For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned – Matthew 12:37
Did you know that a man could believe that Jesus died and was raised from the dead for his justification, and still end up in hell? That’s because to merely believe that He died and was raised back to life isn’t enough to guarantee salvation. Even the devils believe (James 2:19), but that doesn’t mean they’re saved. There’s more required for salvation than mere believing. You must confess the Lordship of Jesus over your life to be saved!
The word “confess” is the Greek “Homologia” which means to declare openly by way of speaking out freely a deep conviction of facts. When you make confessions, you’re proclaiming that which God has said concerning you in His Word.
Romans 10:9-10 says, “…if thou shalt CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine 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.”In other words, when God’s Word comes to you, and you believe it, your heart is made right with God. Nevertheless, confessing the Lordship of Jesus over your life is actually what launches or catapults you into salvation. This is when you come to the realization that Jesus Christ is Lord of your life and that you belong to Him.
Confession, however, doesn’t end with receiving salvation from sin alone, for salvation is an all-inclusive word. It refers to your preservation, prosperity, peace, health, victory, success and all the wonderful benefits the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ has consummated for us. In fact, Christianity itself is referred to as the “great confession.” It’s a life where you get what you say.
You have to be a talking Christian. You have to confess God’s Word and see it come to pass in your life, health, job, family and finances. The Lord Jesus emphasized this In Mark 11:23 when He said “…he shall have whatsoever he saith.”So declare God’s Word concerning everything that pertains to you today, and the Word will definitely produce the desired results in your life!
Dear Father, I thank you for the wonderful benefits of salvation that I enjoy today and forever as I continually declare your Word concerning me. I’m making progress in my family, health, job, and finances in the mighty Name of Jesus. Amen.
Further Study: Romans 10:9; Mark 11:23