Positive confession is a form of works that many do not realize. The more we confess, the more we are laboring for sanctification instead of relying on the Holy Spirit to transform us into what He wants and needs us to be. Positive confession does not promote a relationship with the Lord but promotes faith in our confessions. I saw a quote yesterday from a TV minister that stated “Keep speaking His promises… over your situation and expect to see His restoration manifest in that situation.” Every promise in the Word of God is for His children – period. However, speaking His promises over your situation is not what causes His promises to manifest. “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33. Seeking the Lord, is seeking a relationship with Him…and then His promises will be added to you. Your confession is not the reason for God’s promises, Jesus Christ is the reason.
The positive confession phenomena actually has roots in the Hindu religion with no biblical truths. The teaching of positive statements draw positive reactions and our words have the power to force God to give us what we want is a heretical belief. “Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?” Lamentations 3:37. The error in this teaching is coming from a tv minister who comes from a predominately Hindu country where positive confession is a way of life. My point is not to judge this person but discern his teachings. Any blood bought Christian should not be sitting under any false teachings. It is after all the little foxes that destroy the vine. – Donna Warren