Confess the Word

I’m currently working in a temp job doing mortgage refinances at a location in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. I met a few believers that are working here and we were talking about having either a negative or a positive confession.

I mentioned the fact the Esau when he was in the midst of a trial and was suffering due to a famine in the land sold his birthright because he felt that the birthright would do him no good since he was going to do. This was a confession that was in fact denying the reality that God promised him seed and land. Jacob’s confession was, that yes he was hungry, but he was willing to give away his food for the birthright because he knew that if he had the birthright God would preserve him. God said he would have seed and land. You can’t have seed and land when you are dead.

Jacob’s confession was positive and Esau’s was negative. God desires us to confess with our lips and our lives that he is truthful. It doesn’t matter what is going on around us our confession should be that of what God’s Word says about it.

When you are working in a temp job the atmosphere is typically a negative one and its always what if we lose our job, what if they cut our department. We were talking that instead of speaking those words and being negative we should start saying God is going to turn these jobs into full time ones. So we decided we were going to meet together once a week to pray here at work and confess that he will open the door for each of us in this department to have full-time jobs with benefits and vacation.

This is why it is so important for us to have the word of God hidden in our hearts. We need it memorized and placed in our heart so that when the time comes we are ready to confess what God has already said about it.

I can’t wait to report to you what the Lord Jesus will do.

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  • That’s right brother, because every word is a seed, and we reap what we sow. If we sow negative things, we will reap them. If we sow positive things, we will reap them.

    That which we confess, God is obligated to bring it to pass because of our faith. Like Bro. Branham says “God will make your body obey your confession.”

    Quote from Bro. Branham:
    WHO.IS.GOD_ CLEVELAND.OH TUESDAY_ 50-0815
    E-35 And when the inspiration of the Holy Spirit is here to inspire you, remember, God will make your body come into your confession. If you say you’re a drunkard, and want a drink. Don’t worry, you’ll soon be one. If you say you’re a sinner, and want to sin, you’ll be right into it.
    If you say you’re a Christian and believe it all along, God will bring… Your testimony will bring you right into it. If you believe in healing, and believe that God has healed you, confess it, and God will make your body obey your confession, for He’s the High Priest of your confession; setting at the right-hand of the Father now with His own Blood to make intercessions for any confession upon anything that He died for.
    And He died to rid sin. And sickness is the result of sin. “He was wounded for our transgressions, with His stripes we are healed.” Remember that. Have faith. Don’t waiver. Stand on it.

    So keep the faith Bro. Jason. I believe the Lord will do a mighty work!

    God Bless You!

  • Every word is a seed. Before it becomes a word, though, it is first a thought. That’s how it was in the beginning with God, that’s how it is now. First a thought, then God expressed this thought as a spoken Word. Then that word was made flesh, it was manifested, it came forth. That’s why Brother Branham said “The Spoken Word is the Original Seed.”

    A Thought > A Spoken Word of that thought > The Manifestation of what was spoken

    That is why we must always be careful what we speak and even more so what we think because an evil thought can become a spoken word that will be made manifest. Evil thoughts must be rebuked and we must think and speak the opposite of those evil thoughts. The scripture says in Luke 6:45 “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.”

    I have tried to apply this to my daily life in the past year or two, realizing that even the silly things we say (that we shouldn’t say) like
    “so and so is stupid” or
    “He’s always going to be a drunk” or
    “She’s never going to change” or
    “I don’t think you’re ever going to change”

    We shouldn’t even say these kinds of things because they speak negatively and in planting that seed of the word you just spoke, you are sowing the manifestation of those negative things you just said.

    We should speak positively of one another and especially of ourselves. Speaking from experience, I have a loved one that I used to think was never going to change and I would say that he was “this that and the other” (which I should not have done), but the Lord started revealing to me that I shouldn’t even say those things because I was planting those seeds, and the more I spoke negatively of him, the longer it was going to take for God to change him because I was only reaping what I was sowing. Once I noticed those things, I began to tell others not to say negative things about him because of that revelation I had and the Lord has begun to work with him little by little. He’s not what he ought to be, but he’s not what he used to be, that’s for sure, and I claim him as a child of God, and I know that the Lord will do the work in him, and I thank Him for that.

    Below are some Brother Branham quotes about the spoken Word:

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    THE.WORD.BECAME.FLESH.INDIA.TRIP.REPORT_ JEFF.IN V-26 N-5 SUNDAY_ 54-1003M
    175 When, Jesus, no wonder, when He come off of the hill that night, and looked around that tree, for food, there was no–there was no food on the tree. And He said, “No man eateth from thee.” And He went on away. And the next day, coming back, the tree had withered. God’s mind; the mind, that in the beginning, that was a thought before it was a Word, that expressed Jesus Christ, the same One was expressing that Word back again. See?
    And every Word in the Bible is God’s thoughts laid in seed form, that if received into the human being, and spoke by the same thought that materialized the Bible, brings the thing to pass. See what I mean? How powerful could the Church be? The Bible said, “Let this mind that was in Christ be in you. As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Now, your thoughts, if they become expression…
    Like, God said, “Let there be a world.” Before it could be a word, it had to be a thought. So God in the creation, created the world by His thought first, then exp–spoke it, and the thought, expressed became material. See what I mean?

    THE.SECOND.COMING_ PHOENIX.AZ SUNDAY_ 55-0220A
    E-24 The Gospel is not, “Go out and teach them the Bible.” That isn’t the Gospel. It said in the Scriptures that the Gospel didn’t come to you just in Word only, but through the power and demonstration of the Holy Spirit. The Gospel, that is the Word… But the letter killeth; the Spirit giveth Life.
    Now, a seed laying here on the…?… pulpit here, is just a seed until it dies and becomes germitized–germitized and dies, it’ll never do anything. So the seed… The Word here has to be made manifest in order to be of God.
    He said, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
    Now, to people…?… that the Word was… To take a word is the expression of thought. It has to be a thought before it can be a word. So God, in the beginning, gave the thought of what would be, spoke the Word what for; we see, we receive the Word, and it produces what God thought was. The Word is the Gospel in seed form.

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    I realize this is off topic a little bit, but I am so thankful to the Lord for this revelation! I had never seen this until just right now. The Word is the Gospel in seed form. If I understand this correctly, the Word (the letter, the Bible) is the seed, we must plant this Word in us so that we die to ourselves, rot, and resurrect to a new birth and a new Spirit. Then this Holy Spirit is the Gospel in its manifested form. Hallelujah!

    The Word, the Bible (the letter) – which killeth – seed form
    The Holy Spirit – which giveth life – manifested form

    These are my thoughts… I’m sorry if I went off topic a little bit.

  • No problem in going off topic. The only thing I want to mention is what you said at the end;

    “the word, the bible (the letter) – which killeth – seed form”

    I think I understand what you mean, but I wouldn’t want to say that the bible brings death. The bible brings life.

    Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. 2 Corinthians 3:6

    Here Paul is speaking not about the Scriptures directly.

    But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3:14-17

    Knowing Scripture is able to make you wise unto salvation. That is understanding it properly brings eternal life. In that verse that Paul is speaking about “the letter that kills” he is speaking about man’s condition in regards to attempting to follow the Law of God. Man is a sinner and unable to be obedient to the holy law of Almighty God, therefore the letter of the Law brings death. But the Scripture is able to make us wise unto salvation and it is the Spirit that gives life. Paul tells the Corinthians we are not ministers of the Law (the letter), but of the Spirit (God taking the Law and writing it upon our hearts).

    The only reason I make this point is that I hear ministers say this often without any qualification. It’s not the letter itself that kills, that would be saying the bible brings death, but we know the knowing the Bible makes us wise unto eternal life. It is LIFE itself in seed form. The Bible only brings death in the sense that it is the HOLY STANDARD that God has set forth and those who reject it and seek to follow its teachings after the flesh. The Law is holy and perfect, its man that is not holy and not perfect, thus it is the Law of sin and death because we cannot obey until our heart is circumcised by the Holy Spirit baptism!

    I know this is what you meant, but to those who did not understand I wanted to clarify.

  • I’d like to add one qualification to this article: our confession needs to be in line with God’s Word.

    God has a law of sowing and reaping and our words, as seeds, will produce a harvest — this is absolutely true. The trouble comes when we presume that we know what is best and “go for it” without consulting the scriptures. In the end, what looks like a positive confession (to the carnal mind) can end up bringing us pain and frustration if it is not God’s will in our lives. In other words, by definition, a positive confession is saying what God says — like Jacob did. That is the key — our confession must always line up with the Word of God.

    1 Peter 4:11a
    If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God….

    Matthew 12:36
    But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

    James 4:3
    Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

  • Exactly Nate.

    This is a principle that God has set forth and the same with any other principle he will hold us accountable for how we use it. Some people use it to gain riches and wealth, but are not rich toward God. Other people use it and it brings bad things upon them. So be positive towards others and in your life situation, but if you are go to speak something that is not as though it were make sure its in line with God’s word.

    To apply it to my situation; certainly it is in line with God’s word for me to work and have a job, but the question is, does God want me to remain here. Since I feel led in my heart that He does then sure, go ahead and speak the positive confession of his word and his will. If it were not God’s will and I went ahead and spoke it I will be held accountable.

  • Hi Jason,

    Thank you for clarifying for those who might misunderstand the comments I made regarding the “the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life.” I totally agree.

    I also want to add the following regarding the same topic about “the letter killeth but the Spirit giveth life.” Brother Branham talks about “honey on the rock” (see the following) and I want to relate these two things together below.

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    THE.RESURRECTION.OF.LAZARUS_  ERIE.PA  SUNDAY_  51-0729A?  E-65    Then I noticed that night, they didn’t have any bread. They didn’t care for any. But God rained manna down out of heaven, fell on the earth. And they went out and picked it up and eat it. They said it taste like honey. Did you ever eat any of it? Oh, it’s good. My! You ought to taste some, honey.?You know, David of old? He was a shepherd. He was the one who said it taste like honey. It taste like honey in the rock. David speaking of that… He used to carry… The shepherds used to carry a scrip bag on their sides, and they put honey in there. And when their sheep would get sick, they’d put this honey on a rock, and the sheep would go and lick on this rock. And licking this honey off the rock, they’d lick the lime out of the rock and would get well. See? ?They’d put the honey on the rock and get the sheep to lick. And they’d licked the honey. And licking the honey, they got some of the lime out of the limestone rock. And the lime got the sheep well.

    THE.RESURRECTION.OF.LAZARUS_  ERIE.PA  SUNDAY_  51-0729A?  E-67    Then God told Aaron… Now, He said, “Now, don’t try to keep any of that over. If you keep it over, it’ll spoil.”?That’s what’s the matter with a whole lot of the Pentecostal people. You keep it over. “I had an experience twenty years ago.” Brother, that experience has got wiggletails in it today. What about right now??You say, “When I received the baptism of the Holy Ghost, I had joy, peace, and suf–longsuffering.” What about now? That experience back there is done gone. What about a new one today? Each day they gathered new manna. And a manna is a perfect type of the Holy Ghost coming from God, the Sustainer to take them through the wilderness, as the Spirit is the Sustainer for us today to take us through this journey. We’re on our road to the promised land. Is that right??”In My Father’s house is many mansions. If it wasn’t so, I would’ve told you. And I’ll go and prepare a place for you.” Is that right? We’re on our way to the promised land.?Notice. And we’re fed daily by the Holy Spirit coming down from God out of heaven, sweet to our souls like honey in the rock. I have to have it every hour of my life or I die. That’s true. It has to come to me or I can’t live. It’ll come–have to come to you or you won’t live. That’s right.

    BELIEVEST.THOU.THIS_  MINNEAPOLIS.MN  SUNDAY_  50-0716?  E-63    Friends, let’s look at the honey just a little bit longer. “The wafer, it tastes like honey,” He said, “in the rock.” Now, that was a type of the Holy Spirit.

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    Keep in mind that Brother Branham (above) mentions that honey is a type of the Holy Spirit.

    Having said that, another way that I look at this “honey on the rock” (and I say the following because my Pastor preached about this very thing years ago) is that if you take just what the Bible says and you “throw” this doctrine at a nonbeliever (hoping to bring him to Christ), for example by telling them they’ll go to hell if they don’t stop smoking or drinking, you may “kill” them spiritually (the letter killeth) because it may be too much for them to take. But if you add “honey,” or love, brotherly kindness, etc., (the Spirit giveth life) it softens the “blow” (the shock). Maybe you draw them to Christ by telling them about God’s love, his forgiveness, his power to heal, and sooner or later, they’ll be eating that honey and they’ll be so in love till one day, they’ll start licking the Rock, Jesus Christ, and they won’t even notice that God is changing them because they’re so in love with Him.

    Does that make any sense? So, in my previous post when I said “the Word, the Bible, the letter, which killeth” I meant it in the context I explained above. In other words, if you let the Bible make you feel condemned, it will kill you spiritually, but if you take the Spirit that is in the scripture, it gives you life. John 3:17 “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”

    I hope that makes sense. If I have said anything incorrectly, I pray that God give me the correct revelation.

    God Bless You.

  • bellizima, Sorry I didn’t respond sooner, I was in Colorado without a computer. That certainly does make sense. Life is in the word of God and if it is rejected or even not responded to in any way it brings death. If it is received for all that the word is then it gives life. The word does not bring death, but the rejection of it or non-response to it brings forth death.

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