What Is Confession?
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 10:9
What is confession? First, it’s affirming something that we believe. Second, it’s testifying to something that we know. And third, it’s witnessing for a truth that we’ve embraced.
What are we to confess? Well, our confession should center around five things: (1) What God in Christ has wrought for us in His great plan of redemption; (2) what God through the Word and the Holy Spirit has wrought in us in the New Birth and the baptism in the Holy Ghost; (3) what we are to God the Father in Christ Jesus; (4) what Jesus is doing for us now at the right hand of the Father in His present-day ministry; and (5) what the Word of God will do through our lips.
Now you cannot confess or witness about things you do not know about. It’s what you personally know about the Lord Jesus Christ and what you are in Him that counts.
If you were called to be a witness in court, it’s not what you have heard about that counts. It’s what you’ve seen and what you know for yourself that counts. Hearsay isn’t accepted. And your opinion isn’t accepted. They want to know what you know!
Confession: I read and study the Word to find out what belongs to me in Christ—what I have as a result of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. Then I walk in the light of that knowledge. I confess what belongs to me.
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 2002, 2007 Rhema Bible Church aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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