Sunday, January 14th
(Confession Launches You Into Salvation)
TO THE BIBLE: Matthew 12:37
“For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Did you know that someone 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. The Bible says even the devils believe and tremble (James 2:19), but that doesn’t make them saved. There’s more required for salvation than just believing. 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 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.
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 or catapults you into salvation. This is when you come to the realisation that Jesus Christ is Lord of your life and that you belong to Him.
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, family and schoolwork. Mark 11:23 declares that you shall have what you say. So declare God’s Word concerning everything that pertains to you today, and you’d definitely see the results in your life!
Romans 10:9-10; Mark 11:23-24
Dear Father, I thank you for the wonderful benefits of salvation that I enjoy today and forever as I continually declare your Word concerning me. I’m making progress today in my family, health, and schoolwork, in the mighty Name of Jesus. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 10:24-42, Genesis 34-35
Matthew 6:1-13, Genesis 14
Today, have a special talking session all by yourself; confess God’s Word to and about yourself.