Spiritual realities created by our words.
The world created by the spoken word
God created the world by speaking it into being - Genesis 1.
The spoken word of God brought the world into being. His faith filled words contained the substance that formed the world - Hebrews 1: 1-3.
Now God made man in His images and likeness. Being in someone?s likeness means being like Him. We have been made with the ability to speak faith filled words like God.
In Genesis 2: 19 - 20 we witness man begin to use his faith filled words.
Our salvation comes with the confessed word
Romans 10: 6 -10 tells us that righteousness speaks. With our mouths we confess that Jesus is Lord and with our hearts we believe it. Words and faith go together. Ponder the following verses.
Romans 10:9-10 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (NKJV)
Notice that confession is a vital route to our salvation. All spiritual realities and blessings are obtained with believing in our hearts and confessing it with our mouths. That is why testimonies are so powerful. They give us the opportunity to speak out the goodness of God.
Those who have just accepted Jesus as their Lord and Saviour find it much easier to accept their new found faith when they tell someone about it. Confessing our salvation is vital to receiving it.