Don Gossett & E.W. Kenyon

B. Childress
Apr 07 2012

 “Let us hold fast the confession of our faith without wavering; (for He is faithful that promised)”     
                                                                                 Hebrews 10:23

(Speak this as a personal confession of faith.)

I never rise above my confession.  A negative confession will lower me to the level of that confession.  It is what I
confess with my lips that really controls me.  My confession imprisons me if it is negative, or it sets me free if it is
positive.  What I say is what I get.  “He shall have whatsoever he saith” Mark 11:23.

If I am always telling of my failings and my lack of faith, invariably I go to the level of this confession.  When I confess
lack of faith, that increases doubt.  Every time I confess doubts and fears, I am confessing my faith in Satan and deny
the ability and grace of God.  When I confess doubt, I am imprisoned by my own words.  Proverbs 6:2, “Thou art snared
by the words of thy mouth.”

A wrong confession shuts the Father out of my life, and lets Satan in.  If I doubt His Word, it is because I believe
something else that is contrary to His word.  I refuse to have anything to do with a wrong confession.  When I realize I
never rise above my confession, I am getting to the place where God can use me.  Ephesians 4:29, “Let no corrupt
communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good, to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto
the hearers.”  A wrong confession is corrupt communication.  I speak only that which is good to the use of edifying.

“Neither give place to the devil” Ephesians 4:27.  I refuse to testify for the adversary.  I think faith, I speak faith, I act
faith.  I am ruled by my confessions.  What I confess with my lips is what really dominates me.  I make my lips do their
duty.  I refuse to allow my lips destroy the effectiveness of the Word of God in my case.  If I waver in my faith, I will
receive nothing from the Lord.  It is with my heart I believe, and with my mouth I confess unto salvation, healing, supply,
deliverance, strength!  I not only confess with my lips, also I do not deny in my heart.  I refuse to confess with my lips,
but in my heart say, “But the Word is not true in my case.”  The confession of my lips has no value if my heart
repudiates it.  I wise up with the Word and rise up to possess my possessions!


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