Upon crossing over the border of another country, the person entering must declare whatever theyare bringing in from abroad. DF
Before entering the Kingdom of God- One must declare their “faith” in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. DF
“This message is near you. It’s in your mouth and in your heart.” This is the message of faith that we spread. If you declare that Jesus is Lord, and believe that God brought him back to life, you will be saved. Romans 10: 8-9
For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved..” Romans 10:10
“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.” Matthew 16: 15-17
From the very beginning, God brought everything into existence through His Word. He spoke it first and then whatever was spoken came into existence. The first thing created was light. Light disperses the darkness and exposes everything created. (Genesis 1:3)
Take a light into a dark place and you will see how even a small light can pierce the darkness. Jesus Christ is the light that comes into the world to expose sin and darkness ( John 1: 1-5). Anyone coming to Him, hearing His Word, and accepting it, receives knowledge of the Truth. Anyone who acknowledges the Truth is set free from the darkness that blinds. (John 8:36)
The “spoken” word is powerful. The tongue has the power to destroy or create (James 3: 1-12). When God created the world, He said everything was good (Genesis 1:25). It wasn’t until a lie was spoken and believed that things turned around for the worse ( Genesis 3)
What is spoken is powerful, it creates either a negative or positive environment. Therefore, we must take every thought captive in examination before speaking it (2 Corinthians 10:5). The positive “Word of God” overpowers every negative word of the enemy. This is the weapon that defeats every word of condemnation (Romans 8:1, Isaiah 54:17). But we must speak it. That is why the confession of faith in God and His Word seals the deal for not only salvation but in every circumstance. Confessing belief in Christ’s salvation is all that is necessary to receive the seed of truth. Then by watering it with the Word, we grow up in our salvation through the work of God’s Holy Spirit.
There was a time in my life when my faith in Jesus Christ and my salvation was challenged. It was a fiery ordeal and at one point I even began confessing doubt in my salvation. As I continued to confess the doubts that entered my mind, the trials became worse. Then one day, God once again got my attention through His Word. I received the Word in Isaiah 40:31 about trusting and waiting on God. The promise in this word is deliverance. One day when I was overwhelmed again with many doubts and fears, I decided to stop trying to figure it out and to trust God. I simply surrendered by saying, “I’ll just have to wait on the Lord.” I confessed this with my mouth to my family. As soon as the words left my mouth I felt supernaturally strengthened. Then within my heart I heard a small voice say, “Walk away, don’t give it the time of day.” And that is what I did. I ignored the lies and paid attention once again to the TRUTH (John 14:6).
The words of our mouth have the power to bind or loose others and ourselves.
Don’t get wrapped up in negativity, but rather be positive about your faith in Christ Jesus. “+”