Confessing God’s Word
Hebrews 4:14 “ Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.”
The basis of Christianity is the Word of God. It is by God’s word that the world was created (Heb.11:3), it is by the same that we are redeemed (1 Pet.1:18), and it is by the Word that we know and understand every benefit that we have in salvation (2 Tim. 3:15). We know nothing about God or spiritual things except by God’s revelation which is through His Word.
Christianity is called the Great Confession. In redemption Jesus has perfected all men, and has given us all things. John 1:16 says “of His fullness we have all received grace upon grace”. The one who is in Christ Jesus is in lack of nothing. The problem though is that many are not enjoying the realities of redemption. Christians are stuck in defeat because of their wrong confession.
Confession simply means to say the same thing as. Jesus said He only says what God says (John 8:12). If Christianity means that we ought to follow in the footsteps of Jesus, then we ought to be saying only what God says. Jesus has been made the administrator of our confessions (Heb.3:1); this means that He takes the words of our mouth that are in line with God’s words and He judges accordingly.
When symptoms of sickness and disease try to invade your body, you boldly declare “By His stripes I am healed”. Jesus judges your words as righteous and you are infused with life to conquer defeat. When funds run low, rather than say “I am broke” you declare with boldness “The Lord is my Shepherd, I do not lack a thing.”
Understand the following truths and embrace them: redemption never becomes a reality until we confess it. Faith gives courage to confession and confession gives boldness to faith. Faith joyfully confesses its victory over the witnesses of the senses. So start speaking God’s word in your situation!
Scriptures to Meditate: Mark 11:23, 1 John 5:4, Prov.6:2; 12:14; 18:20-21, Heb.3:1