The Word of God reveals that born-again believers are new creatures in Christ Jesus (II Corinthians 5:17) with eternal life and the very nature of God (I John 5:10-13). And as believers they HAVE BEEN DELIVERED out of Satan’s power and translated into God’s kingdom (Colossians 1:12-14).
If this is true, how come so many Christians don’t look, act, or talk like they are in the kingdom of God? It’s because their redemption is not a reality in their lives.
OUR CONFESSIONS RULE US
A SPIRITUAL law few people realize is that our CONFESSIONS RULE US! Whether you are saved or unsaved, you will never rise above your confession. In Mark 11:23 Jesus tells us that we can have anything we say as long as we do not doubt in our heart (spirit) but believe in our heart (spirit) and confess it with our mouth. He DID NOT SAY believe in your HEAD and confess with your MOUTH. HE SAID, believe in your HEART (spirit) and confess with your MOUTH!
The reason so many people are church members all of their lives, have a lot of head knowledge of the Bible, and still end up lost in the pits of hell is because they have not obeyed God’s Word for Salvation as described in Romans 10:9-10, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt BELIEVE (not doubt) in thine HEART (not head) that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the HEART (not head) man believeth unto righteousness; and with the MOUTH confession is made unto salvation.”
CONFESSION WORKS IN EVERYTHING
The law of confession works not only for salvation, but for everything in life—GOOD or BAD. In Mark 11:23 Jesus says “…and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” For example, some people have more faith in Satan than God. They believe with all their heart and say with their mouth, “I always get the flu when it comes to town.” And because they believe it and say it, they get the flu. Instead of believing in their heart and saying with their mouth, “Jesus took my infirmities and bore my sickness according to Matthew 8:17; therefore I forbid any sickness to come upon my body!”
You see, Proverbs 6:2 tells us that we are snared (trapped) with the words of our mouth. Confess sickness and poverty and you’ll have it! THE CHOICE IS YOURS!
DEVELOP YOUR FAITH
Testimony or confession is a vital part of the faith life. If you want to develop robust faith you must continually say what the Lord is doing for you and what the Word of God says about you. The more you talk about Him, the more real Jesus becomes to you. The less you talk about Jesus, the less real He is to you!
Confess what the Word of God says about you and your situation even if you don’t believe it right away. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17). Confess it often enough and soon faith will drop into your heart as you hear the Word of God on your own lips.
FAITH’S CONFESSIONS CREATE REALITIES
We will have whatever we believe in our hearts and confess with our mouths (Mark 11:23). For you see, faith’s confessions create realities. As far as God is concerned everything you have or are “In Christ” is so. He has done it. All the promises in the Bible are legally ours.
The Bible is a legal document, sealed by the blood of Jesus. However, it is you believing and confessing it that makes it a reality to you. God wants us to enjoy and know the reality of what He has provided for us and He has already told us how to do it through His Word.
Go through the scriptures, especially the New Testament, and find the verses with “In Christ,” “In Him,” “In Whom,” “Through Him,” etc. and begin to personalize them and confess them with your mouth. Begin to say, “This is mine, this is who I am in Christ, this is what I have in Christ, this is what I can do in Christ.” When you do this, your redemption in Christ Jesus will become a reality to you.
It is already real in the spirit realm, but we need it to become a reality in this physical realm where we live in the flesh. We don’t need physical healing when we get to heaven, we need it now. We don’t need money when we get to heaven, we need it now. We don’t need deliverance from Satan’s bondages in heaven, we need it now in this time on this earth where we live today!
START NOW—CONFESS DAILY
Make your redemption a reality, begin to personalize God’s Word, confess it daily with your mouth, believe it in your heart (not head) and begin to act as if God’s Word were true.
DO THIS AND YOU’LL WALK IN VICTORY!
WHAT I AM IN CHRIST (CONFESS DAILY)
I am a new creation in Christ Jesus. My spirit is created in the image and likeness of God.
2 Cor. 5:17
I am complete in Christ Jesus. Col. 2:9-10
I am righteous in Christ Jesus. I have right-standing with God just like I’d never done anything wrong. 2 Cor. 5:21
I am redeemed from the curse of the law (poverty, sickness and spiritual death).
Gal. 3:13 & Deut. 28 chapter
I am God’s child and a joint-heir with Christ. Rom. 8:16-17
WHERE I AM IN CHRIST (CONFESS DAILY)
I have been taken from Satan’s kingdom and I am now in God’s kingdom. Col. 1:13-14
I am part of the Body of Christ and Satan has no power over me. 1 Cor. 12:14-27, Luke 9:1 & Luke 10:9
I am seated in the heavenly places with Christ Jesus far above all power of darkness and all things are under my feet. Eph. 1:20-23 & Eph. 4:6
WHAT I POSSESS IN CHRIST (CONFESS DAILY)
ALL spiritual blessings in heavenly places are mine in Christ Jesus. Eph. 1:3
ALL my needs are supplied by my Heavenly Father, in every area of life, according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:19
I don’t have to worry about anything, for God has commanded me to cast all of my cares on Him. I Peter 5:7
WHAT I CAN DO IN CHRIST (CONFESS DAILY)
In the power of the Holy Ghost I am a witness for Jesus. Acts 1:8
I can and do tell others about Jesus Christ. Matt. 28:18-20
As a believer and in the name of Jesus Christ I cast out devils, I speak with new tongues, and when I lay my hands on the sick they do recover. Mark 16:17-18
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil. 4:13
FOR COMFORT AND STRENGTH (CONFESS DAILY)
The joy of the Lord is my strength. Neh. 8:10
The Lord is the strength of my life. Psalms 27:1
Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. I John 4:4
I will not let the Word depart from before mine eyes, for it is life and health. Prov. 4:21-22
I let no corrupt word come out of my mouth but that which is good to edifying. Eph. 4:29
I refuse to give place to the devil. Eph. 4:27
I speak the truth in love and grow up into Him in all things. Eph. 4:15
No man shall take me out of His hand. For I have eternal life. John 10:28
I let the peace of God rule in my heart. I refuse to worry about anything. Col. 3:15 & 1 Peter 5:7
That which I refuse to allow here God also refuses to allow and that which I do allow God also allows to come to pass here on earth. Matt. 16:19
I am a believer and these signs do follow me. I speak with new tongues, I take authority over the devil, I lay hands on the sick and they recover. Mark 16:17-18
I am complete in Him who is the head of all principality and power. Col. 2:10
FOR FINANCIAL ANDMATERIAL NEEDS (CONFESS DAILY)
Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law. (Poverty, sickness and death) Gal. 3:13 & Deut. 28 chapter
For poverty He has given me wealth, for sickness He has given me health, for death He has given me eternal life. II Cor. 8:9 & John 10:10
I delight myself in the Lord and He gives me the desires of my heart. Psalms 37:4
I have given and it is being given unto me good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, men give into my bosom. Luke 6:38
I have paid my tithes and offerings and God has opened the windows of heaven and is pouring such blessings upon me that I hardly have enough room to receive them. Malachi 3:10
I have all sufficiency of all things and abound to all good works, for my God has made all grace abound toward me. 2 Cor. 9:8
There is no lack for my God supplies all my needs, in every area of life, according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:19
The Lord is my Shepherd I DO NOT WANT. Psalms 23:1
FOR GUIDANCE AND WISDOM(CONFESS DAILY)
The Spirit of truth abideth in me and teaches me all things. He guides me into all truth. I have perfect knowledge of every circumstance and opportunity that comes before me. John 14:26 & John 16:13
I trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not to my own understanding. Prov. 3:5
In all my ways I acknowledge Him and He directs my path. Prov. 3:6
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Psalms 119:105
I let the Word of Christ dwell in me richly in all wisdom. Col. 3:16
I do follow the good Shepherd for I know His voice, a stranger I will not follow. John 10:3-4
I am not conformed to this world but I am transformed by renewing my mind by the Word of God. Romans 12:2
IF YOU HAVE FEARS AND WORRY (CONFESS DAILY)
I am the body of Christ and Satan has no power over me. 1 Cor. 12:14-27
Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. I John 4:4
I will fear no evil for you are with me Lord. Your Word and your Spirit comfort me. Psalms 23:4
I am far from oppression and fear does not come near me. Isaiah 54:14
No weapon formed against me shall prosper for my righteousness is of the Lord. Isaiah 54:17
Whatsoever I do shall prosper for I am like a tree by rivers of water. Psalms 1:3
Lord, you have delivered me from the evils of this world for it is God’s will. Gal. 1:4
No evil will befall me neither shall any plague come near my dwelling. Psalms 91:10
For you have given your angels charge over me and they keep me in all my ways. Psalms 91:11
In my pathway is life and there is no death. Prov. 12:28
I am a doer of the Word of God and am blessed in my deeds. James 1:25
I take the shield of faith and stop everything the enemy brings against me. Eph. 6:16
Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law. I forbid any sickness or poverty to come on me. Gal. 3:13 & Deut. 28 chapter
I overcome by the blood of Christ and the Word of my testimony. Rev. 12:11
I am submitted to God and the devil flees from me because I resist him in Jesus’ name. James 4:7
The Word of God is forever settled in heaven and in my heart. Psalms 119:89
My peace is great, because I’m God’s child and I’m taught of the Lord. Isaiah 54:13
Upon examining these portions of scripture you will find the message of who you are, what you are, where you are and what you have BECAUSE OF CHRIST JESUS. (This is a partial listing only)
Matthew 8:17; 11:28-30; 18:11,18-20
Mark 1:8; 9:23; 11:23-24
Luke 10:19; 17:33
Romans 3:22-24; 5:1-19; 6:4-23; 7:4; 8:1-2, 32-37; 12:5
1 Cor. 1:2-5, 30; 8:6; 15:22, 57
2 Cor. 1:20-21; 2:14; 3:14; 5:17-21
Gal. 2:4, 6-20; 3:13-14, 26-29; 4:7; 5:1-6; 6:14-15
Eph. 1:3-23; 2:5-22; 3:6,12; 4:16; 5:8; 6:10
Phil. 1:11; 2:5,13; 3:9, 12-14; 4:6-7, 19
Col. 1:12-28; 2:1-20; 3:17
John 1:4; 3:15-17; 4:14; 6:40, 56; 10:10; 14:6-23; 15:4-9; 16:23-24
1 Thess. 4:16; 5:18
1 Tim. 1:14
2 Tim. 1:9-13; 2:1, 10-12; 3:15
Titus 2:14; 3:7
Hebrews 1:3; 2:9-18; 4:14-16; 7:19-25; 8:6; 9:11-15, 24-28; 10:10-20; 13:5-6, 8-21
I Peter 1:3, 8, 21; 2:5,9,21; 3:18; 5:10
2 Peter 1:8
1 John 1:7-9, 5; 2:1-8, 27; 3:2-6, 24; 4:9-15, 4; 5:1-20
2 John 1:9
Quoted from here
Posted on 24 May, 2008