So then faith cometh by hearing,
and hearing by the Word of God.
Paul links this Scripture to your voice saying what God said. Romans 10:8 ...The Word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the Word of faith, which we preach...
It doesn't say it's in your pastors mouth and in his heart. It says its in your mouth and in your heart. Now please don't misunderstand me. you will get some knowledge and some faith from hearing your pastor preach. But it's more profound when it's in your mouth, and then it's in your heart. Because you may be distracted during the service from what your pastor is saying. But when it comes out of your mouth, you can hardly be distracted. Your mind will listen to what you say.
Paul said in Romans 12:2 ...be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, Will of God. Give God's Word a voice on a continuous daily basis.
The heart of man is the soil. Word of God is the seed. And the way you plant it is by saying it.. Matthew 17:20 ...for Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
...You call those things which be not as though they were. Romans 4:17. You call the promises of God He has already given you. And make a demand. We're not demanding of God. We're making a demand of the previsions that He made.
In 2 Peter 1, Paul's talking about how you have to have the knowledge of God and how He operates. The Word is the seed in Itself. The Word has the ability in Itself to bring to pass the promises of God. But it has to be planted into the human spirit or heart like soil.
There's an aura that radiates from you when you have the Word of God embedded in you. It's called the shield of faith. If you begin talking negative there's an aura that radiates from you that drives away THE BLESSING of God. Get the Word of God in your heart and confess the Word until faith is abundantly in your heart, till you believe what you say will come to pass by only confessing the things that are Scripture.
Words create images. Begin to see yourself the way the Word of God says. The angels hearken unto the voice of His Word!