I’ve actually noticed 3 different themes emerge surrounding the confession this week. I will deal with one of those in this message and hopefully talk about the others later.
The one we’ll talk about today is once again connected to the power/impact of our words in this process ~ though with a new twist. In some devos I read, which included our verse for the week, I immediately noticed a theme emerging from the word “PROFESSION” and the concept of our profession of faith.
The Power of Proclamation in Receiving God’s Provision!
Proverbs 18:21—Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Isaiah 55:11—So shall My Word be that goes forth out of My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
The word “proclaim” comes from the Latin meaning to “shout forth.” Proclamation is spiritual warfare, and it releases God’s Word into our personal battle. In Hebrews 3:1, Jesus Christ is called, “The high priest of our PROFESSION.”
Look at the power of God’s spoken word (Genesis 1:3), “And God said let there be light and there was light.” God didn’t think it or meditate on it. He spoke it.
Psalm 33:6: “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made…and all the hosts of them by the breath of His mouth.”
Revelation 19 says that when Jesus returns to earth at Armageddon, out of His mouth shall come a two-edged sword with which He shall smite the nations of the world.
How is the power of God released into your life? The power of God is released through the spoken Word of God. … Do you need self-defense from sickness? Make the proclamation of Psalm 118:17, “I shall not die but live, and declare the works of the Lord.” You need to say, “By His stripes I am now being healed because He is the Lord that heals all of my diseases; the angel of the Lord encamps round about me, no plague shall come nigh my dwelling; I confess that the Word of God is life and health to my flesh; I receive divine health now in the name of Jesus.” (Copyright, John Hagee Ministries)
Several things jumped out as confirmations from this one from our recent themes:
~ the reference again to the power of His Word that was spoken to create and form His original creation that we see all around us and the connection to the power of speaking His Word over our lives to create and form His will for us!
~ the power of the Word as a double-edged sword to destroy the works of the enemy – and the need to release that sword out of our mouths.
But the word PROFESSION and PROCLAIM also jumped out to me and then emerged as themes in what God continued to speak throughout the day, night, and this morning.
to be continued… (Hold Fast Your Profession – pt 2)