|THE VALUE OF A POSITIVE CONFESSION
Don Gossett & E.W. Kenyon
I AM REVEALED
Apr 01 2012
You remember in II Corinthians 1:17, “Dare you say that, when I make arrangements, I make them like shifty men of the
world, with the intention of changing ‘I will’ into ‘I will not’ if it suits me? By all the faithfulness of God I swear it, my
utterances to you never waver between Yes and No – just as in the proclamation in your midst of God’s son Jesus, as
the Messiah by Himself, by Sylvanus, and by Timotheus, there was never any wavering between affirmation and
negation – no? by the inspiration of God it was ever one consistent affirmative. The same is true of all the promises of
God; they are affirmed by His ‘I will,’ ay, and they are sealed by His ‘Amen’; and so God is glorified through our faith in
his promises.” (Way’s trans).
“For Jesus Christ, Son of God, who was proclaimed among you by us, that is, by Sylvanus and Timothy and me, was not
wavering between ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ but in him is the everlasting ‘Yes.’ (Montgomery’s trans).
Many spoil their confession by wavering between the positive “yes” and the faltering “no.” When the heart can say
“yes,” a ringing positive “yes” to the Word, then reality begins to assert itself in their confession. It must begin in the
heart. The heart must begin to say “Yes” to the Word of God.
You are sick. You are bold in your confession of your sickness, and you are faltering in your confession that by His
stripes you are healed.
You can’t have two confessions. One is going to destroy the other. If your confession of sickness is stronger than your
confession of the Word, then the sickness gains the ascendancy and you live in defeat.
If your financial need is great and your confession is one of continual need, the Scripture, “My God shall supply every
need of yours,” is made of no effect. By your wrong confession, faith is destroyed.
When will we learn to have an eternal “yes” toward the Word? A positive, clear-cut confession? If God says that it is
then it is. If God says that I am, I am. If He says “Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world,” then I am
If He declares that I am the righteousness of God in Christ, then I am. If He whispers “Nay in all these things you are
more than a conqueror,” I say “Amen.” So God has my Amen to every one of these scriptures.
If He whispers “I can do all things in him who is my ability and strength” I whisper “Amen.”
I align my confession with every one of his declarative statements in regard to myself in Christ.
He says, “Surely he hath borne my sicknesses and carried my diseases, and I have come to esteem him as the one who
was stricken, smitten of God and afflicted. He was wounded for iniquities; the chastisement of my peace was upon him;
and with His stripes I am healed,” and I say “Amen.”
I have no disease then and I maintain my confession before the world.
Didn’t He say He put them on Jesus? Yes. Didn’t Jesus put them away? Yes. Then I am not going to claim them as
mine. They are not mine. They belong to an enemy that dumped them on me, but I refuse to be his dumping ground
any longer, and so I say “in the Name of Jesus, Satan, come and get your old diseases. I refuse to own them, to have
aught to do with them,” and he comes and gets them. He has to do it because he must yield to the authority of the
He can’t hold me in poverty. He can’t make want my master. No, the one who turned water into wine, who fed the
multitude with five loaves and two little fishes is my Lord and my Master. He is my bread provider.
He is my strength.
He is all that I need.
I rest in Him. I walk in Him.
His ability has become my ability and His grace is my grace.
I bathe in His love.
I bask in His light.
I revel in His wisdom.
I am His and He is mine.
THE POWER OF YOUR WORDS, by Don Gossett & E.W. Kenyon, Copyright 1981, Whitaker House.
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