Revelation of Your Confession

by Rick
Revelation of Your Confession

We have the power of death and life in our tongue (Prov 18:21). We must be careful never to release death into living situations, but rather to speak death into dead situation.  We will investigate a few passages from scripture that illustration the principle of the Revelation of Your Confession.  Also, see the Mastering Your Mouth series for more messages that flow in this vein.

Faith Filled Words
The Revelation of Your Confession
The Revelation of Your Confession (Part II)
The Revelation of Your Confession (Part III)
Restoring Function to the Dysfunctional
Acting out your Confession
Just One Touch
A Touch of Faith
No Coincidence
Making Holy Garments from Flawed Material
One Giant, One Stone, One God, No Problem!
Faith can quench any Fire!
Receiving the Word by Faith!
Coming to God through His Names!
Coming to God through His Names! (Part II)
Coming to God through His Names! (Part III)
The Revelation of MY Confession

Faith Filled Words (top of page)

(Mat 8:10 KJV)  When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

Matthew 8 opens with Jesus healing a man with leprosy.  The text then shifts to Jesus entering Capernaum.  A Centurion approached him while He was entering the town.  A Centurion was a Roman Officer who was in charge of 100 soldiers.  He would be equivalent to today’s Company Commander.  The Centurion said, “Lord, my servant lies at home paralyzed and in terrible suffering.”  Jesus immediately said, “I will go and heal him.”  The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof.  But just say the word, and my servant will be healed.  For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me.  I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes.  I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”  This is where we pick up our text.  When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, “Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.” He went on to tell the Centurion, “Go!  It will be done just as you believed it would.”  His servant was healed at that very hour.

A while back the Lord blessed to me do a series entitled “Mastering Your Mouth” (see the web site).  This series dealt with the importance of speaking life and never death, the importance of allowing your mouth to bless you and not curse you.  Jesus never spoke an idle word, no, not one.  Every word that proceeded out of His mouth was full of intent and power.  Solomon taught us that death and life are in the power of the tongue (Prov 18:21).  We can see then why the words of this Gentile impressed Jesus.  Jesus had been around for a while teaching, ministering, healing, and interacting with many.  No doubt that He came across many ‘religious’ and ‘pious’ people.  This man – who was not a Jew, but a Roman – spoke something that Jesus had never heard amongst the religious sect.  He spoke “Faith Filled Words!” Being a military man, he understood authority, structure, organization, and power.  He was in authority himself.  He had authority over 100 men, but understood that Jesus authority over the thing that was troubling his servant.  He went to the man of authority and asked Him to “just say the word” and he knew that his servant would be healed.  Jesus did speak and the Commander received the exact thing that he confessed.

So what does this mean to you today? A few things:

1.       Our words are containers that can both loose fear or faith.

2.       Fear moves satan, but faith moves God.

3.       Whether we speak fear (death) or faith (life) is up to us.  Either way, we will receive what we confess.

4.       Our Faith Filled Words loose the power of God over our situation.

What situation are you currently in?  What circumstance has you concerned this morning?  Whatever it is, know that Your God is bigger than your problem.  Speak Faith Filled Words and watch God move on your behalf.  Your words to Him, spoken in faith, will loose His Word back to you.  One word from God can change your life!  Speak faith and receive your breakthrough!

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  The power of death and life are in my tongue.  I do not allow any corrupt communication to proceed out of my mouth, but only that which is good.  I am more than a conqueror.  I have world-overcoming faith and I speak faith filled words.  I walk in your prosperity, protection, power, and peace.  Your Word has the power to change weaklings into warriors.  I enter into this day as a Spirit-filled and anointed warrior in the Kingdom of God.  I will never be the same.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

The Revelation of Your Confession (top of page)

(Mark 5:22,23 KJV)  And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet, and besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.

Yesterday we dealt with speaking ‘Faith Filled Words’ and this morning message flows in that same vein.  Jesus was always about His Father’s business.  One day He told His disciples to get into a boat because they were going to the other side (of the Sea of Galilee).  A great storm arose and beat upon the ship, to the point where the disciples thought that they were going to die.  All this time, however, Jesus was sleeping.  Why?  Because He had already spoken ‘Faith Filled Words.’  Jesus said that they were going to the other side and come what may; He already knew that He would receive what He had spoken!  They did get there and healed a man possessed with a legion of demons then got back into the boat and traveled back to the other side again.

A large crowd waited for the boat by the shore.  People wanted to see this Jesus whom they were hearing about.  In that crowd – wedged between rich and poor; sick and well; and believers and doubters – was a man with a problem.  He was a ruler of the synagogue.  It modern terms this means that he was basically the president of the council of the affairs of the local church.  He was a man of prominence, position, and stature.  He was a man of authority, but something arose in his life that he had no authority over.  His little daughter was dying and he did not know what to do.  He knew all the preachers in the community and knew that they could not help him.  He knew the members of the community and knew that many looked up to him.  But none of this mattered now; his little daughter was at death’s door.  So right there, in the middle of the crowd, right in front of everybody, he put down his pride and fell down to worship a man that was hated by the members of his own organization.  He fell down at Jesus’ feet and begged Him to come and minister to his daughter.  The key to the message is found what his own words.  He said, “My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.”  His confession would unlock his daughter’s deliverance.  My friend, Elder Leo Jacobs, calls this the ‘Revelation of Your Confession.’

There is too much in this passage to deal with it all today, but let’s glean a few nuggets from what we have thus far:

1.  Speak Faith Filled Words:  Jesus was the ultimate example of how we should operate in the Kingdom of God.  Speaking life into dead situations was His lifestyle and should be ours.

2.  Have Confidence that your confession will come to pass:  Jesus was asleep while the others were afraid.  If confess God’s Word and believe what we say, we should not walk in fear.

3.  Know what to do when your Problem is bigger than your Position:  Jairus was a man of both position and stature, but when his problem outweighed his position, he put down his pride and worshipped Jesus!

4.  Confess your desired outcome to God:  Surely his head was flooded with issues.  His daughter was dying and he left her at home.  His wife was surely crying.  The people in the crowd were wondering what a ruler of the synagogue was doing at the sea shore, waiting for a man that was rejected by the religious sect.  But right there, in front of everybody, with his head turning, his heart racing, and his pride balking; He fell down and confessed his desired outcome to Jesus!

What’s your situation?  Is your problem bigger than your position?  Are you consumed by your issue?  Whatever it is, big or small, take it to Jesus and Confess your desired outcome to the King of Glory!

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  For fear You have given me faith.  For sickness You have given me health.  For poverty You have given me wealth.  For every problem You have given me a promise.  I enter into this Friday morning and this weekend declaring that I am healed, healthy, blessed, prosperous, anointed, appointed, destined, and delivered!  Lord, be it unto me, according to Your word and my confession!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

The Revelation of Your Confession (Part II) (top of page)

(Mark 5:22,23 KJV)  And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet, and besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.

This morning we pick up where we left off on Friday.  Remember that Jairus was a man of authority, but something entered the arena of his life that he had no authority over.  He went to the sea shore and waited for Jesus, although Jesus was rejected by his religious sect.  He swallowed his pride, fell down at Jesus’ feet, and confessed his desired outcome!  His confession of faith stirred Jesus’ faith and caused Jesus to go with him.  As they went, the crowd followed.  I guess people were as nosy two thousand years ago as they are today.  So there they were – Jesus, His disciples, Jairus, and the crowd – all moving towards Jairus’ house to bring to pass the confession of a father.  While they were making their way, however, Jesus asked a peculiar question.  He asked, “Who touched me?”  The disciples were baffled.  They replied, “You see the people crowding against you, and yet you can ask, ‘Who touched me?’ ”  Jesus went on to explain that He felt someone touch Him by faith.  Jesus then stopped and began to talk to a woman that had a blood problem for 12 years (we will further investigate her situation later).  We are not sure how long this conversation took, but the Bible does say that she told Jesus, “the whole truth.”  If she was anything like we are today, that might have taken a while.  I can picture Jairus getting frustrated as he pictured his wife crying and his little girl dying, while Jesus was talking.  Some men came from Jairus’ house while Jesus was still speaking to the woman and brought terrible news.  They said, “Your daughter is dead.  Why bother the teacher any more?”  Jesus knew that Jairus had come to Him and spoken in faith, so much so that He left the seashore enroute to His house.  Jesus also knew, however, that fear had set in and that Jairus was crushed at the report of his daughter’s death.  Jesus still wanted to honor his confession and told Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; only believe.”

So what does this mean to you today? A few things:

1.       Speaking our desired outcome in faith moves Jesus.

2.       Our journey to our breakthrough will not come without opposition.

3.       The enemy will attempt to stir up confusion in the space between our confession and the completion.

4.       No matter how bad the circumstances get, we must not lose hold of our confession.

The words “Don’t be afraid; only believe” are the key to this morning’s message.  The Greek words used herephobeo and pisteuo.  The first one is our word ‘phobia,’ which means: an irrational fear.  The second word means to believe, trust, or have faith in.  In other words, Jesus peered right into Jairus’ soul and saw that he had lost the hope of his confession and began to allow fear to set in.  The enemy will always send people your way to speak death and not life, in an attempt to get you to lose hope of what you are believing God for.  Jesus combated this fear with fear’s greatest enemy – faith! Likewise, we must keep our faith and continue to speak our confession, even in the midst of the worst circumstances!  Have you allowed fear to cripple your confession?  The word for you this morning is, “Don’t be afraid; only believe!

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  I walk by faith and not by fear.  I bind fear in the name of Jesus and I speak life and deliverance.  I am who You say that I am, I can do what You say I can do, and I can have what You say I can have.  I will not allow fear to cripple my faith.  I stand upon my confession until I see You bring it to pass!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

The Revelation of Your Confession (Part III) (top of page)

(Mark 5:22,23 KJV)  And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet, and besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.

This morning we pick up where we left off yesterday.  We started off this story with Jairus telling Jesus that his daughter was at death’s door, but also confessing that if He would come and lay His hands on her that she would both be healed and live! We saw how confusion creeped in, in the space between his confession and the completion.  Jairus was told that his daughter was dead and fear overtook him.  Jesus simply said, “Don’t be afraid; only believe.”  Jairus received that word from Jesus and decided to walk in faith and not fear.  Before they continued on to the house, however, Jesus cut down the size of his traveling party.  He decided to only take Peter, James, and John (His inner circle) to the house and refused the other disciples and the crowd from going any further.  When Jesus got to the house He encountered a great commotion.  People were there crying and wailing loudly.  Jesus asked, “Why all this commotion and wailing?  The child is not dead but asleep.”  They laughed at Jesus.  He wound up putting them all out.  The only people left in the house with the dead body were the parents, Jesus, and the three disciples.  He took her by the hand and said, “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”  Immediately the little 12 yr. old stood up and walked around and Jesus told them to get her something to eat.

So what does this mean to you today? A few things:

1.       Faith requires action.  Speaking faith is one thing, but our words must be coupled with our actions.  Jairus had to follow through with getting Jesus to his house, even after the terrible news, if he wanted to see a completion to his confession.

2.       Not everyone that is with you is for you.  Most of that crowd was following Jesus for the wrong reasons.  They simply wanted to see miracles, but wanted no true relationship with Him.  That is why He stopped them before getting to the house.

3.       Surround yourself with people of like faith.  Jesus even left 9 of the 12 disciples behind when it came down to really ministering to the dead situation.  He knew that most of His disciples did not have the faith (at the time) to believe God that this little girl could come back to life; so He asked them to stay where they were.

4.       Hold fast to your confession.  What do you think happened when they got the house?  If you take a close look you will see that what happened at the house was the exact completion of what Jairus confessed at the seashore.  Jesus touched the girl and she was both healed and lived!  He received exactly what He confessed and petitioned God for!  This is the Revelation of Your Confession!

What situation in your life is at the point of death?  Believe God by faith, speak faith filled words, hold fast to your confession, don’t allow what you see to change what you say, and your will receive your breakthrough!

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  I do not allow what I see to change what I say.  I am the head and not the tail.  I am above only and not beneath.  I am the lender and not the borrower.  I am healed and not sick.  I am rich and not poor.  I am blessed and not cursed.  I am Your child and I walk in the royalty of my inheritance.  Lord, be it unto me, according to Your Word and my confession!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

Restoring Function to the Dysfunctional (top of page)

(Mark 5:28 KJV)  For she said, “If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.”

This morning we continue to flow with ‘The Revelation of Your Confession.’  We have dealt with Jairus and the story of Jesus bringing his daughter back to life in the same manner as his confession and now we digress in the story, back to the woman that held Jesus up on His way to Jairus’ house.  This woman’s story is power-packed and I will not be able to get through it this morning, but let’s lay the foundation.

Remember that Jesus, Jairus, the disciples, and the crowd were all traveling to Jairus’ house.  Jesus was coming from ministering a breakthrough (casting out a legion of demons in the land of Gad) and was headed to minister a breakthrough (bringing Jairus’ daughter back to life) and sandwiched between the two is a woman who is looking for a breakthrough herself.  The bible says that she had an issue of blood for twelve years.  This means that her menstrual cycle had not stopped for 12 years.  Not only would it be physically debilitating to constantly loose blood for an extremely long period of time, but it would also have to be psychologically destructive because of the legal parameters of her condition.  Under the Hebrew Law, her condition made her a prisoner within herself.  Let’s look at what the Law said, “When a woman has her monthly period, she remains unclean for seven days, and if you touch her, you must take a bath, but you remain unclean until evening.  Anything that she rests on or sits on is also unclean, and if you touch either of these, you must wash your clothes and take a bath, but you still remain unclean until evening.  Any man who has sex with her during this time becomes unclean for seven days, and anything he rests on is also unclean.  Any woman who has a flow of blood outside her regular monthly period is unclean until it stops, just as she is during her monthly period” (Lev 15:19-25 CEV).  It goes on to explain that a woman with an extended period would not be considered clean until she brought an offering to the priest and the priest pronounced her clean.  She would also have to stay away from the rest of the community (Lev 15:31) while she was in her condition.

Can you ‘see’ this woman?  Can you identify with her?  She is physically drained – she has been bleeding for 12 years.  She is emotionally scarred – she has been segregated from her community, friends, and family, because of her condition.  She financially bankrupt – she had spent all she had on every possible doctor and she did not grow better, but worse.  She is seemingly forgotten – people will come and visit you and pray for you while you are sick for 12 hours, 12 days, 12 weeks, or maybe even 12 months; but not 12 years.  The length of her condition alienated her from her support base.  So there she was: weak, penniless, and frustrated; and all because of a dysfunction in her body.  Her body used to operate correctly.  Her friends used to be there for her.  Her financial situation used to look promising.  Her life used to be in order.  But in the midst of all of this, she heard about a man named Jesus, who had performed many miracles for others and she confessed, “If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.”

So what does this mean to you today? It means that you are never beyond the reach of Jesus.  When the doctors have done all they can, when your family has given up, when your friends have forgotten you, when there is more month than money, and when you are physically, emotionally, and psychologically drained – Jesus is still there and He is willing to meet you where you are.  When the world says no – God says Yes! He can restore function to the dysfunctional and order to the disorderly.  What condition has you in prison?  Learn from this woman.  Look to Jesus and speak life to your dead situation!

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  I do not allow myself to be a prisoner to any condition.  I submit and surrender myself to You and You alone.  Those that You make free are free indeed.  I receive the liberty that Christ died to give me.  I am delivered from every curse, illness, addiction, and disease.  I speak to every dead situation in my life and pronounce life.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

Acting out your Confession (top of page)

(Mark 5:28 KJV)  For she said, “If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.”

This morning we continue to flow with ‘The Revelation of Your Confession.’  Yesterday we discussed the ‘woman with an issue of blood’ and how her condition caused her to be a prisoner within her own body.  We also shared yesterday that when she heard about Jesus, she said, “If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.” Now, the text does not explain what and how she heard.  I have heard two arguments on this.  The first school of thought deals with the healing of a demon possessed man (earlier in the chapter) in the land of Gad (across the water).  The man wanted to get into the boat with Jesus and follow Him after he was delivered, but Jesus said, “Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how He has had mercy on you.”  The was obedient and told his story all throughout Decapolis and everyone who heard the testimony was amazed.  Many believe that the word of this testimony got back to the woman.  Another school of thought just simply claims that since Jesus had his headquarters in Capernaum and this woman also lived in Capernaum, it was only a matter of time before she heard about the miracle worker living in her community.  Either way, she heard it!  Her hearing then led to her confession. She spoke her desired outcome and not her present condition.  Then she actually set out to do what it was that she had spoken.  She overcame her doomed, depressed, and disillusioned environment and set out to come in contact with Jesus.  There is still plenty to discuss in this passage, but this is enough for today.

So what does this mean to you today? A few things:

1.  She Heard:  The Bible says that “faith comes by hearing” (Ro 10:17).  Many people do not allow their faith to grow because they are closed to the things of God.  This woman was in a terrible condition – physically, emotionally, and socially – but she was willing to remain ‘open’ to hear about a man that could change her life.  Many people that are scarred, frustrated, and disillusioned; close themselves off to the world and to any glimpse of hope.  They have been hurt so many times by people claiming to be able to help them that they give up completely and resign themselves to their condition.  We should learn from this woman.  She had been disappointed many, many times by the doctors, but she was still willing to listen about a man named Jesus!

2.  She Confessed:  This is the key to this series – the power of the tongue.  She did not complain about everything she had been through and when she heard about Jesus, she simply loosed Faith Filled Words into the atmosphere and she spoke her desired outcome instead of her present condition.  We must be careful not to nurse and rehearse our problems, but rather to disperse them to God in prayer, so that He can reverse them.  Speak your desired outcome!

3.  She Acted:  Wow!  She did not just speak a good game, but she actually acted upon what she said!  This is where many of us fall short.  It is one thing to speak life and not death, to speak your desired outcome, to name it and claim it; but when the rubber meets the road and the water hits the wheel, it comes time to Act upon what it is that we have spoken.  We will get deeper into this tomorrow, but suffice is to say that she broke out of her shell and broke into the crowd to get to Jesus and touch His clothes – just like she said she would!

So always have an open ear to hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to you, speak life and not death, and then backup your words with Action!  Faith is an Action word!

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  I have an ear to hear what You are saying to me today.  I tune my ear to the Holy Spirit and I am receptive to His voice.  I will speak what I hear and declare that I am more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus, Your son.  I also seek to DO and perform all that is written in Your Word.  My actions loose Your glory in my life.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

Just One Touch (top of page)

(Mark 5:28 KJV)  For she said, “If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.”

This morning we continue to flow with ‘The Revelation of Your Confession’ and the story of the ‘woman with an issue of blood.’  We learned yesterday that she heard about Jesus and said, “If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.” We also know that she went beyond mere words and acted out her confession.  She came up behind Jesus in the crowd and touched his garment.  Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.  Jesus then realized that power had gone out from His body.  He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?”  The disciples answered, “You see the people crowding against you and yet you can ask, ‘Who touched me?’ ”

So what does this mean to you today? Let’s take a closer look:

1.  The crowd:  Remember that this woman was ceremonially unclean.  Anything that she touched would also be unclean and it would cause the person touched to have to bathe themselves, wait for seven days, and then present themselves before a priest to be pronounced clean again.  For her to walk through the crowd without pronouncing her situation, invariably touching people along the way, was a serious offense.  But this woman was at the end of her rope.  She was ready for a breakthrough.  She looked beyond the ceremonial law and sought a spiritual touch from God.  The crowd was the obstacle between her and her deliverance and she would not let the crowd, nor the ceremonial law stand in her way.  Application:  Don’t let ritual, rite, nor religion keep you from your breakthrough.  God has made us free from the curse of the law and we should seek to operate in His freedom from everything that would keep us bound.

2.  The garment:  Under Jewish custom, the authority of a priest and other men of stature, extended to their garments.  The 133rd Psalm illustrates the beauty of fellowship and it also paints the picture of how the same anointing (oil) that was on the head of the priest, was on his garments.  This woman must have known something about this because she said, “If I may touch but his clothes…” She knew that she was not looking for the man, so much as the God in and on the man.  Application:  Remember that you do not have anything to give anyone, except the grace and the power of God upon your life.  Jesus’ garment had no power outside of Jesus and likewise, we can do nothing outside of Him!

3.  The touch:  There was a crowd all around Him.  People were thronging to get to Him.  He was being touched from every angle, but He this dysfunctional, disregarded, and dismissed woman with a bleeding condition touched Him like no one else.  Her touch caused Jesus to stop in His tracks and ask, “Who touched my clothes?”  Why did Jesus stop?  Because He knew that power had left His body.  He was walking around with the power to change everyone in the crowd, but only one person tapped into that power.  This was no ordinary touch, this was a touch of faith! Application:  Remember that fear moves satan and faith moves God.  God has the power to change everyone on the planet, but we must come to Him in faith to receive it.  This woman confessed her desired outcome, but also acted out her confession.  She touched Jesus and the power of God changed her life!  We will see next week that Jesus attributed her deliverance to her faith.  Will your touch loose the power of God in your life?

Are you willing to get beyond the crowd (obstacle) to tap into the anointing (garment) and receive your breakthrough?  One touch from God can change you for ever!

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  Your power and Your presence change my life and deliver me from every oppression.  I worship You and I seek Your face.  I can do nothing in and of myself.  I submit and surrender myself to You and You alone.  I come to You in faith and believe that You loose Your power upon me this day to be the vessel that You have called me to be.  None of me and all of You!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

A Touch of Faith (top of page)

(Mark 5:28 KJV)  For she said, “If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.”

This morning we continue to flow with ‘The Revelation of Your Confession’ and the story of the ‘woman with an issue of blood.’  Last week we learned how she came up behind Jesus in the crowd and did exactly what she had confessed that she was going to do – she touched His robe and she felt in her body that her blood problem stopped.  Jesus knew that power had left His body and asked, “Who touched me?”  The disciples were baffled at the question, because everyone around Jesus seemed to be touching Him, but this woman touched Him in a different way.  She came and fell at his feet when she realized what had happened to her.  She was trembling with fear, her adrenaline was wearing off and the reality of the situation was sinking in.  She disregarded the ritual and rules that had alienated her for 12 years and she took a chance on the last glimpse of hope for her situation.  And right there, at the feet of Jesus, in the midst of the crowd, she confessed to Him the whole truth.  Jesus listened to her and then said, “Daughter, your faith has healed you.  Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”

Let’s seek to glean a few more golden nuggets from the text:

1.       She received exactly what she SAID she would:  Like Jairus, she spoke it and then received it.  This is the revelation of your confession!

2.       She backed up her words with action:  Faith without words is dead (Jas 2:18).

3.       Her touch loosed Jesus’ power:  People were touching Jesus from every angle, but only one person’s touch caused Jesus power to be dispersed.

4.       Her touch was more spiritual than physical:  Jesus did not attribute her healing to her physical touch, but rather to her faith.  If we come to God in faith, we will receive the same results.

5.       God is not a respecter of persons, but is a respecter of faith:  Peter once said, “I perceive that God is no respecter of persons,” when he received a revelation about God’s love for all people and not just Jews (Acts 10:34).  This literally meant that God does not play favorites.  He does not honor one person over another, but He does honor faith.  Remember that fear moves satan and faith moves God.

So what does this mean to you today? It means that many of us can identify with the woman in the text.  Something may have arisen in our lives that has caused us to be dysfunctional and completely interrupted our way of life.  We want things to get back to normal, but we can’t seemingly do it ourselves.  We have attempted to get things right by going to other people, but other people can’t seemingly help us.  Let’s learn from the woman in the text and take our “issue” to the one person who can deal with it – Jesus the Christ!  Touch Him with your faith and He will touch you with His power!  Just one touch from God is all you need!

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  I am a believer.  I believe, by faith, that You can turn my hopeless situation around.  I come to You and You alone.  I submit and surrender myself to You and I receive complete and total deliverance.  My issue will no longer keep me bound.  I am free by Your touch and I am liberated by Your presence.  Lord, be it unto me, according to Your Word and my declaration.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

No Coincidence (top of page)

(Mark 5:28 KJV)  For she said, “If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.”

We have been dealing with a series entitled ‘The Revelation of Your Confession’ and went into detail about Jairus’ little girl, who was at the point of death and a woman who had an ‘issue’ of blood.  This morning we take a break from dealing with ‘confession’ to illuminate something about the sovereignty of God.  The story of Jairus’ daughter and the woman run together, but are seemingly not related.  In one sense they are not, but in the greater sense they are.  The woman’s problem (her menstrual cycle) started 12 years prior to the text.  Jairus’ problem was that his daughter was dying and she ‘just happened’ to be born 12 years prior to the text.  I don’t believe this was a coincidence.  God can tell what the end is going to be from the beginning (Is 46:10).

Jairus’ plea for Jesus staged the scene for the woman’s miracle because the crowd followed Jairus, Jesus, and the disciples to the house.  This created the obstacle that she would have to overcome to receive her confession.  Remember that she said, “If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.” Then when she came and touched Jesus, it caused Him to stop and talk to her.  She talked to Him and told Him the whole truth.  By the time she was done telling her story, some people came from Jairus’ house and told him that his daughter was dead.  See, the woman helped stage the scene his Jairus’ miracle.  This created the obstacle that he would have to overcome to receive his confession.  Remember that he said, “Come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live!” In both cases, God was in control and he is still in control today.

It is interesting that the connection was ‘12 years.’  The number 12 in scripture is the number of God’s government and providential order.  There were twelve tribes of Israel (Genesis 49:28) in the Old Testament.  Jesus chose Twelve Apostles (Matthew 10:2-4) in the New Testament.  The Book of Revelation deals with 24 elders around the throne of God, and 12 gates in New Jerusalem with walls 144 cubits high (Revelation 21:10-21).

So what does this mean to you today? A few things:

1.       Everything happens for a reason.

2.       God has everything in and under control.

3.       Any obstacle placed in our path that is keeping us from our breakthrough is just another part of our testimony.  Getting to Jesus in the midst of a crowd helped magnify the woman’s story; getting beyond the death and to the resurrection helped magnify Jairus’ story; and getting beyond our obstacle will simply help magnify our story.  Our mess will become our Message!  Our stress will become our Story!  Our problem will become our Power!

4.       Your situation may not have been brewing for 12 years, but whatever the time, God knew how long it would be.  12 signifies providential order and in the fullness of time, you will breakthrough and breakout of your issue!

You can find peace in knowing that God already knew that you would be where you are today!  Seek Him for direction and you will find deliverance!

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  You sit on the circle of the earth.  You have all things in and under control.  You are my Sovereign Lord and Righteous Ruler.  You are the creator of the universe and the sustainer of all life.  I am Your servant and Your child.  I loose Your power in my life to deliver me from every hindrance, obstacle, obstruction and barrier that is keeping me from Your best.  I receive complete deliverance and overwhelming blessings!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

Making Holy Garments from Flawed Material (top of page)

(Genesis 32:26 MSG)  The man said, “Let me go; it’s daybreak.” Jacob said, “I’m not letting you go ’til you bless me.”

This morning we continue our series entitled ‘The Revelation of Your Confession’ by looking a power-packed passage that deals with Jacob.  This is a long story, but I will attempt to summarize it.  Jacob was one of Isaac’s twin sons, but the second one to exit the womb; making him lose the birthright of the firstborn son to his brother Esau.  The name Jacob means conniver or shifty character.  This name fit Jacob well.  Both he and his conniving mother contrived a plan for Jacob to steal both the birthright and the blessing from his brother Esau.  Esau was furious when he realized what had happened and Jacob left with nothing but a staff and a blessing to establish his new life.  The Lord honored that blessing and Jacob was now a wealthy man, but he was still afraid of his brother.  Jacob admitted to God, “”O God of my father Abraham, God of my father Isaac, O LORD, who said to me, ‘Go back to your country and your relatives, and I will make you prosper,’  I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness you have shown your servant. I had only my staff when I crossed this Jordan, but now I have become two groups.  Save me, I pray, from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid he will come and attack me, and also the mothers with their children.  But you have said, ‘I will surely make you prosper and will make your descendants like the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted’ ” (verses 9-12).  Although Jacob was afraid, he kept reminding God of His Word and we would do well in doing the same.  As the text teaches, he broke up his camp into two groups for safety and then devised a plan to send many gifts to his brother before him, so that when he got there, his brother could focus more on the gifts than on what he had done.  He then sent his wives, eleven children, and everything he owned across to the other side of the Jabbok River in the middle of the night for their safety.

There he was, a man in the middle of the desert, all alone.  He had sent everyone and everything away and he was afraid.  A man visited him that night in his solitude and wrestled with him till daybreak.  When the man saw that he could not get the best of Jacob, he threw Jacob’s hip out of joint.  This is where we pick up our text.  The man said,“Let me go; it’s daybreak.”  Jacob said, “I’m not letting you go ’til you bless me.” Then the man asked, “What is your name?”  Jacob replied – with one of the saddest statements in the Bible – he said, “Jacob.”  In other words, “I am who they say that I am.  I am a conniver and a shifty character.”  But the power lies in Jacob’s previous confession.  He said that he would not let this man go until he received a blessing!  The man would honor this confession and change Jacob’s name to Israel, because he had struggled with God that night and overcome.  Jacob realized that he actually had an encounter with God and left with a limp and a blessing.  Israel means, “The Prince of God.”

So what does this mean to you today? There is so much in this text, but let’s seek to glean a few golden nuggets: (1) God will always deal with the real issue.  Jacob’s real problem was his character – he was living out his name.  (2) God will always meet you where you are.  God visited him at his lowest point.  This rich man all alone.  His wives, children, and possessions were all gone and all he had left was the reality of his name.  (3)  God will honor your faith confession.  Jacob declared that he would not let Him go without first receiving a blessing.  Jacob received exactly what he said!  His named was changed, his character was redeemed, and they are still called Israelites today because of Jacob’s confession and encounter with God!

No matter how low you might think you are, God can make something great out of you.  God is the Master-Tailor who makes holy garments out of flawed material!

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  You know me and know my flaws.  You are acquainted with me and know my ways.  I submit myself unto you, flaws and all, and declare that I am a vessel of honor and a weapon of righteousness in Your hands.  Your blood covers my sin and Your Spirit enables my body.  I am dead to self and alive in You.  Use me for Your purpose!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!
One Giant, One Stone, One God, No Problem! (top of page)

(1 Sam 17:36 CEV)  “Sir, I have killed lions and bears that way, and I can kill this worthless Philistine. He shouldn’t have made fun of the army of the living God!”

This morning we continue our series entitled ‘The Revelation of Your Confession’ summarizing another power-packed passage (David and Goliath).  1 Samuel 17 opens with the Philistines infiltrating Judah and setting up camp on a hill.  The Israelites setup their battle line on an opposing hill and both armies stood ready with a valley in between.  The battle was staged, but the Philistines had a champion named Goliath who intimidated the Israelites.  This guy was huge.  He stood 9ft. tall, wore 125lbs. of armor, and the head of his spear was 15lbs. by itself.  Goliath offered a one-on-one solution to their dilemma.  If any one Israelite could kill him, then the Philistines would become servants of Israel or vice-versa.  King Saul and his army were terrified.  David was still tending to sheep at this time, but he went to visit three of his older brothers who were in the army.  While he was there he realized that this giant would come out to taunt the army and all the soldiers would run for fear.  He overheard the offer from the king, that if anyone was able to kill this giant, they could have his daughter in marriage and his family would receive tax exempt status.  David was not too concerned about the offer, but he was upset that this man defied the armies of the living God.  He started asking about the offer and his brothers got mad.  David was frustrated, because he had done no wrong and turned around to leave.  But King Saul overheard his questions and sent for him.  David said, “”Your Majesty, this Philistine shouldn’t turn us into cowards.  I’ll go out and fight him myself!”  “You don’t have a chance against him,” Saul replied.  “You’re only a boy, and he’s been a soldier all his life.”  But David explained to the king how he had killed both a lion and a bear with his bear hands while defending his sheep.  This is where we pick up our text.  David said, “Sir, I have killed lions and bears that way, and I can kill this worthless Philistine.  He shouldn’t have made fun of the army of the living God!”

We know the rest of the story.  David refused Saul’s armor and fought the giant with the tools he had known all his life – his courage, a slingshot, and some stones.  The giant started to talk trash when he saw this teenager come out to fight him, but David prepared his slingshot and launched one smooth stone directly at his head.  The stone knocked the giant down and David used Goliath’s own sword to chop his head off.  David confessed that he could kill Goliath and he received exactly what he said!

So what does this mean to you today? There is too much here to deal with in one message, but let’s just glean a few nuggets.  (1)  Fear is the weapon of choice of the enemy.  If satan can get you to fear your situation, he will keep you from operating in faith and in God’s power.  (2)  God routinely enables ordinary people to do extraordinary things.  You can do all things through Christ, even things that seem impossible.  (3)  God wants maximum glory.  Often times, God will wait until a situation gets to the point where no one else can do it, but Him.  There was no question that God was with David and David gave God the glory for the victory.  When God shows up in your life, never forget to give Him the glory for your breakthrough!

If God handed you a stone today, would you be ready to kill a giant?

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  Nothing is impossible to those who believe.  You have all power in heaven and in earth and You have bestowed that power upon me.  I walk under Your anointing and I glory in Your ability.  I can kill every giant that rises up against me and I can overcome every hindrance to my destiny.  One giant, one stone, one God, no problem!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

Faith can quench any Fire! (top of page)

(Dan 3:17,18 NIV)  “…If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king…”

This morning we continue our series entitled ‘The Revelation of Your Confession’ summarizing another power-packed passage (The three Hebrew Boys).  The Israelites were under the captivity of Babylon at this point and were subjected to their rules.  King Nebuchadnezzar had a 90ft. statue built and ordered everyone in his kingdom to worship it, at the sound of the horn.  Anyone who refused to worship the image was cast into a blazing furnace.  Some astrologers came to the King one day as tattle-tails.  They told the king of some Jews who were in positions of authority that refused to bow to the image.  They told the king that these three boys (Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego), neither served his gods, nor worshipped the image he had set up.  The king was enraged and summoned the three Hebrew boys.  The king asked them if it was true and explained to them clearly that if they failed to worship the image, they would be cast into the blazing furnace.  The boys said, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter.”  This is where we pick up our text.  They went on to say, “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king.” They continued, “Even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”   Now Nebuchadnezzar was furious and his attitude toward them changed.  He ordered the furnace to be heated seven times hotter than usual and commanded some of the strongest soldiers in his army to tie them up and throw them into the blazing furnace.  The three boys – wearing their robes, trousers, turbans and other clothes – were bound and thrown into the blazing furnace.  The king’s command was so urgent and the furnace so hot that the flames of the fire killed the soldiers who took them up, as the boys were cast into the blazing fire, firmly tied.

This is where the story gets interesting.  King Nebuchadnezzar leaped to his feet in amazement and asked his advisers, “Weren’t there three men that we tied up and threw into the fire?”  They replied, “Certainly, O king.”  He said, “Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.”  Then the king approached the fire and shouted, “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out!  Come here!”  And Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire.  The king and all his advisors were amazed that the fire had not harmed their bodies, nor was a hair of their heads singed; their robes were not scorched, and there was no smell of fire on them.  The king went on to establish another decree; but this one was to worship the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego!

So what does this mean to you today? Once again, a lot of meat here, but let’s glean a few nuggets.  (1)  God will show up in your fire.  God sent an angel to meet them in their situation.  The angel protected them in the middle of a raging fire and God’s angels can do the same for us today.  No matter where you are or what you are going through, God can show up and show out in your fire!  (2)  Your confession will help you leave the fire unharmed.  These three boys were under tremendous pressure, but they held firmly to their confession and the Lord honored what they said!  Not a hair on their head was singed and their clothes did not even smell like smoke.  (3) Your faith becomes your witness.  Nebuchadnezzar could not help but honor the God of these three boys, because of their faith.  And when we operate in faith, in the midst of terrible circumstances, people will see that and honor our God!

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  I trust You and I stand upon Your promises in every situation.  I will have no other gods before You.  You are my God and I am your child.  I honor You and You alone.  I will not buckle to any of the pressures of this world and I will hold fast to my faith and to my confession.  When I walk through the fire, I will not be burned, neither shall the flame kindle upon me.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

Receiving the Word by Faith! (top of page)

(Luke 1:37,38 KJV)  “For with God nothing shall be impossible.”  And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

This morning we continue our series entitled ‘The Revelation of Your Confession’ by looking at the immaculate conception.  Luke starts off the account with the miraculous conception of John the Baptist to the Zachariah the Priest and Elizabeth, his barren wife.  In the sixth month of their pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Elizabeth’s cousin’s (Mary) house.  She was a young virgin girl that had pledged to marry a man named Joseph.  Gabriel said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored!  The Lord is with you.”  Mary was a bit confused, because of this unusual greeting.  The angel said, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God.  You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.  He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.  The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.”  Mary asked, “How can this be, I am a virgin?”  The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.  So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.  Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, who was said to be barren is in her sixth month..”  This is where we pick up our text.  He went on to say, “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” And Mary said, “… Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.”

I planned winding down this series this morning, but the Holy Spirit took me to this text and my spirit leaped when I read it.  I knew then that we were not done.  The Holy Spirit began to show me that He (God) is limitless and we often times put limits on Him.  We hold up our blessings when we put limits on a limitless God.  We limit what we think God can do to our past experiences, but we should re-direct our focus to His Word!  This young girl in the text had never had sex with anyone.  Her experience, and history for that matter, told her that it was impossible for her to get pregnant.  No human before her, no since, had ever gotten pregnant without having sex or any external injections.  She was a virgin and she was pure.  The angel attributed her selection to the Favor of God – let me pause here to say that Favor can do more in a minute than labor can do in a lifetime.  The only glimpse of possibility that the angel afforded her was the testimony that her cousin Elizabeth was also pregnant in her old age.  This may have been the glimpse of hope that she needed to elevate her faith.  When the angel said, “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” She stepped out on faith and said, “Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.” What was she doing?  She was confessing the Word of God over her life.  She declared that the Word was true and she received it by faith!

So what does this mean to you today? It means that one Word from God can make a lame man walk.  One Word from God can make a blind man see.  One Word from God can make a dead man live.  One Word from God can turn a hopeless situation around.  One Word from God can make crooked paths straight.  One Word from God can impossibilities a reality.  One Word from God can make a young virgin pregnant.  But in every case, we must receivethe Word for it to come alive in us!

Confession for this day:  Lord God.  You said that nothing shall be impossible to them that believe.  You said that I am the head and not he tail.  You said that I am above only and not beneath.  You said that no weapon formed against me shall prosper.  You said that I am a royal priesthood and a holy nation.  You said that I am more than a conqueror.  You said that I am made righteous through the blood of Your Son and I can do all things through Christ.  I receive Your Word by faith.  I now say, Lord, be it unto me according to Your Word and my declaration!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

Coming to God through His Names! (top of page)

(Prov 18:10 KJV)  The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

This morning start to wrap up our series entitled ‘The Revelation of Your Confession.’  I trust that by now you realize the power of speaking God’s Word and believing by faith to receive what it says.  The Lord allowed me to do a series some time ago on the Redemptive names of God and we will go through some of those names in a confession for the next few days, as we end this series.  Declare this confession by faith and believe God to bring it to pass (I have included the scripture references):

Confession for this day:  El Shaddai (Gen 35:11,12), You are my All Sufficient One!  I have no need to seek out any other gods, my sufficiency is in You!  I have no worry, no doubt and no fear; because El Shaddai is with me today and everyday.  My faith is in You and You alone.  I am Abraham’s seed and an heir according to the covenant promises.

El Elyon (Gen 14:18-20 ), You are the Most High God!  I succeed in every endeavor, even against ridiculous odds.  You give me the wisdom to devise the proper plan of attack.  You give me the power to get wealth.  You give me the blueprint for victory.  I receive the victory and praise You – El Elyon – for it in advance!

Adonai (Is 6:8), You are the Lord of all in my life!  You sit on the throne and are worthy to be praised!  I am cleansed from sin and guilt by Your touch and Your blood.  I serve You today with a clean heart and a pure spirit.  You are my Master and I am your slave.  Use me this day for Your service.  I am available to You!

Jehovah (Ex 3:14), I praise You!  You are the God that defines Himself by Himself!  You are the God of the already – my past.  You are the God of the right now – my present.  And you are the God of the not yet – my future.  You know the thoughts I have before I think them.  You know the concerns I have before I feel them.  You know the plans You have for me, before I learn them.  I can face anything that this day has for me, because You – Jehovah – are with me!

Jehovah-Nissi (Ex 17:15 ), You are my Banner and My Battle-Ax!  I fight under Your flag.  I defend Your precepts, principles and way.  I submit myself to Your Word and Your commandments.  By my obedience to Your Word, I cause my way to be prosperous today.  I do Your work, Your way and receive Your results.  No enemy shall overtake me, because I am a soldier in Your Army.

Jehovah-Rohi (Ps 23), You are my Shepherd and I shall not want!  You lead me toward peaceful places.  You minister to my every need.  You have by best interest in Your heart.  I will fear no evil, because You are with me, even in the valley of the shadow of death!  You anoint me afresh for this day and every day.  I walk in Your benefits and enjoy Your protection.  Surely Goodness and Mercy do pursue me all the days of my life!

Lord, be it unto me, according to thy Word and my declaration!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

Coming to God through His Names! (Part II) (top of page)

(Prov 18:10 KJV)  The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

This morning continue to count down our series entitled ‘The Revelation of Your Confession.’  Once again, I trust that by now you realize the power of speaking God’s Word and believing by faith to receive what it says.  Yesterday we shared a confession from some of the Redemptive names of God and we continue to flow in that same vein this morning.  Be blessed:

Confession for this day:  Jehovah-Shammah (Eze 48:35), You are present with me today and will always be with me!  You keep me through every situation and bless me in the midst of my enemies.  Your presence brings with it Your Power, Your Protection and Your Peace!  You are with me everywhere I go and You cause my way to prosper!  You are my very present help in the time of trouble.  I am never alone for You are always with me.  You will never leave me, nor forsake me.  Your presence guarantees me the Victory!

Jehovah-Tsidkenu (Jer 23:6), You are my Righteousness!  You have delivered me from the guilt of sin and cleansed me with the blood of Jesus and by the washing of the water of Your Word.  I am restored to a right relationship with You.  I can do what You say I can do!  I can have what You say I can have!  I am not a sinner, I am a child of God!  I am not wrong with You, Jesus has made me Right!  Jesus put down His righteousness and clothed Himself with my sin, so that I could put down my sin and clothe myself with His righteousness.  I can now face anything that comes my way with Freedom, Liberty, and Power!

Jehovah-M’kaddesh (Lev 20:8), You are the God that sets me apart!  I am different from the world and I do not act as they act.  I live under a different set of laws.  I have been redeemed from the curse of the Law.  I am your child and I will act like your child everywhere I go.  I stay focused and dedicated to pleasing You daily!  I love You will all my heart and also love my neighbors as myself.  I submit myself to the leadership of the Holy Spirit!  I will walk in accordance with your Word!  I live as a set apart one, today and every day!

Jehovah-Jireh (Gen 22:14), You are my Provider!  I put nothing, nor anyone above You in my life.  You are my Righteous King and my Everlasting Ruler!  I submit and surrender to You and You alone.  I walk by faith and not by sight.  I trust You Father, even when I cannot see, nor totally understand what You are doing.  I know that you will provide all my need according to Your riches in glory.  I obey Your commandments and I enjoy Your provision.  All my bills are paid, all the time, on time!  I attack my lack.  You have given me the power to get wealth.  Wealth and riches shall be in my house.  I leave an inheritance for my children and my children’s children.  I am provided for today and every day, because I serve the Great Provider!

Jehovah-Shalom (Jud 6:24), You are my Peace!  You are bigger than anything that will come my way today.  You enable me to accomplish every task in excellence and victory.  When I encounter seemingly insurmountable obstacles, I operate in peace, knowing that You are with me.  Your peace passes all understanding and quenches every fear.  I cast down fear and doubt and I walk in Your perfect peace and Your perfect power!  In Jesus’ Name!

Lord, be it unto me, according to thy Word and my declaration!

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

Coming to God through His Names! (Part III) (top of page)

(Prov 18:10 KJV)  The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

This morning continue to count down our series entitled ‘The Revelation of Your Confession.’  Once again, I trust that by now you realize the power of speaking God’s Word and believing by faith to receive what it says.  For the last two days we have shared some confessions from the Redemptive names of God and we continue to flow in that same vein this morning.  Be blessed:

Confession for this day:  Jehovah-Sabaoth (1 Sam 1:3), You are my ultimate authority!  You are bigger than every situation and stronger than any opposition!  Every obstacle in my path is but a small thing to You and they are destroyed in Your presence.  I submit and surrender myself to You this day afresh.  I, like Hannah, make a vow to serve you all the days of my life and place my every desire at Your feet.  I am a soldier in Your Army and I obey Your commands.  Use me this day for Your service.  I am present for duty and fit to fight!

El Olam (Is 26:4), You are my Everlasting King!  I trust you this morning, even in the midst of an ever-changing and often frustrating environment.  I trust you with my life, family, finances, career, and decisions!  You know what plans You have for me; plans to prosper me and not to harm me, plans to give me an expected end!  As my Everlasting God, I submit and surrender myself to You and to those plans.  I thank You for where I am and Trust You to take me to where I need to be!

El Gibhor (Ps 24:8), You are the King of Glory!  You are my Mighty God!  You never sleep and are always armed and battle-ready.  You have the greatest Quick Reaction Force (QRF) in the universe and they are always On-Call!  Your heavenly hosts of angels are ready to come to my aid.  I have repented of my sin and have a blood-bought right to Your protection.  I enter into this day with your angels encamped around me!  I am safe, because You make me safe.  I can face any obstacle and any opposition because You, Mighty God, will fight for me!  The battle is not mine, but Yours!

El Roi (Gen 16:13), You are the God who sees me in every situation!  Even when I place myself in the wilderness and find myself, by myself; You see me and are there.  Your Sight brings with it Your visitation.  Your visitation brings with it Your vision.  Your vision brings with it Your Provision!  I can see, because You see me.  I can face this day, because You see me.  I can accomplish every task and overcome every hindrance, because You – El Roi – See me!

Elohim (Gen 1:1), You are my Creator!  Your words have creative ability.  I am created in Your image and my words, lined up with Your Word, have creative ability!  I speak to every chaotic situation in my life and pronounce order!  I speak to every unruly area of my life and pronounce peace!  I speak to every dysfunctional area of my life and pronounce function.  My family is blessed.  My children are blessed.  My household is blessed!  My finances are blessed.  My workplace is blessed!  My hands are blessed and whatever I put my hands to do, prospers, because You God – Elohim- are with me!  According to Proverbs 18:21, there is power in my declaration of Your Word; in the name of Jesus, I have what I say!

Lord, be it unto me, according to thy Word and my declaration!  Amen.

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

The Revelation of MY Confession (top of page)

(Prov 18:121 MSG)  Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit–you choose.

This morning we bring our series entitled ‘The Revelation of Your Confession’ to an end.  It has been several weeks and I pray that this series has blessed you as much as it has blessed me.  We have dealt with the Centurion, Jairus, the woman with the issue of blood, and confessions from the Redemptive names of God.  This morning I feel led to close us out with one last confession.  This confession is biblical.  Remember that God will always honor His Word.

Confession for this day:  Lord God, In the name of Jesus, I will not neglect my great salvation (Heb 2:3).  I declare that I have been redeemed from the curse of the law (Gal 3:13).  I am established in protection, preservation, prosperity, soundness, healing, deliverance and the ministry of angels.  I will not fear.  No weapon formed against me shall prosper (Is 54:17) and every tongue that rises up against me, You will condemn, for it is my heritage.

You are my very present help in the time of trouble (Ps 46:1).  When I call, You answer me and deliver me and I glorify You (Ps 50:15).  You never leave me nor forsake me (Heb 13:5).  You are my refuge and my fortress and I trust in You and You alone.  You keep me safe from secret traps and deadly diseases.  You spread Your wings over me to keep me secure.  You faithfulness protects me like a city wall. No evil ever comes near my dwelling and I live a long and satisfying life (Ps 91).

Jesus is the Apostle and High Priest over my profession, and what I profess is the Word of God concerning favor over my life (Heb 3:1).  You help me to guard the door of my mouth and train me not to speak against Your work in my life (Ps 141:3).  I do not allow any corrupt communication to proceed out of my mouth, but only that which is good, that is may minister grace and edifying to the hearers (Eph 4:29).  I declare that I am favorable in Your sight Lord.  I, Like Joseph, prosper wherever I go and in every situation; because You are always with me.  I experience preferential treatment in every situation (Gen 39:1-6, 21).  I am blessed and highly favored (Luke 1:28).  I also associate with those who are blessed and highly favored so that I may increase in every area of my life (Gen 30:27).  Your favor can do more in a minute than labor can do in a lifetime, and I declare that I walk in Your favor every day!

I actively seek and live by Your wisdom and therefore, I am highly favored and esteemed in Your sight and in the sight of men (Prov 3:1-4).  I declare that Your favor promotes me and causes me to increase daily (Es 2:17; Ps 75:6-7).  You take pleasure in the prosperity of Your servants, I am your servant, and I declare that I am prosperous (Ps 35:27).  I prosper in every area of my life: spiritually, physically, financially, socially and mentally (3 Jn 2).  You have given me the power to get wealth and I declare that wealth and riches shall be in my house (Deut 8:18; Ps 112:3).

I refuse evil advice and do not follow sinners, nor their ways.  Your Word makes happy and I think about it day and night.  I declare that I am like a tree that is planted by a river.  This tree has a constant supply of what it needs to grow and prosper.  It grows up tall and strong.  It produces fruit in season and always has leaves.  This tree represents my life and everything I put my hands to do – PROSPERS! (Ps 1:1-3).

Lord, be it unto me, according to thy Word and my declaration!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!