ALL NATIONS FULL GOSPEL CHURCH
August 14th to 20th 2017
TOPIC: RIGHT AND WRONG CONFESSION
Whenever the word “confession” is used, the first thing we think of is confessing one’s sin, weakness, and failure. That is the negative side of the subject; but did you know that Christianity is called “the Great Confession”? What is “Confession”? It is affirming something that we believe; it is testifying of something that we know. It is witnessing for a truth that we have embraced.
So we see that confession holds (and should hold) a very large place in Christianity. Testifiers and witnesses and confessors have been great leaders in Christianity.
1. WHAT TO CONFESS
The major problem a lot of Christians face is, we do not know what we should confess and how we should confess.
i. We should confess what the Bible says that Christ has accomplished for us.
ii. We should confess what God through the Word and the Spirit has won for us.
iii. We should confess what we are to the Father in Christ.
iv. We should confess what God can do through us or what the Word will do in our lips.
This means that we should have experienced all the above; for we cannot confess or witness about the things we do not know or have not experienced, just as you cannot be a witness in the court room if you have not seen anything.
Let us look at some scriptures;
1. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation, old things have passed away; behold all things have become new” 2 Cor. 5: 17.
With this verse you boldly say to yourself and to anyone who needs to hear that you are not just a forgiven sinner-nor a poor weak, staggering church goer; you a new creation, created in Christ Jesus with the life of God, the Nature of God and the ability of God in you. You say it over and over again.
2. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence” Eph. 1:7,8
This verse means that Satan’s dominion has been broken and that he has lost his dominion over your life because you are now a new creation. You have received a new lord now who is Jesus Christ. So you say this aloud over and again, you say/confess that Satan’s dominion ended and Jesus’ dominion began. You confess that diseases and sicknesses can no longer lord it over you, you confess that old habits can no longer lord it over you. You are a new creation created in Christ Jesus.
3. “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” Isaiah 41:10
4. ……If God is for us who can be against us?” Romans 8:31
5. “You are of God little children, and have overcome them because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world”. 1 John 4:4
You fearlessly say “God is in me now; the Master of creation is in me” What a confession!
You face life fearlessly. You know that greater is He who is in you than all the forces that can be arranged against you.
You may be facing bills that you cannot pay or enemies that you have no ability to conquer, yet you face them fearlessly because He who is in you is greater.
You say/confess “God is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?” I am not afraid of anything; I have no fear because the God of Omnipotence is on my side”
If you continually confess these verses, your faith and confidence will grow, and you will be “more than a conqueror indeed”! (To be continued)