A spiritual law too few realize is: Our confessions rule us. When we use the word confession people automatically confess-
Round ing sin. Mountain The bi- Community ble does Church say if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). But that is the negative side of confession, the bible has much more to say about the positive side, the confession of our faith.
Romans 10:9-10 says: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thy heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
This isn’t talking about confessing sin, this is confessing Jesus. In his heart man believes, and with his mouth he confesses that Jesus is his Lord.
Proverb 6:2: Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.
What we say is our confession and our confessions, the words we say, rule us. Jesus said they did.
Mark 11:23: For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea 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.
Let’s meditate on these words of Jesus a little more: whosoever shall say, 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.
Did Jesus know what He was talking about? Or are these just the words of an irresponsible dreamer? No! They are not the words of a dreamer.
Jesus meant exactly what He said. And what did He say you shall have? He said you shall have what you say.
If you really believe a thing in your heart, positive or negative, and you say it with your mouth, you will really have it.
Jesus said you would. It is always with the heart man believes and with the mouth confession is made unto, any of the provision of God.
Notice how these two phrases from God’s word say the same thing in different words. With the mouth confession is made unto – Roman 10:10 and he shall have whatsoever he saith Mark 11:23.
Hebrews 4:14: Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the son of God, let us hold fast our profession (confession).
The same Greek word translated profession here is translated elsewhere in the King James as confession. Modern translations render it confession. Let us hold fast our confession.
Christians are told here, what is the confession we’re to hold fast to, the confession we’re to maintain? It is the confession of our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the confession of our faith in God our heavenly Father, the confession of our faith in the word of God.
The majority of Christians, though sincere, are weak.
This is because they never really dared to confess what God’s word says about them. They have never dared to confess that they are what the bible says they are, that they are who the bible says they are, and they have what the bible says they have.
In fact, many maintain a wrong confession instead of holding fast to a right confession.
A wrong confession is one of defeat, failure and the supremacy of Satan. They are always talking about what a time they are having with the devil, what a battle they’re having, what all they’re going through, how the devil is keeping them from success, keeping them sick, holding them in bondage.
And as long as they talk like that, according to what Jesus said, that is what they are going to have.
If people knew, really knew they wouldn’t do it; that’s why we need to teach it.