Bible: Romans 10:10 (NLT)
10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.
“A wrong confession is a confession of defeat – and, really, a confession of Satan’s supremacy. Talking about how the devil is hindering you, how he’s keeping you sick, is a confession of defeat.
When you talk about God, you are glorifying God. Well, in the same way, when you talk about the devil, you are glorifying the devil.
Most Christians spend more time glorifying the devil than they do God. They spend more time making a wrong confession. And that kind of confession saps the very life out of them. It destroys their faith.
Our confession should be in line with what God said. Remember, confession is affirming something that we believe, testifying to something that we know, and witnessing for a truth that we have embraced.
Our confession should be a witness for a truth that we have embraced. It should affirm that we believe the Word. Then what we are confessing comes into being.
Most people want to wait and see if it ever comes into being before they will start confessing it. No, it doesn’t work that way. You see, a wrong confession destroys your faith and holds you in bondage.
But the confession of your lips that has grown out of faith in your heart will absolutely defeat the devil in every combat! ”
I keep my confession in line with what God says in His Word. I glorify God with a right confession. I speak forth what has grown out of the faith in my heart. And I enforce the devil’s defeat in every situation of life.
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin.Romans 10:10 Amplified Bible (AMP)
10 For with the heart a person believes [in Christ as Savior] resulting in his justification [that is, being made righteous—being freed of the guilt of sin and made acceptable to God]; and with the mouth he acknowledges and confesses [his faith openly], resulting in and confirming [his] salvation.
Romans 10:10 New King James Version (NKJV)
10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.