In Mark 4:23-24, Jesus
‘If anyone shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea and shall not doubt but shall believe that those things which he sayeth shall come to pass, assuredly he shall have whatsoever he saith’
If there is one thing that we must endeavor to change, it is the confession of the mouth.
The bible says ‘Suffer not your flesh to cause your mouth to sin, neither say ye before and angel that it was an error…(Eccl. 5:6)
In order words, be careful what you say.
EVERYTHING IS BY CONFESSION (Rom. 4:16-18 )
Paul said ‘God who quickens the dead and call those things that be not as thou they were..(Rom. 4:16-18)
God literally framed the world by His word. So our words are framing our world. The bible says ‘We understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God. The Psalmist said ‘he spoke and they were formed'. He spoke and the Power of the Holy Ghost went into operation.
He merely spoke, and the heavens were formed and all the galaxies of stars. 7 He made the oceans, pouring them into his vast reservoirs.
Psalm 33:8-10 (TLB)
8 Let everyone in all the world—men, women, and children—fear the Lord and stand in awe of him. 9 For when he but spoke, the world began! It appeared at his command! 10 And with a breath he can scatter the plans of all the nations who oppose him,
JESUS CONFESSED THE FIG TREE INTO WITHERING
Remember what Jesus told the disciples before they even knew he was dead. He said ‘Our friend Lazarus sleep but I go so that I might wake him again..(Jn. 11:11).
What was he doing, we was speaking the things that be not as thou they were..
Even when he said ‘The son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and he will be killed and on the third day, he will rise again..(Lk.9:22)
The bible says ‘He sent His word and healed them and delivered them out of their destruction..’ (Ps. 107:20)
It is the word that heals, It is the word that prospers, It is the word that promotes and favour..And God has already declared it. Our responsibility is to say what God has already said.
That is why God told Joshua- This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth but meditate on it day and night that you may be careful..you will make your way prosperous and have good success.
So we must be careful not to use negative confession to nullify the power of our prayer. Like I have said before, we must be careful not to plant a seed with one hand and uproot it with the other hand.
GUARD YOUR HEART WITH ALL DILIGENCE (Lk. 6:43-45 Read)
Whatever you meditate for too long becomes your declaration. That is why Paul said in Philippians 4:8-9Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
Why is that? Because what you meditate becomes your words…For out of the abundance of the heart..(the heart of meditation) the mouth speaks.
THE WORD GUARDS THE HEART
The quantum of the word of God in your heart determines how strong your faith and consequently, your confession will be. David had meditated the word for so much that it was very easy for him to say ‘The God that delivered me from the paws of the Lion and the bear, he will deliver me from the hands of this Phillistine..
The 10 spies were not just destroyed because they said ‘We cannot enter the land’. They were destroyed because they had declared that they will be destroyed. So be careful of what you confess.
Whatever you confess you possess.
Hear the bible say ‘They Limited the Holy One of Israel…(Ps. 78:38-45).
Our confessions limit God.
And we have been limiting God by what we say. We limit his ability to bless us. We limit his ability to favor us and we limit His ability to heal us.
As we move stedily into the year 2017, a year of multiplication and Increases, let us be cautious that we do not speak any negativity..A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth but the mouth of the transgressor shall eat violence (Pr. 13:2)