Choose Your Profession
Your confession is what you say all the time. That’s why you’ll see the word for confession translated in the New and Old Testaments as both confession and profession. A professional is a person who devotes himself to a particular occupation. A professional athlete, for example, is not a person who participates in a sport every now and then. He or she is a person who plays that sport full time.
Our profession of faith, the profession of our mouths and our actions, is the way we act and talk continually – not just when we stop for a few glorious moments and speak to the mountain, but all the time.
Jesus said, “Whosoever shall say unto this mountain…and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass…” (Mark 11:23). Notice He said “those things,” not just “that one thing.”
Everything you do and say all day long ought to be an answer to the mountain. What do you do all the time when no one is watching? What do you say when you first get up in the morning? How do you talk about that mountain when there’s nobody around to hear you? That’s your profession. If your profession isn’t one of faith, then go to the Word, find God’s promise that applies to your situation, and meditate on it until it becomes God speaking to you. Then the hope of God will rise up on the inside of you. You’ll hook your faith to the living Word of God and you’ll start acting and speaking in strength and power.
Let me tell you, when you speak the Word of God with real faith, mountains move, fig trees die and the devil runs for cover. Why? Because Jesus is the High Priest over your profession. He is anointed and appointed by Almighty God to bring it to pass. He is ready, willing and able to move on your profession of faith-filled words and actions. So give Him some! Talk to your problems in faith. Speak the desired end result and nothing more. Then continually offer thanksgiving and praise to the Lord for the answer:
“Lord Jesus, You’re the High Priest of my confession. You’re the administrator over the words I’ve spoken to this situation. I want You to know I appreciate it. I thank You for being my Lord. I’m standing on the living Word of God and I refuse to change my stand. I know the Word of God will never change. God will never change. The blood of Jesus will never change. The Name of Jesus will never change. So that means the devil and this situation will have to change. Lord God, I thank You for it. From here on, I consider this problem solved! Amen.”
Exodus 35-36; Luke 2 – Jesus is the High Priest of my profession; therefore, I hold fast to it. Hebrews 4:14
Heiligschriftstudium: Matthew 17:14-20