MEDITATIONS ON THE TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE
By Glenn H. Jackson
______...."This book of the law [the Word of God] shall not
depart from [always be in] your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful [take heed] to do according to all that
is written in it; for THEN you will make your way prosperous, and THEN you will have success".... Joshua 1:8 NASB
THE USE OF THE NAME OF JESUS
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The Place Confession Holds
*____The Church has never given this vital subject a place in its teaching and yet, answered prayer,
the use of Jesus' name and Faith are utterly dependent upon it.
____"Wherefore, holy brethern, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession." (Heb. 3:1)
____Christianity is called our confession and in Heb. 4:14, He tells us to "hold fast our confession." The old version reads "profession," but the Greek means witnessing a confession of our lips.
understand Romans 10:9-10, "Because if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord, and shall believe in thy heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved: for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession
is made unto salvation." You see the place that confession holds in salvation.
____It holds the same place in our Faith walk. Christianity is a Confession. It is our open confession of what we are in Christ, of
what Christ is to us. Our Faith is gauged by our confession. We never believe beyond our confession.
____It is not a confession of sin; it is the confession of our place in Christ, of our Legal Rights, of what
the Father has done for us in Christ and what the spirit has done in us through the Word and what He is able to do through us. There is a grave danger of our having two confessions.
____One would be the integrity
of the Word and the other would be of our doubts and fears.
____Every time we confess weakness and failure and doubt and fear, we go to the level of them. We may pray very ardently and very earnestly and declare
in our prayers our faith in the Word and yet, the next moment we question whether He heard us or not, for we confess we have not the things for which we prayed.
____Our last confession destroys our prayer. One
asked me to pray for his healing. I prayed for him and then he said, "I want you to keep on praying for me." I asked them what he wished me to pray for. He said, "Oh, for my healing." I said, "Prayer will be of no value. You have just denied the Word of God."
____The Word says, "That they that believe shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover, and whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do." I prayed the prayer of Faith and he denied it. By his confession, he
annulled my prayer and destroyed the effect of my faith.
____Your confession must absolutely agree with the Word, and if you have prayed in Jesus' name; you are to hold fast your confession. It is easy to destroy
the' effect of your prayer by a negative confession.