When you talk about faith you gotta talk about confession. Because there is no faith without confession. There’s no such thing as faith without confession. Faith doesn’t stay silent. Confession is faith’s way of expressing itself.
Confession does two things for the believer. It doesn’t matter if you’re a preacher or not. Confession isn’t something that works for the preacher, but not for the layman. It works for all believers. So, if you’re a believer, this is for you. It all works the same way, minister or no minister. It don’t matter who we are, all the principles still apply.
First, it identifies who you are. In other words, you confess who you are in Christ to get your identity from Christ. Faith comes by what? Hearing. You confess the Word of God to get your identity. “I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. Jesus took my infirmities and bore my sicknesses and diseases.” Identify with that. I get my identity from the things I confess out of my mouth because faith comes by hearing God’s Word. Confession identifies you in the position that you are a christian.
And the second thing it does it set the boundaries of your life. The borders of your life are encompassed by the words that you say from your mouth. You will never have more than you confess. That’s why you need to always confess more than what you have. Because you’ll never have more than you confess. I didn’t make this up. It’s in the Bible. You don’t want to just stay where you’re at, you want to go forward in the future. We thank God for where we’re at, for where He brought us from. But if we want to go forward into the future, then we need to turn our mouth to talking in that direction and begin to declare what we want to see, and it shall come to be. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. That’s the way it works.
Faith is activated by believing with your heart and confessing with your mouth. You say, “Brother Randy, this is too simple.” I know. That’s why 99% of the body of Christ doesn’t do it today. It’s easy to receive from God.