Bethel Music: Speak That “It Is Well” In Any Storm
Sometimes I get nervous when modern singers try to re-make classic hymns. Some things just shouldn’t be changed. That being said, Bethel Music has re-made “It Is Well With My Soul” and it’s just as powerful as the classic. This song has become an anthem that I sing and speak over myself in the middle of whatever life is throwing at me.
Speaking Truth Over Your Circumstance
Jesus said, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea!’ and does not doubt in his heart [in God’s unlimited power], but believes that what he says is going to take place, it will be done for him [in accordance with God’s will].” (Mark 11:23 AMP).
John 11 – Jesus Speaks Life Where There Is Death
I always think about the story of Lazarus’ death. Jesus had been told that Lazarus was very sick. Yet the Bible specifically says, “After He heard this, He remained where He was for two more days.” I think about that a lot. Jesus could have gone back to Lazarus immediately and healed him, but He didn’t.
Jesus told the disciples that “Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him.” When Jesus went to where Lazarus was buried, he had already been dead for four days. Can you imagine how the sisters of Lazarus were feeling for four days!?
They had told Jesus that their brother was sick, yet He hadn’t come to heal him. How often do we feel like God doesn’t hear us when we are calling out to Him?
Lazarus was one of Jesus’ dearest friends. I’m sure that Mary and Martha comfortably assumed that Jesus would come and heal him before he died. They even said to Him, “Lord if You had been here, our brother would not have died!”
But that’s what is amazing about God. He works in mysterious ways. He has His timing and it’s perfect. We don’t see it in the natural, but the shift began to happen in the spirit when Jesus said, “Lazarus has fallen asleep.” Lazarus hadn’t actually fallen asleep. He was dead. But Jesus spoke LIFE into Lazarus’ body in that moment.
You see, Jesus had an important lesson to teach everyone. “Jesus said to her, “I am the Resurrection and the Life. Whoever believes in (adheres to, trusts in, relies on) Me [as Savior] will live even if he dies; and everyone who lives and believes in Me [as Savior] will never die.”
After Jesus spoke these things, He looked up to heaven and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.” Jesus again spoke out in faith. When you speak truth over a circumstance, God hears you and your faith will be rewarded. It’s so interesting that He didn’t pray.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue…” Proverbs 18:21
When you are sick…declare that you are healthy.
When you are hurting…declare that you are comforted.
When you are cursed…declare that you are blessed.
When you are broken…declare that you are whole.
When you are lost…declare that you are found.
When you are scared…declare that you are brave.
When there is death…declare that there is life!
When Jesus died on the cross for us, He claimed victory over all death. His will for you is wholeness, healing, and life. Speak those things over yourself. It’s time to thank God that He hears when you speak in faith! Your circumstance is overcome!