Romans 10 (quoted in parts)
8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”[e] (that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”[f] 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”[g]
Below is a time tested and proven Biblical teaching on this truth:
“What is confession? First, it’s affirming something that we believe. Second, it’s testifying to something that we know. And third, it’s witnessing for a truth that we’ve embraced.
What are we to confess? Well, our confession should center around five things:
- What God in Christ has wrought for us in His great plan of redemption.
- What God through the Word and the Holy Spirit has wrought in us in the New Birth and the baptism in the Holy Ghost.
- What we are to God the Father in Christ Jesus.
- What Jesus is doing for us now at the right hand of the Father in His present-day ministry.
- What the Word of God will do through our lips.
Now you cannot confess or witness about things you do not know about. It’s what you personally know about the Lord Jesus Christ and what you are in Him that counts”
(Quoted excerpts from: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. )