"Seeing then that we have a great high priest that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession confession" (Heb. 4:14).
The Greek word translated "profession" here is translated confession elsewhere in the King James Version.
The literal Greek meaning of this word is to speak the same thing. So instead of saying, "Let us hold fast our confession" we could say, "Let us hold fast to speaking the same thing." Notice that words are involved here.
The thing that defeats many people is that they have a double confession. One time they confess one thing, and the next time they confess something else.
For example, they may say to you, "Yes, the Lord is my Shepherd, and I shall not want.
According to Philippians 4:19, my God shall supply all of my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus, and I'm believing God to supply my needs."
But when they leave you and meet someone else, their mind may revert back to their problems, so they'll say, "We're not doing so good.
We can't pay our phone bill. We're going to have to take the phone out. And it even looks like we're going to lose our car."
What about that first confession they made? It was nullified by the second.
Confession: I make my mouth do its duty. I see to it that I speak in line with God's Word. Then I hold fast to my confession.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )