Confession in the Bible has two distinct meanings.
Confession is the admission of sins and wrong doings. According to 1 John 1:9, "If we confess our sins God will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness." We have to admit our sins before forgiveness can take place. We should keep short accounts. This means we should not let our sins pile up. As soon as we sin, we should confess that we have sinned and ask for forgiveness.
Also, in the Bible confession is a proclamation of one’s faith. According to Romans 10:9, “If you confess the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.”
In both of these examples, confession takes place when one speaks it with his mouth. You can’t think it or wish for it. You must say it. And God honors the confessions of our mouth.
If you want to come into the presence of God, you must confess your wrong doings and that Jesus is Lord.
Confess now, for God is listening!