How do we speak?
Paul’s epistles record verses like, ‘In Him’, ‘In whom’, ‘In Christ’. For eg – The Bible says that if any be in Christ, He is a new creation. We must note such passages. We must then order our conversations based on that. Anything we say and speak about our life and family must be in line with what the Bible says. When we talk of abundance and plenty, our circumstances will change.
1) Confession is declaring what we believe is to be true. Every time we confess something, we are declaring our belief to be true. When we say that we are nothing, we are declaring our identity. We should be careful that the devil does not try to gain entry.
2)Confession gives evidence of what we know. It shows what we know in our heart. Some Christians know Jesus as only their Savior. They believe that their sins have been forgiven and that they will go to Heaven when they die. But we also have the blessing of Abraham. The Bible says, ‘Cursed is everyone that hangs on a tree so that the blessing of Abraham may come upon the Gentiles’. Abrahamic blessing includes –
a) It is a material blessing. God made Abraham rich because God Himself is rich.
b) It’s a physical blessing. God blessed Abraham with a child. God opened Sarah’s womb so that their seed would become like stars of the sky. He blessed Abraham, the childless man and multiplied him.
c) It’s a spiritual blessing. Abraham became a friend of God. God even told him about destroying Sodom and Gomorrah before doing it. Abraham then pled with God to save Lot’s life. He was in a Covenant with God. God had said that everything that He had was Abraham’s. He wouldn’t ever lack in life. In Genesis 17:1, God told him that ‘I am El Shaddai. I am your friend. I am in a Covenant with you; Nobody can ever destroy or defeat you.’ He had the favor of God upon him.
Through Abraham, Jesus became the Savior of the world.
Confession is testifying to the truth that we have accepted and believed.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
Revelation 12: 11
The saints overcame the devil by three things.
- The blood of the lamb
- The Word
- The testimony
When Jesus’ blood was shed, our sins were remitted and we were forgiven. Hebrews 12:22-24 describes a scene in Heaven, where God is seated and everyone is surrounding the throne. The saints in the Old Testament and New Testament along with the angels of God are present. The Bible says that the blood of Jesus speaks better things than the blood of Abel. Abel’s blood cried for vengeance. Jesus’ blood spoke for mercy on our behalf.
The saints took what the Word of God says said about the blood of Jesus and made it their testimony. That’s how they overcame the devil. When Jesus told Satan, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God’, Satan was defeated. The Word of God should become our testimony. Testimony is saying that we have experienced what God says to be true. When we do that, we take God’s Word as being true in every area of our life.
We have the ability to choose what we want. When we speak failure and defeat, we can choose life or defeat. We must speak Jesus’ words of life. Let us ignore what we feel like saying or what others say. Let us choose what God says. God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and love and of sound mind. We are not made to doubt. We are called a believer.
We must reject fear in Jesus’ name because we are made in the image and likeness of God. When fear comes, we must tell it that we are made to love. Even though we don’t feel like loving, we should choose to love. Our feelings will come and go, however our life must we based on what we believe.
When we keep on confessing, the confession will become the reality of our life.