Don Gossett & E.W. Kenyon

B. Childress
Mar 15 2012

We walk in the light of our testimony - our faith never goes beyond our confession.

The Word becomes real only as we confess its reality.  The reason for this is, "We walk by faith and not by sight."

Sense knowledge would confess only what it had seen, heard or felt.

The people who are seeking experiences always walk by the senses.

Our testimony of the reality of the Word is feared by Satan.

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth."

This reacts on our heart just as doubt spoken by the lips reacts on our heart.

You talk of your doubts and your fears, and you destroy your faith.

You talk of the ability of the Father that is yours, and fill your lips with praise for answers to prayers that you have
asked.  Its reaction upon the heart is tremendous: faith grows by leaps and bounds.

You talk about your trials and your difficulties, of your lack of faith, of your lack of money, and faith shrivels, loses its

Your whole spirit life shrinks.

You study about what you are in Christ and then confess it boldly.

You dare to act on the Word in the face of sense knowledge opposition.

Regardless of appearance, you take your stand; make your confession and hold fast to it in the face of apparent

You see, faith doesn't ask for possible things.  Faith is demanding the impossible.

Prayer is never for the possible, but always for the thing that is out of reason.

It is God who is at work with us, in us and for us.

"How shall he not with him freely give us all things?"

You see, you are launching out into the realm of the impossible just as Abraham did when he asked for a son.

You're not asking for something you can do for yourself, but for something that is beyond reason.

Then you refuse to take counsel with fear or to entertain a doubt.

The hardest battles I have ever fought have been along this line.

The greatest battles I have ever won have been those that seemed the most impossible, where there was the greatest
opposition, where reason was discredited by faith.

I held fast to my confession and the Word was made good.

Confess your dominion over disease in Jesus' Name.

Never be frightened by any condition no matter how forbidding, how impossible the case may be.

It may be cancer, tuberculosis, or an accident in which death seems to be the master of the situation.  You never give in.

You know you and God are masters of the situation.

You never for a moment lose your confession of your supremacy over the works of the adversary.

This disease, this calamity is not of God.  It has but one source, Satan.

And in Jesus' Name, you are master.  You have taken Jesus' place; you are acting in His stead.

You fearlessly take your position; confess your ability in Christ to meet any emergency.

Always remember that Jesus met defeat and conquered it.  You are facing defeat everywhere as a master.

Don't let down.  Keep your solid front.

Way's translation of Philippians 1:27-28: "Let your life as members of one communion be worthy of the glad tidings of
the Messiah so that, whether I do come and see you, or whether I must still be afar and only hear news of you, I may
know that with united soul you are working strenuously shoulder to shoulder for the faith of the glad tidings; may know
that you are not cowed one whit by your adversaries.  Their failure to daunt you is clear evidence - an actual sign from
God - for them that their destruction is imminent; but for you, that salvation is yours."

That solid front spoken of in Colossians 2:5 (Weymouth), "Yet in spirit I am present with you, and am delighted to
witness your good discipline and the solid front presented by your faith in Christ," is the solid front presented to your

You can't be conquered.

Your spirit is whispering, "Nay, in all these things I am more than a conqueror."

Every disease is of the adversary.

All kinds of sin are of the adversary.

All opposition to the glad tidings is of the adversary.

God and I are victors.

Greater is He that is in me than this opposition for this disease.

There is no need that is greater than my Lord.

There is no lack that He cannot meet.

This indomitable will that God has wrought in you cannot be overwhelmed, or conquered.

You remember what you are - you are a New Creation.  

You are a branch of the Vine.

You are an heir of God.

You are united with Him.  You and He are one; and He is the greater part of that one.

There is no such thing as conquering God when His instrument refuses to admit that the enemy can overwhelm him.

You are that instrument.

"I have learned in whatsoever state I am in, therein to be independent of circumstances" Philippians 4:11.

Defeated with your Own Lips

You said that you could not, and the moment that you said it you were whipped.  

You said you did not have faith, and doubt arose like a giant and bound you.

You are imprisoned with your own words.

You talked failure and failure held you in bondage.

Proverbs 6:2: "Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth."

Few of us realize that our words dominate us.

A young man said, "I was never whipped until I confessed I was whipped."

Another said, "The moment I began to make a bold, confident confession, a new courage that I had never known took
possession of me."

Another young mother said, "My lips have been a constant curse.  I have never been able to get the mastery of my lips."

A woman said the other day, "I always speak my mind."  She has few friends.  Only pity causes people to go see her.  
Her lips have been her curse.

It isn't so bad speaking your mind if you have the mind of Christ, but as long as you have a mind dominated by the devil,
few people care to hear your mind.

Never fear failure.

Never talk defeat.

Never for a moment acknowledge that God's ability can't put you over.

Become "God-inside minded," remembering that greater is He that is in you than any force that can come against you;
remembering that God created a universe with words; that words are more mighty than  tanks or bombs, more mighty
than the Army or Navy.

Learn to use words so they will work for you and be your servants.

Learn that your lips can make you a millionaire or a pauper; wanted or despised; a victor or a captive.

Your words can be filled with faith that will stir heaven and make men want you.

Remember that you can fill your words with love so they will melt the coldest heart, and warm and heal the broken and

In other words, your words can become what you wish them to be.

You can make them rhyme.  You can fill them with rhythm.

You can fill them with hatred, with poison; or you can make them breathe the very fragrance of heaven.

Now you can see vividly what your confession can mean to your own heart.

Your faith will never register above the words of your lips.

It isn't so bad to think a thing as it is to say it.

Thoughts may come and persist in staying, but you refuse to put them into words and they die unborn.

Cultivate the habit of thinking big things, and then learn to use words that will react upon your own spirit and make you a

Jesus' confessions proved to be realities.

Faith's confessions create realities.

Jesus confessed that He was the Light of the world.  He was it.  The rejection of Him has plunged the world into a new

He said He was the Bread from heaven, and it is true.  The people who have fed upon His words have never suffered

His words build faith as we act on them, let them live in us.

His words were filled with Himself; as we act on them, they fill us with Christ.

His words feed faith and cause it to grow in power in us.

The believer's words should be born of love and filled with love.

Our lips are taking the place of His.

Our words should never bruise or hurt, but should bless and heal.

Jesus was the Way, the Reality, and the Life.

We are taking His place, showing the Way, confessing the Reality, and enjoying the Life.

You will never enjoy what you are in Christ until His love rules your lips.


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