INSPIRING DAILY DEVOTIONAL ® … Utter what you believe
Text(s) for today: Matt. 21 :18-22
“…if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and SHALT BELIEVE in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the HEART man BELIEVETH unto righteousness; and with the MOUTH CONFESSION IS MADE unto salvation.” Rom. 10:9-10
Scriptural truths should never be taken lightly: we can’t afford to despise the wisdom of God’s Word. Perhaps you have wondered, “Why is it that the ‘Prayer & Confessions’ section of our devotional (Inspiring Daily Devotional), we write ‘pray aloud.’?”
“Can’t we pray silently? Why should it be loud?”
Well, it’s because that’s what the Bibles teaches.
Beloved, you must understand that there is absolutely nothing as ‘praying silently.’ At least one’s lips should move. There is not a single scripture that says or implies we can pray silently WITHOUT UTTERING A SINGLE WORD.
The heart, our key verse tells us, is for believing and with the mouth you speak (confess) onto salvation, i.e. you speak for your salvation/deliverance to actually happen.
That’s what is involved in being born-again. THE SAME IS TRUE about every kind of salvation you want in addition – you say and you believe! It may be a financial salvation/miracle you desire, it may be relationship-wise, it may even be healing, ministerial or academic. The principle is the same: you BELIEVE AND you SPEAK.
Jesus puts it this way:
“For verily I say unto you (assuredly I say unto you; I can assure 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 saith shall come to pass; HE SHALL HAVE WHATEVER HE SAITH.” (be it academic, financial, ministerial, healing, etc).
That’s why we encourage the world to pray and confess aloud. To ‘pray aloud’ IS NOT THE SAME as ‘being noisy.’ As far as you can hear yourself, it is loud. When we teach that prayer must be said aloud, it makes it clear that the prayer should not be said silent – it must AT LEAST be uttered by the tongue!
Scripture tells us about Hannah’s prayer. ‘Her lips moved,’ (1 Sam. 1:13). Although her words could not be heard by Eli, the movement of her lips vividly informs us she was NOT silent – she was saying something!
If you believe you’re blessed, say it. If you believe God is making you a great person, learn to refer to yourself as great.
It’s time to confess unto your salvation/deliverance!
Prayer & Confessions (pray out loudly)
Every area of my life is blessed. LORD, you’ve blessed me so much I’m even embarrassed by your blessings upon my life and my family. Every thing I do is blessed & prospers speedily. Indeed, I’m light years ahead of my contemporaries. I’m super-intelligent; soo wise – for you’re at work in me.
As long as I am in the world, I’m the light of the world. Praise the LORD!
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