“You shall decree a thing and it shall be established.” Job 22:28


Say Out Loud:

Day One

Life, light, and love, that’s the Blessing, that’s the blessing of God in me. It is permanent!

I have faith in my Father.

I have faith in the written Word.

I am born of God’s (Spirit) breath.

I am Kingdom minded.

I think life. I speak life.

His life permeates my being. ‘In Him I live and move and have my being.”

Acts 17:28

No pressure allowed in me.

“I think myself happy…” Acts 26:2

I don’t exaggerate: (Means to magnify beyond the fact; fantasy)

My life is flowing in the demonstrations of the Blood-bought anointing.

Vain imaginations exalt me over Jesus…I CAST that down quickly!

My old man was crucified with Him. I am freed from sin. I am not under law but under grace. Romans 6:6, 7, 14

Let spirit-man rule with the living word of God: the SWORD. Bind…loose…

I reign in life through Jesus Christ.

His perfect love casts out all fear in me. 1 John 4:18

His law is written in my heart.

Day Two

I meditate on God’s Word day and night. I am strong and courageous. I make my way prosperous. I have good success. God is with me wherever I go.

I cannot be defeated and I will not quit. Defeat is not an option.

My future is bright.

My words edify others.

No pity parties. His love never fails me. NEVER!

Total man: I am undefeatable. I press on toward the goal, for the prize of the upward call in Christ Jesus.

I am a citizen of Heaven. Act like it! Philippians 3:20

The Word of life—the Word of the Kingdom.

I have overcome the world. 1 John 5:5

Faith is not fearful. Faith is not intimidated. Faith overcomes the world.

I walk by faith.

I possess my soul to walk in the Spirit.

I can do nothing without Him.

David inquired of the LORD. David ran toward his enemy.

Wherever I go…the Kingdom goes. Use the keys!

Everything must be done from the place of REST—NOT stress.

Think like God—it’s already been accomplished.

God has NOT given me the spirit of fear.

Day Three

God HAS given me power, love, and a sound (controlled) mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

A renewed mind is a transformed mind that produces fruit for the Kingdom of God.

The law of the Spirit of life is in me.

Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

Christ has redeemed me from the curse so that Abraham’s blessing would come upon me.

I am a joint heir with Jesus Christ. I have rights and privileges.

His Word is medicine to all my flesh. I believe it! I receive it. That settles it!

There is a rest for the people of God who live by faith daily. Hebrews 4:9

I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I have His anointing. He sustains me everyday in victory!

Tongue, heart, and mind must be united…disciplined. Philippians 4:4-8

I am strengthened with might in my inner man through His Spirit.

I am set free from self-condemnation.

I don’t judge or condemn others. I love people.

No fear of man. It’s a snare.

No fear of devils. Philippians 1:28

Do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. Hebrews 10:35

I have been cleansed of all unrighteousness. 2 Corinthians 5:21

The LORD your God goes before you. He will fight for you. Deuteronomy 1:30

Day Four

He is faithful. He who called you will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:24

He will make the crooked places straight…and cut the bars of iron. Isaiah 45:2

Speak Jeremiah 10:11.

Love has been perfected in me that I may have boldness in the day of judgment…

I am bold as a lion. Proverbs 28:1

Boldness: brave, courageous, valiant, unafraid, fearless, stalwart, dauntless, lionhearted, adventuresome, imaginative, creative

“Say to God, ‘How awesome are your works! Through the greatness of your power your enemies shall submit themselves to you.” Psalm 66:3

“If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.”

There is no fear in love … it is cast out.

Fear: anxiety, worry, concern, apprehension.

Inferiority brings one into a state of being unfruitful.

What are words? They are thoughts.

What are tongues? Speaking mysteries to God.

Interpretation of tongues is knowledge from Heaven from His Spirit.

NO weapon formed against my spirit, soul, body, finances, or social life will proper.

I’m here to dominate through Jesus. Your word in me does the work!

I’m in a place of rest. I am yoked to Jesus. Faith brings rest.

Grace: God’s favor and empowerment … through faith in Him.

I am fertile ground. I’m a doer of God’s Word.

Day Five

Take every thought captive: Do you line up with the Word of God? Yes? You can stay. NO? Out you go!!!

Use your God blessed imagination.

I am free of anything negative.

I sleep soundly.

Prayer: There’s a fire in my bones and a two-edged sword coming out of my mouth.

The devil beat Jesus and I was healed by His stripes… Isaiah 53:4-5

Provision was made for me before I was born.

He has given His angels charge over me.

“Bless the LORD, you His angels, mighty in strength, who perform His word, obeying the voice of His word!” Psalm 103:20

I keep the angels busy. Be speaking throughout the day.

The Centurion said, “Only speak the word and my servant will be healed.” Matthew 8:8

“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” Mark 11:23

Great expectation brings forth great results.

Nothing comes to him who does not forgive.

I am above only and not beneath. Deuteronomy 28:13

I am seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. I have been made alive, quickened, with Christ. I pray from my heavenly seat in Christ. Ephesians 2:6

I am in Him, He is in me.

I run and not grow weary. I am strong in the LORD. I have His anointing.

I have Abraham’s blessing. I am prosperous.

Now thanks be to God who always leads me to triumph through faith in Jesus my LORD!

Christ in me is the hope of glory.

“And take … the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer…”

Ephesians 6:17-18


When you believe in God’s Holy Word and you speak it over yourself in faith, that Word becomes quickened, made alive. It penetrates, even separating the soul and the spirit. (Hebrews 4:12) When Abram and Sarai were unable to have a child, God changed their names to Abraham and Sarah…Abraham meaning Father of Many Nations.

What God spoke to Abraham brought faith which produced the desired end result: Isaac!

Over the years I have developed these positive confessions which are based on scripture.

The renewing of the mind to what God says is not a one time event but an on-going life long exercise that will produce much fruit.

That pleases your loving Father.

Not producing the results you desire? Feeling unproductive and fruitless? Study God’s Word; get it in your heart and in your mouth. Walk by faith and love and you will see results.

Abram went from being barren to being fruitful by God changing his name.

God has changed your name too, hasn’t He … Christian?

Know who you are … from the Word of God!

I don’t need “Herd immunity” I am not cattle I AM A SON OF GOD!!!

Paul preaching at Athens.

Did Paul Preach a Different Gospel?


Posted on March 3, 2022 by Paul Ellis // 8 Comments


Read the New Testament and you might come away with the idea that there is more than one gospel.

The very first words of the New Testament in the King James Bible are, “The Gospel According to Matthew.” Read on and you will also find the gospels according to Mark, Luke, and John.

In the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, we find Jesus preaching the gospel of the kingdom, while Mark refers to the gospel of Jesus Christ and the gospel of God.

The word gospel does not appear in John’s Gospel, but in Acts and all the letters that follow, the gospel is mentioned plenty of times with different labels:

  • the gospel of Jesus Christ (Mark 1:1)
  • the gospel of Christ (Rom. 15:19, 1 Cor. 9:12, 2 Cor. 2:12, 9:13, 10:14, Gal. 1:7, Php. 1:27, 1 Th. 3:2)
  • the gospel of God (Mark 1:14, Rom 1:1, 15:16, 2 Cor. 11:7, 1 Th. 2:2, 8, 9, 1 Pet. 4:17)
  • the gospel of the blessed God (1 Tim. 1:11)
  • the gospel of his Son (Rom 1:9)
  • the gospel of the kingdom (Matt. 4:23, 9:35, 24:14, Luke 16:16)
  • the gospel of the glory of Christ (2 Cor. 4:4)
  • the gospel of your salvation (Eph. 1:13)
  • the gospel of peace (Eph. 6:15)
  • the glorious gospel of the blessed God (1 Tim 1:11)
  • the eternal gospel (Rev. 14:6)

These are not different gospels but different labels for the one and only gospel, namely the gospel of grace.

When Paul refers to the gospel of grace in Acts 20:24, he means the same thing as when he and others refer to the gospel of God or the gospel of peace or the gospel of your salvation. All of these gospels reveal the One who is called Grace, who was given to us out of the fullness of the Father’s grace, and through whom we have received grace upon grace.

This is all pretty obvious, right? Only many don’t see it.

They see Jesus preaching one gospel and Paul preaching another. Or they see discord among the apostles. “Paul preached salvation by faith; James added works.” Or they see different gospels for different dispensations; a gospel for then, another one for now.

But if this were true, how would you know which gospel to believe? People would say things like, “I follow Paul.” “I follow Peter.” “Well I follow Jesus!”

Paul said if anyone preached a gospel different to the one he preached, let them be cursed (Gal. 1:9). So if Jesus preached a different gospel, Paul was cursing the Lord and the Bible can’t be trusted.

And if you believe there are different gospels, then you will have a divided heart. You will be forever wondering if you have picked the right one.


Did Paul preach a different gospel? Jesus preached the gospel of the kingdom while Paul went around preaching the kingdom of God (Acts 20:25). Looks like the same gospel to me.

“But Jesus emphasized the kingdom, while Paul emphasized grace.” These are not different emphases but different ways of saying the same thing. When we preach the kingdom, we are revealing a King whose name is Grace. Grace is the language, the culture, and the economy of the kingdom.

When Jesus says seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, he is saying “seek me and my righteousness.” Where do we find his righteousness? In the gospel of grace!

For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed – a righteousness that is by faith from first to last. (Romans 1:17)

In many of his letters, Paul preached the gospel of Christ. On other occasions he preached the gospel of God. These are different labels for the gospel of grace because it is the grace of God revealed in Christ that makes the good news good news.


I had been entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been entrusted with the gospel to the circumcised… (Galatians 2:7)

Paul and Peter preached the same gospel to different audiences. Peter preached to the Jews (but not always), while Paul preached to the Gentiles (but not always). But they both preached the same gospel.

Paul is known to us as the apostle of grace, but Peter was an apostle of grace too. Peter preached about the God of all grace revealing his grace through a Savior (1 Pet. 1:10, 5:10).

It was Peter who encouraged us to be good stewards of the manifold grace of God and stand firm in the true grace of God (1 Pet. 4:10, 5:12).

And it was Peter who prayed that grace would be multiplied to us as we grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus (2 Pet. 1:2, 3:18).

There is no question that Peter understood grace as well as Paul, but what about the odd man out? What about James?


Many dismiss James as unacquainted with grace. A young Martin Luther even referred to James’ letter as an epistle of straw.

But James was an apostle of grace who understood the grace message as well as Paul. Like Peter, James preached to the Jews. His letter was written to religious people who believed in God and were diligent in their observance of the law.

The religious Jews were doing plenty of works, but their works were dead works and their faith was a dead faith (Jas. 2:17). They believed in God, but their faith was not accompanied by the “work” of believing in the one he sent (Jas. 2:14).

The apostles and epistle writers did not preach different gospels. They all proclaimed the grace of God and justification by faith in his Son.

Don’t be misled by the different labels. There aren’t different gospels for different folks or different times.

Just as there is one Lord and one faith, there is only one gospel – the gospel of grace.