NRP Apostolic Team Leader
That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
The power of confession is part of our Christian foundation, heritage, and experience. The power of confessing God’s Word is not in our annunciation, but in our declaration and agreement. To confess means to come into agreement or to say the same thing. When we come into agreement with God, there is a spiritual alignment that produces life.
This is likewise true when we confess our sins. The confession of sin is not just admitting wrong. It is agreeing with God about exactly what the wrong is. Have you ever noticed how people want to rename sin? Homosexuality is gay; marital adultery is an affair, etc. When we confess sin, we are agreeing with God that what He says is bad is bad, and what He says is death is death. It’s not until we come into agreement with God on our violation, that we get the true power of grace.
Where sin does abound, grace does more so! Where sin is excused or mitigated, grace is frustrated.
How can you defeat an enemy that you won’t acknowledge? How can you be forgiven for a sin you won’t confess? How can we bring people to salvation without an agreement that they need to be saved? How can people be set free who can’t acknowledge they are bound? There is power when we confess and agree with God!
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous, so that He will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.