God has given us authority to operate on the earth. One key area of authority we should master is the power of confession. Our confession has the ability to literally shape and enhance our world.

The story of Lazarus being raised from the dead is very familiar. Without touching him or placing anything on his body, Jesus used His words to raise Lazarus from the dead (John 11:43-44).

What some may not realize is, prior to Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, Jesus confessed what was going to occur.

John 11:1 Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.) 3 So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.”4 When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.”

Jesus confessed Lazarus’ sickness will not end in death. Knowing His authority and using the power of confession, Jesus had enough faith to raise Lazarus from the dead.

We have the same authority to operate like Jesus did on the earth (John 14:12). Confessing the Word of God over our situation will feed our faith and our faith will eventually change the situation.

Begin confessing the Word of God over your life, the lives of others, and the Kingdom of God.

Inspired by Apostle F. Price