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The Power of Confessing God's Word*

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 world.

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:


Note these passages showing the relationship between God’s word and the development of
faith. Notice also how speaking the word, praying the word and meditating on the word will all
increase one’s 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.” -Psalm 1:1-3.

“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 1:8.

“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 teaching, rebuking,
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.”
-James 1:18,21.

“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 Thessalonians 2:13.

“They overcame (the devil) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.”
-Revelation 12:11.


“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.” -Phil. 4:13

“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. 1:7

“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

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