HOLD FAST TO YOUR CONFESSION 12-6-2020
Hold fast means to remain tightly secured. It means to bear down and go through the storm.
Confession means to declare your faith, to profess. Dont let anything else proceed out of your mouth. Christ is the word and he bears witness with you as you confess Him, the word.
Rom 10:9 Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. AMP
RO 10:9 And what is Gods living message? It is the revelation of faith for salvation, which is the message that we preach. For if you publicly declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will experience salvation. TPT
Ro 10:9 Now your salvation is realized! Your own words echo Gods voice. The unveiling of the masterful act of Jesus forms the words in your mouth, inspired by the conviction that is in your heart that God indeed raised him from the dead. Mirror
Matt 10:32 Therefore, everyone who acknowledges Me before men and confesses Me [out of a state of oneness with Me], I will also acknowledge him before My Father Who is in heaven and confess [that I am abiding in] him. AMP
MATT 10:32 If you openly and publicly acknowledge me, I will freely and openly acknowledge you before my heavenly Father. TPT
Heb 3:1 SO THEN, brethren, consecrated and set apart for God, who share in the heavenly calling, [thoughtfully and attentively] consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest Whom we confessed [as ours when we embraced the Christian faith]. AMP ↕↕↕
Heb 3:1 Friends, in the context of our co-inclusion in Christ, we are blameless; we participate in his heavenly identity. Acquaint yourselves immediately and fully with Christ Jesus as the ambassador and chief priest of our confession. Our lives Co-echo the logic of Gods eternal conversation in him. Mirror
Phil 2:10 That in (at) the name of Jesus every knee should (must) bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 And every tongue [frankly and openly] confess and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. AMP
PHIL 2:10-11 The authority of the name of Jesus causes every knee to bow in reverence! Everything and everyone will one day submit to this namein the heavenly realm, in the earthly realm, and in the demonic realm.
11 And every tongue will proclaim in every language: Jesus Christ is Lord Yahweh, bringing glory and honor to God, his Father TPT
1 Tim 6:12 Fight the good fight of the faith; lay hold of the eternal life to which you were summoned and [for which] you confessed the good confession [of faith] before many witnesses.
13 In the presence of God, Who preserves alive all living things, and of Christ Jesus, Who in His testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I [solemnly] charge you AMP
1 TIM 6:12-13 So fight with faith for the winners prize! Lay your hands upon eternal life, for this is your callingcelebrating in faith before the multitude of witnesses!
13 So now, I instruct you before the God of resurrection lifeand before Jesus, the Anointed One, who demonstrated a beautiful testimony even before Pontius Pilate, TPT
2 COR 4:13 We have the same Spirit of faith that is described in the Scriptures when it says, First I believed, then I spoke in faith. So we also first believe then speak in faith. TPT
2 Cor 4:13 We're not keeping this quiet, not on your life. Just like the psalmist who wrote, "I believed it, so I said it," we say what we believe. MSG
JAMES 2:26 For just as a human body without the spirit is a dead corpse, so faith without the expression of good works is dead!TPT
James 2:26 The very moment you separate body and spirit, you end up with a corpse. Separate faith and works and you get the same thing: a corpse. MSG
John 8:26 I have much to say about you and to judge and condemn. But He Who sent Me is true (reliable), and I tell the world [only] the things that I have heard from Him. AMP
Jn 8:26. I have many things to say to you and to conclude about you in my own personal capacity but since you do not believe in me it will mean nothing to you; but he was sent me is true above your suspicious scrutiny. I speak to the world those things which I have heard from my close companionship with him. Mirror
John 8:16 Yet even if I do judge, My judgment is true [My decision is right]; for I am not alone [in making it], but [there are two of Us] I and the Father, Who sent Me. AMP
Rom 10:17 So faith comes by hearing [what is told], and what is heard comes by the preaching [of the message that came from the lips] of Christ (the Messiah Himself).
ROM 10:17 Faith, then, is birthed in a heart that responds to Gods anointed utterance of the Anointed One. TPT
HEB 4:14-16 So then, we must cling in faith to all we know to be true. For we have a magnificent King-Priest, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who rose into the heavenly realm for us, and now sympathizes with us in our frailty.
15 He understands humanity, for as a Man, our magnificent King-Priest was tempted in every way just as we are, and conquered sin.
16 So now we come freely and boldly to where love is enthroned, to receive mercys kiss and discover the grace we urgently need to strengthenus in our time of weakness. TPT
Heb 4:14-16 Now that we know what we have Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God let's not let it slip through our fingers.
15 We don't have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He's been through weakness and testing, experienced it all all but the sin.
16 So let's walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help. MSG
ISA 22:22 I will place upon his shoulders the key to the treasures of Davids palace. He will open doors that no one can shut, and he will shut doors that no one can open. TPT
Matt 16:19 "And that's not all. You will have complete and free access to God's kingdom, keys to open any and every door: no more barriers between heaven and earth, earth and heaven. A yes on earth is yes in heaven. A no on earth is no in heaven." MSG
MATT 16:19 I will give you the keysof heavens kingdom realm to forbid on earth that which is forbidden in heaven, and to release on earth that which is released in heaven. TPT
Ps 86:12 I will confess and praise You, O Lord my God, with my whole (united) heart; and I will glorify Your name forevermore. AMP
PS 86:12 With all my heart and passion I will thank you, my God! I will give glory to your name, always and forever! TPT
Ps 107:8 Oh, that men would praise [and confess to] the Lord for His goodness and loving-kindness and His wonderful works to the children of men!
9 For He satisfies the longing soul and fills the hungry soul with good. AMP
Ps 142:7 Bring my life out of prison, that I may confess, praise, and give thanks to Your name; the righteous will surround me and crown themselves because of me, for You will deal bountifully with me. AMP
MATT 12:34 But you who are known as the Pharisees are rotten to the core! Youve been poisoned by the nature of a venomous snake. How can your words be good and trustworthy if you are rotten within? For what has been stored up in your hearts will be heard in the overflow of your words! TPT
Ps 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my [firm, impenetrable] Rock and my Redeemer. AMP
PS 19:14 So may the words of my mouth, my meditation-thoughts, and every movement of my heart be always pure and pleasing, acceptable before your eyes,
my only Redeemer, my Protector-God. TPT
Isa 6:5-8 Then said I, Woe is me! For I am undone and ruined, because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!
6 Then flew one of the seraphim [heavenly beings] to me, having a live coal in his hand which he had taken with tongs from off the altar;
7 And with it he touched my mouth and said, Behold, this has touched your lips; your iniquity and guilt are taken away, and your sin is completely atoned for and forgiven.
8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send? And who will go for Us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. AMP
Isa 6:5-8 I said, "Doom! It's Doomsday! I'm as good as dead! Every word I've ever spoken is tainted blasphemous even! And the people I live with talk the same way,
using words that corrupt and desecrate. And here I've looked God in the face! The King! God-of-the-Angel-Armies!"
6 Then one of the angel-seraphs flew to me. He held a live coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar.
7 He touched my mouth with the coal and said, "Look. This coal has touched your lips. Gone your guilt, your sins wiped out."
8 And then I heard the voice of the Master: "Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?"
I spoke up, "I'll go. Send me!" MSG
ISA 6:5-8 Then I stammered and said, Woe is me! Im destroyeddoomed as a sinful man! For my words are tainted and I live among people who talk the same way. King Yahweh, Commander of Angel Armies! My eyes have gazed upon him!
6 Then out of the smoke, one of the angels of fire flew to me. He had in his hands a burning coal he had taken from the altar with tongs.
7 He touched my lips with it and said, See? The burning coal from the altar has touched your lips. Your guilt is taken away; your sin is blotted out.
8 Then I heard the Lord saying, Whom should I send to my people? Who will go to represent us? I spoke up and said, I will be the one. Send me. TPT