What is Confession?
The English dictionary says that “to confess” means to acknowledge or own up to or acknowledge faith in. It also means to confess one’s faults. Keep in mind; one definition is to make a confession of one’s faith or to acknowledge faith in God’s word. Confessing is saying the same thing as it is. Confession is saying the word of God the way it is written in the bible.
Many people think of confession as sins, weakness, and failures when they hear the word confession. This is the negative side of confession, but there is a positive side. The bible says more about the positive side of confession than it does about the negative side. So when you live on the negative side of confession and constantly confess your faults and failures, and that is all you will ever confess, then you are going to grow lopsided in your Christian walk. This negative confession will build weakness, sin and failure–consciousness into your spirit.
Actually, Christianity is called the “Great Confession” (Hebrews 3:1, Hebrews 4:14 & Hebrews 10:23). Your confession is a proclamation of what you know to be true. Your confession states what you believe. Your confession declares something you know. And your confession proclaims a truth you have accepted wholeheartedly.
When you believe and confess what you believe, your faith is activated. When you confess what you are confessing, and you don’t believe it, that is mental assent. When you believe and don’t confess it, your faith is passive. Mental assent and passive faith cannot receive from God. Only active faith receives from God. For the bible says….. “and with the mouth confession is made unto…..” ( Romans 10:10). In this text, confession is made unto salvation. But that is how to receive anything from God. Believe in the heart, then confess what you believe in the heart with your mouth to receive it from God.
Every confession you make does two things. First, it pinpoints you. In other words, your confession locates you. Second, it sets your boundaries. In other words, your confession hedges you in. The two verses below show us this. What you declare is established for you. The book of job 22:28 says, “Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.”
And also what you say, God not man nor devil does it for you, whether positive or negative. The bible says, “Say unto them, as truly as I live, saith the Lord, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you.” (Numbers 14:28).
Having said that, now make this confession to yourself. Believe in your heart and speak it with your mouth to activate your faith.
• I believe God raised Jesus from the dead, and I confess Jesus is my Lord ( Romans 10:9–10).
• I am washed, sanctified, justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the spirit of God (1 Corinthians 6:11).
• I am the temple of God, (1 Corinthians 6:19–20; 1 Corinthians 3:16–17 & 2 Corinthians 6:16(
• I am rich, am not poor, (2 Corinthians 8:9).
• I am light, I walk as a child of light, (Ephesians 5:8)
• I am strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might, (Ephesians 6:10)
• I will never take the wrong step or direction; I have the Holy Spirit as my guide, (John 16:13).
• The word of Christ dwells in me richly in wisdom, ( Colossians 3:16)
• For now I live, because I stand fast in the Lord, (1 Thessalonians 3:8).
• I am seated at the right hand of God in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus ( Ephesians 1:20 & Ephesians 2:5–6).
•I will not die but live to declare the great works of the Lord, (Psalm 118:17).
• I am a wonder unto many, but the Lord is my strong refuge, ( Psalm 71:9).
• The Lord is my light and my salvation; who shall I fear? (Psalm 27:1).
•The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid, ( Psalm 27:1).
• The Lord is my shepherd, l shall not want, ( Psalm 23:1).
•The Lord is my helper, and I shall fear not what shall man do unto me, (Hebrews 13:6)
• The Lord is faithful, who shall establish me, and keep me from evil, (2 Thessalonians 3:3).
• God has not appointed me to wrath, but to obtain salvation by my Lord Jesus Christ, ( 1 Thessalonians 5:9).
•The very God of peace sanctify me wholly; and I pray God my whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of my Lord Jesus Christ, ( 1 Thessalonians 5:23).
•Whatever I do, I do heartily as to the Lord, and not to man, ( Colossians 3:23).
• I am a new creature in Christ, the old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new, ( 2 Corinthians 5:17).
• In Christ Jesus, I have redemption, (Ephesians 1:7-8 & Colossians 1:14).
•The blessings of Abraham are my blessings now, ( Genesis 12:1–3 & Galatians 3:13–14)
• I have been redeemed from the curse of the law, ( Galatians 3:13–14).
• I am the heir of Abraham blessings, ( Galatians 3:29, 7)
• I reign in life by Christ Jesus ( Romans 5:17).
• God is a wall of fire around me, and the glory in my midst, (Zachariah 2:5)
• God is my refuge and habitation; therefore, no evil shall befall me nor plague come near my dwelling, (Psalm 91:9–10).
• Whatever I do in the word or deed, I do all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God and Father by him (Colossians 3:17).
•As I have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so I walk in him,( Colossians 2:6).
• I am doing service to the Lord,( Ephesians 6:7).
• I am thankful always,( Ephesians 5:20)
• I glory in the Lord (2 Corinthians 10:17 & 1 Corinthians 1:31).
• I am the head, am not the tail, ( Deuteronomy 28:13).
• I am above only, am not beneath,( Deuteronomy 28:13).
• The Lord shall smite and scatter my enemies in seven different ways, (Deuteronomy, 28:7).
• I am blessed in the city and the field ( Deuteronomy 28:3).
• I am blessed when I come in, and I am blessed when I go out,( Deuteronomy 28:6).
• I am fruitful, (Deuteronomy 28:4,11 & John 15:16).
• The work of my hands is blessed, (Deuteronomy 28:8,12).
• I am a blessing, and my generation is blessed ( Deuteronomy 28:1–13, Psalm 37:25–26).
• I am a god and the child of the Most High (Psalm 82:6).
• I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, (Philippians 4:13).
• My God shall supply all my needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 5:19).
• I am who God and his word say I am.
• I have what God and his word say I have.
• I can do what God and his word say I can do.
• God says what he means and means what he says (Numbers 23:19).
By Gilbert Magomere Ayieko, Teacher of the Word of God
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