25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Our opening Scripture shows the account of the woman who had an issue of blood for 12 years. She had spent all that she had trying to getter better and instead of her condition to get better, it kept getting worse. Then she heard of Jesus and she began to engage her faith. She kept saying to herself, “I’m going to touch the hem of His garment and I shall be made whole.” So, she maintained her confession until she got to Jesus and touched His garment. She kept saying to herself, if I touch the hem of Jesus’ garment, I shall be made whole. She maintained her faith because she maintained her confession. Your confession sets your faith. Faith always rises or falls to the level of your confession. When you confess the Word of God, your faith will rise up to the Word. Faith confession that produces results is not what we do once in a while; it is a consistent thing. You keep the Word in your mouth and your faith is kept at that level. Did you see it? Confession of faith ought to be a lifestyle, an attitude; not an irregular exercise only done as occasion demands. True and effective faith confession is the setting of your mouth to saying and confessing the Word as a lifestyle. It is not saying things in Church and saying something else outside of Church. Faith confession is saying the same thing as God that you have come to believe, the situation notwithstanding. Come what may, you are not going to change your confession.
Confession is the way in which we keep the tempo, intensity and magnitude of our faith. For the woman with the issue of blood, “…. she kept saying to herself …” Her faith did not dwindle because she maintained her confession. Most times, people have faith to move mountains in church but when they get home or a week after, they seem not to find that faith anymore. They seem to have lost grip on their faith. Why? While they were in Church, they heard the Word of God and faith was pumped up within them; so, they shouted, screamed, and believed the Word of God. Then they stepped out of the auditorium and started saying wrong things, so their faith went down to the level of their confession. Understand that faith needs to be recharged, refired and boosted, and the way to do this is by meditating and acting on the Word. Faith is maintained by your confession. So, go ahead and confess the Word out loud. When we are strong in confession, our faith becomes strong. Therefore, keep saying things that will maintain the tempo, freshness and bite of your faith.
MY SOLID FRONT (YOUR CONFESSION):
In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I maintain my confession of faith and my faith is strengthened by the power of God’s Word! My faith is working and producing awesome results in the Name of the Lord Jesus’ Christ.
Hebrews 11:1; Matthew 4:4.