The Power of Profession and Confession
Profession or Confession is a powerful part of prayer. The right profession or confession can help to bring about the changes we have been praying for. The wrong profession will slow or even prevent these changes taking place.
Positive profession is used specifically to bring into the natural realm what has already been done for us in the spiritual realm.
Modern/New-age religion has taken much of what The Word of God teaches us and called it there own. Positive affirmation is a term most people are familiar with and it has its’ roots in The Holy Bible.
As we can see, profession (or confession) can be both negative and positive. What we must know is that whatever we speak (profess or confess) we will receive.
What’s wrong with Profession and Confession?
Critics of positive profession accuse believers who practice this type of application of God’s Word of not “carrying their cross” or walking in/ practicing Word-Faith.
Many Christians believe that it is God’s Will for His children to suffer physically, financially, and emotionally. This is not the case and while it is true that we are asked to take up our cross and follow Jesus – this does not mean we must do so without turning to God for help, provision, support, comfort, and healing.
Jesus told His disciples to Go! spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and to preach The Truth to all nations.
It would not be possible to do this if we were sick, impoverished, hungry, and in constant need. Would it?
God’s Will is Good
We believe that Almighty God gave us His Word – and all that it promises – in order for His children to receive (by faith and obedience) all that He wants for us. This does not mean we can alter God’s Will by speaking Words of Faith. This does not mean we can “name it and claim it!” as many of the popular TV evangelists teach. God’s Will is God’s Will. Equally, God’s promises are His Word. When we know He stands behind His Word, we can speak (positively profess or confess) our faith in His Word. This is what our Father in Heaven wants us to do and anyone who tells you otherwise is weakening The Word of God.
In order to receive, we must believe (follow Jesus Christ and remain obedient to His Word and teaching) and when we believe we will receive.
We are Saved by Positive Profession!
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. – Romans 10:10 KJV
If The Word of God had no power, He would not have given it to us and instructed His followers to use it with power.
And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. – Mark 11.22-24 KJV
We must believe God stands behind His Word and our profession must always, therefore, be a positive profession – speaking the promise we believe we have received from our Father in the spiritual realm into the natural realm. We must believe He will always provide for, protect, and prosper His children because that is what He has promised to do.
Practicing Positive Profession
When we pray, we must believe that our Father has heard our prayer, we must believe He has answered that prayer, and we must believe that whatever problem/situation/circumstance we put before Almighty God has now been overcome. We must believe He has done what He has said He will do and has made a way for whatever we need to be done for us.
This principle of positive profession is then applied as a follow-up form of thanksgiving when we come to God.
We give thanks to Him for what He has provided (in the spiritual realm) even BEFORE we see it manifested in the natural realm. This is positive profession by faith.
Speaking Healing Into Your Body
If I come to God in prayer and I am suffering from some form of sickness or disease, I will come in faith – believing His Word and knowing His Will (His promise to all believers in The Word of God). I know from His Word that His Will is to heal ALL who come to Him in faith and I know from His Word that He has already provided healing to me and all I have to do is claim by positive profession(receive) and my sickness will be removed from my flesh(body).
I will thank God for His promises to heal me in prayer and approach Him this way;
Dear father in Heaven,
Thank you for always hearing my prayer and providing for me in all things. I know it is Your Will to heal because it is written in Isaiah 53:5;
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
I believe Your Word and it tells me that I am healed because it is written in 1 Peter 2:24;
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
I have now prayed in faith and given thanks to my Father in Heaven for healing me 2,000 years ago in the spiritual realm.
Next: By positive profession – I will speak healing over my sickness until my flesh surrenders to the authority of the spirit of God who abides in me. When this happens, my flesh will show what God has provided for me and healing will manifest in the natural realm. God will reveal healing through my body and ALL signs and symptoms of sickness will be gone.
I will positively profess;
Thank you for healing me. I am strong. I am made whole again. My blood is cleansed by Your Word. My organs are made healthy by Your Word. My body is renewed, replenished, and restored by Your Word.
I will continue to make a positive profession daily (hourly if needed) until the signs and symptoms of sickness are gone from my body. I will continue to speak positive profession about my health regularly – giving praise to God for all that He has done for me.
Does it work, you might ask?
Many believers have spoken in faith and seen His healing manifested within their flesh. The writer of this article has experienced (directly and through other believers) healing for Arthritis, Cancer, Sickle-Cell disease, broken bones, common colds and flu, and restoration of perfect vision and hearing, to those who believed God’s Word and spoke it into their lives.