Three Keys to Positive Confession

By Stanley O. Williford
Director of Publications

Most Christians do not understand the principle of confession, wrote Apostle Frederick K.C. Price in his book, Three Keys to Positive Confession. And because don’t understand the principle, it’s a pretty sure guess that they are living far below the standards that they desire to live by. 

Apostle Price defines confession as “the principle of saying with your mouth what you believe in your heart.” Although the word confession is often used negatively, he notes that biblical confession is a major positive to achieving the desires one hopes to attain in life.

This principle is situated in several scriptures, particularly in Mark 11:23 (King James Version), which says:

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

The scripture tells us that we shall have what we say (or confess) if we do not doubt in our hearts and we believe what we say.

In other words, it is important to continue confessing (or saying) what it is that you believe and what you desire to come to pass, because you shall have whatsoever you say.

“Whether you realize it or not, you are the sum total of all you have been believing and saying about yourself all your life,” Apostle Price wrote. “Many people have talked themselves into sickness, into poverty, into fear and lack and they have not realized it.”

“Once you start walking by the Word, it may take a while before what you are believing for physically becomes manifest, because it takes some time for your confession of faith to take root in your heart and really begin to work.  Not only that, but you have an opposing force – Satan and his demons – trying to keep you from getting the things you desire.  The devil will try to use reasoning and emotions to force you to stop using your faith.”

“Jesus says that the person who says with his mouth and believes with his heart shall have whatsoever he says.”

Apostle Price cited a spiritual law, which says: Your faith will never rise above the level of your confession.

The first of the three keys to positive confession is this:

We must learn to guard our mouths and our minds.

“Your mouth is hooked up to your mind,” Apostle Price explained. “When your mind gets messed up, your mouth gets messed up also.  When you straighten out your mind, your mind will control your mouth.”

“You need always to speak faith-filled words, words that will enhance, build up, and edify your faith, and make it strong.”

“ . . . the reason why many Christians are poor, sick, and defeated is that they talk themselves into those things.  If they listened to what they say, they would be very careful to say things which were consistent with God’s Word.”

Another scripture that demands consideration is found in Proverbs 18:21. It says:

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat its fruit.

There are two more important keys that will aid greatly in opening the treasure of understanding of how to be perfectly positive in your confessions, but they will not be cited here. It is important to read this slim book in its entirety to get the full revelation of what Apostle Price has written.

Three Keys to Positive Confession just might be one of the most important aids in moving the reader from an existence far below what they have anticipated in life into an existence that is far above what they ever thought they could achieve.
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