So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17).
Never forget this most important instruction. Without the Word of God, you will not have faith. Soak yourself in the Word of God. Read it whether you understand it or not. Let it sink into your spirit-being, let it build up your spirit-being until it is bigger than your soul and body. The Word of God is the only thing that feeds your spirit-being, and the only part of you that God talks with is your spirit-being. He is Spirit and He speaks with your spirit. Everything He says to you directly always agrees with what His written Word says, so it is imperative that you know the Word of God. When you read the Word of God, your spirit-being is listening!
I would like it if every Christian were required to attend a Bible School where they would learn the Bible and all the subjects found therein. What a wonderful world this would be if everyone lived by the Word of God.
6 But the righteousness of faith speaks in this way, "Do not say in your heart, 'Who will ascend into heaven?'" (that is, to bring Christ down from above) 7 or," 'Who will descend into the abyss?'" (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8 But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith which we preach): (Romans 10:6–8).
Faith is always “right” with God. He looks at our faith and is pleased. But notice the instruction here. Once you have established your faith by the desires of your heart and the certainty of the Word of God, you are not to try to figure out how to make this faith work. Your plans will come to nothing. Wondering how it is going to happen will get you nowhere. The one and only thing you can do is to speak out your faith. Cooperate with God by letting Him bring your faith to fruition while you proclaim what He is doing for you (even if you can’t see it)! Once you have the thing desired, you no longer need to use your faith. Therefore, it would be a little silly to keep on proclaiming what has already become reality.