Here’s a powerful sharing on the power of confession. Be awed!
Confession brings possession.
Proverbs 18:20-21 tells us that “From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied. The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” This is the spiritual nourishment and refreshment that God wants to give to his people. This has to come through our mouth through our confession and the words we speak. The filling of our soul and satisfaction is dependent on our confession of our lips. Words that we speak can snare us into limitations or set us into a place of abundance of God.
As a child of God, you and I experience two kinds of life, i.e. eternal life and abundant life. When we invite Jesus into our life, we experience eternal life. The blessings of God we experience while we are on earth include supernatural encounters in our lives and tremendous favors of God to bless us with an abundant life. Abundant life is not guaranteed, hence the “might”. God has given us the free will to choose, and we can have the truth that will unlock abundant life. This is why we need to understand the power of confession to experience abundant life. Positive confession in the word of God brings abundant life. Wake up everyday and tell yourself, today is going to be awesome! 2 Corinthians 4:13 tells us that “It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak,” Confession brings possession; speaking is important.
Romans 10:9-10 reminds us that “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” God has all along embedded the principle of confession. If you confess Chirst is Lord, you will be saved. Without confession, there is no salvation. Believing in your heart is insufficient, you need to confess and speak forth, declare and profess to activate faith! It is upon confession that salvation comes into you life. There must be confession first. So just confess!
Mark 11:20-23 tells us that “In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!” “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.” We need to believe and declare through our lips. If you say, it will be done. So just say!
The bible also teaches us to ask God. Sometimes, we do not have because we do not ask God. Asking is confession. James 4:2-3 reminds us that “You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.” We need to come to God, declare who God is so that God can begin to provide for us. Ask, seek and knock. If you do not seek, you will not find. So just ask!
I cannot possess abundant life until I confess. I must first confess and give God’s words the proper place. The declaration of my confession subjects eternity into my life. Confess the reality and miracles of God into our life to overcome! God promised in John 10:10 that “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” The devil steals, kills and destroys. It puts pressure on us and dilute our faith. So how did Jesus disarm the devil? Jesus confessed that which is written – Jesus confessed the word! Confess the word to possess victory. Until you confess, there is no possession. Don’t let the devil take us. God has promised us abundant life and that choice we have to make is a confession.
Confession shapes your life.
James 3:3-6: “When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.” James gives us 3 illustrations of the power of confession. The tongue uses word and is a declarative confession with great power to shape life. The tongue is a declaration instrument of confession. We use words of blessings to become positive. However, when sin comes into our life, we become naturally negative. Remind yourself that if you scold yourself, it may impact others too! So, don’t speak negativism into your life. Words frame us and words have impact on us. Confession shapes your life, the being and the destination point of your life. In fact, confession shapes you by controlling your life. Confession will take you into your destiny. God has a destination point for you but it will come through the confession of your lips. Confess in your speech, confess who you are, where God is taking you and begin to say “My future is great” so that hope comes into your life. Confession also speaks into legacy because the right confession in God creates the legacy that God has for you.
Let your confession be strong. As you confess, believe. Strip the devil out of your life.
The word of God declares that I’m whole, in spirit, soul and body, that my mind and emotions lines up with the word of God, that I’m healed of all diseases and free of all pain. The son has set me free, I possess absolute freedom that the love of God is in my heart. I have the ability to love everyone; I’m strong and not weak; I’m a success and not a failure. I suffer no lack and all my needs will be met. God will supply all my needs. I’ve favor with God and man; I’m above and not beneath; I’m more than a conqueror; and I’m the head and not the tail. I’m blessed. The word of God declares that I’m an overcomer. Amen.
Confession releases heaven into your life.
Philippians 4:6-7 reminds us “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Prayer is the confession of our lips and thanksgiving is the confession of our gratitude to what God has done. And the peace of God shall guard our hearts and minds. Peace is the ambiance of heaven. Peace is heaven coming into our life. We must speak and confess peace into our life. Confess and profess. Confession moves the hand of God and gives permission to God to act for us. God is so gentle and he will not invade our life unless we allow him to. God created humanity with the free will to exercise whether or not we want God to come into our life. Will your will to God’s will before God can act for us. That said, a wrong confession could hinder the work of the Holy Spirit in our life. For instance, if you say “I’m stupid”, it is a negative confession that hinders the word of God, and puts you into the hands of the evil one. Don’t confess negatively as it leads to unbelief.
Faith comes by hearing the word of God. Similarly, death comes by hearing the negativism out of our mouth. Confess weakness and weakness comes to you. If you confess sickness, you will be held bondage by it. Isaiah 53:5: “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” A mother’s love for his dying son is displayed when she continued to believe in God when all else fails. She only wants her son to hear only positive things from anyone that is around him. And the son miraculously survived! Wow! Indeed, by his stripes, we are healed. Confession can shape death into life. Just confess, and believe.
Thanks for reading!