…For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation – Romans 10:9-10
“I believe what the Word says about my healing, prosperity, and victories; but I’m not experiencing them in my life. Oh God, why?” – While this very statement rages in the minds of many, yet, the opening scripture gives a clear and unambiguous answer. Your “tongue-work,” which is your response to the Word, is so important.
Understand this: believing makes you right with God, and that’s wonderful, but that’s not enough; you have to make confessions of that which you’ve believed (2Corinthians 4:13). With your heart, you believe what God has said, but with your mouth you repeat, reiterate, re-echo what He has said; that’s what catapults you into the realms of what you have believed. Thus, to be saved, you don’t stop at believing God raised Jesus from the dead; no! You have to confess the Lordship of Jesus over your life.
Your believing and your talking must come together; otherwise, you might think the reason things are working out right for others is because they’re more specially gifted than you are; but no! They’ve only learnt, and are applying, the principle of synchronizing their believing with their confessions. Act on the Word; make bold declarations about yourself on the basis of what God has said concerning you in His Word: “He has said…that we may boldly say…” (Hebrews 13:5-6). If you believe what He has said, say the same thing with your mouth.
For example, 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” Believe it, but don’t stop there. Say the same thing because you agree with Him. Until you make that confession, and allow that truth take a hold of your spirit, you’ll not walk in the realms of what you’ve believed; the vital experience of righteousness will elude you. So, in faith, you must synchronize your believing with your confessions.
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Dear Father, I thank you for giving me your Word and for showing me by your Spirit, the quality of life that you’ve called me to live. I believe in the finished works of Christ, and through my faith-filled confessions, I’m walking in the vital reality of my heritage in Christ, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: 2 Corinthians 4:13; Hebrews 10:23