joe, you take a pile of sticks and I’ll take a pile of sticks, and the birds are going to come down and pick up those sticks and fly off with them.

Carlie: Everyday Faith Part 3
Now whosever piles of sticks the birds come down and pick up and fly away with first, that means their God is more powerful. Either your God of Pokemon, or my God, Jesus.” And so Zach said to me, “Now mama, I was going to call fire down from heaven, but I figured when the fire came down from heaven, not if, but when and burnt up the sticks, I was going to get in trouble because you’re not allowed fire at school.” I’m like, that’s very logical son, good decision. He said, “So I made it more challenging by covering my pile of sticks with leaves. I was disguising them so the birds couldn’t find them.” I said, what happened then? He said, “Well we sat back and we waited a few minutes, and the birds came down, and they moved the leaves and they flew away with my sticks.”

Carlie: Everyday Faith Part 3
Most people would have thought, that’s absolutely ridiculous. Now, if I’d have said to Zach, this is old covenant son, we’re New Testament believers. You can’t take an Old Testament example and expect to have it. Zach just simply believed. He might not have had all of his doctrine in the right place, but let me tell you, Joe was born again, baptized with the Holy spirit and speaking in tongues by the end of recess. All over some sticks and some birds, because Zach just simply believed the word of God. He didn’t think of all of the reasons why that wasn’t going to work for him.

Carlie: Everyday Faith Part 3
He didn’t think about all of the natural circumstances, and how he was making himself vulnerable, and what would happen to Joe’s, he didn’t take responsibility for Joe’s very salvation, if the birds didn’t come down and respond as he said they would.

Ashley: Everyday Faith Part 3
We’d have been to worried about that.

Carlie: Everyday Faith Part 3
We would have been.

Ashley: Everyday Faith Part 3
You can’t, and we’re not recommending you do challenges like this, but we’re saying, childlike faith.

Carlie: Everyday Faith Part 3
This is childlike faith.

Ashley: Everyday Faith Part 3
Childlike faith, maybe God spoke to Zach to do that, to prove that who knows?

Carlie: Everyday Faith Part 3
Whether whether he did or not, I believe that since it’s in Hebrews 11:6, but God is pleased with our faith. He’s pleased with our faith because it’s how we accessed the promises of God. It says in the scriptures that He’s roaming to and for searching, for someone to show Himself strong on their behalf. God is not trying to trip you up in the room of faith. He’s not trying to make this so complicated that you cannot obtain it, or that you have to get a theological degree in order to access the promises of God. Faith is a natural part of our relationship as children of the most high God.

Carlie:
You have faith as your new nature, it’s in you from the very minute that you are born again. You have an innate, inborn ability to believe God because you’re made in His image. We are created to live, to put trust and confidence in what God says about us.

Ashley:
Amen. It’s whoever believes in the name of the Lord. Anyone-

Carlie:
Whosoever.

Ashley:
Whosoever believes in the name of the Lord can be saved. And that’s not just talking about salvation, it’s Sozo. Basically, whosoever can receive the promises of God. Whosoever can receive everything God’s provided and it doesn’t, like Carlie said, it doesn’t have to be, you don’t have to get all the doctrine and all the degrees, it could be anybody. You just have to believe what God says. You have to believe His word and believe that more than your natural circumstances, more than what you’re going through, and anyone can do it, praise God. That’s how God set it up, it’s such a fair system, anyone can trust in God. Anyone can believe in God and make these things happen. Praise God.

Ashley:
And it’s so powerful too. So never discount yourself, or never think to yourself, well, I can’t believe like one of those. You can, God has given you the ability to believe. Now it can take some work if you like, I say work because some people will say, well you’re talking about work. No, it can take some practice if you like. It can take some action on our part. We looked at a James two where it talked about how faith without corresponding actions., Sometimes it’s going to take actions, sometimes you’re going to have to do something. You believe it and therefore you’re going to do something, you’re going to act on it.

Ashley:
What we’re talking about today is we’re talking about when you really believe something, you’re going to speak. This is, I like this verse, this is Luke, this is Jesus speaking in Luke six. This is Luke 6:45, Luke 6:45. He said, “A good man out of the good treasure in his heart brings forth good.” Now if you’re born again, you are good in your heart. Your spirit is perfect, your spirit is made perfect. Why am I thinking of 1 Corinthians 5:17, all things become new.

Carlie:
2 Corinthians.

Ashley:
2 Corinthians, thank you. 2 Corinthians 5:17, all things become new when you got born again. When you believed on God, when you believed on Jesus, all things became new, that was in your spirit. And first, I believe it’s 1 John 4:17 it says, “As He is, so are you in this world.” So in your spirit you’re just like Jesus. So you have, in your spirit you have good, you have good in your spirit. Now your soul, you need to renew your mind, sometimes our mind takes some work to renew and our flesh, but in your spirit, praise God, you have got good things. Jesus is saying, “Out of a good in his heart, he brings forth good.” An evil man and the evil in his heart, brings forth evil. And this is the last part of this first, this is Luke 6:45. “For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.”

Ashley:
Whatever you truly believe, eventually is going to come out. And when you read the word of God, when you listen to teachings, true teachings about who God is, and what God’s promised for you, and you start putting them in, what’s going to happen is, out of the abundance of your heart, what you believe is going to come out of your mouth. And a lot of times we have been privileged a lot to travel around the world and minister to lots of people, and if we talk to people long enough, they’ll start to tell us what they really believe in. And sometimes people come and just say, “Well, I’m believing for this, I’m believing for that.”

Ashley:
And then they’ll keep talking, they say, “Nut I’m not sure that’s going to happen. And obviously with this economy that’s impossible.” And they start negating what they’ve just said. So we have to be very careful about what we’re saying, because really what we’re saying should reflect what we believe in. And ultimately will do.

Carlie:
And oftentimes somebody confession is the first indicator of what they really believe.

Ashley:
Yeah. That’s good.

Carlie:
Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. 2 Corinthians 4:13, “We have the same spirit of faith.” Who do we have the same spirit of faith as?

Ashley:
Jesus.

Carlie:
Jesus. We have the Jesus kind of faith man.

Ashley:
If you don’t know the answer, be like Sunday school, if you don’t know the answer-

Carlie:
Always say Jesus.

Ashley:
Most of the time it’s Jesus, just go with Jesus, you look smart. So, Jesus, we have the same spirit of faith as Jesus. Amen.

Carlie:
As it is written, I believed and therefore I’ve spoken. So we also believe and therefore we speak. We’re not speaking in order to convince ourselves to believe, and sometimes I think people get tripped up with this, it’s almost like they think faith is like abracadabra. Like it’s some sort of magic [crosstalk 00:15:37] life spell. I’ve seen people before praying for things and they just keep saying, “In the name of Jesus, in the name of Jesus, in the name of Jesus,” almost like a panic response. It’s like, you know one of the characteristics of faith, and we’re going to get more into this, is peace.

Ashley:
Peace, yeah, yeah.

Carlie:
If we are not operating in peace, we’re not operating in faith, and God’s not deaf-

Ashley:
I’m reminded of a story.

Carlie:
He hears you.

Ashley:
I hate to tell stories about demons, but anyways it’s a good demon story. I was on a prayer line, I was praying for this lady and she was receiving her healing it was great. And then just a few people down, It was this big conference, a few people down, this guy is just rolling around on the floor, and it’s obviously some sort of demonic activities, rolling around the floor and you know what happens, the devil likes to take the attention away from God.

Carlie:
He wants to create a show.

Ashley:
He’s rolling around and he was actually spitting, it was pretty gross, and spitting and was cursing and everything else. And this woman was like you were saying, panicking, “In the name of Jesus, in the name of Jesus” you could see she was scared. She had big wide eyes, she’d never seen anything like this. This guy was spitting, she was trying to avoid the spit as he was flaming out of his mouth.

Carlie:
Oh gross [crosstalk 00:16:37].

Ashley:
And I’m praying for this lady here thinking, this is terrible, this is distracting this woman from receiving her healing. And I got mad and I was like, I got righteous anger, I was like, this is not good, this woman’s receiving her healing and the devil’s coming along to try and spoil it. So I just, perfectly peaceful I said to the lady, and I don’t always do everything peaceful. but I said to this lady, I said, hang on a second. I just walked over there in peace, I didn’t have to shout and scream, and now if you shout and scream, that’s up to you. But I didn’t have to shout and scream just right over there, and I pointed at the guy right in the chest and I said, stop that right now. And he just stopped.

Ashley:
And I came back and I carried on praying for the woman, that was it. It didn’t take a big fan fare or anything else. we have power in the name of Jesus, we’ve been given authority, praise God, and sometimes when we speak things out, we try to make it happen. Like if I say it enough, if I say it enough and I say it loud enough in panic-

Carlie:
People trying to convince themselves-

Ashley:
Jeer Jesus on type of thing.

Carlie:
Jeer Jesus up like He’s going to get excited about something. We don’t have to get Jesus all excited.

Ashley:
That’s right.

Carlie:
Jesus is all ready to go, He’s good. Amen.

Ashley:
He’s already done it. Now I will say this, you said that we speak out of what we believe. So we believe it first and then we speak. I will say this-

Carlie:
We don’t speak in order to convince ourselves to believe it.

Ashley:
Amen we don’t speak in order to convince-

Carlie:
It’s not abracadabra.

Ashley:
Amen. I will say this though, I’ll play a little bit devil’s advocate. I will say this, we can use our confession of our mouth, we trust our own voice more than anyone else’s.

Carlie:
Exactly.

Ashley:
So I do this personally, you can use the confession of your mouth to help you believe if you like. So for instance, if you’re going around and saying, well I never get ahead, I’m not like one of these rich people. Or this is a good one, money doesn’t grow on trees.

Carlie:
Yes it does.

Ashley:
Where does money-

Carlie:
Unless it’s that new plastic stuff.

Ashley:
Okay spoiled my joke. Queuing up for a good joke-

Carlie:
Sorry.

Ashley:
And spoiled it.

Carlie:
Stole your thunder.

Ashley:
We don’t have, here in America it’s still paper. I think it’s Canada and some other nations, they use plastic apparently it’s whales blubber.

Carlie:
That’s disgusting.

Ashley:
They make money out of whales blubber, true story, Google it. Anyway, you can believe everything on the internet. That’s what-

Carlie:
That’s gross.

Ashley:
That’s what Abraham Lincoln said, you can believe everything on the internet. But anyway, so people say, “Money doesn’t grow on trees, there’s a shortage of money.” And I say, what’s money made of? This was my joke, maybe they’ll edit it and make it look good. What’s money made of? They say, “Paper.” So you see, paper does grow on trees, money does grow on trees.

Carlie:
What’s your point?

Ashley:
But anyway, my point is, I’ve forgotten. My point is, when we confess negative things, and we confess things that aren’t true all the time, we get more likely to believe them. And if you go around saying, “Well, I never get a break and I’m never,” you know, I guess it’s this time of the year, I’m going to get sick. I get this is my age, I’m going-

Carlie:
If you repeat a lie often enough-

Ashley:
… To get sick.

Carlie:
… You start to believe it.

Ashley:
Yeah, it’s my age. And we here, that’s why Jesus said, “Be careful how you here.” So if we hear all this unbelief, if we hear all this negative talk and we start repeating it back, that’s how faith works, it’s also how fear works in reverse. We can hear something see a bad-

Carlie:
The same process.

Ashley:
… Hear a bad report, repeat it with our mouth, and then start to believe for that bad report and it will come about. And, I think sometimes bad things happen because we’ve believed it’s going to happen to us and we’ve rehearsed that with our mouth. While we can do that in the positive, and we can change that confession. And I’d encourage you, if you have a morning routine, include confession in your morning routine. And one of the things I do is I say, I thank you Lord, this is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice, I will be glad. I thank you Lord I’m prosperous. I thank you Lord I’m healed, I’m whole. I thank you Lord I’ve got everything I need to do. I thank you I hear your voice clearly.

Ashley:
I thank you Lord that you are good God, I thank you that I have the power of God inside of me. And I start confessing these things, I use Carlie’s confession card as one thing.

Carlie:
Yeah, that’s a good tool.

Ashley:
Those types of things, I look at it this way. When we get up in the morning we look in the natural mirror, to see who we are in the natural. See if our hair is fixed and see if, you know women see if your makeup’s good and everything else. Well we need to look in the spiritual mirror of the word of God to see who we are in the spirit. Because that’s the only way we can determine who we are in the spirit, who we really are. So we look in the word of God and that shows us who we are in the spirit. So it’s really important to confess those things. So, I just remember when we had a couple of people staying with us temporarily in our house and one of them was an elder lady, elder lady, I don’t want to say elderly in case she’s watching.

Ashley:
She was a lady of some years, even though she was youthful in her spirit, she was a lady of years. Is that accepted?

Carlie:
She was older.

Ashley:
She was an older lady. She was older than me.

Carlie:
We had an older lady and a younger guy.

Ashley:
So the young guy who was a teenager, and an old lady living in our house. And we was driving back together somewhere, I forget where it was now, and he kept saying, “Man, I can’t get a job, I’m going broke, gas prices are going up, I keep running out of money. Every time I get money I lose it.” And he’s confessing lack, lack, lack, lack, lack. And then the older lady is going, “Well at my age I’ve got this wrong that-

Carlie:
I put my hip out, my back out, I got a pain here, an ache there.

Ashley:
I put the cat out. She’s got all these things that’s going wrong with her and my friend, this and that. And in me I just stopped, I said, listen-

Carlie:
He actually pulled the car over.

Ashley:
I pulled that car, I pulled the car over.

Carlie:
I’ve just had enough of this, it’s all I can take.

Ashley:
Don’t make me pull that car over. I pulled the car over and I said, listen, I said, I know it’s temporary, but you are living in my house, let me tell you about my house. In my house, we don’t speak lack and we don’t speak sickness. I said, so you know what? You need to change your vocabulary because this is death, and our kids were listening to it, and I was listening to it.

Carlie:
And it’s not good for you.

Ashley:
So don’t speak death, don’t speak negative things. Speak the things, you know Philippians 4:8, Paul tells us what to think on, Philippians 4:8, he says, “Think on good report, think on things that are virtuous-

Carlie:
Whatever is good, [crosstalk 00:21:46] whatever is noble.

Ashley:
Yes.

Carlie:
Whatever is praiseworthy.

Ashley:
Did you have a scripture that you-

Carlie:
I do. This is in Proverbs 18:21 it says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue and those who love it will eat its fruit.”

Ashley:
That’s good.

Carlie:
If you don’t know what’s growing in your garden, plant some different fruit.

Ashley:
Change the seeds you’re sowing.

Carlie:
Exactly. And this is the important part of confession. You know faith is spoken. Mark 11:23 says, “Speak to the mountain and see it cast into the sea.” We’ll go there in a minute, but it says speak. Could you get that out for us, Mark 11:23.

Ashley:
I can indeed.

Carlie:
Here’s a thing, we need to be speaking over our situations because that is how we release faith. Faith is released in our words, there is power. The power of death and life is in our words. The minute we let words leave our lips, it’s like they are like little containers of power. And immediately that word is being released, and it goes and it’ll bear fruit wherever it lands. So with the same, it says this in the scriptures, in the new Testament as well, whatever you speak out of your mouth, you can have good fruit and good trees will grow, or you can plant bad fruit and bad trees will grow.

Ashley:
Sometimes I speak things out, sometimes when I’m worried or anxious or whatever, I speak things out and I’m like, man, I hope I get crop failure. Because I don’t want those words to come about.

Carlie:
And actually that confession card is, if you’re listening to this, and you’re being a bit convicted here, you know that some of the things that come out of your mouth are and not real positive, we can start to change our habits. Sometimes things just come out of our mouth because we’re just used to saying them. I remember when growing up, we weren’t born again. We didn’t know the power of our words. And, I was a real sickly child and people would say, and I’d over hear him say, “Oh, Carlie is just always sick, she catches everything that goes around.” And as I grew older, I would repeat that same phrase. And you know what happened? I was always sick and I always caught everything that was going around.

Ashley:
You had a bunch of diseases, you collected diseases.

Carlie:
Right? That was my confession, terrible confession. But it’s almost like every week I was being diagnosed with something else, because that’s what I was believing and that’s what I was speaking. Because I believed it, that’s what was coming out of my mouth.

Ashley:
That’s what you received. This is Mark 11:23 do you want me to read this?

Carlie:
Yeah what does it say?

Ashley:
Mark 11:23, “So Jesus,” verse 22, Mark 11:22, “So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.”” Have faith in God. Verse 2, “For surely I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, be removed and cast into the sea and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things that he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore, I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you received them and you will have them.”

Carlie:
Amen. What I want to point out here is there’s like three times as much speaking as there is believing. We can’t just be believing it, and not doing anything with it. If we really believe the word of God and we take it and we plant it in our heart and say, yes, I believe you Lord, what you say in your word about healing, about prosperity, about whatever, I believe in and I receive it, well we need to be speaking it. If we really believe it, it’s going to come out of our mouth. I remember actually, you know when we first met-

Ashley:
Oh oh, don’t embarrass me.

Carlie:
when we first met, this man fell so much in love with me, he just wouldn’t-

Ashley:
I wouldn’t stop talking about her.

Carlie:
… Stop talking about me, it was really sweet. But when we really believe something, it’s going to come out of our mouth.

Ashley:
That’s right, eventually it will come out of your mouth. You know, this is how we get saved, this is Romans 10:9, Romans 10:9 says 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.” You know it’s so important to believe these things, get these truths on the inside of you, and then change your vocabulary, start speaking them out. Use your words, speak to those situations. Maybe you have a situation of lack in your life, maybe you have a situation of sickness or pain. Maybe you have a situation of relationship issues with your children or with even your parents, whatever it is, start speaking out the what the word says about that situation. Start speaking out those promises. Start speaking out the truth, praise God, and watch that situation turn around. Use your faith in those areas and watch those situations turn around. Amen?

Carlie:
Amen.

Ashley:
Praise God, we pray. We’re out of time, but we want to pray for you before we let you go, and you know what? God has got good things for you today. Father God, I thank you for everyone listening today and watching. I thank you Lord, you have good things for them. I thank God that we are changing our words, we’re changing our speech, and I thank you Lord, we’re lining our speech up to what we believe. And I thank you Lord, we believe in you Lord. We believe your promises, we believe who you say we are. Lord, we believe these things Lord. As we believe them Lord we’re speaking them, and Father God, I thank you for everyone watching today and listening today. They’re going to start believing these truths, they’re going to start activating their faith, and they’re going to start receiving all the good things you have for them.

Carlie:
Yes Lord, Amen.

Ashley:
In Jesus name. Amen, praise God. Isn’t God good? Well thanks for joining us today. We’re so glad you was with us. We’re going to be back real soon with some more teaching on the subject of faith, praise God. But until next time remember, don’t just settle for just living a normal life when you could be living the abundant life. We’ll see you next time.

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Carlie:
Did you know that your faith is activated by words? That’s right. The words that come out your mouth, they are like containers of power. And whatever you release from your lips goes effectively to what, in the area that you sent it. Your faith is released in the power of your words. Death and life are in the power of your tongue. So if you’ve got some situations in your life that need to change, man, start speaking life to those today. We are believing with you, but we believe that your breakthrough is coming. Amen? So we agree with you today in faith for your victory.

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Carlie:
And that word pace there, actually in the Greek is Irene, and it means to stop from talking.

Ashley:
Irene?

Carlie:
Irene, with an E.

Ashley:
That’s Aileen, Irene, okay.

Carlie:
To silence the noise, to stop from talking, to put at rest again, to restore, to reset to how something was before. To be at peace, to be at rest. And that is so important because where there is peace, there is rest. So, one of the things that people ask is, “Well, how do I know that I’m in faith?” Well are you in peace? You see, when we are fully trusting and confident that God’s got this, whatever this situation is, whatever this trial, this tribulation that we’re going through is, when we are fully confident, fully persuaded that God has this, that He is our deliver, that He’s our healer, that He’s our provider. We’re not going to run around like chickens with their head cut off.

Ashley:
Right.

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