Confession is in a relationship with God

1.All confession must be based on our previous relationship with God. Without a salvation experience, we have no right to confess “in Jesus Name.” We must be born again to have Jesus Name!

(Mark 16:17‑18 NIV)  “And these signs will accompany those who believe: In My Name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; {18} they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.“”

2. Jesus based all His works, and His confession on the fact of His relationship with His Father. Every healing that Jesus performed was brought about through His Father’s Word. Notice Jesus’ message was positive. He always confessed who He was.

(John 12:49‑50 NIV)  “For I did not speak of My own accord, but The Father who sent Me commanded Me what to say and how to say it. {50} I know that His Command leads to eternal life. So, whatever I say is just what The Father has told Me to say.“”

(John 7:29 NIV)  “But I know Him because I am from Him and He sent Me.””

 (John 7:38 NIV) “Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.“”

(John 8:54 NIV)  “Jesus replied, “If I glorify Myself, My glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the One who Glorifies Me.

(John 4:25‑26 NIV)  “The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When He comes, He will explain everything to us.” {26} Then Jesus declared, “I who speak to you am He.“”

(John 5:30 NIV)  “By Myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and My judgment is just, for I seek not to please Myself but Him who sent Me.

(John 8:29 NIV)  “The One who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do what pleases Him.“”

WHAT A PICTURE OF THE MASTER!

Jesus knew who He was, He knew who His Father was, and He spoke His Father’s Words and fully rested in it because He knew His Father would back up His Word.  Jesus had confidence that what He said would come to pass, because He had confidence in the relationship with His Father.

3. We are to base our confession on our relationship with Jesus.

(Heb 4:14 NIV)  “Therefore, since we have a Great High Priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.

 

(John 14:13‑14 NIV)  “And I will do whatever you ask in My Name, so that The Son may bring Glory to The Father. {14} you may ask Me for anything in My Name, and I will do it.”

(John 15:16 NIV)  “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit‑‑fruit that will last. Then The Father will give you whatever you ask in My Name.”

(John 16:24 NIV)  “Until now you have not asked for anything in My Name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

4. We are not called to mindless repetition, to chanting a formula without involving our hearts and Rather we are to live a lifestyle of continually using God’s Words as the expression of what we are believing and thinking.

(Mat 6:7 NIV)  “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.