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Promises of God Series

Because of Christ: Salvation’s Confes

Introduction: Salvation is given to us because of our faith confession. We need to confess or say with our mouth with faith in God because of what He said to us in His Word. The answers for our life come by His Word. God already gave us the answers we need before the problems came up in our life! So, the question to me is what has God SAID!  What will you do with what God SAID? Honor the Word of God by acting on what HE has SAID by applying it into your life!

Focus Scripture Rom. 10:8-10 8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.,

Salvation and confession is connected with this verse. The word salvation means total and complete deliverance from your enemy. It does not just mean to be saved from your sin but includes health, deliverance and financial prosperity. So, you can use this verse to deal with financial lack or healing. I will confess the Name to be healed or prosper. When we speak the Name in Faith it will be honored by the Lord in Heaven to produce what we need in the earth!

James 3:3-8 3 Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

Our tongue is what we use to speak with so that we can control our life. My arms and legs are bigger than my mouth and yet the tongue controls the body. The words I speak can bless others or even control my life or others! Words have value for it can bless or curse (to produce blessing or evil in my life or others).  The words I use contain power with God’s life in it, or be used by the devil to produce death in others!  Will you use your words to bless others or use it bring hurt others!

Speak Gods Word- My life is HID with Christ in God!  When I speak God’s Word, I am speaking from the mystery from what God put within me because of Christ! I am to speak from who God says I am and not from what is going on in my life/ The devil wants to destroy me because I belong to God but I must speak from who I am in Christ. God the Father took me and HID me in Christ!

Heavenly Scene 1sa 6:2-7 2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.

Isaiah represents the Bible and the divisions in the book show the divisions of the Bible. Here we have a new beginning and we see that God wants to remove sin from our life! God wants to make us right with Him! No one can speak for the Lord as long as we focus on sin. You cannot properly deal with sin for only God can remove sin! The removal of sin needs a heavenly solution. Speak in line with what Heaven does for you!

I will not Curse God’s People- Num 23:5,8,12 5 And the Lord put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak. 8 How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the Lord hath not defied? 12 And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the Lord hath put in my mouth?

The word curse in the Bible does not mean saying curse words but to speak evil against someone!  Do not speak negative things against yourself or the people of God. In this passage, Balaam was hired by Balak to speak curses against Israel, God’s People.  The answers of Ballam is that I cannot curse my people. This is the story where the donkey spoke!  Above are the answers that Balaam gave!

Death and Life- Pr 18:20-21 20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Will you speak death or life to your situation? Will you speak the life of God to your body or speak in line with the world that produces death and destruction to your life? Do you want life healing prosperity and blessing then speak the blessing God gave us in Christ? Most people speak death to try to destroy others for they are focused on what the Devil does for they do not know how to speak in line with what Jesus did! When I speak in line with Jesus I get the results that he demonstrated to others!

Accept the Word- When I speak the Word, then it helps me to accept the Word and produce the results in my life and others that God wants me to have! He wants me to receive so that I can demonstrate that Divine life to others. To demonstrate that I must be FED with the Word on a daily basis. When I am FED I will be strong and can share that with others!

Faith of God Mk 11:22-24 22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

This passage is about having the faith of God! I need to believe in the heart and no have doubts on the inside just trust God to do what HE said. You need to focus your faith on something. Focus it on your desire.  Then you can receive them. You need to have something from God to be able to activate your faith and that is the Scripture that HE gave to you to fuel your faith. Faith cannot work without love and Faith needs to constantly be fed. So walk in faith and lean how to love others so your faith will work and you can live in joy!

Established in God -2 Chronicles 20:20-2120 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth forever.

One of the most important things you need to be established in this life is to allow the prophets (ministers – those in the 5- fold ministry today) and you will be established in this life!  Get established in the Word of God! We need the mercy of God to help us prosper or receive anything from the Lord! He heard the Lord and praised God speaking of his mercy. Praise God when you do not know what else to do! Establish the concept of praise and prayer in your life!

Disciples Focus on Jesus- John 8:31-36 31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.33 They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

The disciples who followed Jesus’s every move for over 3 years and watched him heal the sick and deliver him.  We are free from sin and free from the result of sin! Free from sickness and disease and free from lack! You are free from the curse that came because of the fall. You are free because of the work of Jesus! Grace Freed you! Grace keeps you free because of Jesus! Abraham and his descendants are entitled to blessing!

I must think like God says-How does God think? Can a person think like God? We all have human thoughts and frailties?  But we have a BIG God who put himself in us and gave to us His Word. He made us holy and righteous before Him and said that we are perfect in His sight! When we let the Spirit dominate our thoughts we can think like Jesus! When we think like Jesus then we will talk like Jesus. We as Christians need to understand how God sees us so we can let those thoughts dominate our thought process and then they will also dominate our speech!

Be Led by God Isa 55:8-12 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

This verse shows the depth of God and how great God is! Maybe our thoughts are not close to Him! This does not mean that I cannot think like God for remember they did not have the Spirit of God inside of them back then. Now we do!  God says some important things here. His Word accomplishes what it is used for. Healing, Prosperity, Deliverance- whatever the promise is for that is what you can use it for! The purpose of these promises is to promote peace in your life. Even nature will rejoice because of the Word of God!

I know you- Jer 29:11 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

God knows what He thinks and sometimes we feel like God is not our side. We think God is against us! God is not mad at us. God is for us because of what Christ did for us!  God wants to give us something that will bless us. God has expectations and wants us to know what they are! We need to learn from the Holy Spirit what God expects of us! God has peaceful thoughts and wants us to walk in that peace! So learn the thoughts of God and walk in that so you can speak those thoughts out and receive from the Lord!

God of Peace- Heb 13:20-21 20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

God wants to produce peace because of the covenant you have with God! That covenant makes you perfect in the sight of God! You are said to be pleasing in the sight of God! Are you perfect in your sight! So, do you see yourself through the sight of Christ!  He produces in that which glorifies Him. God gets glory in you!  HE gets glory because of what Christ has done in through and for you! You are worthy of praise because the Christ in you gets praise in you!

Direct our Life- Who directs our life? Who controls our life- is it us or the Lord? Who is Lord of our life?  Our life is HIS for we belong to Him! We are supposed to make him our Lord and let him have control, but to do that we must speak in line with His Word and allow him to be the Boss! Him being the Boss means more then obedience in action but also being obedient in our speech as well!

Health to our Flesh-Pr. 4:20-24 20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.

There are too many people who have health issues in their body! They do not speak salvation into their body! They speak death for they do not know how to speak life into their body or they focus on what the Doctor says for they have more confidence in the Doctor then in Jesus!  Do not let the Word depart from your eyes! Keep the Word inside of your heart and put that Word above what any man says! The Word of God needs to be kept in your heart, for what comes out of your heart will help me with all the issues in this life and the next! Speak the Word of Salvation to bring healing into your life today!

I am the Good Shepherd-John 10:7-11 7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

Jesus is the good or best Guide and protector, because a shepherd will guide and protect us!  We go through the door of Christ!  Jesus comes to give us the abundant life of God’s life or the zoe life of God. Satan brings death and destruction. Salvation brings life and Christ wants to bring that life to you! Speak the abundant life into you and others daily!

Seek ye First-Mt 6:33-34 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Seek first the kingdom! That answers questions for what God wants from you and what God is doing for you! Put the Lord first in all things! God does not want us to worry for worry is a type of fear that will cause us to bring the brothers of complaining, fear, distrust and make it hard for us to believe God. Faith comes only when we put God first. Daily I will praise Him and seek Him as the Psalmist said! I need to seek righteousness and the kingdom for when I seek the kingdom then I will walk in his righteousness and not in a sin mindset!

Conclusion- Too many times we focus on what others in our life have said! We say this person said this and that person said that but the most important thing is what does the Bible say! The Bible is the handbook so we need to focus on what the Bible Said! Lean to the Bible and what God said to you in this book! Your healing must come from the Lord!

Prayer for Salvation- I pray that all of you will come to know Jesus.  Pray with me: Heavenly Father I recognize my need for you for without Jesus, I cannot make it in this life. I need you! I know I am a sinner and I need your SON.  I recognize that Jesus died for my sin when Jesus died for me on Calvary. I believe that he rose again so that I can go to heaven and live with you there. Thank you for paying for my sin and bringing me into your forever family. So, Jesus come into my heart and live in me today! I am now a Christian!

Next week:  Salvation by Faith

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