Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus – Hebrews 3:1 (NKJV).
When we talk about “confessing” or speaking in conformity with the Word of God, it’s not mere “positive talking” or a formula for getting God to do something. That’s not what the Word teaches. “Confession” is from the Greek word, “Homologia,” and it means ‘speaking the same thing in consent or agreement.’ It means to declare openly, by way of speaking out freely, your deep convictions based on what God has said.
Hebrews 13:5-6 says, “…for He hath said…So that we may boldly say….” Therefore, confession is the proclamation of that which God has said: declaring words that are consistent with His provisions, plans, and purposes. Your confessions must be based on the revelation of the Word of God. This isn’t the same as the person who for example, feels pain in the stomach, and says, “I don’t have stomach pain…” that’s not confession. The idea of confession isn’t that you deny facts, or that you say, “I’m healed,” so that you’d be healed; no. Rather, when you say, “I’m healed,” it’s founded on the truth that you know from the Word of God that you have the life of God in you! You have the present-hour consciousness that the same Spirit that raised up Christ from the dead, dwells in you, and vitalizes your mortal body; therefore you’re speaking on the basis of that revelation.
This explains why some people don’t get the right results even though they’ve been making “positive confessions” as it seems. We don’t “confess” the Word so that something will happen; we speak the truth. We tell it as the Word says; you declare that which already belongs to you in Christ, and not what you’re trying to get. Right now, declare God’s Word concerning your life, family, finances and ministry.
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Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. I’m reigning in life through Jesus Christ, making progress and moving forward; I’m heaping success upon success. I’m not of this world; therefore I’m immune to the negativities and vagaries of the natural world. Glory to God!
Further Study/Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:13; Romans 10:10