Study On The Law of Confession

Writer Author  Sylvia Huffnagle
Christian Article : Bible Study  - Fiction  No

Christian Author Writer I can’t find the law of confession in the Bible, but I did find that there are many laws governing situations that were not revealed in the Old Testament as laws.

Rom:3:27: Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

Rom:7:22: For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

Rom:7:23: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

Rom:7:25: I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

Rom:8:2: For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

Rom:8:7: Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Rom:9:31: But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.

1Cor:9:9: For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?

Gal:6:2: Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

Eph:2:15: Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

Heb:7:16: Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

Jas:2:12: So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.

In trying to find out if it is true that we can produce what we desire in our life by confessing what we want, I refer to the following teachings:

What about the ten commandments--if our mouth is that important to our well-being, why didn’t God give a commandment such as: Thou shalt not speak things that you don’t want to happen, or Thou shalt speak only what you want to happen.

What about Matt: 6:6-8? Jesus tells us that when we pray we should go into our private prayer closet and ask God for it without a bunch of chants and things. He assures us that God knows what we need before we ask him. The point is that Jesus does not teach here that we should declare that we have or will have what we need or want--he teaches that we should ask God for it.

Jesus also teaches that when we pray we should believe we receive and then we shall have. So we do have a part in it coming to pass--we are to believe and therefore our words will reveal what we are believing--out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Mk: 23:11-12, Matt: 12:24

Jesus said in John 11:22, “But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.” If we believe that, we will confess that it is ours ahead of time--for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Actually that’s the law about confession--that the mouth will speak what the heart is full of. But is it a law that what we speak will come to pass?

Jesus teaches that we should seek the kingdom of God and all these things will be added. He does not say, speak what you need and it shall be added. On the other hand, when we learn about God and his kingdom, we will learn that God does speak what he wants to come to pass and it comes to pass and he did give mankind the power to speak and he does teach all through the word that we have to watch out mouths, thus indicating what Prov: 18:20 says: Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

I also wonder how come Jesus warns us in all the gospels to take heed what we hear, but not one time did he say, “Take heed what you say.” But he does teach that what we say in our heart effects what we believe and do. Matt: 24:48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; Lk: 7:7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.

Lk: 12:45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;

In Rom: 8:26 Paul says, “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. How are we to speak things that control our surroundings if we don’t even know how to pray? And why are we groaning if we have the power to change the situation?

Jas: 4:3 says: Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. This indicates to me that the way to receive good things is to ask the Father for them.

Jesus taught that we should ask and keep on asking till we receive--either in our heart or the manifestation of the asked for object. Lk: 11:9-10: And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Again we are taught to ask, but we are also taught to believe, thank God ahead of time, and confess what we believe.

Matt: 9:29: Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.

Matt: 14:31: And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

Matt: 15:28: Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

Rom: 10:9-10: 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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

What about Matt: 12:35-37: A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

But if it is so important that we speak out what we want, why isn’t it in God’s clear requirements--Mic: 6:8: He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

And Isa: 66:1-2: Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?
For all those things hath mine hand made, and those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word. If one has a poor or broken and contrite spirit, he does not command things to come to pass On the other hand--he may command things because he trembles at God’s word or in other words he believes God’s word to the max.

In the beginning, God gave Adam, a spirit-filled man, dominion over all the earth. He communicated his rule with his mouth. Spirit-filled man or the Sons of God will rule in the new age.

It does say in Rev: 1:5-6 that we are kings and priests--And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

But in Phil: 4:6-7 Paul tells us to pray and cast our care on the Lord. He doesn’t tell us to declare the Word and everything will be taken care of--Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Biblical examples of faith declarations that brought results were all a matter of believing what God said and agreeing with it and therefore saying it. Not in any one of those examples did the words originate with the man. Joshua and Caleb, David, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego.

But there are examples of Jesus speaking the outcome and controlling situations and we are his body meant to carry on his work. Jn: 9:3: Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
Jn: 11:4 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.

In these verses, why didn’t Jesus just declare that Simon would not come under attack or that he would triumph mightily? I think it was because Simon had a lesson to learn. When a bold declaration is made, one should be very sure that the Holy Spirit is leading them to declare it. It must be for His purposes. Lk: 22:31-32: And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: 32: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

What about the blessings in Deut: 28? Speaking what we want is not there--yet we are promised the blessings if we do those things--which we will do if we abide in Jesus. (Our job is to abide in Jesus. I hasten to say that, so no one thinks I’m saying we must obey a legal written code.) So blessings come from behavior as well as what we say. The golden rule shows this: Matt: 7:11-12: If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. There’s a connection between God giving us good things and how we treat others. Ps: 34:13 seems to sum up what God wants out of our tongues. Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile--deceit).

Jesus also said, “Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” Matt: 17:20

“Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.” Matt: 21:21 So, faith does cause us to speak the right thing.

But what about Eph: 3:19-20? And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, --nothing said about words.

My conclusion thus far is that what we say matters and what we do matters and God is to be sought out and depended upon for all good things.

© Sylvia Huffnagle

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