Don Gossett & E.W. Kenyon

B. Childress
Mar 04 2012

Few of us realize the effect that our conversations have upon our own spirits.

When you pretend to be what you are not and you talk glibly about it, it builds into your spirit a weakness.  It is like a
piece of rot in the beam of a building.

Or, your conversation may be full of discouragement, and you talk of your failures and inferiority.  Eventually, it will rob
you of initiative.  You will find it difficult to rise above that mental attitude.

On the other hand, you speak the truth about what you are in Christ.  You confess to your friends or your enemies what
God is to you, and of your union with Him, and that you are actually partners with Him, that He is the One who backs you
up and furnishes the capital to put the thing over.  You give Him credit for His ability, for His wisdom, and you dare to
make your confession boldly of your confidence in your success by His grace.

Jesus' bold and continual confession is our example.  We are what He made us to be.  Jesus confessed what He was.  
Sense Knowledge could not understand it.  We are to confess what we are in Christ.  Men of the senses will not
understand us.  To confess that you are redeemed, that your Redemption is an actual reality, that you are delivered out
of Satan's dominion and authority, would be a daring confession to make.  To confess that you are an actual New
Creation created in Christ Jesus, that you are a partaker of the very nature and life of deity, would amaze your friends.  
It isn't confessing it once, but daily affirming your relationship to Him, confessing your Righteousness, your ability to
stand in His presence without the sense of guilt or inferiority.

Dare to stand in the presence of sense knowledge facts, and declare that you are what God says you are!  For
instance, sense knowledge declares that I am sick with an incurable disease.  I confess that God laid that disease on
Jesus and that Satan has no right to put it on me; that, "by His stripes I am healed."  I am to hold fast to my confession in
the face of apparent sense knowledge contradiction.  Sense knowledge says that it is not true; that I am confessing an
untruth.  But I am confessing what God says.

You see, there are two kinds of truth: sense knowledge truth, and revelation truth; and they are usually opposed to
each other.  I live in the new realm above the senses, so I hold fast to my confession that I am what the Word says I am.

Suppose my senses have revealed the fact that I am in great need financially.  The Word declares, "My God shall
supply every need of yours."  I call His attention to what the senses have intimated, and He knows that my expectations
are from Him.  I refuse to be intimidated by sense evidences.  I refuse to have my life governed by them.  I know that
greater is He that is in me than the forces that surround me.  The forces that oppose me are in the senses.  The power
that is in me is the Holy Spirit; and I know that spiritual forces are greater than the forces in the sense realm.  I maintain
my confession of spiritual values, of spiritual realities in the face of sense contradictions.


THE POWER OF YOUR WORDS, by Don Gossett & E.W. Kenyon, Copyright 1981, Whitaker House.