Divine Confession, by Deaconess Tinkuma Edafioghor
Confession is commonly referred to an act of admitting that you have done something wrong or illegal. Consequently, whenever the word “confession” is mentioned among Christians, we automatically think of sin and failure. While this is certainly important, there is another essential aspect of confession that the Bible emphasizes even more. It is the confession of faith.
This includes; declaring what we believe, testifying to something we know, and witnessing for a truth that we have embraced. In other words, our confession should centre on who we are to God in Jesus Christ, what God can do through us, and what His Word can do through our mouths. Our confession of faith can move mountains (Mark 11:23; Job 22:28).
The truth is that much of what we say signals what we believe (Romans 10:10). As Christian, we are expected to speak by faith, as a coordination between our conviction and confession produces supernatural results (Matthew 21:22). Romans 10:17 says faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. So the moment you release faith as a spoken word out of your mouth, the Spirit of God starts looking for you to bring your words to reality.
The words of our mouth are powerful. Proverbs 18:21 says “the power of death and life is in the tongue.” That means you can talk your life into anything (the driver of your life is your mouth). So many times we are snared by the words of our mouth (Proverbs 6:2; 18:7) and many blessings are lost by the words of our mouth. It is true that we may sometimes feel weak and helpless, and burdened with unpleasant situations.
However, we should look into the Word of God for comfort and solutions, for “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding to the simple” (Psalm 119:130). In such times, our confession can be “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loves us” (Romans 8:37). “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
You may be facing a situation that seems impossible. Rather than talking about how impossible it is, focus on God who is inside you and declare, “For with God, nothing will be impossible” (Luke 1:37). You will discover that your confession of faith will cause God to address the situation.
Rise up now and start speaking blessings into your life, family, education, career, business, ministry, destiny etc.
The sermon “Divine Confession”, by Deaconess Tinkuma Edafioghor was delivered on August 7, 2016.