Topic: Your Confession Establishes It [Monday, April 10th]
We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak (2 Corinthians 4:13).*_
For your faith to produce results, not only must you know the Word and have it in your consciousness, you must speak it forth. The power is in affirmation. This is where some Christians have missed it; they “confess” the Word to “bring it into being.” They’re trying to get God to do something by their confession, but it doesn’t work that way. The Word of God is truth; you must acknowledge it to be so, and have it in your consciousness through meditation, then your confession establishes it. That’s what we read in our opening verse: if your faith is alive, talk! Your mouth establishes the Word of God in your life.
Jesus said in Mark 11:23, “…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.” When the Word is in your heart, and spoken forth, it becomes a creative force. God’s Word created everything, and as such can create anything: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:1-3).
Whatever you desire today, the power to make it happen is in your mouth. Jesus said a good man, out of the good treasures of his heart, brings forth good things (Luke 6:45). What are the good things you’ve created in your heart through meditation? Speak them forth! Bring them into being with your mouth. Use faith-filled words to frame your world, and programme your spirit for success and victory.
Out of my innermost being, I bring forth good things. I declare that my life is for glory and beauty; and in my path, there’s life, success, victory, and wealth. I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, holy and sanctified unto God! I flourish like the palm tree; I’m long-lived, stately, upright, useful, and fruitful, and I grow like a cedar in Lebanon; I’m majestic, stable, durable, and incorruptible, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: || Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh. ||
|| Philemon 1:6 That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. ||
|| Proverbs 18:21 Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. ||
Daily Scripture Reading
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Luke 12:22-48,
2-Year Bible Readi~ Pastor Chris Oyakilomeng Plan: Mark 1:1-13,