Heb 3:1 says, “Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession (confession), Christ Jesus.” Jesus is the Apostle of our confession. Jesus is the High priest of our confession. How do these two roles differ? An apostle is an ambassador; a delegate (2Cor 5:20, Prv 13:17). He is one sent forth from God. He speaks to men for God. A high priest, on the other hand, speaks to God for men. He is an intercessor (Isa 53:12, Rom 8:34, Heb 7:25); he is a mediator (1Tim 2:5, Heb 8:6). 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 where am I going with all of this? 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, 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 fill 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.
We should not let corrupt communication come out of our mouth (Eph 4:29). We should always speak in line with God’s Word (1Pt 4:11). We should 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). 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.
Jesus is a great high priest, so hold fast your confession of faith! He is faithful Who promised (Heb 4:14, 10:23)! If you’ve been confessing doubt, fear, lack, & death; then ask God to forgive you. Repent, and make a commitment to only speak God’s Word. Don’t be moved by circumstances; move your circumstances (mountains) by speaking God’s Word to them (Mk 11:23)! God watches over His Word! He performs it! It doesn’t return to Him void! Keep speaking and keep believing, until you see the promise come to pass! Until next time, rejoice in The Lord!