by Dr. Lewis Gregory
THE WORD IS: “Grace and Truth came by Jesus Christ.” John 1:17
THE POINT IS: The grace confession above is the truth about you as a new creation in union with Christ. Upon receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, everything changes. You are not the same anymore. Christ becomes your life and you can now do all things through Christ. You will be able to see God working in and through all things for your good and His glory. Therefore, you can rest in Him to get you through whatever comes your way! It’s His work; now let Him do it. He does all things well. Hallelujah, it is finished!
THE APPLICATION IS: Grace means God does the work. Faith means you let Him. How do you let Him? Simply believe and receive. You believe in your heart and you confess with your mouth (Romans 10:9). You agree with God by saying what He says about you because that’s the truth about you in Christ. Your confession does not make it so; God did that when He made you a new creation in union with Christ. The Apostle Paul said, “We believe, therefore we speak.” And Jesus Himself said, “If you believe, then you will see the glory of God.” Your confession merely allows you to see that which is already true about you in union with Christ as it is manifested through you. Then you will get to experience God’s grace in a very personal, practical way for yourself. So make your grace confession to the Lord and begin walking by faith, not by sight. “Father, right now, I stop striving and I receive your rest. God, it’s Your work, and I let You do it. Lord, You’re in me, You’re in this (whatever this may be that you are currently going through); be Yourself in me, and live Your life through me.”
To get the basis of this Grace Confession read the grace oriented book The New You. www.sourceministries.net/go/resources/the-new-you/