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The Word Of Faith
Ro 10:8-13

NKJV 8 But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. NKJV

Introduction
Notice verse eight and the statement The Word Is Near You,
In Your Mouth and In Your Heart. I want to emphasize five aspects of this statement.

The . . Position Of The Word Of Faith.

The . . Proposal Of The Word Of Faith.

The . . Person Of The Word Of Faith.

The . . Particulars Of The Word Of Faith.

The . . Promise Of The Word Of Faith.



1. The . . Position Of The Word Of Faith. 10:8
8 But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith which we preach):

A. The . . Location In Which The Word Is Positioned. 8:a
8 But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart"
1. It Is In Near. v 8a
2. The Word Is In Their Mouth. v 8a2
3. The Word Is In Their Heart. v 83

B. The . . Logistics In The Positioning Of The Word. 8:b
". . . (that is, the word of faith which we preach):
"

lo·gis·tics (l½-j¹s"t¹ks, l-) n. 2. The management of the details of an operation.

1. This Is A Word Of Faith That Everyone Needs To Express.

Illustration
Thursday I called my friend Burnell Lewis to have him confirm a story he told me. He then told me about meeting Red Skelton, and when Red found out he was an Evangelist from Missouri asked him if he knew of the town of Caruthesrville. Burnell related he had preached their many times. Red told him he attended a revival meeting their one tome and went forward for salvation

I called him to confirmed my memory of an encounter he had with the movie star Van Johnson. He got to talk to him on one occasion about salvation. Van Johnson said he was not a Christian. Burnell asked him if he knew how to become a Christian. He replied " I think everybody knows how, it is a matter of want to that makes the difference."

Application

Van Johnson was agreeing the Word.

"The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart"


2. The . . Proposal Of The Word Of Faith. 10:9a
9 that if you confess with your mouth . . ."

A. The Proposed . . Confession.
9a "that if you confess with your mouth . . ."

1. The Etymology Of The Word "Confess".
a. The Greek HOMOLOGEO
1. HOMO = Same.
2) LEGEO = Word

b. The Word means to say the same thing. In this case it is to say the same thing that God says about Jesus. He Is Lord.

Ac 2:36 "Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ." NKJV

B. The Proposed . . Choice.
9a "that if you confess with your mouth . . ."

Illustration Dining at the White House
Someone once wrote and asked Emily Post, the etiquette expert of another generation, "What is the correct procedure when one is invited to the White House but has a previous engagement?" Replied Post, "An invitation to dine at the White House is a command, and it automatically cancels any other engagement."
MBI's Today In The Word, November, 1989, p. 7.

Illustration
On one occasion FBC Mtn. View had a Minister of Music and Youth named David Duncan. He was a gifted man, with a fine work ethic. He did have a personal problem of making a decision.

On one occasion he debated about buying a musical instrument and while this was going on his daughter was trying to learn how to ride a bike, and just would not trust herself and the training wheels. David was frustrated because she would not just make the decision to trust. He said to his wife, "why won't she trust herself enough to learn to ride." His wife said, maybe she is like her dad in making decisions." David look startled, turned in an about face and went in to order the musical instrument he had been debating.

Application

Let me tell you an invitation to Confess Christ Takes Top Priority.


3. The . . Person Of The Word Of Faith. 10:9b
". . . the Lord Jesus. . . "

A. The . . Prominence Of This Person.
". . . the Lord Jesus. . . "

B. The . . Preeminence Of This Person.
". . . the Lord Jesus. . . "

Illustration
My wife and I attended a camp meeting 46 years ago at a camp grounds in Myrtle Mississippi a preacher told of having a funeral when the drunken father came in and threw himself on top of the casket of his son and screamed, "I lied to God one time too many." "I lied to God one time too many." "I lied to God one time too many."    You see he was confessing he did not take the Lordship of God seriously enough.

Application

How seriously do you take Lordship today?

    The . . Person Of The Word Of Faith. 10:9b
". . . the Lord Jesus. . . "


4. The . . Particulars Of The Word Of Faith. 10:9c
". . . confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead,. . ."

A. The Particular Of . . Mouth Confession. 9c1
". . . confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus. . ."

B. The Particular Of . . Meaningful Confession. 9c2
". . . and believe in your heart. . ."

C. The Particular Of . . Miraculous Confession. 9c3
". . . that God has raised Him from the dead,. . ."

Illustration Evangelism
It was in 1873, in Dublin that D. L. Moody heard British evangelist Henry Varley utter those life changing words: "The world has yet to see what God can do withand for and through and in a man who is fully and wholly consecrated to Him." It was after an all-night prayer meeting in Dublin, at the home of Henry Bewley. Varley did not even remember making the statement when Moody reminded him of it a year later. "As I crossed the wide Atlantic,
" Moody said, "the boards of the deck ... were engraved with them, and when I reached Chicago, the very paving stones seemed marked with them." The result: Moody decided he was involved in too many ministries to be effective and therefore began to concentrate on evangelism. The Wycliffe Handbook of Preaching & Preachers, W. Wiersbe, p. 20

Application

The . . Particulars Of The Word Of Faith.


5. The . . Promise Of The Word Of Faith. 10:9d-10
". . . you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

A. The . . Statement Of The Promise. v 9d
". . . you will be saved.

B. The . . Sequence Of The Promise. v 10
10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Illustration Christ, Lordship Of: She Honored The Lord Of All
When Queen Victoria had just ascended her throne she went, as is the custom of Royalty, to hear "The Messiah" rendered. She had been instructed as to her conduct by those who knew, and was told that she must not rise when the others stood at the singing of the Hallelujah Chorus. When that magnificent chorus was being sung and the singers were shouting "Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth," she sat with great difficulty. It seemed as if she would rise in spite of the custom of kings and queens, but finally when they came to that part of the chorus where with a shout they proclaim Him King of kings suddenly the young queen rose and stood with bowed head, as if she would take her own crown from off her head and cast it at His feet. Let us make Him King and every day be loyal to Him. .
-- J. Wilbur Chapman

Application

The . . Promise Of The Word Of Faith.

CONCLUSION
The . . Position Of The Word Of Faith.

The . . Proposal Of The Word Of Faith.

The . . Person Of The Word Of Faith.

The . . Particulars Of The Word Of Faith.

The . . Promise Of The Word Of Faith.