The statement “You can have what you say” is probably the most misunderstood statement ever uttered in the entire bible-believing world. This statement has created divisions amongst people who call themselves followers of Christ. They have divided themselves into camps of people who claim themselves as “the non-heretics” and judged others as “the heretics,” and vice versa. While others stayed away from negative criticisms, others have divulged themselves in feasting and enjoying themselves in attacking the claims of “You can have what you say.”
But today’s digital wi-fi generation has almost no clue or whatsoever of what is really meant by “You can have what you say!” This statement has become virtually alien to them. And not surprisingly, almost gone are the zealous attackers of this positive confession. Where are they now? Whatever happened to their calling as watchdogs or guardians of the truths or whatever they call themselves?
This statement “You can have what you say” came out with a blast sometime in the first quarter of 1900’s and it became popular hit in the 60’s throughout the late 2000s. People who remain faithful to this teaching claim that it works alright with them, and they also claim that they are reaping every benefits and fruits of this positive confession right to this very moment. On the contrary, some claim the opposite and contend that it does not work. Others, however, were sidelined and suffered the worst of life you could imagine. Nevertheless, only the “test of time” can tell who remains in the truth after the shaking is done.
One of the many, many mysterious “mindsets” of a mere human being is his vehement denial of taking the responsibility for committing a self-inflicted error. You have to prove that “human being” of guilty beyond any reasonable doubt before accepting that he/she is wrong and in error or at fault. However, a human being has the power to choose and determine to himself to continue to live a life of deceptions and lies.
“You can have what you say” advocates cite their claims on many biblical verses both in the Old and New Testaments scripture. One of the famous verses is Mark 11:23 NLT “I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen, and have no doubt in your heart.”
Another verse is Romans 10:9-10 NLT “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.”
There are many scriptures and incidents in the Bible in which confession and speaking have in fact made dramatic manifestations of signs, wonders and miracles that defy the laws of nature. When you read these incidents that defy the laws of nature, in which confession and speaking is involve, it’s either you accept them as truths, or fables, or myths, or tales, or allegories, or legends, or parables. It all boils down to your personal conviction of the written Word of God.
Your personal conviction regarding the truthfulness or the reality of the written word of God becomes the foundation of your faith, of your belief, even your mind set. And you may say that you are entitled to your own opinion, however, in God’s Administration of Justice, human beings have no right of their own opinion. In the presence of the King of kings and Lord of Lords, no one has the right to speak of his own, except to bow down his knees to the Almighty God. No arguments. No rationalization. No excuse, except the rightful administration of the justice of God is to be executed swiftly.
If you read and digest Mark 11:24 and Romans 10:9-10, it is a no brainer to establish any argument against the premise of these scriptures. Here is the premise: If you believe in what you say, then you can have it. Or, you don’t have what you had said, because you failed to believe what you had said. You did not have it because what actually you did was played games in your mind and not being truthful in your heart.
Someone made a confession of having a million dollars right at that moment. But it never came to pass. Does it prove that the principle of Mark 11:24 and Romans 10:9-10 is false and there is no truth in them? Of course not, because some believers made the same confession and they received what they said. How do you explain that? Why is it that those who does not believe and despise this teachings never received the goodness and prosperity according to the scriptures?
And why is it that majority of those who teach and preach positive confessions have positive results in their ministry and positive things in their personal life? The answer is a no brainer. It is how an individual reacts, perceives, accepts, responds, fellowships, obeys, thinks, and does to the Word of God. You have the Word of God in you, and what are you going to do about it?
The statement “You can have what you say” works only according to the will of God. No matter how you claim another man’s wife or woman’s husband to be yours will never happen, because adultery is not the will of God. The same applies for covetousness. “You can have what you say” never materializes for covetousness. We can go on and on for the same premise. You have to judge your heart, its motive, its attitude, its behavior, its faithfulness and truthfulness before God.
Psalm 103 is one of the many outstanding confessions that a child of God can do. This positive confession is a declaration of the perfect will of God for every believer. I heard one of the renowned advocates of “You can have what you say” that he began to apply this truth in the 60’s and it still works to this age. He said, “It works. The Word of God works.” This man of God is a living testimony that God is a good God. His word is truth.
On my observation, the Holy Spirit continuous to teach the Church of this truth, but in many diverse approaches with greater revelations of His Word. The people of God have learned to decree and to speak prophetic utterances of the word of God for greater works, and mighty signs and wonders for the propagation of the Gospel of Christ. You can have what you say!