(Believe With Your Heart And Confess With Your Mouth)
TO THE BIBLE: Romans 10:9-10
“…If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
The acknowledgement and confession of the Lordship of Jesus Christ is the God-ordained way to receive salvation. There’re many who believe that for a sinner to be saved he must confess all his sins to God, but that’s not true. You don’t receive salvation by confessing your sins. The Bible doesn’t say “If you shall confess with your mouth all your sins, then you shall be saved”; rather, it says, “…If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9). This is the simple way to salvation.
When you believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that God raised Him from the dead, you’re made right with God. But then, to enjoy what you have believed—to enjoy the full benefits of salvation, you’ll have to confess, that is, affirm with your mouth, the Lordship of Jesus. That you believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He died for you is not enough.
Even the devils, according to the Bible also believe and tremble (James 2:19), but that doesn’t mean they’re saved. You’d have to announce your believing; say it with your mouth, for “with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation.” Once you make that proclamation of the Lordship of Jesus, it catapults you into salvation! Thus that which you believe—the Lordship of Jesus Christ—becomes real to you, and changes everything about your life! You become awakened to the fatherhood of God.
2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 10:8-10 AMPC
Dear Father, I thank you for your great love towards me and for your grace that brings salvation which has appeared unto all men. Thank you for the opportunity and privilege to receive your gospel which is your power to save, heal and deliver. I declare with my mouth that Jesus is Lord of my life and saviour of my soul. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17, Jeremiah 1-2
Hebrews 8:1-13, Ezekiel 14-15
Say the Prayer of Salvation on page 76. Afterwards, get yourself to a Christ Embassy Church closest to you and tell them that you just gave your heart to the Lord.
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