Declarations and Proclamations
Declarations and Proclamations–Truth Against Lies
I believe Your Word, I stand on Your truth which tells me that with You, God, all things are possible; that if I have faith and do not doubt I will be able to say to this mountain “Be removed and be cast into the sea” and it will be done. There is a mountain of a stronghold in _____’s life, a mountain that they themselves do not see or understand. I speak out Your word boldly against this mountain “Be removed! Be cast into the sea!” and I know that it will be done because with You, all things are possible, and the things I am asking right now in prayer, believing, I will receive.
I believe and lay hold of Your written Word which tells me that You have given me authority to trample on serpents and on scorpions and over all the power of the enemy and that none shall be able to harm me. Therefore, on this truth, I trample on the serpents and scorpions which are holding _____ in bondage and I proclaim that none shall be able to harm _____ as I pray this prayer for their freedom.
I declare and announce to principalities, powers, powers of darkness and wicked spirits that Jesus Christ has granted to me power to pull down strongholds and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and to take every thought captive in obedience to Christ. I declare and stand on Your truth that the strongholds of pride, rebellion, apathy, fear, self pity, sexual immorality, confusion, impure thoughts, lust, indecency, idol-worship, sorcery; enmity, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, hostility, quarreling, selfish ambition, self-loathing, critical spirit, hatred, rejection and other kinds of sin, in _____ are even now being pulled down and every high thought that _____ lifts up above what is true about You, God, is being taken captive in obedience to Christ. I declare and announce that Jesus Christ disarmed principalities and powers, making a public spectacle of them and triumphing over them, therefore all of the evil works operating in _____ life are disarmed and destroyed. (Matt.19:26; Matt. 21:21-22; Luke 10:19; 2 Cor. 10:3-5; Gal. 5:19-21; Col. 2:15)
Declarations and Proclamations—Walking in Victory in Christ
I declare that Jesus is able to establish _____ according to His gospel and preaching according to the mystery kept secret since the world began, but has now been revealed by the prophetic Scriptures according to the commandment of the everlasting God, who alone is wise and glorified through Jesus Christ forever. _____ is being established according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and they are being led in triumph in Christ Jesus and are to God, the fragrance of Christ. I declare and announce that God always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For _____ is to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. (Rom. 16:25-27; 2 Cor. 2:14)
Today, continuing in the series based on a prayer I compiled from Scripture a few years ago as I was praying for my family members, I incorporate the Scriptures which relate to our Biblical authority to tear down spiritual strongholds and to declare and proclaim the truth of God’s word against the lies of the enemy. While not everyone is comfortable with this, it is clearly mandated by God in his Word with the only warning being that we are not to rejoice that the demons are subject to us, but to rejoice that our names are written in Heaven. Jesus confronted these things on a near daily basis, but dealt with it and moved on. He didn’t make a “ministry” out of warfare prayer, nor do we. Yes and Amen to that! Proclaiming and Declaring with the authority given to us, we are participating with Christ in the speaking forth of Hebrews 4:12. The “Word of God” (which I understand to be Jesus Himself), and the written Word (which is the volume of the “book”, the Bible, written of Him), “… is alive and full of power—making it active, operative, energizing and effective; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [that is, of the deepest parts of our nature] exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart” (Amplified Bible).
Strong stuff. The Word of God is alive. The Word of God is full of power. The Word of God is energizing and effective. The Word of God is a spiritual scalpel, surgically dividing the soul (mind, will and emotions) from the Spirit (the place where the Holy Spirit comes to dwell). The Word of God analyzes and judges every thought and purpose of our heart. 2 Timothy 3:16 tells us that it is “God-breathed.” Prayer is labor. The Word of God is energizing. “So often we don’t feel like we have the energy to pray powerfully and we just let go. We have no idea how much energy defeat is consuming! It takes a lot of energy to be defeated” (Beth Moore).
When I feel defeated, unable to utter the words of my own heart, I pray His Word and defeat vanishes. I contend that our enemy has no weapon except the weapon of the lie. He stands and boasts out lies. Our defense and weapon is truth, standing, declaring, proclaiming His Word.
His Word is truth (John 17:17). That’s all we need to know for prayer—Truth.
Believe it and speak it.
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