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“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”Romans 10:17
Making Our Redemption A Reality
by Jim Kaseman
God provided redemption for all mankind by sending His Son, Jesus, to take our place on the cross. This redemption includes freedom from sin, poverty, sickness, and death! In spite of this, many Christians are sick, poor, and defeated in many areas of their lives.
God’s word reveals that born-again believers are new creatures in Christ Jesus (II Corinthians 5:17) with eternal life and the very nature of God (I John 5:10-13). And as believers, we HAVE BEEN DELIVERED out of Satan’s power and translated into God’s kingdom (Colossians 1:12-14).
If this is true, how come so many Christians don’t look, act, or talk like they’re in the kingdom of God? It is because their redemption isn’t a reality in their lives!
OUR CONFESSIONS RULE US
It’s a spiritual law! Proverbs 6:2 says that we are snared (trapped) with the words of our mouth. In Mark 11:23 Jesus tells us that we can have anything we say as long as we do not doubt in our heart (spirit), but believe!
That’s exactly how God’s plan for salvation works. Romans 10:9-10 says, “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation.”
Bible knowledge and church membership are not free tickets into the kingdom of God. We accept God’s gift of eternal life by believing in our hearts and confessing with our mouths.
CONFESSION WORKS IN EVERYTHING
As we read in Mark 11:23 and Proverbs 6:2, the law of confession works not only for salvation but for everything in life. Unfortunately, rather than believing and speaking the truth of God’s Word over their circumstances, some people believe with their hearts and say with their mouths, “I always get the flu when it comes to town.” And because they believe it and say it, they get the flu.
Proverbs 18:21 says “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” The choice is ours!
Instead of death, let’s believe and speak life saying, “Jesus took my infirmities and bore my sickness according to Matthew 8:17; therefore I forbid any sickness to come upon my body!”
DEVELOP YOUR FAITH
Your testimony or confession is a vital part of the life of faith. If you want to develop strong faith, it is important to continually speak what God is doing in your life and what His Word says about you. The more you talk about Him, the more real Jesus becomes to you.
Start confessing what the Word of God says about you and your situation even if you don’t believe it right away. Because according to Romans 10:17, faith comes by hearing and hearing, by the Word of God. As you speak the word, you hear it coming out of your mouth, and faith comes!
FAITH’S CONFESSIONS CREATE REALITIES
As far as God is concerned, He has already provided everything we need to live a victorious Christian life. All of the promises in the Bible are already ours!
The Bible is a legal document, sealed by the blood of Jesus. The way we obtain what is legally ours according to God’s Word is by believing and confessing it. God wants us to know and enjoy the reality of what He has provided for us and He has already told us how to do it through His Word.
To get started, go through the Bible, especially the New Testament, and find verses with “In Christ,” “In Him,” “In Whom,” “Through Him,” etc., personalize them, and then speak them over your life! Begin to say, “This is mine, this is who I am in Christ, this is what I have in Christ, this is what I can do in Christ.” When you do this, your redemption will become a reality to you.
Your redemption is already a reality in the spirit realm, but it needs to become real in this physical realm where we live in the flesh. We don’t need physical healing when we get to heaven, we need it now. We don’t need money when we get to heaven, we need it now. We don’t need deliverance from Satan’s bondage in heaven, we need it now, in this time, on the earth where we live today!
LET’S GET STARTED
Make your redemption a reality – confess the following scriptures over your life, believe them in your heart, and begin to act like God’s Word is true. DO THIS AND YOU WILL WALK IN VICTORY!
WHAT I AM IN CHRIST (CONFESS DAILY)
I am a new creation in Christ Jesus. My spirit is created in the image and likeness of God. 2 Cor. 5:17, Gen 1:26
I am complete in Christ Jesus. Col. 2:9-10
I am righteous in Christ Jesus. I have right-standing with God just like I’d never done anything wrong. 2 Cor. 5:21
I am redeemed from the curse of the law (poverty, sickness, and spiritual death). Gal. 3:13 and Deut. 28 chapter
I am God’s child and a joint heir with Christ. Rom. 8:16-17
WHERE I AM IN CHRIST (CONFESS DAILY)
I have been taken from Satan’s kingdom and I am now in God’s kingdom. Col. 1:13-14
I am part of the Body of Christ and Satan has no power over me. 1 Cor. 12:14-27, Luke 9:1 and Luke 10:9
I am seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus far above all power of darkness and all things are under my feet. Eph. 1:20-23 and Eph. 4:6
WHAT I POSSESS IN CHRIST (CONFESS DAILY)
ALL spiritual blessings in heavenly places are mine in Christ Jesus. Eph. 1:3
ALL my needs are supplied by my Heavenly Father, in every area of life, according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:19
I don’t have to worry about anything, for God has commanded me to cast all of my cares on Him. I Peter 5:7
WHAT I CAN DO IN CHRIST (CONFESS DAILY)
In the power of the Holy Ghost I am a witness for Jesus. Acts 1:8
I can and do tell others about Jesus Christ. Matt. 28:18-20
As a believer and in the name of Jesus Christ I cast out devils, I speak with new tongues, and when I lay my hands on the sick they do recover. Mark 16:17-18
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil. 4:13
FOR COMFORT AND STRENGTH (CONFESS DAILY)
The joy of the Lord is my strength. Neh. 8:10
The Lord is the strength of my life. Psalms 27:1
Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. I John 4:4
I will not let God’s Word depart from before my eyes, for it is life and health. Prov. 4:21-22
I do not let foul words come out of my mouth, but only what helps, encourages, and is beneficial to the spiritual progress of others. Eph. 4:29
I refuse to give place to the devil. Eph. 4:27
I speak the truth in love and grow up into Him in all things. Eph. 4:15
No man shall take me out of His hand. For I have eternal life. John 10:28
I let the peace of God rule in my heart. I refuse to worry about anything. Col. 3:15 and 1 Peter 5:7
Whatever I refuse to allow here, God also refuses to allow, and that which I do allow, God also allows to come to pass here on earth. Matt. 16:19
I am a believer and these signs do follow me. I speak with new tongues, I take authority over the devil, I lay hands on the sick and they recover. Mark 16:17-18
I am complete in Him who is the head of all principality and power. Col. 2:10
FOR FINANCIAL AND MATERIAL NEEDS (CONFESS DAILY)
Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law. (Poverty, sickness, and death) Gal. 3:13 and Deut. 28 chapter
For poverty He has given me wealth, for sickness He has given me health, for death He has given me eternal life. II Cor. 8:9 and John 10:10
I delight myself in the Lord and He gives me the desires of my heart. Psalm 37:4
I have given and it is being given to me good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over. Luke 6:38
I have paid my tithes and offerings and God has opened the windows of heaven and is pouring such blessings on me that I hardly have enough room to receive them. Malachi 3:10
God makes all grace come to me in abundance, so that I always have more than enough to do all kinds of good things for others 2 Cor. 9:8
There is no lack for my God supplies all my needs, in every area of life, according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:19
The Lord is my Shepherd I DO NOT WANT. Psalm 23:1
FOR GUIDANCE AND WISDOM (CONFESS DAILY)
The Spirit of truth abides in me and teaches me all things. He guides me into all truth. I have perfect knowledge of every circumstance and opportunity that comes before me. John 14:26 and John 16:13
I trust in the Lord with all my heart and do not rely on my own understanding. Prov. 3:5
In all my ways I acknowledge Him and He directs my path. Prov. 3:6
God’s Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalms 119:105
I let the Word of Christ dwell in me richly in all wisdom. Col. 3:16
I follow the Good Shepherd because I know His voice. I will not follow a stranger. John 10:3-4
I am not conformed to this world but I am transformed by renewing my mind with the Word of God. Romans 12:2
FOR FEAR AND WORRY (CONFESS DAILY)
I am part of the body of Christ and Satan has no power over me. 1 Cor. 12:14-27
Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. I John 4:4
I am not afraid because you are with me, Lord. Your Word and your Spirit comfort me. Psalms 23:4
I am far from oppression and fear does not come near me. Isaiah 54:14
No weapon formed against me will prosper for my righteousness is of the Lord. Isaiah 54:17
I produce much fruit and whatever I do will prosper because I am like a tree planted by the water. Psalm 1:3
I have been delivered from the evils of this world according to God’s will. Gal. 1:4
God is my refuge. I trust in Him and I am safe! Psalm 91:2
Evil can’t get close to me. No harm will come to my home. God has commanded His angels to protect me wherever I go. Psalm 91:10-11
In my pathway is life and there is no death. Prov. 12:28
I obey God’s Word and I am blessed in what I do. James 1:25
I use the shield of faith to stop everything the enemy brings against me. Eph. 6:16
Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law. I forbid any sickness or poverty to come on me. Gal. 3:13 and Deut. 28 chapter
I overcome by the blood of Christ and the Word of my testimony. Rev. 12:11
I am submitted to God and the devil flees from me because I resist him in Jesus’ name. James 4:7
God’s Word is forever settled in heaven and in my heart. Psalms 119:89
My peace is great, because I’m God’s child and I am taught of the Lord. Isaiah 54:13FOR HEALING AND HEALTH (CONFESS DAILY)
Jesus carried my sicknesses and diseases in His body on the cross and by His stripes I am healed. Isaiah 53:4-5 10
Jesus took my infirmities and bore my sicknesses. Matthew 8:17
I am a believer and these signs do follow me: I speak with new tongues, I take authority over the devil, I lay hands on the sick and they recover. Mark 16:17-18
When I am sick, I will call for the elders of the church to pray over me, anointing me with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save me and the Lord will raise me up. James 5:14-15
Jesus bore my sins in his body on the tree, so that I might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His stripes, I am healed.
I Peter 2:24
We urge you to search God’s Word for yourself. In it, you will find the incredible message of who you are, what you are, where you are, and what you have BECAUSE OF JESUS!
Matthew 8:17; 11:28-30; 18:11,18-20
Mark 1:8; 9:23; 11:23-24
Luke 10:19; 17:33
Romans 3:22-24; 5:1-19; 6:4-23; 7:4; 8:1-2, 32-37; 12:5
1 Cor. 1:2-5, 30; 8:6; 15:22, 57
2 Cor. 1:20-21; 2:14; 3:14; 5:17-21
Gal. 2:4, 6-20; 3:13-14, 26-29; 4:7; 5:1-6; 6:14-15
Eph. 1:3-23; 2:5-22; 3:6,12; 4:16; 5:8; 6:10
Phil. 1:11; 2:5,13; 3:9, 12-14; 4:6-7, 19
Col. 1:12-28; 2:1-20; 3:17
John 1:4; 3:15-17; 4:14; 6:40, 56; 10:10; 14:6-23; 15:4-9; 16:23-24
1 Thess. 4:16; 5:18
1 Tim. 1:14
2 Tim. 1:9-13; 2:1, 10-12; 3:15
Titus 2:14; 3:7
Hebrews 1:3; 2:9-18; 4:14-16; 7:19-25; 8:6; 9:11-15, 24-28; 10:10-20; 13:5-6, 8-21
I Peter 1:3, 8, 21; 2:5,9,21; 3:18; 5:10
2 Peter 1:8
1 John 1:7-9, 5; 2:1-8, 27; 3:2-6, 24; 4:9-15, 4; 5:1-20
2 John 1:9
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