Practice What We Preach

Introduction

This month we taught you about the power of your confession, the power of words. It is a spiritual law, called the law of confession that says we have what we say. We are ruled by our confessions. Through words we speak, we are either speaking life or death over our lives. Our words are either vehicles of faith, blessing, healing and favor, or vehicles of fear, poverty, sickness or death.

Proverbs 18:21 (NKJV)21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue. With our words we can either speak life or death.

Proverbs 6:2 (NKJV)2 You are snared by the words of your mouth;You are taken by the words of your mouth.

Our words can take us captive. We can be prisoners of the words we speak over our lives.

Jesus said:

Mark 11:23  For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 

Whoever says something and believes what he says will have what He says. Jesus Christ our Lord and savior Himself said we will have what we say. This is not the words of a man, this is the words of Jesus Christ Himself, He is the one who is our Lord.So Jesus said it, but do we believe it? If I hear the things people say, I don’t think people believe it, people are constantly speaking death. I am dead tired, I am as broke as the Ten Commandments, I will never get better, I am always sick, I am so poor I can hardly pay attention, this country is finished, and things will never get better. People constantly speak death over themselves; there loved ones, our country and we wonder why things don’t get better. They are snared with there mouths, they are prisoners of there words. When you speak to them about it, they say: ‘’ don’t be so serious it is just a joke.’’ Life and death is in the power of the tongue, doesn’t say exept if it is a joke. What we confess becomes the reality of our lives every single time. I think it is time we practiced what was preached. If we really believed it, we would practice it. There was this very rich man who lived in the United States, who had heard of a man that lived in France that was very famous for walking the tightrope. According to what he had heard, the Frenchman had the reputation of walking the tightrope at high altitudes, while blindfolded and pushing a wheelbarrow; however, this was something that the American couldn’t believe. The American then wrote to the Frenchman and said; I don’t believe that what I’ve heard about you is true; I don’t believe that there is a person who can do what you’re credited with. However, I offer you a million dollars to come to the United States, and perform your act over Niagara Falls and walk the tightrope from Canada to New York. The Frenchman immediately replied and said that he would do it.The day of performance finally came, and many gathered to see this dangerous act. The Frenchman climbed up to the tightrope, someone blindfolded him, and then he started to walk across it pushing the wheelbarrow, while the American looked on and waited for him at the other end of the rope. Everyone was fascinated to see the agility that this man demonstrated while walking, and he soon crossed from one side to another without any problems. Upon reaching the other side, the Frenchman approached the American and said: do you believe that I can do this? To which the American responded; I just finished seeing you with my own eyes, it was impressive. And the Frenchman answered; no, no, do you believe that I can do this? To which the American answered; we all saw what you did, it was something genuinely worthy of appreciation. And the Frenchman replied; but do you believe that I can do this? And the American answered; I just saw it with my eyes, of course I believe. To which the Frenchman answered; then get in the wheelbarrow, we are going back.The American said he believed, if he truly believed the Frenchmen could do it, he would get into the wheelbarrow and let the Frenchmen walk over the tightrope with him.You see it is easy to say I believe something, but if you really believe something you will do it. Like the Bible says: Faith without works is dead. We have to practice what we preach.

 

 

  1. Text

 

Luke 6:46-49(MSG) 46-47 “Why are you so polite with me, always saying ‘Yes, sir,’ and ‘that’s right, sir,’ but never doing a thing I tell you? These words I speak to you are not mere additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundation words, words to build a life on.48-49 “If you work the words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who dug deep and laid the foundation of his house on bedrock. When the river burst its banks and crashed against the house, nothing could shake it; it was built to last. But if you just use my words in Bible studies and don’t work them into your life, you are like a dumb carpenter who built a house but skipped the foundation. When the swollen river came crashing in, it collapsed like a house of cards. It was a total loss.”

 

  1. Text Verse

 

Luke 6:46 “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say? 

If we say Jesus is our Lord we will do what he tells us to do. We have to build our lives on

what Jesus said. Jesus said in Mark 11:23 that if we believe it in our hearts and confess iwith our mouths it will come to pass.You might say, Pastor I have heard it all before, but the question is not whether we have heard it, the question is are we doing it. I am also not just speaking about not saying anything negative, but are you using your words to create your future. We can change our future with our words. Our Words have creative power and they have the ability to shape our future. It is time we believed what Jesus said and did what He told us to do,so we can get the results He wants us to get.So today we are going to practice what we preach, we are going to confess the word, I will not confess the word alone, we are going to confess it together and we are going to believe we receive what we confess with our mouth. Why because Jesus said so! The Bible says :

Mat 18:19,20 NKJV  “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” 

Today we are coming into agreement and confessing the Word over our city, ourselves and our families and we believe as we make the following confessions in faith, there is a miracle in our mouths and breakthrough will come, will you confess the Word of God with me this morning? The confessions are mostly from a little booklet by Charles Capps called God’s Creative power for finances and God’s creative power for healing and even as we confess this morning may you receive your breakthrough.

 

  1. Confession Over Vaal Triangle

 

Father, we come boldly to your throne of grace interceding for the Vaal Triangle. We thank you that your eyes are upon the Vaal and your ears are open to our prayers.Father, thank you for preserving theVaal and bringing restoration and wholeness to our communities. We pray for a spiritual awakening in the hearts of the Vaal Triangle residents. Restore faith and vision in this generation and ignite in them a holy fire and godly passion that will destroy every unclean influence. We decree that Jesus is Lord over Vaal Triangle! Every strategy that the enemy has devised against the people in this city is hindered and defeated. In the name of Jesus we bind the strongmen that have held Vaal Triangle in bondage. We bind the spirits of greed, violence, murder, suicide and self destruction. We bind the spirits of hatred, abuse, anger and rage. We bind the spirits of division and racism, strife, mental oppression, depression and mind control, crime, vandalism, stealing, assault, and gang violence. We bind the spirits of lust, sexual immorality, perversion and homosexuality, rape, molestation and adultery. We bind the spirits of fornication, incest, pornography, prostitution, divorce and the destruction of marriages and families. We bind the spirits of fear, lying, idolatry, witchcraft, anti-Christ, deception, rejection, pride, jealousy, bitterness and rebellion. In the name of Jesus we bind the spirits behind organized crime, illegal firearm sales and usage, all black market activity, the illegal drug trade and usage, gambling and corruption. We execute divine judgment against the forces of darkness and cancel every satanic operation and maneuver designed against the Vaal Triangle and its residents. We evict every demonic spirit from the neighborhoods in this city and decree that the works of the devil are destroyed. We plead the blood of Jesus over every household in this city and render every assignment of the enemy against our youth null, void, powerless and ineffective. We declare that heavenly angels have been given charge over the Vaal Triangle to protect, guard and defend it in Jesus name. We loose the blessing upon every individual, family, neighborhood, business and area of government in the Vaal Triangle. We decree that every stronghold of the enemy has fallen and is no more. Father, send forth laborers into the Vaal Triangle preaching the gospel, bringing healing to the broken hearted, deliverance to the captives and liberty and restoration to them that are bruised. Father, send forth an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, wisdom, truth, love, joy, peace, righteousness, faith, holiness and your Word to saturate the entire Vaal Triangle.

 

 

 

  1. Confession  for prosperity

 

  1. Daily Confessions:

Make these confessions daily until faith comes.

 

I am filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. His will is my prosperity. (Col. 1:19.) God delights in my prosperity. He gives me power to get wealth that He may establish His covenant upon the earth. (Deut. 8:18; 11:12.) I immediately respond in faith to the guidance of the Holy Spirit within me. I am always in the right place at the right time because my steps are ordered of the Lord. (Ps. 37:23.) God has given me all things that pertain to life and godliness, and I am well able to possess all that God has provided for me. (Num. 13:30; 2 Peter 1:3-4.) God is the unfailing, unlimited source of my supply. My financial income now increases as the blessings of the Lord overtake me. (Deut. 28:2.) As I give, it is given unto me, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. (Luke 6:38.) I honour the Lord with my substance and the first fruits of my increase. My barns are filled with plenty, and my presses burst forth with new wine. (Prov. 3:9-10.) I am like a tree planted by rivers of water. I bring forth fruit in my season, my leaf shall not wither, and whatever I do will prosper. The grace of God even makes my mistakes to prosper. (Ps. 1:3.) I am blessed in the city, blessed in the field, blessed coming in, and blessed going out. I am blessed in the basket and blessed in the 38 store. My bank accounts, investments, health, and relationships flourish. The blessings of the Lord overtake me in all areas of my life. (Deut. 28:1-14.) The blessing of the Lord makes truly rich, and He adds no sorrow with it. (Prov. 10:22.) My God makes all grace abound toward me in every favour and earthly blessing, so that I have all sufficiency for all things and abound to every good work. (2 Cor. 9:8.) The Lord has opened unto me His good treasure and blessed the work of my hands. He has commanded the blessing upon me in my storehouse and all that I undertake. (Deut. 28:8,12.) I delight myself in the Lord, and He gives me the desires of my heart. (Ps. 37:4.) The Lord rebukes the devourer for my sake, and no weapon that is formed against my finances will prosper. All obstacles and hindrances to my financial prosperity are now dissolved. (Mal. 3:10-11; Isa. 54:17.) My mind is renewed by the Word of God; therefore, I forbid thoughts of failure and defeat to inhabit my mind. (Eph. 4:23.) I am delivered from the power and authority of darkness. I cast down reasoning’s and imaginations that exalt themselves against the knowledge of God, and I bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of God’s Word. (2 Cor. 10:3-5.) 40 I am filled with the wisdom of God, and I am led to make wise and prosperous financial decisions. The Spirit of God guides me into all truth regarding my financial affairs. (John 16:13.) The Lord causes my thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and so my plans are established and succeed. (Prov. 16:3 AMP.) There is no lack, for my God supplies all my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:19.) The Lord is my shepherd, and I do not want. Jesus came that I might have life and have it more abundantly. (Ps. 23:1; John 10:10.) 41 Having received the abundance of grace and gift of righteousness, I reign as a king in life by Jesus Christ. (Rom. 5:17.) The Lord has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant, and Abraham’s blessing are mine. (Ps. 35:27; Gal. 3:14.)

 

 

  1. To Eliminate Debt

 

Take copies of mortgages, notes, credit card debt, past due bills, delinquent taxes, and other papers representing your debt, and lay them out before you. Boldly declare on the authority of God’s Word:

In Jesus’ name and on the authority of His Holy Word, I call these debts PAID IN FULL! Debt, I speak to you in Jesus’ name: BE PAID and BE GONE! Dematerialize and CEASE TO EXIST! I now declare that all my debts, mortgages, and notes are PAID IN FULL, CANCELLED, or DISSOLVED!All debt in our lives you are paid in Full, Cancelled or Dissolved in Jesus Name.

 

  1. To Collect Money Owed to You, or Accounts Receivable

 

If there are people who owe you money or clients who owe your business money, you can loose those finances to flow to you. Make a list of those people, businesses, or organizations. Place the list in front of you, lay your hands upon it, and declare:

Jesus said whatever I loose on earth is loosed in heaven; therefore, I LOOSE the finances that are owed to me. I call this money in so that these accounts are PAID in Jesus’ name! (Matt. 18:18.)

 

  1. Timely Payment of Monthly Bills

 

Put your bills in a stack. Lay your hands upon them, and declare out loud: God supplies all my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. God is the source of my supply, and I have more than enough to pay my bills on time, BE PAID IN FULL! (Phil. 4:19.)

 

  1. To Remove Hindrances

 

God, Your Word says that whatever I bind on earth is bound in heaven and whatever I loose on earth is loosed in heaven. Therefore, on the authority of Your Word, I bind every force that has set itself against my financial prosperity! I HEREBY DECLARE ALL CURSES AGAINST ME NULL, VOID, AND HARMLESS! I AM REDEEMED FROM THE CURSE OF POVERTY! I AM FREE FROM OPPRESSION! I now loose the abundance of God, and all that rightfully belongs to me now comes to me under grace in a perfect way. I Calling Things That Are Not and I declare they are!

 

  1. To Increase Your Paycheck

 

As an employee, you act in faith by performing your job with the highest integrity and diligence. Act as if you are a highly paid employee. If possible, tithe in faith in advance for your raise or promotion. Hold your paycheck in your hand, and say:

Heavenly Father, I call for a raise as I honour You with the first fruits of my increase. I give thanks for this job and bless my employer. I now declare that this check is multiplied and increased. I am now richly rewarded for my work, both creatively and right time, for the Spirit of God directs my steps.(Prov. 16:9; Rom. 5:17.)

 

  1. For Employment

 

I now dissolve and put aside all negative, limiting beliefs about where I will work and what kind of job is available to me. I open myself to all of God’s possibilities. I call for a perfect, satisfying, well-paying job to manifest in my life. I am always in the right place at the right time, for the Spirit of God directs my steps. (Prov. 16:9; Rom. 5:17.)

 

 

 

  1. Confession  for healing

 

  • To be spoken by mouth three times a day until faith comes, then once a day to maintain faith. If circumstances grow worse, double the dosage. There are no harmful side effects.*
  • Jesus is the Lord of my life. Sickness and disease have no power over me. I am forgiven and free from SIN AND GUILT. I am dead to sin and alive unto righteousness. (Col. 1:21,22.)
  • I am FREE from unforgiveness and strife. I forgive others as Christ has forgiven me, for the love of God is shed abroad in my heart by the Holy (Matt. 6:12; Rom. 5:5.)
  • Jesus bore my sins in His Body on the tree; therefore I am dead to sin and alive unto God and by His stripes I am healed and made whole. (1 Pet. 2:24; Rom. 6:11; 2 Cor. 5:21.)
  • Jesus bore my sickness and carried my pain. Therefore I give no place to sickness or pain. For God sent His Word and healed me. (Ps. 107:20.)
  • Father, because of Your Word I am an overcomer. I overcome the world, the flesh and the devil, by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony. (1 John 4:4, Rev. 12:11.)
  • You have given me abundant life. I receive that life through Your Word and it flows to every organ of my body bringing healing and health. (John 10:10; John 6:63.)
  • Heavenly Father, I attend to Your Word. I incline my ears to Your sayings. I will not let them depart from my eyes. I keep them in the midst of my heart, for they are life and healing to all my flesh. (Prov. 4:20-22.)
  • As God was with Moses, so is He with me. My eyes are not dim; neither are my natural forces abated. Blessed are my eyes for they see and my ears, for they hear. (Deut. 34:7.)
  • No evil will befall me, neither shall any plague come near my dwelling. For You have given your angels charge over me. They keep me in all my ways. In my pathway is life, healing and health. (Ps. 91:10,11; Prov. 12:28.)
  • Jesus took my infirmities and bore my sicknesses. Therefore I refuse to allow sickness to dominate my body. The Life of God flows within me bringing healing to every fiber of my being. (Matt. 8:17; John 6:63.)
  • I am redeemed from the curse. Galatians 3:13 is flowing in my blood stream. It flows to every cell of my body, restoring life and health. (Mark 11:23; Luke 17:6.)
  • The life of First Peter 2:24 is a reality in my flesh, restoring every cell of my body.
  • I present my body to God for it is the temple of the LIVING GOD. God dwells in me and HIS LIFE permeates my SPIRIT, SOUL and BODY so that I am filled with the fullness of God daily. (Rom. 12:1,2; John 14:20.)
  • My body is the temple of the HOLY GHOST. I make a demand on my body to release the right chemicals. My body is in perfect chemical balance. My pancreas secretes the proper amount of insulin for life and health. (1 Cor. 6:19.)
  • Heavenly Father, through Your Word You have imparted Your life to me. That life restores my body with every breath I breathe and every word I SPEAK. (John 6:63; Mark 11:23.)
  • That which God has not planted is dissolved and rooted out of my body in Jesus’ name. First Peter 2:24 is engrafted into every fiber of my being and I am alive with the life of God. (Mark 11:23; John 6:63.)

 

  1. Growths, Tumors, and Arthritis

 

  • Jesus bore the curse for me; therefore, I forbid growths and tumors to inhabit my body. The life of God within me dissolves growths and tumors, and my strength and health is restored. (Matt. 16:19; John 14:13; Mark 11:23.)Growths and tumors have no right to my body. They are a thing of the past for I am delivered from the authority of darkness. (Col. 1:13,14.) Every organ and tissue of my body functions in the perfection that God created it to function. I forbid any malfunction in my body in Jesus’ name. (Gen. 1:28,31.)
  • Father, Your Word has become a part of me. It is flowing in my bloodstream. It flows to every cell of my body, restoring and transforming my body. Your Word has become flesh; for You sent Your Word and healed me. (James 1:21; Ps. 107:20; Prov. 13:3.)
  • Your Word is manifest in my body, causing growths to disappear. Arthritis is a thing of the past. I make a demand on my bones and joints to function properly in Jesus’ Name. (Mark 11:23; Matt. 17:20.)
  • Heavenly Father, as I give voice to Your Word, the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus makes me free from the law of sin and death. And your Life is energizing every cell of my body. (Rom. 8:12)Arthritis, you must GO! Sicknesses MUST FLEE! Tumors can’t exist in me, for the Spirit of God is upon me and the Word of God is within me. Sickness, fear and oppression have no power over me for God’s Word is my confession. (Mark 11:23.)

 

  1. Heart and Blood

 

  • Thank You Father that I have a strong heart. My heart beats with the rhythm of life. My blood flows to every cell of my body restoring life and health abundantly. (Prov. 12:14; 14:30.)
  • My blood pressure is 120 over 80. The life of God flows in my blood and cleanses my arteries of all matter that does not pertain to life. (Mark 11:23.)
  • My heart beat is normal. My heart beats with the rhythm of life, carrying the life of God throughout my body restoring LIFE AND HEALTH ABUNDANTLY. (John 17:23; Eph. 2:22.
  • I have a strong heart. Every heart beat floods my body with life and cleanses me of disease and pain. (Ex. 23:25; Mark 11:23.)
  • I command my blood cells to destroy every disease germ and virus that tries to inhabit my body. I command every cell of my body to be normal In Jesus’ Name. (Rom. 5:17; Luke 17:6.)
  • Every cell that does not promote life and health in my body is cut off from its life source. My immune system will not allow tumorous growth to live in my body in Jesus’ name. (Luke 17:6; Mark 11:23.)
  • I am redeemed from the curse of the law and my heart beats with the rhythm of life. The spirit and life of God’s Word flows in me cleansing my blood of every disease and impurity. (Prov. 4:20-23.)

 

 

Arteries and Cells

 

  • In Jesus’ Name, my arteries, will not shrink or become clogged. Arteries, you are clean, elastic and function as God created you to function. (Luke 17:6; Mark 11:23; Isa. 55:11; James 3:2-5.)
  • The law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death; therefore, I will not allow sin, sickness or death to lord it over me. (Rom. 8:2; Rom. 6:13,14.)
  • The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in me, permeating His life through my veins, sending healing throughout my body. (Rom. 8:11.)
  • In Jesus’ Name I forbid my body to be deceived in any manner. Body, you will not be deceived by any virus or disease germ. Neither will you work against life or health in any way. Every cell of my body supports life and health. (Matt. 12:25; 35a.)

 

Immune System

 

  • My immune system grows stronger day by day. I speak life to my immune system. I forbid confusion in my immune system. The same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwells in me and quickens my immune system with the life and wisdom of God, which guards the life and health of my body.

 

Healthy Bones and Marrow

 

  • I speak to the bones and joints of my body. I call you normal in Jesus’ Name. My bones and joints will not respond to any disease; for the Spirit life of First Peter 2:24 permeates every bone and joint of my body with LIFE and HEALTH.Father, I make a demand on my bones to produce perfect marrow. I make a demand on the marrow to produce pure blood that will ward off sickness and disease. My bones refuse any offense of the curse. (Prov. 16:24.)I make a demand on my joints to function perfectly. There will be no pain or swelling in my joints. My joints refuse to allow anything that will hurt or destroy their normal function. (Prov. 17:22.)

 

Enforcing Life

 

Mix thoroughly with faith and authority. To be taken by word of mouth as often as needed to maintain health and life.Mes(11)22 July 2018

 

  • Body, I speak the Word of Faith to you. I demand that every internal organ perform a perfect work, for you are the temple of the HOLY GHOST; therefore, I charge you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the authority of His holy Word to be healed and made whole in Jesus’ Name. (Prov. 12:18.)

Father, I resist the enemy in every form that he comes against me—I require my body to be strong and healthy, and I enforce it with Your Word. I reject the curse, and I enforce life in this body. (James 4:7.)I will not die but live and declare the works of God. (Ps. 118:17)You have forgiven all my iniquities; You have healed all my diseases; You have redeemed my life from destruction; You have satisfied my mouth with good things so that my youth is renewed as the eagles. (Ps. 103:2-5.)Lord, You have blessed my food and water and have taken sickness away from me. Therefore I will fulfill the number of my days in health. (Ex. 23:25,26.)

 

 

  1. Confession of Favor

 

In the Name of Jesus, I am the righteousness of God. Therefore, I am entitled to covenant kindness and covenant favor. The favor of God is among the righteous. The favor of God surrounds the righteous. Therefore, it surrounds me everywhere I go and in everything I do. I expect the favor of God to be in full manifestation in my life. Never again will I be without the favor of God. It rests richly upon me. It profusely abounds in me. I am a part of the generation that is experiencing God’s favor immeasurably, limitlessly, and surpassingly. Therefore, favor produces supernatural increase, promotion, restoration, honor, increased assets, greater victories, recognition, prominence, preferential treatment, petitions granted, policies and rules changed, and battles won in which I do not have to fight. The favor of God is on me and goes before. Therefore, my life will never be the same. This is the time of God’s favor in my life. That is the favor of God. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

  1. Closing

 

Our confession brings possession, Jesus is the High Priest over our confessions, our confessions rule us, we will have what we say, get ready to receive all you have confessed in Jesus Name! 

 

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