What to Confess:

  1. Confess The Promises of God.

Your faith will never rise any higher than your confession. Your confession, the words you speak, are Powerful.

(Heb 10:23 NIV)  “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who Promised is Faithful.”

2. Our hearts are the source of what we speak.

If our hearts are filled with evil, our speech will be evil. If they are filled with the Word of God, they will bring forth Life.

(Prov 12:13‑14 NIV)  “An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk, but a righteous man escapes trouble. {14} from the fruit of his lips a man is filled with good things as surely as the work of his hands rewards him.

(Prov 13:2 NIV)  “From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.”

(Prov 4:20‑23 NIV)  “My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to My Words. {21} do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; {22} for they are life to those who find them and health to a man’s whole body. {23} Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.

(Mat 12:34‑35 NIV)  “You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. {35} the good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.”

3. The heart is where our faith resides in hope form:

                                    In order to release it into the spiritual realm, to give it substance, we speak it out. Whatever is in our hearts is what we speak. Whatever we speak will take form, because we don’t speak without faith in what we say, whether according to God’s Word, or according to a lie. Your heart will condemn you if you are not obedient to the Will and Word of God!

(John 15:7 NIV)  “If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.

(1 John 3:21‑22 NIV)  “Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God {22} and receive from Him anything we ask, because we obey His Commands and do what pleases Him.

4. Our Supreme Example is God:

God spoke! Can we do any thing less?  He used confession as a vehicle to carry His faith from the unseen realm to the seen world.

(Heb 11:3 NIV)  “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s Command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

(Eph 5:1 NIV)  “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children

a. God and Jesus both are our example that all things that come to pass do so through The Word of God. We follow their methods.

(Heb 1:3 NIV)  “The Son is the radiance of God’s Glory and the exact representation of His Being, sustaining all things by His Powerful Word. After He had provided purification for sins, He sat down at The Right Hand of The Majesty in Heaven.

b. There is no authority exercised without words. Spiritual authority is carried on the vehicle of the spoken word. The Gospel is the written Word of God, the source of our Power in faith is confessing The Word.

(Rom 1:16 NIV)  “I am not ashamed of The Gospel, because it is The Power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.

5. God’s method is to change the things that are seen (temporal or temporary) by the things that are not seen (eternal) – faith. Faith must be released through the work of the tongue. This is to take action.

(2 Cor 4:18 NIV)  “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

(James 2:17 NIV)  “In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

(Heb 10:23 NIV)  “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess (hope we speak!) for He who Promised is Faithful.”