CONFESSING WITH YOUR MOUTH
Romans 9:10 “That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;
v10 “for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.”
There are people, many of the Christians, who believe that by “Positive Confession” you can bring your thoughts and words to pass.
On the negative side, these people believe a NEGATIVE confession can bring you harm.
These folks don’t necessarily confess what the Scriptures of the Bible say, if it even comes close to Bible words, they just say what either sounds good to them or what they want to obtain.
This is both a mistake and dangerous.
Believing your confession will be manifest based solely on saying what you want, shows a misunderstanding of the Bible, at best, or sadly an ignorance of the Bible, or a deliberate manipulation of God’s Word, at worst. It is tantamount to witchcraft and occultism and is a mockery of Biblical teachings and mandates.
Now that is out of the way, let’s take a look at what it means to
CONFESS WITH YOUR MOUTH
“that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;”
CLEANSING FROM UNRIGHTEOUSNESS
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
GOD HEARS YOU, FORGIVES YOU, HEAL YOUR LAND
2 Chronicles 7:14
and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
DEATH AND LIFE
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.
RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SALVATION
for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
“Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him.”
ANSWERED PRAYER, BEARING FRUIT, DISCIPLESHIP
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. “My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.”
CLAIMING THE PROMISES OF GOD
Some people consider claiming the promises of God akin to a “Positive Confession” in that the act of saying “I receive” or “I claim” this promise of God, will somehow bring it to pass. NEWSFLASH –
I am sorry to disillusion some, but, GOD’S PROMISES have already come to pass! He has already graciously and generously given us more than we could even think or imagine to ask! (Ephesians 3:20)
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10
Claiming that you have the power to activate God’s Promises is an affront to His Authority, His Mercy, His Graciousness, His Gifts to us, His Love for us.
All we have to do is, (Matthew7:7) “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
v8 “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
v9 “Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone?
v10 “Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he?
v11 “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!”
“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, v21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20
Your Brother and Friend, Mike Young
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