RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
TRUE CONFESSION OF THE WORD .
Friday, November 24th, 2017
I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession (1 Timothy 6:13).
The word “Confession” here, is translated from the Greek word “Homologia,” which means to speak the same thing in consent. Confessing the Word means you agree with, and say what the Word of God says about you, Himself, your world or anyone or situation.
Why is it so important that we confess the Word boldly? It’s because our confessions are or create realities. Jesus said, “You shall have what you say” (Mark 11:23). What are the things you’re supposed to say? They’re the same things God has already declared in Scriptures.
Hebrews 13:5-6 says, _*“…for he hath said…So that we may boldly say….”*_ The reason He said what He said is so that we may boldly say the same thing. God’s Word isn’t for you to hear and be quiet; you respond by saying the same thing. That’s true confession of the Word. God gave you the Word so you’ll boldly proclaim it.
Someone might ask, “Must I say it?” Emphatically yes! Otherwise, you’ll never experience the vital reality of the Word of God in your life. It’s the way to get your spirit to take a hold of the Word to become a reality in your life. The Christian life is lived by words; it’s for talkers; talkers of the Word. Perhaps you know someone who’s been attacked by cancer, diabetes or any kind of sickness; advise them not to keep quiet! They should have “talking sessions.” You say, “What if they’re too weak to talk?” Let them mutter or even whisper: “I have the life of God in me; the Spirit that raised up Jesus from the dead lives in me; therefore, my whole body is vitalized and energized with divine life. No sickness can stay in my body. The presence of God’s Spirit destroys every trace of sickness and disease in my body.”
If they mutter it long enough, it’ll turn into a shout, and soon enough they’ll bounce off that sickbed. God’s Word is medicine. It cures every infirmity and keeps you in divine health.
Dear Lord, thank you for the victorious and prosperous life I have in Christ. I live in health and in glory every day, because of your grace and righteousness in me. You’ve blessed me in all things, and with all things; therefore, I’m forever grateful! I’m guided by your wisdom to walk in, and fulfil your perfect will for me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Mark 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
1 Timothy 6:13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and [before] Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: 1Peter 3,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: John 14:10-21,
1 Chronicles 24