God says: Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. Psalm 81:10
When you see a promise of God, you are immediately confronted with a choice:
Romans 4:20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
James 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
The body of teachings being assembled in in the Living by Faith index, is not the Positive Confession teaching, such as that given by Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Fred Price, Joyce Meyers, etc.
The basic premise of 'positive confession' as taught in the Word-Faith movement is:
God says He is a Rewarder.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
What God wants most of all from us is that we believe in Him, as Jesus said in John 6:29.
John 6:28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
In Exodus 3:14, God issued His Great Emancipatin Proclamation for His people in Egypt.
In it He identified Himself as I AM.
He knew that this would make sense to His People, because He had already been referring to Himself for centuries as I AM.
I AM the Provider - Genesis 22:14.
I AM your Victory Banner - Exodus 17:15
I AM your Peace - Judges 6:20
God wants us to believe Him, but not as the devils do, who believe and tremble (James 2:19)
God wants us to believe that HE IS. Hebrews 11:6. He is our I AM.
The Bible says thrice that "the just shall live by faith".
Often, Bible teachers and preachers take that to mean that the just ought to live according to the doctrines and precepts of faith.
But that's not what it says. It says simply that the person who is just shall live, not must or ought to live, by faith. Obviously, in context, his faith.
No one can live by someone else's faith.
The Bible also speaks of "faith which worketh by love" (Galatians 5:6) and of "the breastplate of faith and love" (1 Thessalonians 5:8),