Confession is defined as “a formal statement admitting that one is guilty of something” it is also defined as “a statement setting out essential religious doctrine”. More than often, confession is something we run from because we are fearful. Fearful of being judged, fearful of it haunting us, fearful of having to face the repercussions of it.
Sometimes we don’t even know that there is a confession to be made because whatever it is has been so suppressed in our minds, we have no idea it is in us and in the spiritual realm, the only thing that can shed light to this is the Holy Spirit.
So why should we care to find out if there is something within us that is hidden? Or why should we care to confess it to someone?
Because when something is hidden, the devil has the power to use it against you. Without you knowing, he has the power to abuse you with this and hurt you and haunt you.
Understanding the power of confession is important because it can make you or break you. When you confess, you are breaking free from the influence or lie that Satan has over your life, and in that very moment, you acknowledge that you have more power than him! When you don’t, the opposite happens and the devil will continue to plant things within that confession that will grow and hurt you.
Confession is knowing and having faith that the circumstance will come to pass and you will be free after that.
Things to be aware of:
The enemy wants you to keep your mouth shut.
He will try to lie to you and tell you that the situation isn’t that deep.
He will try to lie to you and say it’s okay, you’ll get over it on your own
He will try to lie to you and say people will judge you.
But know this:
God wants you to confess, as it is the only way to break free. It’s the mere fact that you are bringing light to the circumstance but also having faith in God to get you through it. He says “death and life are in the power of the tongue and those love it shall eat it’s fruit” - Proverbs 18:21
The devil is a lie. He wants to confuse you and bring insecurity to you, God will never do this and so when you feel this know that it is the work of the enemy and you must push through it.
It’s not okay. You don’t have to deal with this on your own. God doesn’t want you to. Isolation, is the work of the devil.
Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ – Luke 15:3-6
God connects!! He doesn’t isolate!!
4. No one on this earth has that authority and knowing this personally brings comfort to me,
“There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?” - James 4:12
The enemy has a plan for all of us(that will fail every time, in the name of Jesus); but our fathers plan is greater. Still, we must never forget that the closer we get to walking in alignment with God, the more the enemy will try to pull us down. Knowing the power of confession, is taking something away from the devil as we must stay on the offense. The time to fight back is now, and your tongue and faith is all you need when dealing with confession.
“I cancel any plan of the enemy. I declare and decree that he has no power here and I cast away any evil spirit that may try to shut me up when i should be screaming for help. I declare that freedom is mine, in Jesus name I pray, Amen”.