CONFESSION LAUNCHES YOU INTO SALVATION
“For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned” (Matthew 12:37).
Aman could believe that Jesus died and was raised from the dead for his justification, and still end up in hell! That’s because to merely believe that He died and was raised from the dead isn’t enough to guarantee salvation. We must confess the Lordship of Jesus over our lives to be saved!
The word “confess” is the Greek “Homologia” which means to declare openly by way of speaking out freely a deep conviction of facts. Thus when we make confessions, we’re proclaiming that which God has said concerning us in His Word. Romans 10:9-10 says: “…if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
In other words, when God’s Word comes to you, and you believe it, your heart is made right with God. But confessing the Lordship of Jesus over your life is actually what launches you into salvation. This is when you come to the realization that Jesus Christ is Lord of your life and that you belong to Him.
Confession however doesn’t end with receiving salvation from sin alone for salvation is an all-inclusive word. It refers to your preservation, prosperity, peace, health, victory, success and all the wonderful benefits that ensue from the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In fact, Christianity itself is referred to as the “great confession.” It’s a life where you get what you say. So you have to be a talking-Christian. You have to confess God’s Word and see it come to pass in your life, health, job, family and finances.
Jesus said “…he shall have whatsoever he saith.” So declare God’s Word concerning everything that pertains to you today, and you’d definitely see the results of in your life!