Your Number One Job
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. James 1:17
What’s “no variableness” mean? He doesn’t change. He is for every good gift and every perfect gift all the time. What is this stuff from above doing? Coming.
Are you telling me that every good and perfect gift can COME to me? That’s what I’m telling you. There are good and perfect gifts that are going to come to you. They come.
Is God a good God? Is He sending good and perfect things to you? Yes. That’s obviously His will—according to this scripture—and He’s not turning from that. He’s not holding back from you. So many people think He is.
(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Romans 4:17
So, how does God get the good and perfect gifts to us? He calls those things.
According to that which was spoken vs. 18.
Abraham was required to call things, according to that which was spoken. And therefore it was imputed to him. What was imputed to him? The thing that he called for—according to that which was spoken.
By Abrahams faith it was imputed unto Abraham. By your faith it—the good and perfect gifts—will be imputed to you. But you must call for it. If you don’t call for it, it’s not coming.
The Spirit of God said this to me, “Open your mouth and let all good things come to you.”
What if you don’t open your mouth? It isn’t coming. Because, you’re not calling. God has every good and perfect gift for you, but the way He gets it to you is for you to call it, by faith. Call the things, say, “here things!”
He’s calling things. Come here things! If you are believing God for money what do you have to do? You have to call the money. Is it a good gift from God? If you have a bill and you need to have the money to pay for the bill isn’t it a good thing to have the money? How’s God going to get it to you?—He’s got all the good and perfect gifts and He’s not turning from it—You have to call it. “Here thing!” “Here money!” Come to me!”
“Here healing, come to me!” You call the thing—the health. What are you calling? The thing.
I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. Psalms 81:10
Open YOUR mouth wide and God will fill it. You are the one who has to open your mouth.
What does wide indicate in this verse? That you need to say big things. Open your mouth wide.
We have a typical interpretation of this verse that goes something like, “if we will step out in faith by opening our mouth and believe God will give us something to say, we will know what to say.” That may have application is certain areas of biblical exegesis, but, I don’t believe that’s specifically what He is driving at here.
Here—open your mouth wide and I will fulfill it. I will bring that to pass—what you opened your mouth wide for. Open your mouth and let all good things come to you. If you don’t have your mouth open and you aren’t calling the things, you’ve shut your mouth—the gate is shut—for good things to come to you.
I’ve seen it in my life. When I shut my mouth up, nothing good comes to me. When I open my mouth wide God fulfills those things that I’ve opened my mouth for.
He said, I will fill it. Fill what? Fulfill what you’ve said–to the wideness and degree that you’ve opened your mouth.
My people regularly—on a regular basis—underestimate the power of speaking.
This is your number one job: speaking, calling things, declaring God’s word. You think it’s some other job. You think it’s something else you are supposed to be doing. It’s not! I’m not saying you don’t have other important things to do, but your number one job is to speak.
A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: Proverbs 12:14
The fruit the mouth means, the things that come out of his mouth. How are you going to be satisfied with good? By the things that come out of your mouth. Every good and perfect gift is going to come to you and wants to come to you, but you won’t be satisfied with it—it won’t come to you—unless you have that in your mouth.
This is your number one job.
andrew J Hemstrought