It is relatively easy for people to believe that God's Word is powerful. We read in the book of Genesis how the Lord spoke the world and everything we see into existence by saying, “Let there be light!”
Genesis 1:3-5 (KJV) - 'And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw that the light was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.'
We are God's representatives here on earth, and we can speak His Word just as He would – boldly, with authority, and believing it has the power to change our lives and every situation around us.
Isaiah 55:9-11 (KJV) - 'For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and does not return there but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing to which I sent it.'
Isaiah teaches us that the Word of God will not return void. In other words, it accomplishes what it was sent to do! The Word of God is seed, and when we release it into the earth, we will see good results.
Learning to confess God’s Word out loud has been a life-changing experience for me. Confession means “to say the same thing as.” It’s so important for us to say what God says – to speak His Word – not what our feelings, other people, or our circumstances are telling us. And when we say what He wants us to say, we’re going to have what He wants us to have. Because it is through God's Word that we receive from God what we seek from Him.
When I first began learning these principles, I was terribly negative. I was a Christian and active in church work, but I didn’t know I could do anything about my situation and the challenges I was facing at that time.
God began teaching me that I should not think and say negative things. As I decided to stop speaking negatively, I became happier, because a negative person cannot be happy.
After a while, however, I felt like my circumstances really weren’t that different. I asked the Lord about it, and He spoke to my heart and said, “You have stopped talking negatively, but you are not saying anything positive.” After you destroy the negative, you must speak positivity into existence so that the place where the negative was is being replaced by the positive. Like God in the beginning, after He dealt with darkness, He spoke light into existence.
So, I started making a list of the things that were rightfully mine according to the Word of God. Everything that belonged to me, I wrote it down. I had scriptures to back them up. Twice a day for approximately six months, I confessed those truths out loud. I did it in my house by myself. I wasn’t talking to anyone else – I was declaring the Word of God over my own life.
I began declaring things like:
“I don’t have a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
'For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.'
2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV) - “I take good care of my body. I eat right, I look good, I feel good, and I weigh what God wants me to weigh.”
'But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.'
1 Corinthians 9:27 (KJV) - 'For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.'
1 Timothy 4:8 (KJV) - “I am a believer, not a doubter.”
Mark 5:36 (KJV) - 'As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.'
Changes in my life did not come overnight. But gradually, I did see changes, and to this day, I continue to see good results when I verbalize my faith and speak in agreement with God.
Confessing God’s Word has become a regular part of my daily life. In fact, it’s one of the most important parts of my walk with God. The truth is, I don’t believe I would be where I am today had I not applied this powerful biblical principle!
I look at my list of confessions, and it absolutely amazes me how many of the things that I wrote on it have come to pass – things that seemed impossible at the time! And so much of it has to do with getting in agreement with God and consistently declaring His will over my life.
Amos 3:3 (AMPC) - 'Do two walk together, except they have agreed to meet?'
I encourage you to speak God’s Word out loud daily. Get in agreement with Him and become His mouthpiece, declaring the good things He has in store for you. As you do, I believe you will be strengthened in faith... and have the joy of witnessing God’s goodness and power in every area of your life.
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