by Rex Rouis
There are two kinds of confession mentioned in the Bible. One is to confess your past sins for God to forgive and cleanse you (1 John 1:9). The other is to confess (speak out of your mouth) the word of God as a type of meditation to build faith (Proverbs 18:21, Psalm 39:3).
Speak the following out of your mouth and receive grace and strength to walk clean of heart before Him. Actively expect His grace to work in your life. You will appreciate that you did when you stand before Him at the end of time. Your heart is the only place on earth where faith can grow.
“I am dead to sin but alive to God through Jesus Christ my Lord.” Romans 6:11
“Sin shall not have dominion over me, for I am not under the law but under grace.” Romans 6:14
“I have been made free from sin, and have become a servant of God. I have fruit leading me to holiness, and in the end, everlasting life.” Romans 6:22
“There is therefore no condemnation applied to me because I am in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2
“I keep my body under control and I bring it into subjection.” 1 Corinthians 9:27
“I am crucified in Christ; nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me and the life which I now live in the body, I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me. I will not frustrate or make void the grace of God.” Galatians 2:20-21
‘Because I walk in the Spirit, I will not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16
“God has raised me together with Him and made me sit together with Him in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:6
“I am confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in me will continue it until the return of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6
Keep your heart clean by controlling the words of your mouth. Jesus said that it is not what goes in a man that defiles him, but rather it is what comes out of him, that is, the words of his mouth (Matthew 15:18). Make your mouth agree with what the Bible says, not with what the world makes you feel.