Speaking Faith – Rev. Ekine

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Mark 11:23 “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
The word “say” was mentioned four times, here which implies that we should speak many times more than we believe, because it is easier to believe than it is to say. Many times we are intimidated by the environment and so we don’t “say”. We need to get to the place whereby when we believe, we also get to say it out, not only in the midst of fellow believers but also in the outside world.
There are two categories of Greek words used in this passage; the first word “say” and the third word “saith” are from the Greek word “Lego”. Likewise the second word “say” and the fourth word “saith” are from the Greek word “Epo”. The word “Lego” means to lay forth, set out or relate in a systematic discuss, it can mean the simple word of relating something, this goes for the first “say” in the passage. It is aspect of the word of faith used to set out the course of one’s life.
Mk 5:27-28 “When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. For she said, if I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.”
This woman set out the course of events for her healing by her words, “if I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.” It is spoken faith, a “Lego”. “Lego” is more or less like our daily confession; it isn’t done when you are faced with an adversity.
The second Greek word “Epo” means to answer, bid, call or command. It can be likened to answering back a situation or someone. This was exactly what Jesus meant when He said “whosoever shall say”. “Epo” is done when faced with a contrary situation.
Rom. 4:17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
The third Greek word is “Kaleo”. This is saying the things that are not present, as if they are. This type of speaking is necessary in our walk of faith because those things we are bold to call out aloud are things we can have. This resembles the first Greek word “Lego” as they both refer to the future.

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