In the natural when we come across someone who has a good talk, we will tell them to put their money where their mouth is if they believe it’s all that. I see the spiritual parallel to be the same: when we come across someone like me for example, who has the good talk that you find in the Bible: Philippians 4:19-20, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20 Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” You see, I don’t just believe Father can back up all that good talk about supplying all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. No no no, I know that he can back up all that good talk; and I am not just willing to do it, but I can’t wait to get to it: to just put the Father where my mouth is. This is why we live in Christ Jesus so that we can process the word of faith for our need to the place where we can call in the Big Godhead Boys. Many times the members of the Body of Christ never process to the place where they can call in these difference makers. I mean, we call them in with our mouth, but that is not how you call them into the place where our mouth is so that we can prove that perfect Will of God. I know that Jesus has already got the victory, but we still have to go prove that we also believe that he got the victory for us. Romans 12:2, “And 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.” We know that we got the victory, but we don’t know how the victory will be given or manifested to us. The victory is not just left all out in the open for the Devil and his crew to undo it, for it is under cover until we need to uncover it. The Father kept Jesus undercover as the Word from before the world was until it was time for him to come forth to prove that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Now it’s on us sons and daughters to do what Jesus did; and that is to prove the truth of God. Just Put The Father Where Your Mouth Is.
I have been putting the Father where my mouth is for as long as I can remember. It is such a privilege to represent the Father, and I believe that he gave it to me like that even before I realized the spiritual gifting that I had. In the natural, before I even knew about the Holy Ghost, I would step to a challenge in a heart beat to put my money where my mouth was. I can remember as far back as the sixth grade where this seventh grader made the mistake of selecting the wrong newbie to take away his lunch money. The only thing that I could think of at the time of this lunch money taking was trying to happen was the words of my natural father: “if someone beats you up, then I am going to beat you up. Well, game over, for there was no one on the planet that could inspire me to bravery like my dad could. There would be no lunch money being taken on this day, or any day after that; and I had proved that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of my dad at that age. lol. When I was older, and knew my Heavenly Father as my God, it did not slow me down at all when it came to putting the Father where my mouth was. I can remember being twenty-nine or thirty years old, and we were facing an eviction. I was new to learning how to walk in the word at that time; however, I was not new to being able to put the word from my Heavenly Father to where my mouth was. I was told by many to pack up and go before the eviction day came, but how can God fight my battle if I am not there for him to fight? I was right there when the sheriff deputies showed up to do what it is that they do concerning evictions. You know, I can remember that day so well; and I did not have an ounce of doubt that I would be given the victory as I did receive. Later on in my mid-thirties when we were expecting a baby, and I had began to really grow in God. I told the people at church that God said that the baby would be coming three weeks early, and he gave me the exact day in which the baby would come. Man, or woman, I had to put my Father where my mouth was again; therefore, I packed up the expecting mom to head for the hospital on the day God told me to go. When we arrived at the hospital, our doctor and no one else gave us much time because they said that we were too early. The mother didn’t have any of the signs of the baby coming, but I did have the word from God that said today was the day. So we stayed there most of the day. I couldn’t leave taking the doctor’s word over God’s word, and have God mad at me. It’s okay to have the doctors mad at you if it gets to that, but it’s not okay to have God mad at you. Anyway, to end a long story, our doctor was called for an emergency; and the doctor that took his place, his wife, came in and delivered the baby shortly after. Just Put The Father Where Your Mouth Is.
This thing with God doing what he says, is not a brain thing, but it is a just knowing thing: you have to just know him in that way. It was just a few years ago, maybe four years now, that I was able to take this knowing that God would do it to another level; and of course, I had to put the Father where my mouth was. I tore my meniscus in my right knee, and went to see the doctor. I have been a runner since high school, and some of the runners in which I know who experienced the same injury have since become walkers. Well, God knew that I would never go for that, so God set me up to meet the exact doctor that I needed. I say that God set me up because all I did was to pick a doctor from a short list in which I knew of none of them. Anyway, if you have had a meniscus tear, then you know of the pain, the pain, the pain that you feel from the torn cartilage: it feels like glass cutting you up and down in that knee area. The question is, to have surgery to clean it out, or not to have surgery to clean it out. If no surgery, then continued glass cutting like pain for a long time. I had insurance and money, so the cost was not the issue. It became an issue when the doctor said to me that he had a meniscus tear, and that he decided not to have surgery. He said that his life is fine, but he doesn’t need to or want to run as I do. He also said that if I could stand the pain until all the cartilage could wear away, that I could be fine without the surgery. So standing there before me was a doctor in the earth giving me the opportunity to have my knee be done in earth as it would be done in heaven; and I took it. It has now been over four years, and the last three years I have put out more miles running than at any time in my life, even than when I was in my twenties and thirties. I did not do the surgery because I was given the opportunity to put my Father where my mouth was. And the beat goes on. Just Put The Father Where Your Mouth Is.
Once you cross the bridge of believing to the bridge of just knowing that the Father has your back, then there is no way in which you will take him away from any fight. John 11:42, “ And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.” Yeah, Jesus says that he knew that the Father hearest him always; and he did not say that he believed that the Father hearest him always. When you know it, you more than believe it; and you conclude that you have it. So how can you conclude that you have it, when you are on your way to get what you know you have? Jesus gives us that answer in John 11:42 stated above in this paragraph: Jesus says that I “knew,” past tense; and not that I “know,” present tense. It is generally accepted that you can know what a person will do by what they have done. If they have been on time to work week after week, with all things remaining equal, then you can know that they can be counted on to be on time at work going forth. Jesus being the Word with the Father since in the beginning knew that the word sent forth has not come back void; therefore, he can just know that the word sent forth in the future will not come back void either. Why? Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” Since Jesus and the Father are one, Jesus knew that the Father is also the same to day as he was yesterday; then he knows that he can count his chickens with the Father before the eggs hatch because they will be hatching the same as they always have been for ever. What Jesus knew about the Father from since the beginning, will let him know about the Father now and in the future. So when you and I can say that we knew the Father to supply our need always as we are on our way to get a need supplied; then we can conclude from what we knew he supplied already that we can do more than just believe: we can go forth now to get the next supply knowing that the Father supplies us now. Just Put The Father Where Your Mouth Is.
The Father In Spirit And In Truth Is Seeking Such To Seek Him.