…for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say… – Hebrews 13:5-6
Christianity is “the great confession.” No one can live a successful Christian life by being a “quiet believer.” By that, I mean believing, but not talking. You must translate your believing into faith by “talking” what you believe.
Some even feel they can pray, sing or carry out spiritual activities by just thinking in their minds. No. The Christian life is lived by words; it’s for talkers. Now, this has nothing to do with being talkative or loquacious, I’m referring to talking the Word. It’s not enough to believe. Neither is it scriptural to pray in your mind. You must speak, and speak the right words. Jesus said in Matthew 12:37, “For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”
In Mark 11:23, He again placed premium on words when He said “For verily I say unto you, That 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.” The Scripture’s insistence on declaration, confession, announcement or talking what you believe is further amplified for us in Romans 10:9: “That 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.”
Your confessions create realities. When Jesus taught His disciples on faith, as we read in Mark 11:23 above, He laid much emphasis on “saying,” indicating the vital role of “speaking” in our lives as Christians. To live an effective Christian life, you have to put the Word of God on your lips; it’s God’s recipe for success as revealed in Joshua 1:8, “This book of the law shall not depart OUT OF THY MOUTH; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
Every day, speak words that are consistent with God’s divine provisions, plans and purpose for your life. You can talk your way out of any predicament, and talk yourself to the top! The power is in your mouth (Proverbs 18:21).
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Confession (Faith’s Proclamation)
The Word of God is in my heart and in my mouth today, burning on my lips, and prevailing as I speak it forth. My life is a testimony of your grace, love and mercy because your good and eternal Word is fulfilled in me always and forever, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Joshua 1:8; Mark 11:23