June 10, 2012 – Pastor Tim – “Our Confession” – Click to download
Many people fail to receive what they pray for because of a lack of understanding about confession.
Confession is an affirmation of a Bible truth we have embraced. Confession is simply believing with our hearts and repeating with our lips God’s own declaration of what we are in Christ.
Confession is faith’s way of expressing itself.
As our High Priest Jesus acts in our behalf according to what we confess when it is in accordance with God’s Word.
The confession comes first, and then Jesus our High Priest responds with the New Birth. It is not salvation unto confession, but confession unto salvation—confession before salvation.
There is no such thing as salvation without confession. Faith is acting upon God’s Word; and this always puts God to work fulfilling His promise.
Our confession includes:
The whole of Scripture truth;
All that His sacrifice provided;
All that His High Priest covers;
The whole of God’s revealed will;
We are to confess that our redemption is complete. Satan’s dominion is ended; for Calvary has freed us.
We are to make continual confession of our redemption from Satan’s domain.
We never rise above our confession. A negative confession will lower us to the level of that confession. It is what we confess with our lips that really controls us. Our confession imprisons us if it is negative, or it sets us free if it is positive. Many are telling of their failings and their lack of faith. Invariably they go to the level of their confession. Confessing lack of faith increases doubt.
A spiritual law that few recognize is that our confession rules us. It is what we confess with our lips that really dominates our inner being. Make your lips do their duty. Refuse to allow them to destroy the effectiveness of God’s Word in your case.
This week’s scripture references (all verses quoted in New King James Version unless noted):
– Hebrews 3:1
– 1 Peter 2:24b
– Jeremiah 1:12
– Romans 10:8-10
– Joel 3:10b
– 2 Corinthians 5:17
– Proverbs 6:2
– Ephesians 4:27 NIV
– 1 Peter 4:11
– Ephesians 4:29
– Philippians 4:8
– Proverbs 23:7a
– 2 Corinthians 10:4
– Psalm 103:2-5
– Romans 12:1b-2
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