Genesis 1:26-27 (KJV) 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Notice that God created man in His own image which means that we look like Him, spiritually- on our spirit, [we are spirit beings in a flesh body] but we are also to act like Him. That means we are to act like He would act if He were here on planet earth. Which brings me to confession of God’s Word.
Confession of God’s Word simply means that we say the same thing that God says, hence His Word. But, why is it so important to confess God’s Word? Here’s the reason:
Since God created the heavens and the earth and everything in it, it behooves us to find out how He did it so we can use His methods when we’re dealing with problems and issues on earth. Remember, we’re made in His image and we’re supposed to act like Him. And here’s the key: He did it with Words, the Words of His mouth! Nothing came into being without God first speaking Words and calling into being things that didn’t exist. When He did that, those things He spoke manifested – showed up!
The classic example is found in Genesis:
Genesis 1:1-3 (KJV) 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Notice that darkness was upon the face of the deep but God didn’t say, “Oh My goodness – it’s so dark out there!” No, He spoke what He wanted. He wanted light so He said, “Light be!” And, as they say, the rest is history!
That’s what we’re to do in our situations. We are to speak God’s promises – His solutions – over the issues we’re confronted with, and expect His results.
Mark 11:23-24 (KJV)
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
You see, dear brothers and sisters, God has already given us everything we’ll ever need on planet earth but those promises don’t just fall on us like ripe cherries off a tree. We have to call them into our lives by confessing His Word that promises them to us. It’s really quite simple but it does take effort – a lot of effort!
You see, our flesh – our five physical senses – wants to take the path of least resistance with little or no effort on our part. Well, that simply won’t wash and we won’t get God’s results that way. Plus we have to renew our minds to God’s Word so we think like Him.
Let’s purpose in our hearts to be doers of the Word and not hearers only. Let’s step out of the boat and do some water walking and get in on God’s way of doing things so that we can live the victorious life He has for us!
Luke 17:6 (KJV)
6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
Romans 4:17b (KJV) 17 … even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
2 Corinthians 1:20 (KJV)
20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
2 Peter 1:3-4 (KJV) 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Ephesians 4:23 (KJV)
23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;