Sir Godfrey Gregg D. DIV, LOM
SPEAK THE WORD!
Notice what righteousness of faith says. It declares that Jesus does not have to defeat hell again. He doesn’t have to come down from heaven to do anything for us. His work has been completed and He is seated next to the Father until His enemies have been made His footstool.
The Word of faith is here – in our mouth and in our heart. And it will establish the work in our lives that Jesus has accomplished. We use these Scriptures in Romans to evangelize and bring people to the Throne of Grace, but this is an absolute principle that operates throughout the Kingdom.
Righteousness, which is of faith, simply speaks and believes the Words of faith which have been given to us by grace in the Book we call the Bible.
Here is the process in a nutshell: We speak God’s Word until it penetrates our heart, not just our head. And sometimes, to be honest, we have to speak it for a long time before we’ll even start to believe it. Just because we declare the Word or memorize Scripture does not mean we believe it in our heart. Although both of these actions are good and necessary, neither even infers that we believe the Word at all. We must say it until we believe it.
When that Word finally drops in our heart, faith comes, and we believe unto our benefits of righteousness. In other words, we know what God says belongs to us because we are righteous in His eyes. Then, as that Word continues to flow out of our mouth in faith, its confession brings forth the salvation.