Faith confession – declaring God’s promises even in the midst of difficulties and pains – is a powerful scriptural and spiritual weapon for our daily victory in life. Believing, confessing and declaring God’s Words and promises over your life and circumstances will give you victory always – no matter how bad things may seem.
Yes. The WORD works.
Here are some specific things that happen when we continue to declare God’s Words and promises in faith over our lives.
1. WE ENCOURAGE OURSELVES.
There always comes a time in life when our situations are best understood by us only. Things would be so messed up that even our closest allies and friends may not fully comprehend how to help. This was what happened to David in Ziklag.
Three days later, when David and his men arrived home at their town of Ziklag, they found that the Amalekites had made a raid into the Negev and Ziklag; they had crushed Ziklag and burned it to the ground.
They had carried off the women and children and everyone else but without killing anyone.
When David and his men saw the ruins and realized what had happened to their families, they wept until they could weep no more.
…David was now in great danger because all his men were very bitter about losing their sons and daughters, and they began to talk of stoning him. But David found strength in the LORD his God. – 1 Samuel 30:1-6
David had taken his men to battle with another country. When they returned to Judah, they discovered that the Amalekites had invaded their land and overrun it, captured the people and destroyed the city. Even though David’s family also suffered in the attack, his soldiers were so bitter about their own losses that they wanted to kill him.
If there was a time David needed someone to encourage him, it was this moment. But instead, his men, who should have encouraged him planned to get him stoned.
David was endangered. He was overwhelmed with the pain of the moment. But he found encouragement in the LORD. He encouraged himself.
When it seems that we are overwhelmed with circumstances, one thing that can bring us encouragement is declaring what God has said.
As we speak the WORD to ourselves and declare it, somehow, we’ll find encouragement and strength to face what’s happening and overcome it.
2. THE WORD CREATES AND RE-CREATES
The Bible tells us that Christ is the WORD of God made flesh (John 1:14). That is, the spoken WORD formed flesh and made His dwelling among men.
The WORD of God has creative powers. As we declare the WORDS in faith, over time, those words create the realities we declare.
For instance, as you continuously declare God’s WORDS of healing, over time, those Words would create the healing reality over your body, and if there is a dead cell or tissue, the WORD recreates them.
This doesn’t have anything to do with how you feel.
Our relationship with God is not based and judged on feelings. I could be feeling awful and unspiritual, but it doesn’t change the authenticity of the WORD that I declare.
Sometimes I feel that my prayers and declarations aren’t getting above the ceiling. I feel I need to shout a bit more or look more spiritual and pious. But in reality, those are what they are – feelings. They don’t have anything to do with the WORD of God. The WORD still works at the right time despite my feelings.
In fact, don’t let your feelings decide how you handle the WORD. Let the WORD take care of how you feel
3. THE WORD GIVES LIFE AND SCARES DEATH
The scripture clearly says that “our words can get us killed or get us to live” (Proverbs 18:21). As we declare the WORD constantly, we invoke the life of God and scare death away. See what the following scriptures say:
Proverbs 15:4 (AMP): A soothing tongue [speaking words that build up and encourage] is a tree of life, But a perversive tongue [speaking words that overwhelm and depress] crushes the spirit.
1 Peter 3:10-12 (AMP)
10 For “The one who wants to enjoy life and see good days [good—whether apparent or not], Must keep his tongue free from evil and his lips from speaking guile (treachery, deceit).
11 “He must turn away from wickedness and do what is right. He must search for peace [with God, with self, with others] and pursue it eagerly [actively—not merely desiring it].
4. WE ARE JUSTIFIED OR CONDEMNED BY OUR WORDS
Jesus said in Matthew 12:37, “For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”
The word Justified is dikaiósis in Greek. It is the same word used in the law court to declare someone completely free and absolved of any offence. It means…
- To render righteous or such he ought to be.
- To show, exhibit, make clear, one to be righteous, such as he is and wishes himself to be considered.
- To declare, pronounce, one to be just, righteous.
- To set one free from all accusations.
While the word condemned is from the original Greek word katadikazō which means to…
- To give judgment against one, to pronounce guilty.
- To condemn.
- Declaring someone guilty of an offence and accusation.
- To imprison someone
Jesus is simply saying that it is from what you say that you will be either guilty as the devil accuses you and imprisoned, or be free from all accusations and live a free life. That is why it is important for us to constantly declare God’s promises instead of our fears, from time to time.
5. GOD WILL DO WHAT HE HEARS YOU SAY
The Bible says:
So tell them, “As surely as I live, declares the LORD, I will do to you the very thing I heard you say” – Numbers 14:28
If you read this scripture from the beginning (vs.1 -44), you’ll realize why it is very important to speak and declare positive things despite the seeming danger and obstacle that you confront. As I said some time ago…
When we make positive declarations of faith, we are not denying the facts on ground, instead, we are confronting the facts with God’s Words.
So child of God, look at God’s promises for your life and continue to make positive declarations of faith in them. The WORD you declare will produce victory, protection, healing and continual breakthrough for you and your family.
Open your mouth wide and declare God’s words, morning and night, with confidence and authority. Surely this year is a year of total victory, divine empowerment and breakthrough for you, in the name of Jesus Christ.
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Dear Pastor Okpara.
Thank you so much for the words of encouragement everyday, it is true that when we speak the word of God in our circumstances our faith grows and we become stronger. God bless you and your Ministry.
Thank you very much evangelist for a very interesting message on holly scriptures .it has deeply touched my heart particularly the scenario about David ,we real need to take David as the best role model when we meet with complex challenges in our every day life.Be much blessed pastor for your educative insights
Thank you for the word which is rich and full of his grace. Speaking God’s word is a powerful light that illuminates our entire being as we confess it daily . I receive this word. Thanks
The enemy is only after our life time assignments,but through positive declaration of the word of God we will be able to prevail.
Your presentation is heart lifting. Praise the Lord.
Love the concept. Our tongue is in need of good look at Roman’s 12 plus. It has to stop telling lies. Thy word is truth. But has to be used correctly.