[CF Devotionals] 2004-07-17 - Confess and Believe

Open The Door, Part 4

Turn with me, if you would, to Romans chapter 10.

  1. Sin - All have Sinned
  2. Wages - The Wages of Sin is Death.
  3. Born Again - Made A-new
  4. The Way

  5. Confess and Believe

Read with me verses 9-11 of Romans chapter 10.

Romans 10:9-11 'If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 With the heart one believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses, resulting in salvation. 11 Now the Scripture says, 'No one who believes on Him will be put to shame.' (NIV)

How can we confess Jesus is Lord?

It starts by recognizing that you are a sinner, and recognizing the depravity of your situation, that there is nothing that you can do to save yourself.

Currently you believe in your own way. The way you believe, at this moment, is that you will be saved according to your good works. The good things that you do won't save you. It is by the work of Jesus Christ that anyone is saved.

Philippians 1:6 says, "I am sure of this, that He who started a work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus" (NIV)

Ephesians 2:8 says: For by Grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not of yourselves; it is God's gift - not from works, so that no one can boast. (NIV)

Verse 9 tells us where works come into play. ´For we are His creation - created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them." (NIV)

Jesus said in John 6:29 'Jesus replied, This is the work of God: that you believe in the One He has sent.'

You need to confess and believe that you are a sinner, and that you cannot save yourself, and confess and believe that it is Jesus is Lord and that it is by the name and work of Jesus Christ that you will be saved. You must change your minds about how you are being saved, and turn from your way to Christ, as the only way that you can and will be saved.

To be continued.

God Bless You,

I want my life just to be for the Glory of God.

[email rob] rob@cfdevotionals.org