Someone once said that the definition of Christianity is the great confession. Paul said in the Book of Romans that we must confess with our mouth and believe in our heart. So, do we just make one biblical confession and we are done?
2 Timothy 1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which you have heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ.
Once we begin to speak God’s Word, which is His will, we must hold fast and keep on declaring His Word until we have what we say. Some of the things we confess we will have in this life, but some things will not be ours until we leave our corruptible bodies. Why is our confession so important? We are in a war of attrition.
Attrition: A prolonged war or period of conflict during which each side seeks to gradually wear out the other by a series of small scale actions.
God gave us His Word which is called the Sword of the Spirit, it is one of the weapons of our warfare. The devil is a thief, he has come to kill, destroy and steal all our blessings. There is one thing the devil has no might against and that is the Word of God. Confessing God’s Words pleases the Lord and it keeps the devil at bay. The devil celebrates when he can find a Christian that does not speak the Word, but they speak in line with the world. The devil is a legalist, he will use our negative confessions against us and leave us in a stupor.
Hebrews 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence(confessions) stedfast unto the end.
If we will stay connected to Jesus by speaking what He gave us to speak, then we will have everything God gave to Him! When we were born-again we became joint heirs with Christ, the devil is not pleased with our decision. The devil wanted to take God’s place in heaven and it cost him his place in the spirit realm. But the devil is the epitome of a sore loser, he thinks that if men will speak like he thinks, then he is their god. The devil is the great deceiver because he is deceived and he deceived his own self! He does not like to be reminded where he will spend eternity, but we don’t care what he likes or dislikes, the truth is the truth and that’s that.
Luke 4:4 And Jesus answered the devil, saying, it is written, that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word of God.
Jesus clobbered the devil with the sword of the Spirit, our Bible is full of swords. No matter what the devil comes at us with, we have a sword to put him to flight. We must learn to stop straddling the fence! Don’t talk trash and invite the devil into your life and then turn around and use the Word of God on him. He’s pretty quick in responding to a bad confession but slow to respond to a good confession. Words matter and we must always be cognizant of what comes out of our mouth.