Peter spoke words of faith when Jesus told him to push out into deeper water and let down the nets for a catch. His words of faith were, “Because you say so, I will let down the nets.”
Jesus raises a question in James 5:46 which explains the words of faith. He said, “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?”
He describes the words of faith in the story of the wise and foolish builder. The wise builder comes to Jesus, hears his words and puts them into practice. The foolish builder hears Jesus’ words but he does not put them into practice.
Again in the parable of the sower, Jesus describes four different types of soil which represent four different types of human hearts. One type will not give any attention to his words. Two types will hear his words and accept them, but then, one quickly and one gradually, will move away from his words. However, the good soil, the good heart, hears the word, retains it, and by remaining faithful to the word will produce the fruit Jesus is looking for.
The words of faith are not mere words. It is the life that hears what Jesus has said and puts it into practice.
“Trust and obey, for there is no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.”
The words of faith. The way of life that is pleasing to God.