Don Gossett & E.W. Kenyon

B. Childress
Mar 25 2012

You can be bold in your Christian life through knowing you are a faith-man, a faith-woman.  What a blessing to know for
sure that, no matter how you may feel, God says that faith is something you already have.  It is a gift from Him!

Never call yourself a doubting Thomas.  It was not the doubts of Thomas that honoured the Lord.  It was the faith of
those who took Him at His Word that brought His commendation and divine response.  If you talk of being a doubting
Thomas, then you close the door to the provisions God has for you in Christ.  “For therein is the righteousness of God
revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, The just shall live by faith” Romans 1:17.

“For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus” Galatians 3:26.  Never chide yourself that you don’t have
faith.  That is totally unscriptural because it’s by faith that you became God’s child.  “For by grace are you saved
through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God” Ephesians 2:8.

“God has dealt to every man the measure of faith” Romans 12:3.  There is no disputing this fact:  God has given you
the measure of faith.  Notice, not just a measure, but the measure.  It matters not how small your faith is, quantity of faith
is not what is important with Jesus.  He declared that faith even as a grain of mustard seed can move a mountain!

Not only do you have the measure of faith, but you have the spirit of faith.  “We, having the same spirit of faith,
according as it is written, I believe and therefore have I spoken, we also believe and therefore speak” II Corinthians 4:
13.  This spirit of faith you have is expressed by believing in your heart and speaking with your mouth.

“Be not slothful, but followers of them who, through faith and patience, inherit the promises”  Hebrews 6:12.  Faith is not
a magic button you press to obtain what you need from God instantly.  Patience is coupled with faith in inheriting the
promises of God for your life.

God’s title for us in the Bible is believers, never doubters.  It’s natural for us to function in faith because that’s the nature
of our lives: faith people.  In fact, God says His household is one of faith.  “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do
good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith” Galatians 6:10.

Confess these words boldly, “I am a faith-man, a faith-woman.  Faith is something that I have.  God has given me the
measure of faith, the spirit of faith, the Word of faith is nigh me even in my mouth and in my heart” (Romans 10:8).  
“This is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith” I John 5:4.

These are personal affirmations of faith in the Word:

Have Your Own Faith Life

I am not a spiritual hitchhiker, one who depends on other’s faith in times of need.  I have my own faith-life, just as I have
my own shoes.  When a crisis comes, I do not need to seek for someone else to pray the “prayer of faith” for me; I do
my own praying.  If sickness strikes, I am ready to be used of God to minister healing in Jesus’ Name.

Romans 12:3, “God hath given to every man the measure of faith.”  I declare this fact: God has given me the measure
of faith.  God not classify me as a doubter, an unbeliever.  I am a member of the household of faith.  I am a faith-man, a
faith-woman.  I say it often, “Faith is something that I have, for God has given to every Christian the measure of faith.”

Matthew 7:7: “Everyone that asketh receiveth.”  This is the word of Jesus on the subject.  Jesus clearly taught that
everyone should do his own asking; everyone should do his own receiving.

Acts 10:34, “I perceive that God is no respector of persons.”  The Father has no favourites.  There are no lucky people
with the Lord.  I am just as dear to the Father as any evangelist, pastor, missionary or teacher.  I have just as much
righteousness as any other Christian has, for my righteousness is based on what Jesus has done in my stead (II
Corinthians 5:21).

Romans 12:12, ”Continuing instant in prayer.”  As a result of having my own faith-life, I know that I have instant access
to God.  I do not have to look here or there for someone to pray, I am bold in doing my own praying.  “Whatsoever ye
shall ask the Father in My Name, He will give it to you” John 16:23.  I have the right to pray in the Name of Jesus to my
Father, just as much right as anyone else.

I am taking my place in the believer’s authority.  I have ceased being a spiritual hitchhiker.  I can contact the Father in
the Name of Jesus as well as anyone can.  The Father loves me as much as any of His children.  I am bold in my faith.  I
pray and expect mighty answers.  I tell others that I am praying for them.  Courageously, I am God’s channel of blessing
to minister healing and help to those in need.  I fearlessly cast out demons in Jesus’ Name.  I dare to speak the Word
confidently against all sorts of oppressions.  I possess faith in the life-giving word on my lips.

I have faith in my own faith.  It is the faith of God.  I have faith in my God.

Fire Words

“His Word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones” Jeremiah 20:9.

I have experienced what Jeremiah did:  His Word in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones.  His Words are
fire words

The disciples on the Emmanus road had an encounter with Jesus Christ after which “He expounded unto them in all the
scriptures the things concerning Himself” Luke 23:32.  Jesus’ Words yet produce that heavenly heartburn.  His Words
fire words.

Jesus said, “It is the spirit that quickeneneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit
and they are life” John 6:63.  The Words are
fire words.

When I confess His Word, it produces a fire in my heart.  Fire is cleansing.  “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his
way? By taking heed thereto according to Thy Word” Psalm 119:9.  “Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not
sin against Thee” Psalm 119:11.  His Words cleanse my spirit.  His Words are
fire words.

My prayer in relation to the Word: “Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold the wondrous things out of Thy law”  Psalm
119:18.  When the Holy Spirit opens the Word to my spirit, that Word creates a fire within my bosom.  His Words are

“So mightily grew the Word of God and prevailed” Acts 19:20.  The Word has prevailing power: power to save, power to
heal, power to quicken, power to create, power to subdue all foes.  His Words are
fire words.


THE POWER OF YOUR WORDS, by Don Gossett & E.W. Kenyon, Copyright 1981, Whitaker House.