Calling Those Things that Be Not As Though They Were (Part 3 – Using God’s Word to Create)

Using God’s Word To Create

Where do we get the idea of this “say and see” faith? Take note of the sequence of events in the following verses:

>Genesis 1:3  And God said , Let there be light…Genesis 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good…

>Genesis 1:9  And God said…Genesis 1:10 …and God saw that it was good.

>Genesis 1:14  And God said…Genesis 1:18 …and God saw that it was good.

>Genesis 1:20  And God said…Genesis 1:21 …God saw that it was good.

>Genesis 1:24 And God said…Genesis 1:25 …and God saw that it was good.

>Genesis 1:29  And God said, Behold, I have given you…Genesis 1:31  And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good…

If we are born again, then we have this creator God as our Father, and if we are His heirs, then we have creative power too! We don’t have it to the extent that He does, but we certainly have more access to it than we tend to use.

The word of God still has power to create, we just don’t use it to its fullest potential. We are told in James 4:2-3  Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.  (3)  Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

There are two main reasons listed here for not receiving. For those who “lust, kill, fight, and war” they cannot use God’s creative word to create in their own lives because they are not seeking to live for God. They have no access to God’s creative word.

The other reason is that, even if someone is seeking to live for God, they may have access to God’s creative word, but they simply don’t ask or call things into creation in their lives. For both groups, when they do ask, they try to ask for something that is outside their level of faith and wisdom or it is outside the will of God. So, there’s another reason they do not receive. We have to get our lives in line with God’s will before we can hope to receive anything.

Start with something you can believe for and don’t make any unnecessary moves until you have it. Don’t write checks for money you don’t have, even if you are believing God to bring it into your life! God does not operate based on demands, but based on obedient faith.

After calling for something into your life, you must wait on God to say, “Let there be light”. Then you wait until there is light (wisdom) given to you before taking the next step. Otherwise, you’ll still be in darkness. In other words, rather than making forced moves where “God has to deliver”, you make faith moves as you receive revelation and wisdom to do so.

You can always pray and call things to you, but you must also wait until it comes to you before you make any moves that fully depend on those things to be there. Otherwise, it would be like going down to the shipyard and standing there on the dock and someone asks you, “what are you doing here?” and you say, “I’m waiting for my ship to come in” and they say, “Is your name on one of the authorized receiving lists?” and you say “No”.

They may say, “Well, you are not even entitled to anything on any ship if your name is not on a receiving list. Did you send out an order?” and you say, “No”, and they say, “Well, why are you even down here expecting to receive something if you have not sent the order out? You have to put in an order before you can hope to receive anything.”

In order to use God’s creative word in your life, you have to be one of God’s children and have access as an authorized receiver. Then you have to send out the word of faith (place an order) that it may go out and start creating and calling things to your life. Don’t be a see and sayer…be a say and seer, like your heavenly Father! Genesis 1:3  And God saidGenesis 1:4 And God saw

Being Specific

God did not just say and see, but He said something specific and saw that very specific thing. Genesis 1:3  And God said , Let there be lightGenesis 1:4 And God saw the light  Not only did He see the very thing that He called, but we are also told Genesis 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good He didn’t just get some weak flickering light, but He got a bright shining light that was good!

We often don’t get what we need in life because we’re not specific enough. As one man, who wanted to implement calling things into his life, said, “I call to me the kind of life where I’m just living on a ship and away from society for months at a time out on the water”. Well, he ended up getting drafted into the Navy, and there he was, on a ship away from society for months at a time out on the water, just like he said!

In the next post we’ll talk about having whatsoever you say!

Published by Jason Fulmer

Jason Fulmer is a Pastor, Human Resources Professional, and Development Teacher. He currently operates two blogs:, where he posts Bible-based development articles, and, where he posts personal and professional development articles. His life's goal is to encourage men and women to go to THEIR next level of living and leading. He believes the best way to accomplish this goal is through Education and Example!

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