THE WELCOMING WORD TO GOD
The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach. (Romans 10:8)
“The vocabulary of salvation releases the power of God!” –Mark Hankins
I really like the way the Message Bible reads in Romans 10:8-10: “This is the core of our preaching. Say the welcoming word to God – ‘Jesus is my Master’ -embracing body and soul, God’s work of doing in us what He did in raising Jesus from the dead.” I especially like the phrase, “Say the welcoming word to God.” Acknowledge the Lord Jesus Christ and all He has done for you. Dare to open the door to the supernatural by believing and speaking. God wants to work for you; He just needs you to open the door. Say it out loud. Hold fast to your confession of faith. Win the war of words. God has given us all the ammunition we need!
Confession: I believe in my heart that God the Father raised Jesus from the dead, and I confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord. I have been born again. God is my very own Father, and I am His very own child. I am a new creature in Christ Jesus. Old things are passed away; behold, all things are new. Jesus is my Master! (Romans 10:9-10; 8:14-15, 2 Corinthians 5:17)