Call those things which be not as though they were.


Call those things which be not as though they were.

“(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



There are so many things in the Bible that God promised us. Because of those promises, we need to have faith and call those things which be not as though they were.

Sometimes we call things the way we see them in the physical realm forgetting the promises that God made. As I mentioned in one of my previous articles “it is not over as yet”, I experienced a panic attack and because of the way I was feeling, my calling out was based on how I felt. I lost my focus and was just thinking about my emotions. Fortunately, my wife was interceding and calling those things which be not as though they were. By the time the plane landed, I was well.

This principle of calling those things which be not as though they were from the beginning of time. According to Genesis 1:2-3, before the creation of the world, darkness was over the surface of the earth and God said let there be light and there was light. God called out the Light and the light came.

God promised Abram he would be the father of many nations and so God changed Abram’s name to Abraham which meant father of many nations. That name change alone signified that God was calling those things which be no as though they were even though this promise was not fulfilled until Abraham was 100 years old (this is when he became the father of Isaac).

God wants you to have faith

In order to call those things which be not as though they were, you have to have faith. Of course faith without works is dead. You have to do your part too.

Don’t become fearful like me during that panic attack. Call those things which be not as though they were.

Stop saying I am dying, he is dying, she is dying. Say I shall live and not die. Stop saying my pressure is high, my sugar level is high. This requires faith. Therefore stop being afraid. Call on his name. He promised us that he will never leave us or forsake us but yet we are afraid. He also promised that he will fight for us. He promised that he came that we may have life and have it more abundantly.

All we need is to believe and call out those promises that he promised.

God wants you well

If you are Christian, then remember the spirit of God that dwells in you is the same spirit that raised Jesus from the dead and can give life to your mortal body. Furthermore God said by his stripes we are healed. Too many of us believe the medical reports. It is time for us to believe the report of the Lord and so speak life to your situation no matter how the report looks or the symptoms you are experiencing. Sometimes because you have been waiting for months or years and you don’t see the manifestation of healing in the physical realm, you may want to give up. Don’t give up. Choose to be well and call on God. Don’t be contrary to the word of God. 3 John 1:2 stated that “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”


I know it is hard when everything looks impossible. Trust me I have been there as recent as a month ago during that panic attack. Don’t call out the negative things you see or feel but call out what you want to see or feel. 

However, we must be wise in our approach. For example, we should not be eating unhealthy and then calling out for healing. You should not expect to receive those promises during a state of fear as faith and fear oppose each other.

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