Saturday, January 29, 2011

Your Confession

Hebrews 3:1 says: Therefore, holy brethren, who share in a heavenly call, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession. (RSV) The word "apostle" is the Greek word apostolos and it means to send. In this verse, who is the sent one? It is Yeshua (Jesus Christ). He is sent with what? He is sent with your confession. The word "confession" is the Greek word homologia and it means "to agree, confess, say the same. A confession, profession, or recognition." The word means that when you make a statement of confession, you are saying the same thing as another. Yeshua is taking your words (when they agree with His) and bringing them to the Father. That is why confessing God's Word is so vital to abundant living. If you speak doubt, unbelief, and fear, Satan takes those words and wrecks havoc in your life. Yeshua won't take those faithless words with Him. He is the Word and faith comes from the Word.

Yeshua is also our High Priest. The High Priest would take the sacrifices brought to Him by the people. He would then offer the sacrifice to YHVH on the altar. In the same way, Yeshua, as your High Priest, brings your words of confession to the Father for action. Faithless words will not be presented. Faithless words are an offering to Satan. He takes faithless words and will assist them to become a permanent reality in your life. Faith filled words will put you over and cause YHVH to move mightily on your behalf. Words of doubt or fear will bring greater doubt and greater fear in your life. Yeshua said you can have what you say. So, what are you saying?

Words come from thoughts. Actions come from words. You begin with confessing the Word of God. I have seen addictions broken by one who repeated the words: "I am the righteousness of Jesus Christ. I can do all things through Jesus Christ who gives me strength." A man who was addicted to drugs and alcohol was set free within seven days of repeating that confession. He said it while he was still drinking and doing drugs. However, those words eventually got on the inside of him. It became real to him. The power of God set him free. Your confession is powerful. It can work either for you or against you because it is a law. The law of confession can cause you to be victorious or it can cause you to fail. The choice, as always, is yours.

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