There is much to be said about having a positive confession. In other words. Speech pertaining to where you want to be…not necessarily where you are. Having said this much. My opinion is that there is way too much time spent on this topic in Pentecostal circles. The gospel of Luke chapter 6 verse 45. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart. Brings forth that which is good. And an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart. Brings forth that which is evil.. For out of the abundance of their hearts. Both men speak. There is absolutlely nothing wrong so to speak of asking for and expecting good things to happen in ones life.But to sink or swim on a daily basis in a state of expectancy can be precarious at best.
In the Our Father prayer. Which the Lord himself gave to us as a fouindation of how to pray. He himself said to the Father…Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Ultimately you and I want Gods will and nothing but his will being done in our lives.For only in and through him being the priority of our existence. Can we truly find happiness. And so there are certain foundational confessions which all Christains must embibe if we are to be saved and successful in our walks. Without these you have no vision at all. You are in fact blind. First John chapter 4 verse 15. Whoever shall confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. God dwells in him and he in God. If God is in you how can you fail? And if you are living in God how can you fail. The bible teaches us that when we marry. We being the man and woman. Have become one body. When you believe and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. You have become the bride of Christ and therefore one with him as well. And if Jesus is in you and you are in him.You can do nothing but succeed.
And to succeed means nothing more and nothing less than making heaven your eternal home. Everything else is as they say gravy. First John chapter 1 verse 9. If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins. And to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. A positive and regular confession of our sins is necessary for every spirit filled believer. But its not enough to confess our faults to God alone. We need to come clean to our brethren as well. James chapter 5 verse 16. Confess your faults one to another. And pray for one another that you may be healed. This is exactly where and why we Catholics have confession. Yes I ask God to forgive me for my sins every night. But the last time I went to formal confession before my parish priest. I wept like a baby in the Holy Ghost. Now if you Pentecostals out there think that this was some type of satanic intervention going on. You are out of your spiritual minds. God was moving in a mighty way on me and through the priest being there to hear me. And I left the confessional renewed and refreshed in God. There is power in confession. God moves in and through the act of confession. So increase your vision to include a good confession on a regular basis. And see what the Lord will do for you and through you….To be continued