Voice What You Believe – Pastor Chris
Friday, March 3, 2017
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (Romans 10:10).
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Some Christians are agonized because their personal experiences don’t seem to be in sync with the realities and provisions of the Gospel, even though they “believe” the Word of God. That you believe the Word doesn’t mean it’s going to work for you. Believing isn’t enough. It’s like having faith and not using it; it’s not going to work; you must use your faith for it to produce result.
As the principle in our opening verse reveals, even though you’ve believed the Gospel and are made right with God, you may not enjoy the benefits of salvation and righteousness until you act on the underlined portion of the opening text. Your confession is what catapults you into the vital experience of salvation, meaning that your mouth-work is important. Your mouth was given to you to say the right things that’ll direct the course of your life, beginning with salvation: “With the mouth, confession is made unto salvation.”
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The word translated “confession” is the Greek “homologeo” which means speaking the same thing in consent; to say the same thing in agreement with God. When God says something, you respond by speaking in line or in agreement with what He has said. You must do this to experience the blessings of His Word in your life.
God gave us mouths so we can vocalize and use His Word to mould and shape our lives and destinies, in the direction of His perfect will. His Word requires your response all the time. Your response is what you say, because of what He has said: “…for he hath said…So that we may boldly say…” (Hebrews 13:5-6). If the principle works for salvation, it’ll also work for everything that’s based on salvation: deliverance, protection, healing, preservation, prosperity, wellness, wholeness, etc. Therefore, don’t stop at believing; vocalize your faith and act accordingly.
I walk in absolute mastery, victory, divine health, safety, wellness and wholeness because I’m in Christ, and Christ is my life! His wisdom, righteousness, peace, glory and joy are resplendent in, and expressed through me, in the Name of Jesus! Amen.
further study: Mark 11:23; romans 10:9-10
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN Mark 10:1-31 Numbers 11-13
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN Matthew 19:23-30 exodus 12
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