Decreeing and Declaring

Job 22:28 in the KJV says, “You will decree a thing and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.” The amplified translation says, “You shall also decide and decree a thing, and it shall be established for you; and the light (of God’s favor) shall shine upon your ways.

A decree is an official order issued by a legal authority. It is an authoritative command. The person issuing the decree must have the authority or the right to pronounce or announce the order for the decree to be official. Without that authority, a decree is worthless.

We know, as believers, that God has given us authority in the earth, and when we decree a thing, it must line up with the truth of God’s word for it to come to pass because God’s word is the final authority. Decrees are also the privileges of kings! When kings decree something, it is automatically settled and becomes law. Therefore, we, as kings and priests (Rev. 1:6 and 5:10) can rightly make decrees according to the Word of God by the authority He has given us.

To declare something is to speak or say it out loud, to proclaim, announce, state or communicate something. To make known, show forth, or report something, or to stand boldly out opposite something. I highlighted this because you will see below this is what happened. When we declare something according to the will of God, we can expect it to come to pass.

I want to give a couple of testimonies about how when I decreed and declared something, it totally changed the outcome of some situations. And it wasn’t too long ago when I realized that is what I had done. I didn’t use the words ‘decree and declare’ but that is exactly what happened.

Prior to God moving us to Colorado in 2015, we were at point in our life where things were not really good. It was a very dry and isolated period of time. It had been that way for quite awhile and one day up out of my spirit I felt like I would burst if I didn’t speak what was on the inside of me. I remember JR was sitting at the computer and I looked at him and said, “I’m speaking this out loud to you, to God and to the devil — but I’m not going to live the rest of my life like we’re living (which was way under par); I KNOW God has more than what we’re experiencing, and I’m not sure exactly how it’s going to look when it’s over, but I don’t intend to live the rest of my life like we’re living right now.” And I walked out of the room. Notice the bold reference above – stand boldly out opposite. Really it was calling something that was not as though it was – which is FAITH. I wished I could remember the timeframe on this – it could have been a year or two or several years when things broke completely through. I am convinced now more than ever that those words I spoke out loud is what changed the trajectory of our life completely around, as I will share below.

So in January of 2015, I heard in my spirit the Lord say that we were going to be moving. I figured it was to another house in or around the same area we were living at the time. I started collecting moving boxes and never said a word to anyone but when the boxes started piling up to the top of the garage, JR asked what I was doing. I simply told him that the Lord had said we were going to be moving.

A few months later, at the end of April/first of May, JR got laid off from his job along with 400 other people. (It was an excellent job that had literally sent him all over the world traveling doing sales training with this company in other locations around the world). When this lay off came about, they did give him a nice severance pay and that was the end of that.

For the next month or so, as he was looking for another job, he only had one interview which he knew wasn’t the one God had for him. After a period of time and nothing opening up, we knew God had to be up to something.

So around the first of June is when God opened the door for us to come to Colorado for the Summer Family Bible Conference at Andrew Wommack Ministries for a week. I knew in my spirit when this trip was being planned that God was moving us to Colorado to go to Charis Bible College. Wow – nothing had ever been on our radar that we would ever move out of Texas. BUT GOD ~~ and this move proved to be exceeding, abundantly above all we could think or ask, and still is!

Most people plan for years saving money to retire in such a place as this, and here God moves us when JR has just been laid off from a good paying job with excellent benefits traveling around the world!

But that day I spoke out to JR, God and the devil that I knew God had more for us than what we were experiencing in life, I’m convinced the angels of God went to work preparing this move on our behalf to bring us into ‘the more that God had for us’.

Another example I want to share is how a situation changed completely around that involved our daughter, Amy.

Back in 2016 (a year after we had moved to Colorado), Amy called me one day asking for prayer. She said she was having issues in her body and would I pray with her. And of course I did and took authority over the enemy and commanded him to turn her loose and released the power of God into her body.

A few weeks later, she called again saying she wasn’t better and it was still there so I prayed again. This went on for weeks to the point she started having panic attacks. She would be in the grocery store and have to leave because these panic attacks would hit her. It had come to the point where she didn’t even want to leave the house – which is not like her at all.

By this time, I told her she had let fear in and the enemy was magnifying this. So I took authority over that spirit (2 Tim. 1:7) and once again released the power of God into her body and thanked Him she was healed. So after many more weeks/months into this attack, she called me one day and told me she had made an appointment to go to the doctor to have tests run because she knew something was totally not right in her body. There was no fear in me about all this, and I told her to do what she needed to do but when they run all the tests, THEY WILL FIND NOTHING THERE.

When she went in to have these tests done, they did numerous ones and when the reports came back, each test came back negative and nothing was found!!! Glory to God! She said she broke down crying she was so relieved. And after that ALL the symptoms left.

I am convinced that had I agreed with her that something was severely wrong, they would have found something. But that day when I declared and decreed out of my mouth THEY WOULD FIND NOTHING, that is exactly what happened because I was boldly standing out against a lie in her body! Why? Because Jesus already paid the price for all sickness and disease that we might be healed (Isa. 53:5 and I Peter 2:24).

Faith is always voice activated. You can see this beginning back in Genesis 1 when God said ‘let there be light’ and light was. Every time HE SAID – IT CAME FORTH. In Romans 10:17 it tells us faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. To hear something, it must be spoken out loud.

It also tells us in Prov. 18:21 that life and death are in the power of our tongue. Whatever we speak will produce what comes out of our mouth whether good or bad, blessings or cursing’s, life or death. That is why it is so important to sow the Word of God in your heart because out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. So speak life and see God work powerful things in your midst!


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