Everyday there is an ongoing battle on the earth between the forces of the kingdom of darkness and the kingdom of light. There is a war for the souls and destinies of men.
The scriptures says in Ephesians 6:12 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” The word “wrestle” indicates confrontation. It means we are engaged in spiritual warfare daily and it takes those who are trained in the word of God to experience victory always.
You need to be equipped and trained with your weapons to have victory in any form of warfare. The battle of life is real and not imaginary. There is wickedness in this world that is run by the devil. (1 John 5:19)
Believer’s can be sure of victory in this warfare but they need to know how to triumph. Lack of knowledge is the reason many have failed and not because of the size of the enemy. All of the host of hell cannot defeat one single believer. They know that because every believer is backed up by the host of heaven. Jesus takes it personal when you come against his body.
Jesus taught us a principle in Luke 17:21 “Neither shall they say lo here! or lo there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” After His resurrection, the curtains of the temple were torn in two giving men access into God’s presence. But another miracle that was secured was the establishment of God’s kingdom in the heart of recreated men. Paul explained in Colossians 1:13 “Who hath delivered us from the power of the kingdom of darkness and translated us into the kingdom of His dear son.” When we became born again, we were transferred into God’s kingdom of glory and power. Halleluiah! We can never be conquered by the power of darkness.
Wherever a believer goes he goes with the kingdom of God within. He is the kingdom in motion. If he confronts any activity of darkness, he can put them to flight. Believers have an arsenal of weapons at their disposal. One of those weapons is prophetic declaration.
Prophecy is lending a voice to the truth of God’s word planted in your heart by the Holy spirit. Prophecy is not one shaking under spiritual booze and uttering words that only heaven understands. True prophecy is giving a voice to the revelation of God’s word.
Paul charged Timothy in 1 Timothy 1:18”This charge I commit to thee, son Timothy according to the prophesies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightiest war a good warfare.” Your prophetic declarations confront the strongholds of the enemy and bring them down.
Prophetic declaration releases the power of the kingdom of God anywhere it is directed. Jesus explained in Matthew 16:19 “And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatsoever thou shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” The force of the kingdom is released in words. The word of God is prophetic in nature and that is why no circumstance, challenge or the devil can resist it. It causes light to shine in darkness and, and restores life to any dead situation.
I read a book that captures a story by the late Kenneth E. Hagin. It was a story about a woman who came to him for prayers for her 15 year old son. When she asked him to pray, he told her his prayer wasn’t going to do any good.
She asked him why, and he said to her, “If I pray for your son, you’ll end up in the penitentiary and never amount to anything. So it won’t do any good for me to pray for him.” In desperation, she asked, “what am I going to do now?” He then counselled her: “stop worrying about him getting saved and start thanking God for his life. Thank God for taking care of him wherever he is, instead of worrying that something terrible is going to happen to him. This may bring him home to you dead that way. Thank God for him and declare, “Lord I cast all my cares on you because you are for me and you care for my son. Wherever he is, he’s right in your hands.”
She began to learn that and several months later she came back and said it worked. Her son is born-again and just the same way he was all-out for the devil, he became sold-out to God. Halleluyah!
You have the keys of the kingdom in your tongue. Whatever you permit in your life will be but whatever you put a stop to will cease. Heaven will respond when there is a declaration on earth. Your job is to speak the word into that situation and God Himself will confirm it with signs following. (Mark 16:20)
The prophet operated with the weapon in the valley of dry bones as written in Ezekiel 37:1-14. The dry bones mean lifelessness and helplessness. God gave him a word (vs 4) “Again He said unto me, prophesy unto these bones, and say unto them, o ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.” He spoke God’s word to that hopeless situation. Verse 7 says “So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied there was a noise and behold a shaking, and bones came together, bone to his bone.” Believe me; no power of darkness can resist the power of prophetic declaration that comes from a faith-filled heart. Your destiny is tied to your tongue.
The scripture says that the kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, joy in the Holy Spirit. If you want the power of the kingdom to take over your life, marriage, business, ministry or career then release it in prophetic declaration. Set God’s word in motion. Peter reechoing Joel’s prophecy said “And it shall come to pass in the last days saith God, I will pour out of my spirit upon all flesh and your sons and your daughters shall prophecy…” Acts 2:17
When you become born again and filled with the spirit of God, you have received the capacity to speak words of power. As you speak forth the word concerning your life by the spirit, you prophesy upon your life.
Many believers need to grasp this truth. You don’t need to wait for a prophet to see whether you have a good future. You can create the future you desire by prophesying declarations. Learn to prophesy to your life and future.
Your future is in your mouth. No one else is responsible but you. God has given you the enablement to release divine grace into your life.
Talk to your body, talk to your finances, talk to your mind and declare as a prophet that “everything in your life is living up to the Lord.”
Speak words of blessings over your children, home, finance, family and over all that concerns you. Don’t participate in nagging and complaining, put a stop to the activities of the kingdom of darkness by declaring the glorious Word of God.