Question of the Day
When Kenneth and Gloria started their journey of faith they had questions too—lots of them! So, we've compiled the most frequently asked questions by people like you—people who earnestly desire to find God's answers to the practical, real-life challenges of everyday living. We have a new question every day, so check back often!
Q: What is a confession?Add to Favorites
Words bring things to pass. Whether they bring to pass things that work for you, or against you, depends on what you confess (Proverbs 18:21). That’s why it is so important to choose to say the same thing God says with your confession. Your faith-filled words can then put the law of the Spirit of life into operation. This will make you free from the law of sin and death under which sickness operates (Romans 8:2).
In the Greek language the word confession means “saying the same thing.” In relation to healing, it means to believe and then say what God says on the subject. It is simply agreeing with His Word because the force of faith is released by words. Failure to understand confession has kept many from receiving what they pray. The main problem is they don’t understand the difference between confession and lying. To the natural mind it may seem like lying to say, “I am healed,” when symptoms of sickness are still present. Understanding confession will clear up why it is not lying and instead is essential to releasing faith for healing.
Don’t confuse a fact with the truth. Physical symptoms of sickness may be a “fact” at the moment, but agreeing with God’s Word has the power to change the “facts” (Jeremiah 1:12). We don’t deny we have the symptoms of sickness (that would be lying), but we do deny their right to remain in us. By confessing and agreeing with the Word of God, those symptoms will leave. Confession is faith’s way of expressing itself.
Consider what a lie really is. A lie is a deception. Webster’s Dictionary defines a lie as “...a statement that one knows is false, especially with intent to deceive.” So what’s the real lie? In reality the symptoms of sickness are the real lie (or deception) because they are Satan’s attempt to get us to doubt God’s Word, which is the truth.
We encourage you to develop yourself in speaking God’s Word, instead of the “facts,” about a situation. We are not the sick trying to get God to heal us; we are the healed and Satan is trying to steal our health. The choice is ours whether to agree with God or Satan with our confession. Choose life by a right confession and say the same thing God says.