The Power Of Confession
Now more than ever, we need to be so careful of what we speak. We need to speak the word of God over our lives daily. We can look at the world around us and become dejected.
The Bible says “death and life are in the power of the tongue.” Proverbs 18:21 (NKJV) That is so true. We can literally call down destruction on ourselves with the wrong confession. We need to be so careful. This is not meant as condemnation. Everyone has fallen into this trap at some time or another.
One authoritative book on the subject is What You Say Is What You Get by Don Gossett. The author’s wife was stricken with rheumatic fever and nearly died. However, he received a word for her and she began to change her confession.
The Lord showed him to read a scripture in the book of Psalms. “The Lord is the strength of my life…” Psalm 27:1 (KJV) She began to confess that scripture every day, and gradually her sickness began to recede. As a result, two medical doctors confirmed that she was healed of rheumatic fever.
He learned a very important lesson from that experience. Gossett said “I had to say what God said about my life. I needed to say what He said about my health, my finances, my strength, my anointing, my power, about all of the blessings He said in his word.”
So basically, find the scripture that matches the issue you’re having and begin to say that word daily. If you need healing in your body, look up healing scriptures. If you need a miracle in your finances, look up provision scriptures. If you don’t have a concordance to do this, do a quick Google search and you will find a plethora of scriptures online. Once you find a scripture, claim it and begin to speak it over your situation, by faith. You may even have to say that scripture hourly or even every waking minute to infuse it into your spirit.
That will supercharge your walk with God and your prayer life. “Saying God will do what He has promised He will do just does something in your spirit,” Gossett said.
You are to speak God’s word into your situation. Gossett frequently references this scripture: God “called those things which be not as though they were.” Romans 4:17 (KJV)
The Bible clearly warns against us speaking negative confessions. “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” Ephesians 4:29 (KJV) Afraid you’ll fall back into that trap? Ask God for strength to speak positively.
Some ministers have said this one simple principle was the key to a successful ministry. Don Gossett’s close friend was evangelist T.L. Osborn, who said “this Bible truth of the effect of the confession of the Word has been the great springboard to my whole ministry around the world.”
Gossett leaves us with this encouragement: “Command your disease to go. Command your enemy to retreat. Take your deliverance. Then go and set others free. You can do that.”