How to Release Your Faith
Foundation scriptures: Mark 11:23; Romans 10:10.
Four kinds of confession in the New Testament.
- Confession of sin. - Taught by John the Baptist and Jesus to the Jews.
- This was not Christian repentance or baptism. These were covenant people being baptized in the name of the Father.
- Confession of the sinner today (John 16:7-11)
- The Holy Spirit convicts the sinner of but one sin today: because they believe not on me.
- He must confess the Lordship of Jesus (Romans 10:9)
- The sinner does not need to confess that he is a sinner; that is a self-evident fact.
- Confession of sins by the believer.
- Used when he is out of fellowship with the Father.
- If you have sinned, you know it. Don't try to drag up something to condemn yourself. That will rob you of faith.
- Confess it and receive your forgiveness immediately. Satan will try to take advantage of you.
- Hebrews 8:l2-The Father doesn't remember what you did. Why should you?
- Confession of our faith in the Word, in Christ and in God the Father.
- Whenever we receive from God, confession is made unto it.
- The Bible teaches believing and saying.
- We have been given the Word to straighten out our thinking.
- Confession brings possession.
- There is a positive side to confession. We have majored on the negative (weakness, failure and sin).
- What we are to confess.
- What God in Christ has wrought for us in the plan of redemption.
- What God through the Word and the Holy Spirit has wrought in us in the New Birth and the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
- What we are to God the Father in Christ Jesus.
- What Jesus is doing for us now at the right hand of the Father (Hebrews 7:25).
- What God can do through us or what His Word will do through our lips (Acts 20:32).
- Search the Scriptures for all references to in Him, in Christ and in whom. Begin confessing them before God and men.
- Learn what God promised Abraham (Galatians 3:13-14, 29). His blessing was threefold: spiritual, physical and financial.