Acknowledging and Confessing Your Faith

Saturday January 25, 2014

Offering message: Isaiah 1:19 tells us to be both willing and obedient. We are givers, not takers. Our willingness is important. God wants us to change nations. Sermon message: You received salvation by confessing with your mouth the Lord Jesus, (which means saying aloud), and believing in your heart, (that’s faith) that God has raised Him from the dead. The same way you received salvation, you receive all the spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus, such as healing, righteousness, freedom from fear, and provision. Because you know that God has already provided for these spiritual blessings, you can hold onto them by confessing them as your own, thanking and praising Him for the victory. Confessing is acknowledging every good thing that is in you in Christ Jesus. You can abound, which means having more than you can contain, because you have fellowship (communication, free flow, interchange, koinonia) with God and Jesus, who are alive. Jesus is in the heavens, which is not referring to distance, but is the realm of the Spirit and access, a place of control of the universe. For example, the instant you die physically, you are with Him. There’s no time or space lapse. Use your faith by confessing the spiritual blessings that are in you through Christ Jesus. (Pastor Dale tells of using his confession of faith to get the victory over asthma.) [Texts: Philemon 6, Colossians 2:6-7; Romans 10:9-10; Hebrews4:14; Ephesians 1:3]