Confession

Confession

Confession Text Mt16:13-18

13 When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”

14 So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

13.-What is the people’s confession?

15.-What is your confession?

18.-Confession based faith.

Def.  Homologeo- “ to speak that which agrees with something which others Speak or maintain”

Confession is = Agreement with what God holds to be true, and what He declares to be true.

A.        Jesus began ministry with a confession.

B.         Rom 10:8-9 Confession for salvation.  (Muira’s testimony)

C.         Mt.10:32 Jesus expects us to confess him before men.

 For  =  Salvation, appropriation, possession, Victory, etc..

1Tim.6:12        Confess the good confession.

Heb.3:1            Christ is High priest of our confession.

Phil.2:11          Confession will  be mandatory in the evening of time.

1Jn.4:2             Testing the spirits.

The problem of Israel- Bad confession(Ex.14:12) and this trend continued (Num.13:31-33)—-we can’t!

Result! = they perished in the wilderness; they lost the Lord’s favour, their possession and their lives.

Faith is  confessing the word

  • I can do all things.
  • By His stripes I am healed.
  • Confessions of a victor( David)

Application:

What have you been saying about yourself ? There is need to unsay some things you have said in the past.

Prayer Is Our Confession To God.

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