You confess that God is the Lord of your life, that He is the Lord over disease, sickness, and Satan. You hold fast to your confession of Jesus’ absolute Lordship over everything that would keep you in bondage or hinder you from enjoying the finished work of Christ.
In the face of every need, you confess that the Lord is your Shepherd. You do not want. (It is always in the present tense.) He is your supply. He is your health, your strength. He is the strength of your life; of whom will you be afraid? Remember that we never realize beyond our confession. If you dare confess healing on the ground of the Word, then there is no sickness for you. In the face of pain and an open sore you confess that with His stripes you are healed and you hold fast to your confession, never wavering, knowing that “No Word from God is void of power. The word “power” means “ability” ability to make good.
That Word will heal you if you continually confess it. Your body will respond to your mind, and your spirit will gain the lordship over your body and mind. Your body will obey your confession. “He sent His Word and healed them.” Psalm 107:20. Jesus was that Word. Now that Name of Jesus and the words of Jesus become your healing. Confession is confirming the Word of God. It is a confession of my confidence in what God has spoken. Here are several confessions every believer should make Romans 10:9, 10: “Because if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord, and shalt believe in thy heart that God raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved: for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession if made unto salvation.”
We confess the absolute Lordship of Jesus and the absolute righteousness that is imparted to us in our Redemption. We dare to confess before the world and before the throne of God that Jesus is now our Lord and that we have received salvation and become the Righteousness of God in Him. We confess that we are New Creations of which Jesus is the Head and the Lord. The Word has taken Jesus’ place in our lives.
We are to obey the Word as we would obey Jesus if He stood in our presence. A second confession is found in 1 Peter 5:7: “Casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He careth for you.” We confess that we no longer have cares, anxieties, and bur-dens. We can never have nervous prostration.
We can never be unnerved and unfit from life’s work. Our minds are complete and clear. Our spirits are free. Our testimony has the unction of the Spirit upon it because He bears every burden, carries every load, and meets every need. A third confession is: “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” I do not want for money, I do not want for health or rest. I do not want for strength. I do not want for anything. He is all that I need.
This is a living reality. What a life is mine; what a ‘sense of security, of power, and of victory! You are not afraid to take your stand on Phil. 4:19: “My God shall supply every need of mine.” You loudly make your fourth confession: that Isaiah 53:3-5 is true. Every disease, every weakness, and every infirmity was laid on Jesus Christ; and you are free from them.
Just as He bore your sin, He bore your disease. You stand complete in Him, free from the burden, the power, the pain, and the effect of disease. This confession gives you a healthy body, a clear mind, and a conquering spirit. Your fifth confession is that 1 Cor. 1-:30 is absolutely true: “But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who was made unto us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption.” Christ has been made all these things unto you. You do not deed to pray for Wisdom as James tells the babes in Christ to do because He is your wisdom. You do not have to ask for Righteousness because you have become the Righteousness of God in Him. You don’t have to ask Him to Sanctify you because He is your sanctification.
You do not have to pray for Redemption because you are Redeemed. He is your Redemption. What a confession to make before the world! Hebrews 4:14: “Let us hold fast our confession.” We have found in a measure what our confession is, but there is a. great deal more to it than you find in this book. Your success and usefulness in the world is going to be measured by your confession and by the tenacity with which you hold fast to that confession under all circumstances. You absolutely refuse to yield or to be stampeded by circumstances or the opinions of men. You will never yield to fear or listen to the voice of the senses. You stand by your confession knowing that God cannot fail you.
There is a grave danger of a dual confession. You confess His faithfulness, the absolute truthfulness of His Word, yet at the same time you confess your sickness. You confess your weakness, your lack of money, your lack of ability. You have confessed that He was your supply, that He was your healer. You have confessed that you were healed by His stripes. Now you talk about your lack of ability to do this or that because of your sickness. You cannot do the housework or go about your business be-cause you are not able to do it, yet you have made your confession: that He was the strength of your life and that with His stripes you were healed.
Your confession of sickness and disease destroys your faith. You are not holding fast to the confession of what you are in Christ, or what He is to you. This is one of the most dangerous of all confessions. You will find that you have been so carefully trained in the confession of wrong, of failure, of weakness, of sin, of sickness, and of want that it will take a great deal of discipline through the Word to cure you of the habit. Now you make your confession and stand by it.
Advanced Bible Course (E.W Kenyon)