When I say “confession,” what comes to mind? I promise, I’m not stalking you and asking you to admit to driving too fast or cutting someone off in traffic. I didn’t see when you let a co-worker or family member believe that thing that wasn’t really true because it was easier than coming clean. But I am asking you to confess.
Confession can mean ADMIT or CONFIRM.
a. Confession enables healing. James 5:16 says, “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” Confession is mentioned prior to the description of a righteous person. Likely then it is required to become righteous (in right standing).
But, confession can also mean ACKNOWLEDGE:
b. Confession enables us to come to God. Romans 10:9 says, “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.” Acknowledge who Jesus is, and you can approach the throne of God.
c. Confession enables God to hear us. Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” A confession of who God is will always be heard.
d. Confession is inevitable. My verse today Phil. 2:10-11 says, “At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow…and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.” Whether you fall to your knees in adoration of your Lord, or in trembling fear of the one you rejected – every knee will bow to Him at some point.
If you haven’t confessed in the Lordship of Jesus, you can meet Him today. Check it out here.