Only confess it with your mouth
“But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved; 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation,” Rom. 10:8-10.
Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ brought salvation to us on a platter of gold. He made it so easy that we do not have to go either to heaven or to Hades to get it. In fact, salvation is nigh us, it is in our mouth; our tongue. We just need to speak the word, have faith in it, openly confess it, then comes our salvation.
Are you looking for salvation? Or have you been told that you must pay before it is given to you? I bring good news to you — salvation is Free! There is no occasion to seek high or low for the saving power, the word of reconciliation is nigh. The saving influence is at hand, it is in thy mouth, easy to be understood, and professed. And in thy heart, if you are upright before God and sincerely desiring to be saved on His own terms, not striving to justify yourself by the law, but submitting to God’s justification and it shall be yours.
Prov. 18:21 says: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Beloved, the mouth is the outlet of the mind. Whatever that goes out of it is the picture of your inner self. A good percentage of what you are in this world and what you will be in the world after is determined by your tongue. If you believe in Christ Jesus, you are expected to confess your faith through your mouth, and show obligation to your Redeemer for what He has done on the Cross of Calvary.
There can be no claim of Christianity, where there is no willingness to confess the Lord Jesus. Those who never profess any religion have none, for there is no true attachment to faith unless we are willing to avow it. If you claim to be a Christian, your claim will be very doubtful if there is pride in you. For instance, if you are in love with the things of the world or you are ashamed to confess Jesus among your friends, colleagues and neighbours.
Salvation is confirmed, when you declare in all proper occasions your belief of the truth, your unwavering adherence to them in all persecutions, oppositions, and trials. He, who praises the Lord in the open, reverences Him. He, who is baptised, and commemorates the death of the Lord Jesus, does it. And he, who leads a humble, prayerful and spiritual life, does it. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
If you can acknowledge the Lord Jesus Christ openly as the only Saviour, believe in your heart that He died for your offences and has been raised for your justification, and then decisively decide to depend solely on Him for that justification, you shall be saved.
Remember that the belief must not be only a mental accent, but a belief that brings the whole man into trust and obedience to Christ. If you have not done this, you are not yet saved; and you are not a Christian.