Power Of Confession
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. -Hebrews 10:23
Confession means affirming something we believe or testifying to something we know. When we testify to something we know about God’s word, it moves Him to act on our behalf. Testimony gives people victory over their enemies. Confession also means witnessing the truth that we have embraced (Mark 16: 20).
There is power in confession. Confession brings possession when it is based on God’s word. Confessing God’s word in the face of challenges renews someone’s mind and causes faith to come. Failure to confess God’s word disallows believers from enjoying their possessions in Christ. God is not going to do anything for people until they start on what they know. That is why they must confess the promises of God to all their situations (Heb. 4: 14). Confession is a spiritual antidote to satanic oppressions. Confession removes oppression when it is rooted in God’s word to get results in life.
In the issue of confession for productive destiny, your thought life is very important. The right and the wrong thinking affect life destiny (Prov 18:21), your mind is your greatest asset apart from your human spirit. The way we think determines our feelings, how we feel determines our decision, our decision determines our action, our action determines our habit, our habit determines our character or integrity and our integrity determines our destiny.
For you to understand what confession is to understand what it is to be Christ and be born again. Your mouth and heart must agree together by confessing Lord Jesus with your mouth and believing in your heart that God raised Him from death (Roman 10:8-10).
Thought could come from God or the devil. It is not difficult to know the devil’s thought. When the thought of the devil comes, hold it captive (2 Cor. 10:4-5). God has a thought (Isaiah 55:11) and wants his people to enter into the levels of His thought. God does not do evil (Jeremiah 29:11). It is God’s word and God’s thought that will conquer negative thought. We must renew our mind (Romans 12:1-2) through the studying of the word of God (II Tim 2:15) having the mind of Christ (1 Cor 2:16, Philippians 2:5-8).
Do not think of failure or defeat. Good thinking is part of the vehicle that will catapult God’s people to the Promised Land. Do not settle with the devil because he has one mind to destroy (John 10:10).
Prayer: In the pursuit of my God-given purpose O lord, I give no place to defeat and failure in my thought life. I will accomplish your purpose for my life in Jesus Christ Name.
Further Reading: Romans 10: 1-32, Psalms 27:1-6, Mark 11:21-26, 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Genesis 41:17-42:17; Matthew 13:24-46; Psalm 18:1-15; Proverbs 4:1-6