What You Will, What You Say
We can have what we will if we follow the instructions of Jesus. Jesus said a lot on the subject of faith and He conveyed the importance of expressing faith in both word and deed. What we say has power to move mountains; and speaking to mountains is a biblical principle supported by faith. Jesus, our example, exercised faith by directly speaking to situations. He spoke to the weather and it obeyed Him (Mark 4:39). He commanded a dead girl to “get up” and she arose (Luke 8:53-55). In Capernaum, He rebuked the unclean spirit oppressing a man and it came out (Mark 1:25-27). Jesus spoke to numerous situations in order to move them—learning this principle from His Father.
Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner” (John 5:19, NKJV).
The Will of the Father
Jesus learned to manifest what He desired by observing His Father. God wanted light to pierce the darkness so He spoke “light” into the atmosphere and light became. At His word, He parted the land from the firmament and the two separated. He did the same when He flooded the seas with aquatic life and filled the land with vegetation. Jesus was an eyewitness, carefully observing the handiwork of the Creator before applying that knowledge to His own ministry on earth. Jesus observed the will of the Father in action, speaking light into darkness and death to life.
These acts of faith by God are a guideline; and using the examples of Jesus, we have an instruction manual for having what we will by what we say.
Thy Will Be Done
Faith and speech are prerequisites to the greater works. Jesus came to do the will of the Father. In fact, the will of God is decreed when we pray the Lord’s Prayer: “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven”. Praying what is willed by God is indicative of our own ability to operate in faith and power. What we will and what we say are interchangeable. Jesus said we could have what we will when we say what we will; moreover, what we will determines what we receive when we decree.
Our will is an attribute of our spiritual makeup—what we say determines what we receive. Similarly, with His will, God speaks into existence what He desires and He also receives what He says. Jesus does the same and we are commissioned to follow Jesus.
Faith Agrees with What We Say
We obtain what we will by what we say, and what comes from our mouths will determine the response we receive; if our words reflect doubt and unbelief we stifle the effect of faith. If our words reflect faith, we will manifest great works for the Kingdom.
Faith agrees with what we say: for example, if we say we’re sick after we have received healing, sickness will manifest in our bodies. If we say we’re well after praying the prayer of faith for sickness, we’ll manifest wellness. The Bible says if we believe, we will have what we say (Mark 11:23); so it’s important to verbalize what lines up with the will of God in faith. Faith verbalized is faith activated and it yields large dividends when it’s put to use. Jesus understood this principle and His ministry produced dynamic results fulfilling the will of His Father.
He demonstrated faith when He rebuked demonic spirits, silenced the weather, and destroyed a fig tree saying: “unclean spirit, come out”; “peace, be still”; and “from this day forward you will produce nothing”. There was power in what He said and the atmosphere around Him complied. By faith, Jesus followed the example of His Father and He taught the disciples to do the same.
“For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has Himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak” (John 12:49, ESV).
Jesus said, “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says” (Mark 11:23, NKJV).
Ask Anything and He Will Do It
Faith has no limits; if we believe, we can ask anything in the Name of Jesus and He will do it (John 14:14); provided we are abiding in Jesus.
“If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you” (John 15:7, KJV).
We can have what we will when we ask, but asking requires action; and to get results, we must verbalize our intention. Jesus said to “ask what you will” and you will “have what you will”. If you want physical healing in your body, you have to speak to your body and command it to respond according to your will. If you want faith to move mountains then you have to speak to the mountain and command it to obey according to your will. The results we receive when we ask for something are up to us; we possess the power to move mountains but Jesus said they move when we give the word.
“…Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full” (John 16:23-24, NKJV).
“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says” (Mark 11:23, NKJV).
What is Your Will?
Is healing in your body your will? We know its God will, but is it your will? Is it your will to walk in divine health? Jesus never got sick, but do you believe you have the same grace? Is financial independence your will? Jesus was resourceful and never lacked. The Bible says Jesus came to give us life and life more abundantly; do you want abundant life? Is abundance your will?
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them and you will have them (Mark 11:24, NKJV).
We Already Have the Answer
Regardless of ‘what we will’, the Word says we already have the answer. Some prayers take time to manifest and some healings need a period of recovery, but faith demands we speak as though the work is already complete. Even if we cannot see the finished work with our natural eyes, we have to say what we will. Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1) and the substance of faith is manifested by what we say. The Bible also instructs us to call the things that are not as though they were (Romans 4:17); this is putting faith into action. Essentially, once we say what we will on the subject, we’re to support what we will by refraining from words of doubt and unbelief.
Jesus never capitulated after He prayed for people. Sometimes healing wasn’t instantaneous; but we never read where Jesus said, “Well, I guess God isn’t hearing me because brother so and so is still blind in that eye.” Jesus knew the answer was certain once He spoke the word. There is no record of Jesus second-guessing Himself after the prayer of faith went out for people in need. He said what was expedient and He did the impossible when faith was present.
The Will of Jesus
Jesus is always willing to heal. Nothing in scripture denotes a refusal to heal or to deliver someone from bondage when they asked for help. He is always willing to heal the sick and deliver the oppressed from bondage. The scripture records only one event where Jesus was unable to perform mighty works:
Then He went out from there and came to His own country, and His disciples followed Him. 2 And when the Sabbath had come, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing Him were astonished, saying, “Where did this Man get these things? And what wisdom is this which is given to Him, that such mighty works are performed by His hands! 3 Is this not the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?” So they were offended at Him.
But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.” 5 Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6 And He marveled because of their unbelief (Mark 6:1-6, NKJV).
Unbelief prevents the manifestation of what we will, but faith in what we say demonstrates the power.
By Faith We Demonstrate What We Will
The Centurion demonstrated faith when he asked Jesus to heal his servant. It was his will to have a healthy servant and it was the will of Jesus to honor the request. As a man of authority delegating orders to his soldiers, he understood the office Jesus held as a man with power to heal. By asking Jesus to merely say the word, he knew his servant would be healed. Jesus marveled at the Centurion’s faith and his recognition of authority; the Centurion believed and his servant was healed.
“Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.” 7And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.” 8 The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. 9 For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. I say to this one, ‘Go and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
10 When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel! 13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour (Matthew 8:6-10, 13, NKJV).
What Will You Believe?
In the Book of Matthew, two blind men cried out to Jesus for healing, “Son of David, have mercy on us!” They believed Jesus had the power to restore their sight so they asked for healing.
And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” 29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.” 30 And their eyes were opened (Matthew 9:28-29, NKJV).
Jesus demonstrated His authority over infirmity when He healed the men; but before healing them, He still required a verbal response. Believing is also a word denoting action. “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” If we believe in the power of Jesus to give us what we will, then we’re to say so.
Have What You Will
We can have what we will; faith, combined with what we say, will produce what we will. In contrast, no amount of faith and using bible quotes will manifest desired outcomes for those who live in rebellion. Biblical principles will only work for those who are in fellowship with Holy Spirit and have connection with Jesus. We should never take the power of God’s Name in vain to satisfy our own lusts. Manipulation is witchcraft and manipulation isn’t Kingdom. Believers in Jesus must be the light of the world and examples of God’s goodness in all things. God is love.
“If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” (John 15:7, KJV).
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