Confessing and Meditating on Scripture
The daily discipline of speaking the scripture should occur in two forms, both meditation and confession. Although they may appear to be the same, they are different in purpose.
In the Old Testament, to ‘mediate’ literally means “to mutter”, especially in pondering. Joshua 1:8 tells us to “mediate” in the Word of God, so that we may make our way prosperous and have good success. Meditation in the Word, by speaking it to yourself, helps you to take ahold of its truths to renew your mind to them.
To confess is “to say the same thing”. Your confession is not what you say only occasionally. What you say with consistency is your confession. What you believe, what you think about is what you will confess. Luke 6:45. Good or bad, right or wrong, your confession shows what you are made of because you’ve thought about it and taken hold of it. Our confessions are based on our meditations – our thoughts, our mutterings.
“It seems that God is limited by our prayer life – that He can do nothing for humanity unless someone asks Him” – John Wesley
Satan obtained a legal right to rule on earth when Adam yielded to man’s authority to him. Christ won back for his body, the dominion that God originally gave to man, in Adam. (Matthew 28:18-19). We exercise our God-given authority over Satan and his forces, intercede and make supplication before God through believing prayer.