People who attack the subject of faith often say that when you confess the word of God, what you are doing is trying to create something by yourself. This is not true. If a cheque for an account that has no money in it is presented in a bank, such a cheque is known as a bounced cheque. In the same way, it is a crime in the spirit to confess what is not in the Bible. The essence of the statement of account is to show what you have in your account so as to know what your cheque can cover. The Bible is our spiritual statement of account.
Confessing the word of God is withdrawing the cash. In the banking system, there are at least three ways by which you can withdraw cash: You can get cash at an ATM, you can give someone a cheque to withdraw for you from the banking hall or you go physically to the bank to withdraw the needed funds from your account. In the same way, confessing the Word of God is declaring what you see in the word of God. It means personalizing it. ‘The lord is my shepherd, I shall not want’ is a line in your statement of account, but this may not be real in your life. God is a shepherd; He is the shepherd of His people but He may not be the shepherd of your own life.
If you fail to take the scripture and personalize it in your life, you may not experience it. It is possible to have a son that does not allow you to take the place of a father in his life if he is the type that just ignores you and solves his problem by himself even though you really want to help. There are lots of Christians that behave like that. They do not reach out for the help that God has made available for them.

PRAYERHoly Spirit, show me and teach me to turn the Bible into a reality for me in Jesus’ name. Amen!


BIBLE IN A YEARJob 12:1-15:35, 1 Corinthians 15:29-58, Psalm 39:1-13, Proverbs 21:30-31