Confess with Your Mouth
A few nights ago, my seven year old daughter had an earache. I immediately sat next to her on her bed, wiped her tears away, and laid my hand on her ear saying, “Ear be healed in Jesus’ name!” And I thanked God for His healing power working in and through us. I then asked Grace if the pain was gone. With tears still flowing from her eyes, she sadly said, “No.”
I told her to put her own hand on her ear and tell the pain to leave. She just looked at me as if to say, “You’ve said some weird things before, but this one takes the cake!” Obviously, talking to an ear is a weird thing to do, but I know that God wants us well and He’s given us the power to speak to our bodies and see miracles. I convinced her to talk to her ear and, within a few minutes, the pain was gone and she went right to sleep!
It would’ve been easy for me to give up the moment I spoke to her ear and didn’t see a result. I could’ve looked into her tear-filled eyes and cried right along with her, but I knew that even though we didn’t see an immediate healing, something happened the moment we spoke God’s will into that ear.
There’s a story in Mark 11 where Jesus speaks directly to a fig tree that wasn’t producing figs. I’m sure it was odd for the disciples to see Jesus talking to a tree, but they went along with it. In verse 20, it says,
2 “Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
And Peter, remembering, said to Him, ‘Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.’”
The same story is recorded in Matthew 21, but in that account it says that Jesus spoke to the tree and “immediately the fig tree withered away.”
So which is it? Did it die right away or did it take an entire day? The simple answer is both. If you go back to the account in Mark 11, it says, “…they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.” But it took an entire day before they could actually see the result of what Jesus had spoken.
Yes, it’s weird speaking to trees and ears, but there is power in what we say! When you speak the Truth over your situation, you may not see the results right away, but I promise you, something happened at its root.
When I spoke to Grace’s ear, I knew something happened even though I didn’t see immediate results. Keep speaking life over your circumstances. If you don’t see the effects right away, keep talking! The root system changed the moment you opened your mouth. If you don’t give up, you’ll see the fruit!