17 (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 (KJV)
When you attempt to deny the existence of a problem you turn yourself into a liar! You don’t deny the problem but you ignore it and choose to see what your faith is based upon.
The Bible says in Romans 4:17 that God calls those things that be not as though they are. The Bible does not say that God calls those things that be as though they are not. If God was to call those things that be as though they are not, God would be a liar. God does not lie; God cannot lie. It is impossible for Him to lie. Rather He ignores the problem.
If you look at the story of creation, the Bible informs us that there was darkness over the earth (Genesis 1:1-2). God didn’t deny that there was darkness, but that was the last we heard of the darkness that was over the earth. When God was going to create and change the situation, by faith He said, “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:3). He didn’t say, “There is no darkness.” He just ignored the fact that there was darkness. Instead, He faced the truth that He wanted there to be light and He simply spoke it into being, regardless of the darkness. When light came, darkness fled.
You don’t say, “I have one million Naira in my bank account,” when there is no five Naira there! Forget about what’s in your bank account; it’s not important anyway. Ignore what you see with your senses completely. Sow your precious seed and by faith declare that, “My God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory.” Declare that you are receiving a good measure, pressed down, shaken together harvest. Hallelujah!
Confession: I am like God. I call those things that be not as though they are. It is strange for me to call those things that be as though they are not for God does not lie – and I am like God.