Thursday, June 11, 2009

Declare His Word

Romans 4:17 (NIV)
17As it is written: "I have made you a father of many nations."[
a] He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were.

Lately, as some of you know, I have been reading "Me and My Big Mouth" and "Thy Word". Wow, both of these books are awesome and truly life changing. The Lord has used both of these to bring me a new "theme" in my life. This "theme" is :calling things that are not as though they were. He has opened my eyes to the awesome power of His word. I know that His word is our sword in defeating the enemy. Jesus showed us that when he was in the desert....

Matthew 4-4
1Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. 2After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread."
4Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'[

Wow, it is written. The devil moved on to something else after that. He didn't stop but he stopped with THAT trick. The devil then quoted scripture back at Jesus but never fear Jesus stopped him in his tracks again with another verse from the bible. The third time was the charm. Jesus's answer to him was, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only." The third time was the charm. Satan left Him and the angels came and attended Him. So I knew that the word was our sword.

What I didn't know is we should be using it to "call things that are not as though they were". In other words use God's promises from His word to declare things into existence. Like let's say you are having a hard time forgiving someone or something. To quench that you should declare, OUTLOUD, "I do not hate or walk in unforgiveness" (1John 2:11; Eph. 4:32) Speak it into existence! Jesus said to him, away from me! And Satan fled. Jesus didn't pray it in his head, he answered outloud. He let the devil know what was up and the devil fled. The enemy can't hold up against God's truth, he has to flee. But we must rely on God's word, like Jesus did and we can't forget that the devil knew the scriptures too. He even quoted one to Jesus but he used it in the wrong way and Jesus outsmarted him. We must outsmart the devil and use our Godgiven sword to defeat him.

God calls things that are not as though they were and we as imitators of Christ should do the same. There is power in God's word. The first time I starting declaring God's word, I felt a feeling of joy sweep over me. I felt freedom and God's power all around me, it was incredible!!

In Thy Word there are prayers for protection: Father, I keep myself from calamity by guarding my mouth and my tongue, in Jesus' Name" Proverbs 21:23
Prayers for our children: In Jesus' Name, my children give heed to instruction, therefore they prosper. Proverbs 16:20

Prayers for Divine Health: Thank you Lord, for keeping me free from every sickness and disease, in the Name of Jesus. Deuteronomy 7:15

Prayers for finances : Father, I bind a spirit of debt, lack and limitation from operating against me, in the Name of Jesus, and I loose Your prosperity in my behalf! Matthew 18:18

Prayers for Direction & Guidance: Father, I thank You that You teach me to know Your will and Your Good Spirit leads me on level ground, in Jesus' Name. Psalm 143:10

Prayers for Restoration: Thank You Lord, for restoring the joy of my salvation, in Jesus' Name. Psalm 51:12

Prayers Over Ourselves: In Jesus Name, I am the blessed and highly favored of the Lord.
Some I found are: I have stopped polluting myself with idols and my other sins for the Lord has saved me from all foulness! Ezekiel 37:23

Lord, I live by the Spirit and I do not gratify the desires of the sinful nature, in Jesus' Name. Galations 6:16

God's Word is full of so many promises and it is chock full of beautiful prayers. We should search His Word and pray His word outloud. It shows the enemy whose side we are on. We are DECLARING the Word of the Lord and there is power in THAT!

Start using one of the greatest privileges of being one of God's children and start calling "those things which be not as if they were"!

May the Lord bless you and keep you

PS. Let me know if you try it, which promises do you declare and what are the results.


  1. I agree "Thy Word" is awesome! Good post Erika! BTW, your "May God Bless This Blog and All Who Enter" love it!!! Sorry I'm short, I need to go pray this stuff for myself this week....I'm tired and weary!

  2. Oh thank you for the compliment, it was actually a sign that said May God bless this home and all who enter and I made it say Blog, I was proud. Thanks for noticing ;)

    Go pray girl, I understand.

  3. Great post! God's word is so powerful, but most Christians take it for granted. Its not just verses in a book. Its the living, breathing word of God!! Just think how much more powerful the church would be if we all realized that.