Let us seize and hold tightly the confession of our hope (faith) without wavering, for He who promised is reliable and trustworthy and faithful [to His word] (Hebrews 10:23)
We pray and make our requests known to God. We sing our praise and worship to God. We read our Bibles. But how many of us make “confessions of faith?” Most believers aren’t taught what this is let alone the priority of this discipline in our lives. So, let’s look at the primary reason “faith confessions” are so important.
- FAITH DETERMINES EVERYTHING WE RECEIVE FROM GOD (See Matthew 9:22, Matthew 9:29, Luke 18:42, Mark 10:51-52, Luke 7:50, Luke 17:19, and Mark 5:34). Faith is the determining factor in all that we are able to receive from God.
- FAITH COMES FROM HEARING THE WORD OF GOD. Romans 10:17 tells us that faith comes from hearing the Word of God. When you hear preaching FROM the Word, faith is developed inside of your heart because the Word has “faith-stuff” in it. The seed of faith is planted and it grows when we listen to the Word of God being preached.
- A CONFESSION OF FAITH IS HEARING THE WORD OF GOD. Have you ever listened to a recording of yourself? When you listened to it, you probably thought, “that doesn’t sound like me.” Your voice sounds different to you inside. This is why you can talk yourself into something quicker than anyone else can. Your voice inside carries with it a weight, so that through talking to yourself, you can talk yourself into anything. You speaking the Word of God TO YOU can accomplish more than anyone else speaking the Word of God to you. This is at the heart of developing a strong personal faith. When you speak to yourself the Word of God (confessions of faith), you build your faith up, powerfully.
So, making confessions of faith Monday-Saturday is vitally important for us to become the prosperous, healed, healthy, strong, encouraged believers that God has called us to be.
Now, here is how you make a confession of faith:
- Pick a subject
- Find scriptures that relate to it
- Write out “personal statements” that relate to the scripture
- Read it out loud to yourself, at least once a day until you sense a “release in your spirit.”
- Subject: Financial Blessing
- Scriptures that relate to it:
- May the Lord give you [great] increase (Psalm 115:14a)
- The lions may grow weak and hungry but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing (Psalm 34:10)
- But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today (Deuteronomy 8:18)
- The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it (Proverbs 10:22)
- But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well (Matthew 6:33).
- Personal Statements:
- The Lord gives ME great increase
- I seek the Lord; therefore, I lack no good thing
- I remember and keep the Lord in mind, and He gives ME the ability to produce wealth and confirms His covenant, today.
- The blessing of the Lord on MY life brings wealth and I don’t have to painfully toil for it.
- I seek first the Kingdom of God and all things that I need are given to ME.
- Speak these to yourself, daily, multiple times, until you sense a release in your spirit from these confessions. The release will come when FAITH has been released in and from your spirit. Hearing the Word spoken to you from yourself will build faith into you to receive all that God has for you.
I can’t overstate this – “FAITH CONFESSIONS ARE VITAL FOR EVERY BELIEVER.” If you’ve never done this discipline, start today for harvests that will roll in over the next several years. If you’ve done this before, but you let go of your confessions of faith, pick back up again. Don’t sit idly by and just wait for heaven. God wants to release immeasurable blessings into our lives, but He is waiting on us to confess His Word and possess our inheritance.