We’ve seen that it is our confession that links us to Jesus as our High Priest. This is brought out twice more in Hebrews. The first reference is in Hebrews 4:14:
“Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.” (NAS)
It is our confession that continues to link us to Jesus as our High Priest. And again we read in Hebrews:
“...since we have a great [high] priest over the house of God. ...Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:21, 23 NAS)
Every time it speaks about Jesus as our High Priest, it says we must make, maintain and hold fast the confession of our faith and our hope. It is our confession that links us to Jesus as our High Priest. If we do not maintain that confession, we frustrate His ministry on our behalf. Right confession is actually essential for salvation.
“The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:8-10 KJV)
Again, as we have seen all the way through, there is a direct link between the heart and the mouth. Jesus said, "Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks" (Matthew 12:34; Luke 6:45). Salvation depends on two things: exercising faith in our hearts and making the right confession with our mouths.
In the Bible, 'salvation' is the great all-inclusive word for all the blessings and provisions of God that have been obtained for us through the death of Jesus Christ. It includes spiritual, physical, financial, temporal, and eternal blessings. All those blessings purchased by the death of Jesus are summed up in the word 'salvation'.
Dear Lord, I thank and praise You for Your atoning sacrifice and my salvation. I pray that You would continually help and remind me to speak words that are pleasing to You, to glorify Your Name, and to proclaim Your precious Word, in the full belief that what You say, You will do. In Your Name, Amen.