Commanding Your Morning Daily Devotional Quotes by Cindy Trimm
10 Bible Verses You Can Legitimately Declare Over Your Life
In a previous post I wrote that Christians should not be declaring and decreeing things over their lives. While I did give some specific examples of the types of declarations I had in mind, some people responded to me rightly noting that there are some cases where Christians can legitimately declare certain biblical truths over their lives. I agree. The Bible is not a God-given list of verses to declare over yourself. If it were, then why not declare over yourself.
In the New Testament, we have examples of Jesus, the disciples, and ordinary believes commanding, decreeing, and declaring against, sickness, demons, finances, and nature Wind, waves, trees, and fish. But we do not find even one example of these same people asking God to come against sickness, demons, finances, and nature on their behalf. There are three primary ways of decreeing. Decreeing is simply operating in the power and authority that God has given us within the framework of the Word of God as demonstrated by Jesus. When we decree the Word of God, we are releasing it in faith and confidence. Many miss the mark by only asking God and never decreeing as instructed, and others decree beyond the Word of God. For example, scripture gives us authority to decree for financial need, but says nothing about decreeing for a billion dollars, which is way beyond our need.
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Bill Johnson- How to Pray and Decree
What does the Bible say about? Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,. And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. Then he brought me back to the door of the temple, and behold, water was issuing from below the threshold of the temple toward the east for the temple faced east.
There is a growing trend among evangelical Christians where some feel they should declare or decree things over their lives. This is particularly true among those who are influenced by the Pentecostal-Charismatic movement and, more specifically, the prosperity gospel. I make good choices. I declare I am blessed with good health…I will lend and not borrow. Those who make such declarations sometimes claim that, because we are created in the image of God, we, like God, can speak things into existence. It is telling, however, that no theologian in church history has ever suggested that this is what it means to be created in the image of God.