Don Gossett & E.W. Kenyon

B. Childress
Mar 18 2012

It took me a long time to see this truth.  After I saw it and thought I understood it, I still could not act upon it.

Christianity is called “the great confession.”  The law of that confession is that I confess I have a thing before I
consciously possess it.  Romans 10:9-10 gives you the law for entering the household of faith.  “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 is made unto salvation.”
You see, with the heart man believes that Jesus is his Righteousness, and with his lips he makes a confession of his

You notice that confession of the lips comes before God acts upon our spirits and recreates them.

I say, “Jesus died for my sins according to scripture, and I now acknowledge Him as my Lord,” and I know that the
instant I acknowledge Him as my Lord I have Eternal Life.

I cannot have Eternal Life until I confess that I have it.

I confess that I have salvation before God acts and recreates me.

The same thing is true in regard to healing.  I confess that “By His Stripes I am healed,” and the disease is still in my

I say, “Surely He has borne my sicknesses and carried my pains and I have come to appreciate Him as the one who was
stricken, smitten of God with my diseases, and now I know that by His stripes I am healed.” (Lit. trans.)

I make the confession that “by His stripes I am healed;” the disease and its symptoms may not leave my body at once,
but I hold fast to my confession.

I know that what He has said He is able to make good.

I know that I am healed because He said I was healed, and makes no difference what the symptoms may be in my body.  
I laugh at them, and in the Name of Jesus I command the author of disease to leave my body.

He is defeated, and I am a victor.

I have learned this law, that when I boldly confess, then, and then only, do I possess.

I make my lips do their work.  I give the word its place.  God has spoken, and I side with the Word.

If I side with the disease and the pain, there is no healing for me.  But I take sides with the Word, and I repudiate the
disease and sickness.

My confession gives me possession.

I want you to note this fact, faith is governed by our confession.  If I say I have been prayed for and I am waiting now for
God to heal me, I have repudiated my healing.

My confession should be this: the Word declares that I am healed, and I thank the Father for it, and I praise Him for it,
because it is a fact.

You remember Philippians 4:6,7: “In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your
hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.”

Why must prayer be made with thanksgiving?  That means that I know the thing is done.  I asked for it and now I have it,
so I thank the Father for it.

The seventh verse says, “And the peace of God which passeth all understanding will fill my heart.”

I am not worrying any longer.  I have it.  I am not
going to get the money I need…I have it.  It is just as real as though it
were in my pocket.  I am not
going to get my healing…I have my healing because I have His Word, and my heart is filled
with rapture.

Your confession solves the problem.

A wrong confession hinders the Spirit’s work in your body.  A neutral confession is unbelief.  It is just as bad as a
negative confession.

It is the positive, clear cut confession that wins.

“I know in whom I have believed.”

“I know that no word from God is void of power or fulfillment.”

“I know that He watches over His word to make it good.”

These are the confessions of a victor.

I want you to notice several facts about the relation of confession to faith.

Your confession is your faith.  If it be a neutral confession, you have neutral faith.  If it is a negative confession, it is
unbelief dominating your spirit.

Unbelief grows with a negative confession.  A confession of failure puts failure on the throne.  If I confess weakness,
weakness dominates me.  If I confess my sickness, I am held in bondage by it.

These negative confessions are acknowledgements of Satan’s dominion over God’s tabernacle.

Your spirit always responds to your confession.

Faith is not a product of the reasoning faculties, but of the recreated spirit.

When you were born again, you received the nature of the Father God.  That nature grows in you with your acting on
the Word, and your confession of the Father’s perfect dominion in your body, and it causes your spirit to grow in grace
and ability.

You remember that your confession is your present attitude toward the Father.

In some special testing that may come to you, your confession is either in the realm of faith or in the realm of unbelief.  
Your confession either honors the Father or Satan…either gives Satan or the Word dominance in your life.

Now you can see the value of holding fast to your confession.

Your confession either makes you a conqueror, or it defeats you.  You rise or fall to the level of your confession.

Learn to hold fast to your confession in the hard places.

John 8:36, “If the Son has made you free you are free indeed.”  The Son has made you free, now stand fast in that

Galatians 5:1 is of vital importance to every believer.  “For freedom did Christ set us free; stand fast therefore.”

The time to make our confession is when Satan attacks you.  You feel the pain coming in your body.  You repudiate it.  
You command it to leave in the Name of Jesus.

Romans 8:31-37, “If God is for us, who is against us?”  Your Father is for you.

Disease cannot conquer you, nor can the author of disease.  Circumstances cannot master you, because the Father
and Jesus are greater than any circumstances.

You have learned that in whatsoever circumstance or condition you are, to rejoice in your continual victory.

You know that I John 4:4 is true.  “Ye are of God, my little children, and have overcome them.”

Notice who you are.  “You are of God.”  “You are born of God.”  “You are a product of His, and of His own will He
brought you forth through the Word.”

The rest of the verse reads, “Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.”

“For it is God who is at work within you, willing and working His own good pleasure.”

Philippians 2:13 has been my victory many, many times.

Now turn to Romans 8:11, “But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwelleth in you, He that raised up
Christ Jesus from the dead shall give life also to your mortal bodies through His Spirit that dwelleth in you.”

You must recognize this fact.  All is yours by confession, or all is lost by a negative confession.  You get God’s best by
the confession that you have it.

The secret of faith is the secret of confession.

Faith holds the confession that he has the thing he desires before he actually possesses it.

Sense Knowledge faith confesses that he is healed when the pain leaves and the swelling goes down.  There is really
no faith in that.

Faith declares you are healed while the pain is still wracking your body.

Let me state it again, possession comes with confession.  Possession stays with continual confession.

You confess that you have it, and you thank the Father for it…then realization follows.

Remember, confession with thanksgiving always brings realization.

Confession is the melody of faith.

Confession before realization is foolishness to Sense Knowledge.

Abraham’s faith was contrary to sense evidence.  He waxed strong, giving glory to God, knowing that what God
promised He would make good.

Sense Knowledge has no real faith in the Word.

John 17:23, “That they may know that thou lovest them even as thou lovest me.”


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