Confession of the Word

The dictionary says that to confess means “ to make confession of one’s faults; to acknowledge faith in.” We are much aware of what it means to confess our faults to God and to one another. However, this  tract will consider what it means, ”to acknowledge faith in” through the confession of our mouth (Romans 10:8-10).

Confession means to speak the same thing as another; to agree with someone else (lit. “same-speak” in the Greek N.T.) This someone that we are to speak like and agree with is our Father God - His Word. “The word is alive and powerful, sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword(Hebrews 4:12). The sword of the Spirit is our tongue speaking the Word of God, putting on the armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18).

Listen to what the Word of God says for us to do daily. “…LET US HOLD FAST OUR CONFESSION” (Hebrews 4:14) “Let us holdfast the confession of our faith without wavering: (for he is faithful that promised)” (Hebrews 10:23). Paul tells us that we are to affirm constantly the things of God (Titus 3:8).

Confession is saying what God says in His Word about us. We must agree with God and begin to say the same thing that He says. We are not trying to get God to respond to us, but we are responding to what He did 2000 years ago by grace through faith in His finished works at Calvary. “…let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy” (Ephesians 4:23, 24).

Let us now go into scriptures concerning the words of our mouth about who we are in Christ Jesus, our healing through salvation, and our abundant prosperity as Sons of God. We must begin to confess these things out loud as Paul wrote, “…that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgement of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus” (Philemon 6). Faith only appropriates what God has already provided by grace.

WORDS OF OUR MOUTH

  • How forceful are right words! But what does your arguing prove?” Job 6:25
  • Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.” Psalms 141:3
  • You are snared by the words of your mouth; You are taken by the words of your mouth.” Proverbs 6:2
  • The mouth of the righteous is a well of life,…But he who restrains his lips is wise.” Proverbs 10:11a, 19b
  • The words of the wicked are, ‘Lie in wait for blood,’ But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.” Proverbs 12:6
  • A man (I) will be satisifed with good by the fruit of his mouth, he who speaks truth declares righteousness,…the tongue of the wise promotes health.” Proverbs 12:14a, 17a, 18b
  • The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly,…A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, But perverseness in it breaks the spirit.A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, And a word spoken in due season, how good it is!” Proverbs 15:2a, 4a, 23
  • Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21
  • Whoever guards his mouth and tongue Keeps his soul from troubles.” Proverbs 21:23
  • For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Matthew 12:34a, 37b
  • Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.Ephesians 4:29

WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST

  • I am the Righteousness of God in Christ. “For He made Him who  knew  no sin to  be  sin for us, that  we  might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • I am Delivered. “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:13, 14
  • I am Redeemed. “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us…that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus…” Galatians 3:13, 14
  • I am a New Creation. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • I am a Son of God. “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name,” John 1:12
  • I have Life and Godliness. “…His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue.” 2 Peter 1:3
  • I have Divine Nature. “[I have] exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption…” 2 Peter 1:4
  • I am an Heir of God. “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we (I) are children of God, and if children, then heirs--heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ…” Romans 8:16, 17
  • I am God ’s Workmanship. “For  we  are  His  workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10
  • I am the Temple of God. “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you…” 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20
  • I am Loved, Washed with Jesus’ Blood,  made  a  King and Priest and Reign in this Life. “…and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” Revelation 1:5, 6; “…those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.”; Romans 5:17
  • I have Wisdom. “But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God--and righteousness and sanctification and redemption” 1 Corinthians 1:30
  • I am Born of God. “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith.” 1 John 5:4
  • I am Free Indeed. “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” John 8:32, 36
  • I am an Overcomer. “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.… “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” 1 John 4:4; Revelation 12:11
  • I am Far from Oppression. “Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame…” Isaiah 54:4
  • I am Delivered from this Evil World. “…who (Jesus) gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age…” Galatians 1:4
  • I am More Than a Conqueror. “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Romans 8:37

HEALING THROUGH SALVATION

  • I am Healed. “The LORD will strengthen him on his bed of illness; You will sustain him on his sickbed.” Psalms 41:3
  • I am Healed. “No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling.” Psalms 91:10
  • I am Healed. “Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction…” Psalms 103:2-4
  • I am Healed. “My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.” Proverbs 4:20-22
  • I am Healed. “Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and aicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:4, 5
  • I am healed. “Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.” Jeremiah 33:6
  • I am Healed. “…He (Jesus) Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses.” Matthew 8:16, 17
  • I am Healed. “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.” Matthew 10:8
  • I am Healed. “Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Mark 9:23
  • I am Healed. “…they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Mark 16:18
  • I am Healed. “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” Galatians 3:13, 14
  • 1 am Healed. “And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.” James 5:15
  • I am Healed. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8
  • I am Healed. “who (Jesus) Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness--by whose stripes you were healed.” 1 Peter 2:24

ABUNDANT PROSPERITY

  • I am Prosperous. “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” Joshua 1:8
  • I am Prosperous. “Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.” Psalms 1:1-3
  • I am Prosperous. “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalms 23:1
  • I am Prosperous. “…those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.” Psalms 34:10
  • I am Prosperous. “…Let the LORD be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” Psalms 35:27
  • I am Prosperous. “Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.” Psalms 37:4
  • I am Prosperous. “Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation!” Psalms 68:19
  • I am Prosperous. “The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself.” Proverbs 11:25
  • I am Prosperous. “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, … try Me now in this,…If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.” Malachi 3:10
  • I am Prosperous. “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38
  • I am Prosperous. “…I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
  • I am Prosperous. “He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” Romans 8:32
  • I am Prosperous. “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9
  • I am Prosperous. “…who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:6, 7
  • I am Prosperous. “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all suciency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8
  • I am Prosperous. “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:29, Deuteronomy 28
  • I am Prosperous. “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
  • I am Prosperous. “…who (Jesus) gives us richly all things to enjoy.” 1 Timothy 6:17
  • I am Prosperous. “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” 3 John 1:2
  • I am Prosperous. “He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.” Revelation 21:7.

LAST WORDS

Look to Jesus, “…the author and finisher of our faith.Hebrews 12:2. True biblical faith is simply your positive response to what God has already done by grace. Your life  is a result of your response to God’s truth or Satan lie over the years. You will see your life change as you confess the truth of God’s word. Plant God’s seeds and He will bring forth a bountiful harvest through you. Speak the Word of God out loud so you can hear your own voice say it. This causes even more faith to develop in you. Romans 10:17.

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