|When ye pray, believe that ye receive| (Mark xi.24).
Consecration is entered by an act of faith. You are to take the gift from God, believe you have, and confess that you have it. Step out on it firmly, and let the devil know you have it as well as the Lord. When once you say to Him boldly, |I am Thine,| He answers back from the heavenly heights, |Thou art Mine,| and the echoes go ringing down through all your life, |Mine! Thine!| If you dare confess Christ as your Saviour and Sanctifier He has bound Himself to make it a reality, but you must stand behind His mighty Word. It is the essence of testimony to tell of what Jesus has promised to become to you. It is right to have glorious words of thanksgiving, but these are not exactly testimony. God would have us put our seal on the promises, and lift up our hands and acknowledge them as ours.
Then you are to ignore the old life and reckon it no longer yours if it should come up again. Every time it appears say, |This is from the under world. I am sitting in the heavenly places with Christ.|