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A New Confession For A New Year (4 of 5)
A NEW YOU FOR A NEW YEAR
I want you to pay special attention to the first part of Hebrews, chapter 3 and verse 1. "Wherefore holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus." He's talking to you if you are a believer in Jesus Christ. You are the holy brethren, you are the partaker of the heavenly calling.
Notice the title given to our Lord Jesus Christ in this verse. He is called the High Priest of our profession. That is, He is the High Priest of our confession. Actually, the word "profession" and "confession" is exactly the same Greek word. They both mean the same. So He is saying that Jesus Christ is the High Priest of our confession.
Now I want you to think for just a moment about the fact that we live in a power filled universe. We are told that there is enough latent power in one cubic foot of air to blow the largest city in the world off the face of the earth. God has charged our physical universe with power all about us. There is unreleased and untapped power all about us. Now that power was intended by God for man's blessing and for God's glory. That power was set in motion by words and that power can be controlled by words if we learn the secret of the power of the spoken word.
I want us to notice several principles about the power of words. First of all, the world was made by words. Hebrews 11, verse 3 says, "Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do not appear."
What is He saying here? He is saying that the worlds were framed by the word of God so that things which are seen are not made of things which do appear. In other words, everything we see was made of things which are invisible. Now when you read the creative account in the Book of Genesis, you are going to read statements like th ...
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