The word “confess” means “to speak the same thing” or
“agree with.” When you make daily, out loud confessions from the
word of God, you’re agreeing with what God has said. When that happens,
He releases the power of those words through you and into the outside
This is an ancient and respected use of the Scriptures;
notice how the writer of Hebrews took an Old Testament passage spoken
to the Jews of Joshua’s day and transformed it into a confession for
Christians of the New Testament era - “Never will I leave you; never
will I forsake you.”-Heb. 13:5.
Notice how attention
to the word builds one's faith:
HOW FAITH INCREASES:
Note these passages showing the relationship between
Gods word and the development of
faith. Notice also how speaking the word, praying the word and meditating
on the word will all
increase ones faith:
Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message
is heard through the word of Christ. -Romans
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel
of the wicked or stand in the way of
sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of
the LORD, and on his law he
meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in
season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth;
meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything
written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. -Joshua
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask
whatever you wish, and it will be given
you. -John 15:7.
This is the meaning of the parable: the seed is the
word of God the seed on good soil stands
for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and
by persevering produce a
crop. -Luke 8:11-15.
The tempter came to him and said, If you are
the Son of God, tell these stones to become
Jesus answered, It is written: Man does not live by bread
alone, but on every word that comes
from the mouth of God. -Matthew 4:3-4.
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper
than any double-edged sword, it penetrates
even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts
and attitudes of the
heart. -Hebrews 4:12.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you
teach and admonish one another with all
wisdom... -Colossians 3:16.
You have known the holy Scriptures, which are able
to make you wise for salvation through
faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for
correcting and training in righteousness... 2 Timothy 3:15-16.
He chose to give us birth through the word of truth...
Therefore get rid of all moral filth and the
evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which
can save you.
For you have been born again, not of perishable seed,
but of imperishable, through the living
and enduring word of God. -l Peter 1:23.
If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking
the very words of God. -1 Peter 4:11.
When you received the word of God... you accepted
it not as the word of men, but as it actually
is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe. l
They overcame (the devil) by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony.
HERE ARE SOME WAYS SCRIPTURE CAN BE
USED IN PRAYER:
“Thank you, Father, that I have faith as a mustard seed...
Nothing will be impossible for me.” -Matt. 17:20-21
“Thank you that, though many things are impossible to man, with you all
things are possible.’” -Matt. 19:26
“I thank you, Father, that everything is possible for me because I believe;
and even though some things are impossible with man, all things are possible
with you.” -Mark 9:23; 10:27
“Thank you that I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”
“Thank you, Father, that I’m now casting all my anxieties on you because
you care for me.” -1 Peter 5:7
“Father, thank you that I’m strong and very courageous; Your Book doesn’t
depart from my mouth because I meditate on it day and night so that I’m
careful to obey it. Thank you for making me prosperous and successful,
and thank you for being with me wherever I go.” -Josh. 1:6-9
“Thank you, Father, that you didn’t give me a spirit of fear or timidity,
but you gave me a spirit of power, love and self-discipline.” -2 Tim.
“Father, I thank you that you’re my shepherd and that I’ll never be in
want. You make me lie down in green pastures, you lead me beside quiet
waters, you restore my soul.
“You guide me in paths of righteousness for your name’s sake. Even though
I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I’ll fear no evil for
you’re with me. Your rod and staff comfort me.
“Thank you that you’ve prepared a banquet table before me in the presence
of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
“Thank you that goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in your house forever.” -Psalm 23
“Thank you, Father, that I’m being transformed by the renewing of my mind
because you’ve given me the mind of Christ.” -Rom. 12:2 & 1 Cor. 2:16
“Thank you that I’m in Christ, not having a righteousness of my own that
comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ - the righteousness
that comes from you and is by faith.” -Phil. 3:9
“Father, I thank you that I’m pressing on toward the goal to win the prize
for which you have called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Thank you that
my citizenship is in heaven, and that I’m eagerly awaiting a savior from
there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who... will transform my lowly body to be
like his glorious body.” -Phil. 3:14, 20-21
“Thank you, Father, that I’ve been crucified with Christ and I no longer
live, but Christ lives in me. And the life I’m now living, I live by faith
in your Son, who loved me and gave himself for me.” -Gal. 2:20