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So, What Kind of Confession Do You Offer Jesus?
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 10, 2013

Hebrews 3:1 says, “Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus.” Notice, Jesus is the Apostle of our confession; and Jesus is the High priest of our confession. How do these two roles differ? An apostle is an ambassador; a delegate. He is one sent forth from God. He speaks to men for God. 2Cor 5:20 - Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. A high priest, on the other hand, speaks to God for men. He is an intercessor. Rom 8:34- Who is he that condemns? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Heb 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them. He is also a mediator: 1Ti 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. He stands in the gap, and offers sacrifices for the people. In His Apostolic role, Jesus brought to us The Word of God (Jn 14:10). He is the living Word (1Jn 1:1). He is the Word made flesh (Jn 1:14). He is the apostle of our confession, because he brought to us God’s Word- which we are to confess. In His high priestly role, Jesus brings our confession and our prayers before The Father. Now in the Old Testament, the sacrifice that was offered had to be spotless and perfect for God to receive it. Only then would God act on it, and forgive the sins of the nation, person, etc. If the sacrifice was not perfect; if it did not line up with God’s Word: it would not be accepted, and it would not be acted on. God is under no obligation to act, when He receives an unacceptable sacrifice. So what does all of this mean? Jesus has brought to us God’s Word, and told us what to confess. Mk 11:23 & Rom 10:9 are just a couple of many, many confessions. However, if our confession and prayers are not in line with God’s Word, He is under no obligation to act (in actuality, He has already acted in the person of Jesus - but we must believe to receive). The question is: What confession do you offer? Is it pleasing to God (Heb 11:6)? Is it in line with His Word? Is it full of faith, trust, & confidence? Or, is it in line with Satan’s word? Is it full of doubt, fear, & unbelief? If it is the latter, God is not only not obligated to act; He essentially can’t act on your behalf. You have removed God from the equation, and I’ll tell you why. God will watch over His Word to perform it (Jer 1:12). If it is not in line with His word, He will not perform it. God’s word will prosper (Isa 55:11), and not return void. If your word, or confession, is in opposition to God’s Word - it will not prosper, and it will return void. God’s Word is eternal truth; circumstances are brief and temporary. That’s why we are to walk by faith - not by sight (2Cor 5:7). The Words of God are life (Jn 6:63). If your not speaking God’s Word into a situation, your speaking death. Death and life are in the power of your tongue (Prv 18:20-21). You will be filled with the increase of your lips. Whatever your speaking, will reap a harvest. May I ask: What kind of harvest have you sown for? You may not like it. Don't let corrupt communication come out of our mouth (Eph 4:29). Always speak in line with God’s Word (1Pt 4:11). Put away lying and filthy communication (Col 3:8-9). Filthy and foolish talking and joking should not be named among us that call ourselves Christians (Eph 5:3-4). Remember, we will give an account for every idle word (Mt 12:34-37), so we need to be careful about what we say. It is serious business with God. The children of Israel did not go into the promised land because of what was in their heart; and what came out of their mouth. God told them they could have what they said (Num 14:28): the problem is, they said they would rather die in the wilderness, than face those giants (Num 14:1-2, Ex 16:3). So, that’s what they got. Except Joshua and Caleb. They believed God’s Word! They spoke God’s Word! They inherited God’s promise! Faith believes! Faith speaks! Faith receives! That’s Gods way, and He is not going to change it for you. Your words matter - so watch them. Here are some applicable quotes from various people: “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.” “The words we say will teach, if we practice what we preach.” “When you are arguing with a fool, make sure he isn’t doing the same thing.” “Great minds talk about ideas; Average minds talk about things; Small minds talk about other people.” “Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word, before you let it fall.” “A holy mind cannot repeat a vile thing,

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