Last week I had a speaking engagement and was asked to deliver a message on declaring. I began to pray for God’s wisdom concerning this topic and this was my discovery. He reminded me of the first teaching that He downloaded in me which was ‘the power of our words’. I remembered in that teaching I first quoted Genesis 1.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
This was the ‘first’ thing that God did. He spoke our world into existence. The Hebrew definition for darkness is chaos and when God spoke, he was putting something out of order into order. He was framing his (our) world with his words. I looked up the Hebrew word and definition of…. And God ‘said’. The Hebrew word is Davar and the definition of Davar literally means to declare!!!
In Genesis 1:26 ‘God said let us make man in our image according to our likeness and let them roll over the fish of the sea over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. God created man in his own image in the image of God he created him male and female he created them.’
So if we are created in God’s image we are endowed with power to be able to be just like God. The word image means a likeness so we would imitate or do the same as God.
As imitators of Christ or being in the image of God we are to frame our world as well. So when we declare it’s more than just prayer we are literally speaking something into existence. Remember at the first day the world was dark and void, it was in chaos OR out of order…..God was hovering over the surface, he was attentive and aware of the chaos. The word says that he watches over his word to perform it. In other words he does not take his eyes off the chaos until it’s in order! If we operate in the Kingdom, nothing is possible and our circumstances have the chance to change, but it starts with you.
If you are like me, you want to change a lot of things your world. One thing that I am starting to see change in is my destiny. I have been derailed for a number of years by distractions of many kinds. It’s a strategy of the enemy to get us off focus. Doors are starting to open up for me this year and hopefully soon I will be walking in the fullness of the plan that God has for me. Let me give you an example of something that I declare as it relates to my ministry.
I declare it’s not too late to accomplish everything that God has placed in my heart. I have NOT missed my window of opportunity. God has moments of favor in my future. He is preparing me right now because he’s about to release a special grace to accomplish that dream. This is my time. This is my moment.
My addition…. I decree and declare that I will receive a supernatural acceleration and I will accomplish in 5 years what took others over 10 years.
If you want something to change in your life, begin using the power that you are endowed with and imitate God, afterall, he re-framed his world and we must do the same thing, we are in his image. Hover over your circumstances, give nurturing attention to it and speak life into your situation. Never ever give up and wait for the manifestation. Don’t speak negatively over it in your frustration or discouragement. One day you will be like God and see what you spoke and you will say that it is good!!
God loves you!!!