Romans 10:17 says that faith comes by hearing God’s word. When we make a faith declaration, we are proclaiming God’s word over our circumstances. Faith is standing in what is already established for us.
Mark 11:22 says to have faith in God. Period. He is our object of faith. Therefore, His word is our weapon of faith in the face of the impossible. We bring our state into our standing, through faith declarations.
I’m putting in the parenthesis to underscore what I’m saying. Ephesians 4:1 says, “I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk (state) worthy of the calling (standing) with which you were called.”
1 Thessalonians 2:12 says, “That you would walk (state) worthy of God, who calls you into His kingdom and glory (standing).” Verse 13 says, “…you received the word of God…you welcomed it…as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.” The Lord uses His word (standing) to transform our state.
2 Timothy 1:9 says, “Called us with a holy calling…according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began (standing).”
It is all so amazing. We stand because He died for us. Titus 3:5 reminds us that it is certainly not because of our works. Apart from Him, we are nothing and we have nothing.