Many Christians who have been defeated in life are defeated because they believe and confess the wrong things. Therefore, we must understand the law of confession. We have been given access to the power of God through our words, which are weapons against the enemy. Satan is applying pressure to get us to quit in these last days; however, we do not have to allow hard times or pressure to defeat us. We can use the Word of God as a weapon against the enemy, and win.

  1. The words we speak can place us into bondage or cause us to be stranded in life (Proverbs 6:2, AMP).

    1. Satan tries to get us to think in opposition to the Word of God through secular entertainment (movies, television, music, etc.).

      1. The enemy wants us to believe and confess the wrong things so that we can be defeated by our own words.

    2. To be free of this bondage, we must think, believe, and speak in line with the Word of God.

      1. As Christians, the Word of God is our standard for living.

      2. How we think is based upon the images and words we are exposed to.

      3. Words determine the way we think. The way we think determines the way we feel. The way we feel determines the decisions we make.

    3. Words are the most powerful things in the universe.

  2. There is a prerequisite for activating the law of confession—we must believe what we confess.

    1. Unbelief caused Jesus’ disciples to fail at casting a demon out of a boy (Matthew 17:20).

      1. Speaking the Word mechanically or religiously will not work.

      2. We must believe the Word of God with our hearts (or spirits).

      3. To believe with our hearts (or spirits) is to take ownership of the Word. We must be steadfast in the Word, even in the midst of contradicting circumstances.

    2. In the beginning, God spoke faith-filled words and saw them come to pass.

      1. When Jesus walked the earth, He imitated His father by speaking things into existence.

    3. Likewise, we must be imitators of God, as dear children imitate their fathers (Ephesians 5:1, AMP).

      1. The God-kind of faith is the type of faith that moves mountains. We must believe without doubt, that whatever we say will come to pass (Mark 11:22-23).

      2. All things are possible for those who believe (Mark 9:23).

  3. The principles of faith are based on spiritual laws.

    1. A law is an established principle that will work for anyone who gets involved with it.

      1. Our spoken words set spiritual laws in motion.

      2. Spoken words program our spirits for success or failure.

      3. Words are spiritual containers; they carry either faith or fear.

    2. God’s Word is His creative power.

      1. God’s creative power is formed in our hearts when we plant His Word within us.

      2. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth will speak.

      3. His creative power is released when we speak the Word that has been incubating in our hearts.

      4. Faith-filled words (flowing from our hearts) give us victory; fear-filled words defeat us.

Scripture References:

  • Proverbs 6:2, AMP

  • Matthew 17:20

  • Ephesians 5:1, AMP

  • Mark 11:22, 23

  • Mark 9:23

Pastor Robert Bagonza

Senior Pastor Redeemed Church