We have learned that the scriptures come alive when we speak them. Death and life are in the power of our tongue. “Those that love it will eat its fruits” (Proverbs 18:21), one of the greatest revelations God gives us, is that the tongue has power to release life wherever you go. Your words are powerful. What you speak out aloud often becomes cemented in your mind. That is why it is so important to speak the right words out aloud.
I had to laugh when I read what Jesus told Peter once. Peter was very impulsive with his tongue and sometimes he had to put a foot into his mouth. Peter suggested that Jesus not go to the cross. Jesus replied to him, “Get behind me Satan”. 😊
STEP 1 – Mark 8:31-33 go read it!
Listen, the scripture …”those who love the truth will speak intentionally and will eat the abundant fruit their past words produced”. Do you realise that if you believe Proverbs 18:21, you will speak with purpose. Life and strength are accelerated through declarations.
STEP 2 – Go to Matthew 12:37
This scripture is definitely not talking about being “saved” through Godly speaking, but it does imply that or declarations will either restrict or bless our lives. Again, how can we speak the declarations if we don’t know what they are. Spending time with the sword of the spirit is when we become knowledgeable about what to say against the enemy. Now you have learnt over the past few weeks, who the culprit is, how to dismantle him, how he triggers you, etc. But now you actually have to go for the kill. You have now perfectly positioned yourself for the fight, but what is a fight worth if you don’t speak life, if you don’t declare and decree? If you don’t speak the words of victory over your enemy.
STEP 3 – Go to Romans 4:17 and write this scripture in your Prayer Journal. It is written…
After you have read this scripture doesn’t it just open your eyes to what power you actually have? You have a super power. I sometimes walk around with this power coming from my arms, seriously after I had a heavy declaration session, then I suddenly see that vision right in front of me. I say it and I believe it!! I say it as if I have it!!! Declarations help activate your faith. When we declare things alive that looks dead, we become like God in “calling those things that are not as though they are”.
Declaration will also help you overcome anxiety and it can actually activate JOY.
STEP 4 – Write this scripture down in your Prayer Journal; Proverbs 12:25 “Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad”. It is a tremendous revelation when we understand that we can speak a “good word” to ourselves to change emotions from worry to joy.
Start declaring every day from now on, make it part of your morning ritual, afternoon ritual and evening ritual. Choose a scripture each day and teach that scripture to your children. Let them say it before school on your way to school and before bed time.
The enemy knows his days are numbered, we will declare for the rest of our lives on earth!!
Day 46 Mental Health Tip
If thoughts corrupt words, words can also corrupt thoughts.