“…out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh… every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account... For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned”
God created us to be the “prophet of our own lives.” This means that our destiny is within our own mouths! There is no one else to blame” It's our own words - not anyone else's - that determine our successes or failures in this life; “...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” (Romans 10:8-10 AMP). In fact our words either bring good things to pass or wicked. The decision is ours.
It is true to say that God has never and will never do “anything” without “speaking” about it first! This could be called a “spiritual law.” In fact in Genesis 1:1-29 we can see “nine” consecutive times during the creation process where it says “GOD SAID.” He “spoke” over His creation until He was fully satisfied! We too must keep speaking over our lives; not once but many times; until we see completion in those areas we need it the most and then move on. We must do as He does and He is a “faith” God who also has to release His faith by His Words! 1 John 4:17 says; “...as he is, so are we in this world” therefore we must operate the same way and we know this is possible because we have been given the “God kind of faith” that Jesus spoke of in Mark 11:22!
This “God kind of faith” is not limited. It can do what God does with it, as long as we operate in it as He does! This takes understanding and lots of willingness because this type of faith is not subject to human emotion but is “long suffering” and will keep speaking at a mountain until it moves! Even the best educated guess can’t know exactly how long it took for the “creation process” to take place, as mentioned in Genesis chapter one. For instance six mere days in scripture can mean something entirely different in our concept of “real-time!” For instance some scholars believe that between each verse of Genesis One; “many” consecutive years were represented. This is very plausible, considering what it says in 2 Peter 3:8 “…one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day!”
As I have already pointed out above, God spoke directly to His creation nine separate times in just one chapter, so evidently God had a lot to SAY during the process! But faith does require “words” to operate and nothing has changed. In fact WORDS still have a great deal of involvement in what we create today. Words are still a much “creative-force” for good or for evil right now. It’s worth thinking about… Selah!
Then to further drive home the point about the need for us to “behave” like God specifically where faith is concerned, Ephesians 5:1 tells us to be “imitators” of God just as children would imitate their parents. And in order for us to properly “imitate” Him this would mean for us to talk like Him, act like Him and even think like Him. And speaking to things is what God does and so must we! This does not just apply to us, Jesus also operated by such faith principles while he was on earth (see Mark 11:23; Matthew 17:20). For instance He spoke to the wind and the sea. He spoke to demons. He spoke to the fig tree. He even spoke to dead men! They all “obeyed” His SPOKEN WORDS… meaning His faith filled words had great power and influence, just as ours should. “Truly I say to you, if you have faith [that is living] like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to yonder place, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you” (Matthew 17:20 AMP).
God was in the business of releasing His faith through His words and we must follow suit. But admittedly our words are usually loaded with a mixture of fear and faith with life and death. The mixture is the danger point because salt water and fresh cannot be poured out of the same fountain. We are obligated to speak life! (See Genesis 1:3).
If Jesus could imitate His Father and get the same results, so can we! In John 14:12 Jesus said, “He that believeth on me the works that I do shall he do also; and greater…” These principles of faith are based on spiritual laws which work for whosoever applies them and sets them in motion. Just consider it more closely; who really wants all their negative words to literally come to pass? No one right?! And those who truly perceive that everything they “say” has the potential of coming-to-pass just as they “spoke,” swiftly change their vocabulary! But this takes revelation (renewing of the mind) and a lot of assistance from the Holy Spirit!
Spoken words program our spirit (heart) either towards success or defeat. Words are truly containers; carrying the ability to produce whatever they contain just like a seed; “…faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God” (Romans 10:17). Faith comes more quickly when we hear ourselves quoting, speaking, and saying the same things God says. It is a fact that all of us we will more readily receive God’s Word into our spirits by hearing ourselves speaking it… than if we hear someone else speaking it. This brings us to the major role that “confession” takes in our faith walk. In fact throughout the New Testament there are four basic kinds of confessions that exist and we will look at them just quickly as follows below:
The Confession of Repentance: The first confession found in the New Testament is the confession of sin taught by John the Baptist and Jesus to the Jewish people in their day. This act of confession however, is not what we know today as Christian repentance. Actually, the confession of sin and water baptism that we read about in Matthew 3 and Luke 3 was an act by the people of Israel under the Abrahamic (or Old) Covenant. Prior to Jesus going to the cross, the Jews knew what it was to confess their sins and repent, but their sins were only 'covered' in atonement by the blood of an animal which was sacrificed once a year. It wasn't until the sacrifice of Jesus' blood that sin could actually be wiped out and not just covered up (see Hebrews 10).
The Confession of Salvation: is the confession of a sinner. It's what we now know as the prayer of salvation. In John 16, Jesus explained that the Spirit would come to convict “the world” of sin and basically the confession of a sinner under the New Covenant is simply that Jesus is Lord! “The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 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” (Romans 10:8-9).
The Confession of Sin: Christians also must confess their sins, especially those who step out of fellowship with the Father. The Bible says that if you have sin in your life to confess it. 1John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” The moment sin is confessed, is the same moment it is gotten rid of. By faith, we spewed it out of our mouths and God was faithful and just to forgive us of it and to cleanse us.
The Confession of Faith in God’s Word: involves our faith in Christ as our High Priest. Paul wrote“…consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession Christ Jesus;” (Hebrews 3:1). This word 'confession' in the Greek actually means, “saying the same thing as; saying what God says.” This makes the act of “confession” nothing more than a spoken “affirmation” of bible truth which is repeating the very things God has already said in His Word and believing them at the same time.
To finish, this principle of faith that works hand in hand with our confession will never change. Faith operates by believing what we say and saying what we believe and doing so over and over again – in line with Gods Word - for the rest of our lives. A process that helps bring salvation and every other thing that God has promised us.
Father thank you for giving me the authority and the power to speak words of faith over my own life; I have the master key of life in my own mouth! I can be unstoppable if I operate in the God kind of faith, which pleases you so much. I chose to speak the right words over my life and the lives of others today. Amen.
CONFESSION OF THE DAY
Today is the day that I can correct my speech to contain “only” words of faith; nothing more and nothing less. To work faith into my life, letting it permeate and radiate in everything I do. My mouth bears the fruits of faith because I consistently make the right choices with my mouth! I choose words of faith. I am a carrier of “life” in every situation... Hallelujah
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