We Walk with God by Saying Words – by A. J. Hemstrought
Taste and see… if I put the Word of God in my mouth, then I will see it happen. If I do not put it in my mouth, I am never going to see it happen.
We are selling a particular kind of knowledge here, knowing the Holy Ghost as God, and how to walk with Him.
If He is God, and He is in the earth (and of course we have many messages available on how He is God, and that He is in the earth) how we walk with Him becomes important. If He is God in the earth, and we do not know how to walk with Him… what good would that be?
The number one way we walk with Him is by saying words. Did you know that? The number one way you walk with the Holy Ghost (who is God in the earth today) is by opening your mouth and saying words.
Sometimes you have to return to the basics, because a lot of people do not know the basics.
Amos 3:3 says — “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” The word “agreed” means to say the same thing. It is impossible to walk with God, or live with God in this earth, unless you are saying the same thing.
Once you know that the Holy Ghost is God, you need to learn how to say the same thing. If you are going to say the same things that He said, you need to first find out what He said, and then get in agreement with it. What does “agreement” mean? It means to say the same thing.
We are knowing the Holy Ghost as God (as a person) and we are realizing that He is God. Wouldn’t it be good to know that? It is amazing how many people will tell me that they are just now realizing that the Holy Ghost is God, because of this ministry. And if He is God, like I’ve said before, once you know Him as God, you should worship Him as God. But most people do not preach about the Holy Ghost at all, or if they do, they are just talking about an anointing. We are talking about knowing the Holy Ghost as God, and walking with Him.
Hebrews 11:6 — “But without faith it is impossible to please Him.” Once we know that He is God, then what? We see here that without faith it is impossible to please Him. If you are going to walk with God, it is a faith proposition, and it is a word proposition. Faith will be involved, and the word will be involved — and if you want to walk with God you are going to have to say some things. He is a word God, and He is a faith God, and so if you want to walk with God you will be saying some things.
The Holy Ghost will do for you whatever you say that He will do for you. The Holy Ghost is going to do for you what you say He will do for you, and He won’t do for you what you do not say.
He is a word God, He is a faith God; if we are going to walk with Him, there are going to be words involved, and faith involved. You are going to end up saying some things. The Holy Ghost will do for you whatever you say He will do for you.
The question you can ask yourself is, “Will this work on my situation?” Well, we are talking about you saying words in agreement with God the Holy Ghost — it will work for you in your situation if you say it will.
Let’s look at this in the word: “will it work in my situation…?”
Luke 4:4 — “Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.”
If He is saying you are to live by the Word of God, there has to be life in the Word of God that He is telling you to live by. There must be life in the Word of God. If we are called to live by the Word of God, there must be something in the Word of God to live by — there is life in the Word of God.
“Man shall not live by bread alone.” That means you shall not live by bread alone, but by the Word of God. In other places it says, “by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4)
So God is saying things, and I have to live by those things that God is saying, and there is life in those things that God is saying. So if I get in agreement and say the same things that God is saying, life will come out of that word into my life.
What kind of life do you suppose will come out of that word into your life? It would be whatever life was in that word. If God said “by His stripes you are healed,” and you start saying “by His stripes I am healed” — what kind of life is going to come out of that word into your life? Healing, and you will live by it.
“Man shall live by…” If we are going to live by it, there has to be life in it; and that word, spoken out of your mouth, is how you get the life out of it.
Who spoke the scriptures? The Holy Ghost spoke the scriptures. I am showing you what He spoke, and if we are going to walk with Him (by being in agreement with Him, and saying those things, and getting life and living out of that word) then we need to know who spoke it first, because we are all about walking with the Holy Ghost.
2 Peter 1:20 — “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”
What were these holy men of God doing? They were speaking. What were they speaking? The words of God. They were moved by the Holy Ghost — they spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
In these scriptures the Holy Ghost has already spoken certain things. He is the same God that is in the earth today, He spoke these things. If we want to walk with Him we are going to have to say the same things, we are going to have to live by the words that came out of the mouth of God; and if we are going to live by those words there has to have been life in the word to begin with. There is life in every word of God that you can live by.
Every word of God has the ability within itself to bring itself to pass.
Every word of God has the ability within itself to bring itself to pass. It has the life in it to make it happen, it is in there already. The Holy Ghost spoke it and the life to make it happen, or the ability to make it happen, or the faith (as we will see later on) to make it happen is in the word itself.
Now it is a matter of how we get it out of the word and into our situation. Every word of God has the ability, or life, within itself to bring itself to pass.
“To bring itself to pass.” What does that mean? Well, “itself” would be whatever it said. If He said “by His stripes you are healed” there is healing in that verse to bring healing to pass. If He said that He is going to prosper you, “The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it” (Proverbs 10:22) — what is in that verse of scripture? The life, and the prosperity, to bring itself to pass. It is in there already.
Isaiah 55:10 — “For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth.”
What did we just read about God’s word? It came out of His mouth.
“So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it…” (my word) “shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” How can He say that unless there was ability in that word to bring itself to pass?
There is power, there is faith, there is life in every word of God to bring itself to pass.
“Will it work in my situation?”
Yes. If you learn how to walk with the Holy Ghost who is God in the earth today by being in agreement with His word, those things will come to pass — those things that He already said.
2 Corinthians 1:20 says — “For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him amen.” All the promises of God are yes and amen.
Amen means “so be it.” He has already said “yes” to all the promises of God. Yes. He spoke the promise and then said yes. All the promises, in Him, are yes and amen.
Who says the Amen? We do. We have to agree with His word for it to come to pass as a “yes” in our lives.
This is basic, but it is how we walk with God by speaking in agreement with His word. It is important for you to understand that every word of God — especially every promise of God — has the ability, power, force, faith in it, life in it, to bring itself to pass. To bring whatever it said to pass in your life — whether it is healing, whether it is youth renewal, whether it is prosperity… whatever it is, it will bring itself to pass.
You do not have to make it come to pass. What brings it to pass? The word itself. The power that is in the word makes it come to pass.
James 1:21 — “Receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.” That word “saved” can be found in many other places in the Bible, and it means delivered, it means healed, it means, basically, whatever you need.
We are going to receive with meekness the engrafted word.
If you are going to graft something onto a tree, what do you do? You cut off something that was there before and then you graft on a new something — in this case we are engrafting the word. I am engrafting the word; I am taking the word and I am in grafting it into my life.
If it is a word, how you going to engraft it? You are going to speak it. You are going to cut off saying something:
“I am sick. I get sick at this time of year all of the time.”
You are going to cut off that, and you are going to engraft the Word of God which is able to save your soul.
It is saying the word which is able to do it. Did it say you are able to do it? No, it says the Word is able to do it. We are the ones that are engrafting it, but it is the word that is going to save or bring it to pass.
What if the word that you are engrafting is, “I am no longer poor. My God supplies all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus”? When you see a need come up, you cut off at the tongue what you were going to say:
“Oh, I do not know how I am going to make it!”
And you are going to engraft in there… What? His word. “My God supplies all my needs. The blessing of the Lord makes me rich, and adds no sorrow with it.”
This is how you do it. This is how you walk with God. You engraft His word. It is not your word — your word was not working. You are engrafting His word, and His word has the ability within itself to bring itself to pass in your life. It will bear that fruit if you engraft it in.
(We all understand grafting, right? I should include a diagram of something being grafted onto a tree.)
So, we receive the engrafted word, which is able to deliver, save, heal, prosper… If I graft it in, it is able to do it. If I do not graft it in, it is not able to do it. And if it is able to do it, it must have power in itself to do it. It is not my power — it brings itself to pass, if I engraft it.
Some people have never experienced the effect of having the word engrafted into their life, they have never experienced the effect of having the word in their mouth.
Some people have never experienced the effect of having the Word of God in their mouth.
What is the effect of having the Word of God in your mouth? The effect will be whatever the Word of God is, because that word of God produces itself in your life if you have it in your mouth. If you do not have it in your mouth, it cannot effectually produce itself.
This is true even, unfortunately, for word of faith people (people who would call themselves word of faith people). They believe this, they have heard it preached for years, but they have never done it. People have gone through this whole era of word of faith — all this teaching about the mouth, and confession, and being in agreement with God and His Word — and have never had it come to pass in their lives because they do not do it.
I could name over, and over, and over people who would say, “I tried it, and it didn’t work.”
You tried it, but you didn’t keep at it. You didn’t continue.
Hebrews 6:1 — “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on to perfection.”
(Go down to verse 5, because there is a whole bunch of stuff in there that I just do not want to have to touch on right now.)
“And have tasted the good word of God.”
If I am tasting the good word of God, what have I done with the Word of God? It is in my mouth; I have put it in my mouth. You do not taste things with your leg, or your foot, or your hand.
“And have tasted the good word of God.” Meaning they have experienced the good word of God. Why would they call it the good word of God? Because it did something for them in their life.
“And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come.” To taste the Word of God, you have to put it in your mouth.
There is another verse of scripture that says, “O taste and see that the LORD is good.” (Psalms 34:8)
When am I going to see the results of the Lord being good? After I taste. Taste and see. So, I am going to be putting the Word of God in my mouth, and then I will see it happen. If I do not put it in my mouth, I am never going to see it.
This what I am talking about. This is something that everyone should experience; everyone can, and everyone should — if they will put the word of God in their mouths.
I am reminded of Alice in Wonderland. Remember what it said on the little cake that made her grow? “Eat me.”
You are not going to see the result until you put it in your mouth. And what am I talking about putting in your mouth? The scriptures. The word.
And it does not take five scriptures, it takes one scripture — just one. You can prove it with one scripture. You put that scripture in your mouth, and you say it, and you say it, and you say it, and you continue to say it. And the other things that you used to say? Remember, you have been grafting the word of God in there, so you are not going to say those old things anymore — you cut those off. That is what “cut those off” means. You are only going to say that scripture. One scripture.
I have many scriptures that I say all the time, but if there is a situation I am dealing with, I’ll find one scripture that deals with that particular situation, and I’ll cut off saying anything else, and I’ll engraft that one word and say it. What is going to happen? That word is going to be able to go out and bring itself to pass. I am not making it come to pass, the word itself is bringing itself to pass; because the word itself has the power, and the ability, and the life in it to bring itself to pass.
You put it in your mouth. You say it. When you say it, what happens? Faith comes.
Romans 10:17 — “Faith cometh by hearing.” When you say it, faith comes — because you hear it. By the way, it is not your faith — it is His faith. How can faith come? By hearing the word. How can it come by hearing the word, unless there is faith in the word? It is not just on me, I am not generating faith. Faith is in the word itself, to bring itself to pass. When I hear it, the faith that is in that word goes into me. When I say the word, the faith goes in my ear, and more faith comes.
1 John 5:4 — “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world, and this is the victory that overcometh the world…” I wish He would just tell us what the victory is that overcomes the world. (And here “the world” could mean poverty, the world could be sickness, the world could be any number of things that you need to be delivered from — they are in the world, you know that, right? There are things in the world that you need to overcome.)
“This is the victory that overcometh the world: even our faith.” How did we get that faith? Did we just make it up?
“I have to believe it. I have to believe, I have to believe!”
No. That is not how you believe. You believe because of the word — the faith in the word that you put in your mouth and you heard.
I find it curious that it says, “even our faith.” Who wrote this verse of scripture? The Holy Ghost wrote this verse of scripture, and He says “our faith.” It is His faith! There is faith in the word (His faith), and when you graft it into yourself it becomes your faith, too! That is how you get the faith that came from Him.
We are not trying to generate faith. He has the faith, we have just been grafted into it. This is the victory that overcomes the world, overcomes the sickness, overcomes the lack — even our faith! Our faith. Who is the “our?” The Holy Ghost in you, and you in the Holy Ghost. His faith becomes your faith. You are walking with Him in agreement, and His word is coming to pass — it becomes part of you.
What happens to the branch that you grafted into that plant? It becomes part of that plant!
You become it; it becomes you.
Romans 10:8 – “But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach.”
What does it say? The word is near you; it is in your mouth, and then it is in your heart.
Verse 10 — “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made…” (Confession of what? Confession of the word.) “And with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Again, that word “salvation” means healing, deliverance, prosperity, etc.)
I am saying it with my mouth, I am hearing it with my ear, and it goes down into my heart.
And how long am I going to do it? Every so often I’ll get a question like this:
“Well, how long do I do it for?”
Until it is right.
Confession is made unto salvation, or until the deliverance. You keep saying it. What do you think? You are not going to say anything else — you have already cut off that other thing. So you are going to start confessing the scripture, which bears its own fruit, unto salvation; or until it comes to pass.
You need to learn how to use the word as a tool, like a wrench that fits. Have you ever tried to use a wrench that does not fit? It is no fun, right? And if it almost fits, but is a little big, and you push too hard on it… what happens? It spins out, and you bash your knuckles.
You find a word that fits your situation, and you learn how to use that word like a tool. If it is healing that you need, find a healing scripture and use that healing scripture like a tool. Put pressure on it. It will not break. It is not going to break, but most people aren’t even using the tool.
We are talking about the Holy Ghost as God, and walking with Him. He wants you to do this. He has given you the tools, you are just not using them — and you need to use them. So use it like a tool. Find the right one, and use it, and put pressure on it until that bolt comes off, until that problem loosens. Apply torque.
Joshua chapter 1 verse 8 says, you shall meditate in the word day and night. Joshua 1:8 — “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth.” In that day the book of the law (the Old Testament) was the only part of the Bible they had. In our day we have other verses that are “yes” and “amen” as well.
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth.” If it is not out of your mouth, then it is in your mouth.
So, you are going to keep the word in your mouth, and meditate therein day and night. The literal translation of the word “meditate” is “to mutter”. You are going to keep the word in your mouth day and night, and you are going to mutter it day and night. You know what mutter means, right? You are mumbling. Many times you are muttering under your breath. What are you muttering? The word.
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein” (or mutter it) “day and night, that thou mayst observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
Why would that be? Because the word is going before you and making you prosperous and successful.
I guess it comes down to how much success you want. How much success do you want, in whatever area of life?
Again, we are using it as a tool. The more you do it, the more success you will have. God is not the one holding back on you. He has already said “yes” to all the promises: whether it is youth renewal, whether it is healing, whether it is prosperity — whatever it is. Are there any scriptures on prosperity? Are there any scriptures on healing? Are there any scriptures on youth renewal? Which one is God holding back on you? Which one is He saying you cannot walk with Him in the earth in? None of them! He has already said “yes.” We have to say the “Amen.” We engraft it, and it brings itself to pass.
Daniel 11:32 — “But the people that do know their God…” (Remember how we started this? Knowing God.) “The people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” The Amplified Classic Edition says, “But the people who know their God shall prove themselves strong and shall stand firm and do exploits.” They do.
If we know that the Holy Ghost is God, the people that know their God, it says, are going to be strong, and do exploits. How are we going to do exploits? We know God. How are we going to walk with God in the earth? By speaking in agreement with His word. That is how we do. That is how we do the exploits. That is the number one thing we do.
If I ask you, “How do you walk with God? What is the number one thing that you do?”
You do the speaking of the word.
It is the number one thing you do. What is the number one way you walk with God? By speaking in agreement with His word. What is the number one thing that you do? You speak the word.
It is the number one thing you do, and most of the time — almost all of the time — it is the only thing you have to do. That is your job: to speak the word. You doing the word is speaking the word. That is you engrafting the word meekly into your life; it is by speaking.
“The people that know their God shall prove themselves strong and shall stand firm and do exploits.” How are they going to do the exploits? They will be doing the word by saying the word. I know that a lot of times we feel like we have to run around and do a whole bunch of stuff, but the reality is: we need to do the word, we need to say the word.
We know God. How does God do things? He says His word. How did everything come into existence? By Him speaking the word. How does He do everything else? By saying the word. So if you are going to be with Him, doing things with Him — what are you going to be doing? Saying the word. It is your number one thing; it is how you do.
His words have the ability to bring themselves to pass. What does He need? He needs you to say His words so that the word itself can bring itself to pass.
This really should be liberating to people, because they do not have to sit there and try to believe, believe, believe… You simply take the word that already has faith in it, and begin to say it. It brings itself to pass as long as you continue to say it.
The doing is the saying; the saying is the doing.
“Will it work in my situation?”
Yes, as long as you say it; only if you say that it will. I like to say it that way:
“Will it work in my situation?”
“Only if you say that it will.”
His word works in my situation; I use it like a tool. And whose part is it to do the saying? It is your part. If you do not do the saying, He cannot do the doing.
And He will do for you whatever you say that He will do for you. You have to just keep continuing in it, and watch as the Holy Ghost operates in your life.
“And as they begin to say the word,” says the Spirit of the Lord, “They shall see things begin to reorganize, re-fabricate, and come into fruition — the great things that I have stored up for them from the beginning of time. For this is the end generation, and the culmination of years; and we shall be great in the earth.” Says the Spirit of the Lord.
The Holy Ghost is going to do for us whatever we say He is going to do… what are we going to say about it?
Transcribed by Olivia Hemstrought