“Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:”  – Numbers 14:28


The scripture tells us that our words affect us either for good or bad. The Israelites in the above verse declared out fear that they could not enter the promised land. That they would die.

In response, God said,  “No problem. It will be as you have spoken.”

It is important for us as children of God to avoid statements and confessions of fear and defeat. Even when things look hopeless, we must speak in faith knowing that God is able to make do His promise for us.

When we speak positively, it doesn’t mean that all is well. It doesn’t mean that everything is moving smoothly. It does mean that we believe  God will definitely see us through. We are simply declaring our faith in God’s ability to work in all situations to eventually bring us good.

The Bible says:

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28

Note that the Bible did not say that all things are good. Not at all. Cancer is not good. The death of a child is not good. Broken marriage is not good. Divorce is not good. Cheating partner is not good.

But the Bible says that in all things, God will work good out of them.

That’s our confidence. As we speak positively and declare God’s Words, we are simply agreeing with God that the obstacles and problems are working out good for us. We’ll surely come out of them stronger.

We are not denying reality when we speak positively. We are simply confronting the reality with God’s Words.

I therefore charge you this day to desire, learn and pray to declare words of faith in all situations all through this year. God is surely at work in your life and family.


Proverbs 18:21 – Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Ephesians 4:29 – Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Matthew 15:18 – But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

Proverbs 12:18 – There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise [is] health.

Matthew 12:36 – 37 –  But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.  For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

Proverbs 16:24 – Pleasant words [are as] an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Colossians 3:8 – But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

Proverbs 13:3 – He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: [but] he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

Proverbs 15:1, 4 – A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger…A wholesome tongue [is] a tree of life: but perverseness therein [is] a breach in the spirit.

James 1:26 – If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion [is] vain.

Psalms 19:14 – “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.”

Proverbs 29:20 – Seest thou a man [that is] hasty in his words? [there is] more hope of a fool than of him.


“O LORD my Rdeemer, Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, from this day forward, in Jesus name.” – Psalms 19:14.


Read, meditate and declare these promises of God over yourself or over your loved ones for this year. The Word of God is powerful enough to create the realities in your life and destiny this year.

Declaration 1: I Am God’s Workmanship


“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:10


“I am God’s design, created in Christ Jesus, reborn from above, spiritually transformed and renewed, doing good works, which God prepared for me beforehand.

I am living the good life, which He prearranged and made ready for me.

“I am walking in the Light; darkness has no place in me.

“I am shinning day by day, fulfilling the plans of God for my life, in Jesus name.”


Declaration 2: God’s Plans for Me


“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11


“The plan of God for my life is peace, health and prosperity. When I pray, I have confidence that God answers my prayers.

My future is safe and secure.

I have no need to fear and worry about life and what it brings, for God is working out everything for my good.

In Jesus name.”

Declaration 3: I Am The Light Of The World.


“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a lampstand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.” – Matthew 5:14-15


I am a light of Christ to the world. A city set on a hill which cannot be hidden.

I am an example and a testimony to the world.

My light is shining every day, towards the perfect day.

I am excelling and winning in all that I do.

In Jesus name. Amen

Declaration 4: Divine Health Is Mine


“Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all our sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion.”  – Psalm 103:2-4


“My body is God’s temple.

No sickness and disease is permitted in my body.

The death of Jesus on the cross brings me total healing.

Daily, I am walking in divine health.

I have emotional peace. I have physical health and I have spiritual strength.

I am strong in every area of my life, in Jesus name.

Declaration 5: Free From Condemnation


“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” – Romans 8:1-2


“I am free from condemnation, self-pity and self-judgment.

I will not regret my past mistakes and failures, for all are recreated in Christ Jesus for my glory.

I am set free by the Almighty God through Christ Jesus.

I am not righteous by my own works, but by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Even though I have made grave mistakes in the past, God has forgiven me by the Blood of Jesus. No one can condemn me going forward, in Jesus name.

Declaration 6: Everything Works For My Good


“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28


“The minds and hearts of men are in the hand of God, and He turns them wherever He pleases, just like the rivers of water.

I therefore declare that men and women are working for my good, spiritually, physically and in all circumstances.

I have favour with men and women, kings and princes, in all places.

Everything and every person is working for my own good henceforth, in Jesus name.

Declaration 7:  I Can Do All Things Through Christ


“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13



“I have the life of God in me. I have His wisdom and strength working on the inside of me.

Therefore I can do all things through Christ who supports me.

I have understanding, strength and divine direction.

I am not a confused fellow overwhelmed with life and circumstances.

I am in complete control of my life and everything that comes my way, for the Holy Spirit, my Senior Partner, will always guide me on what to do and how to proceed.

By the Holy Spirit, I will always know what to do, when to do it and how to do it, at all times and in all circumstances.

In Jesus name.


Prayers Culled from the book, PRAYERS FOR THE YEAR.

Daniel C. Okpara is the author of numerous best-selling books, including, What Do You Have in Your House?, Parable of the Serpent, Pillars of Excellence in Life and Business, Take it By Force, Prayer Wave, and Many others. He is the founder of Better Life World Outreach Center, a non-denominational ministry dedicated to global evangelism and equipping of God's people to live a better life. He is also the founder of Breakthrough Prayers Foundation, an online portal leading people all over the world to encounter God and change their lives through prayer. He has authored over 50 books on business, prayer, relationship, and investment.

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  1. The power of life and death are in our mouth/tongue.
    Speak good about yourself.

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