A person is saved by confessing with his mouth and believing in his heart. In Romans 10:8–9, the word that is near us is “the word of faith we are proclaiming: that if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Being born again is difficult for some people to understand because they expect a feeling to accompany the supernatural activity of God.
They err, saying, “I prayed this prayer, but I don’t feel anything.”
The Bible says anyone who wants to be saved must believe and speak—not feel.
To be saved, a person must say with his mouth, “Jesus is Lord.” We say, “God, can’t I do something more exciting than that? How about having a light shine down from heaven? How about having me fall down and shake or something? Don’t tell me to just talk!” Yet God says, “That’s how faith works.” When you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart, salvation comes.
This truth is crucial to your life and prayers. Your salvation came by the confession of your mouth and the belief in your heart. When you confessed your faith in the Lord Jesus, He actually became your Lord. In light of this truth, consider the following: If you are born again by your words, if you can be saved from hell and go to heaven by your words, if there is that much power in what you say, what effect are the other words you speak having on your life?
Spend some time with the Lord considering this truth today.
Father, I desire to speak words of faith that will have a positive, powerful, eternal effect on my life. Help me to speak Your words of truth. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: You can be positively or negatively affected by what you say and believe.
Reading: 2 Samuel 12–13; Luke 16
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)