Prophetic Word: ‘My Kingdom is open for business!’

Have you been waiting on a change of season, in relation to the call of God? Perhaps you have anticipated a future time in which the power of the Holy Spirit will operate through you, to bring healing, signs and miracles.

I believe the Lord is saying, ‘It’s time to revisit that call, and that word. There are many who are waiting for a change of season that has already taken place!’

It’s time to stop waiting and start moving. It’s time to act on the revelation you have been given.’


Vision of an Upside-Down Chair

A few months ago, I was attending a daytime pastors’ session at Planetshakers Conference here in Melbourne, Australia.

As we began to worship, I closed my eyes and in the Spirit, suddenly saw a single chair! It was upside down, glowing, and suspended in the air, within arm’s reach.

I knew the chair represented spiritual authority.

The fluorescent glow that surrounded it indicated that the chair was supernatural. It was alight with the power of God. As I was looking at this unusual chair I asked, ‘Father what do you want me to do? Shall I turn it over and sit on it?’

I felt Him say emphatically, ‘No, wait, I want to show you more.’

I continued to worship, with the question still in my mind: ‘Why is this chair—a chair that is clearly meant to be sat in, not only empty, but also upside down?’

Suddenly, I saw a vision of a long banquet table, in a room that looked like a restaurant or wedding reception area.

Chairs were placed, upside down, on top of the table. And I realized, ‘This is how staff place chairs in a cafe or restaurant when they are finished serving for the day! The restaurant is closed and they have removed the chairs in order to clean the floors!’


‘My Kingdom is Open all Hours!’

That’s when I sensed the Father saying:

‘My people are saying that it is ‘out of hours’ for my greater works.

There are gifts, empowerment and miracles that you’ve had on your heart, that have not yet come to pass; gifts of healing you have been waiting for.

There are signs and wonders that operated for a time and you knew they were a sign of things to come. And so you drifted into a someday, sometime, mind-set. Perhaps others told you that the hour to activate your spiritual authority had not yet come.

But I want you to know that My Kingdom is open for business. It is open all hours. It is open right now. And many of you have been waiting for a change of season. But the change of season you are waiting on, has already taken place!

It is time to act on the revelation you have been given.

‘Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the Kingdom’ (Luke 12:32, NIV)


An Urgent Message from the Heart of the Father

As I meditated further on the vision, I knew He was showing me a banquet hall, and banqueting table for a reason.

Jesus spoke a parable about the wedding banquet in Luke 14, concerning God’s offer of salvation. One of the themes of the parable is the urgency of the Gospel invitation:

  • ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.’ (Luke 14:21b, NIV)
  • ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full.’ (Luke 14:23, NIV)

Why was the Holy Spirit showing me a banquet table? The banquet table represented urgency of the hour. Souls are at stake. It is time for the Kingdom to be manifested with power.


A Guided Wrong Turn

That evening, my husband Malcolm and I were returning to our accommodation after Planetshakers Conference. It was pouring with rain, we didn’t have an umbrella, and we took a wrong turn.

Our misdirection happened to take us past a café, that was closed for the night. As we walked past, I noticed something in the window. Chairs, placed upside down on a table.


Prayer

Lord, I ask that you reveal to me any area in which I’ve been waiting, but it is now your due season to act on Your Word. I say, ‘no more postponement’! Father, I repent of believing that the day of Your power has not yet come. I recognize where I’ve drifted into a perspective of waiting.
I break off all disappointments, I lay aside all unfulfilled longings and I step out of the waiting room at Your Word.
Your Kingdom is open now! Your Name is powerful now! Your healing and power is being released now!

I choose to step into the authority you have given to me. I choose to say, ‘Yes!’ to You. May Your Kingdom come and Your will be done in my life. May many be drawn to salvation and may the River of Your Presence flow and touch the lives of many others around me, in Jesus’ Name, amen.


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Discernment: Be a Glory Watcher (Like Ezekiel)

Do you relate to the ministry of discernment, or the ability to see in the spiritual realm? For many who have the gift of discernment, it can be a lonely journey at times. Discerners may perceive demonic entities, battle with dark forces, and know firsthand what it is like to ‘wrestle with principalities and powers…’ (Eph 6:12)

In the meantime many people around them have no idea of the difficulties discerners are having as they process these encounters.

I remember a time when I cried to God in prayer and said, ‘If this is a ‘gift’, I don’t want it!’ In His loving wisdom (and sense of humor) God sent a prophet, twice during those difficult years to affirm publicly, ‘Helen, you have a gift of discernment!’

Like I did, you may go through times when you don’t know what to do about what you are experiencing. If so, here is some great news:

The very key that enables you to perceive what is dark, and painful—your God-given ability—is the same one that gives you access to see and encounter the glory of God, the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and His manifest Presence.

As I often say, ‘the highest use of the gift of discernment is to perceive the Holy Spirit and what He is doing.’

It is time to enter and claim the full inheritance of your gift and spiritual ability.


Overcome in the Midst of the Battle

The Apostle Paul saw demonic powers operating in people and experienced great persecution, demonically fuelled and inspired.

Not only was Paul able to overcome in the midst of the battle, and set people free from demonic oppression in Jesus’ Name, but he also had open visions and encountered angels and the Heavenly realms.


Be a Glory Watcher

God called the Prophet Ezekiel to see and address the sin of rebellion in God’s people. In the darkness and pain of viewing the idolatry and spiritual adultery of God’s people and foreseeing the outcome of Israel’s sin, Ezekiel saw and felt things that brought him grief. He experienced personal pain and the loss of his wife.

And yet that very calling that caused Ezekiel to encounter conflict and see things painful to bear, was the same calling that was a gateway to see the glory of God.

In the first chapter of Ezekiel, we read of his vision of the throne of God. In chapter ten he sees the cloud of God’s glory leave the temple. Later in a vision he sees God’s glory return to the new temple. He steps into the great River of Life and experiences the harvest and healing that flows from the seat of God’s Presence.

Ezekiel was a watcher of the glory of God. And you can be, too.


Prophet of the Holy Spirit

Ezekiel is known in history as ‘the prophet of the Holy Spirit’ because of his frequent encounters with, and references to, the Spirit of God.

Hear God saying, ‘it’s time to lift your eyes! Get ready to see and encounter My glory as you never have before.’

You will perceive His throne. You will see what He is doing. You will discover God’s glory in unexpected places—even in the dark places.

You will see, with wonder, that no place is so dark that God’s glory cannot visit it. No bondage is too great that the power of the Spirit in Jesus’ Name cannot break it. No situation is without hope.

In the worst of circumstances, your eyes will be opened and you will see what the Spirit is doing.

Ezekiel’s intimacy with the Spirit was remarkable. Is God also calling you to be known as an intercessor, watchman, or prophet ‘of the Holy Spirit?’ Say ‘yes’ to Him today. And always remember:

The same gift that reveals the darkness, sees the Light that casts shadows away.


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Magnetic Prayer: Prayer that Pulls on Heaven’s Resources

The Prophet Zechariah wrote, ‘Ask the Lord for rain in the time of the latter rain.’ (Zech 10:1)

In other words, when it’s time for the spring rains, pray for the downpour! Get ready—Heaven’s about to open and you are participating with what is on your Father’s agenda.

The Holy Spirit is indicating that the weight and the balance of prayer is shifting:

  • from an emphasis on projected prayers that lead towards future answers
  • to praying ‘now’ magnetic prayer that pulls on the resources of Heaven for what God is doing at this present time

There is an intersection, where God’s timing and your prayer meets. And your Father is saying, ‘Will you meet Me here? I have a Divine appointment with you.’

Your prayer is about to be magnetized.


Two Types of Prophetic Prayer Honor God.

Many of us are most familiar with projected prayer—prayer that leads towards a future breakthrough. This is the relentless, pursuing prayer that continues in the face of time and adversity; the ‘ask, seek and knock’ type of prayer. (Luke 11:9)

As we persevere in this kind of prayer, the power of our accumulated requests before God’s throne ultimately leads to a tipping point, when His answer manifests.

This prayer is ordered by God. It’s Biblical, it honors Him, and we must continue in it. But there’s a second type of prayer, and it relates to the ‘now’ purpose of what God is doing. And the Holy Spirit is alerting us that He is tilting the balance. It’s time to place a greater focus on what Father is doing right now.

Hear your Father say, “It’s time to step out of the waiting room and into the birthing room.”


How to Position for Magnetic Prayer

You can partner with God, drawing on Heaven’s resources, at the very moment He is ordering them.

1. Begin with Intimacy

‘Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.’ (Psalm 37:4)

Magnetic prayer—’now’ prayer—starts in the place of intimacy with God. This is the place where you surrender every agenda you hold, because you want Him above all else. Worship becomes your first priority and your prayer is birthed out of encountering God.

As your heart is yielded to Jesus, He can entrust you with His agenda—what is on His heart and mind.


2. Discover what the Father is Doing

Jesus said, ‘the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing’. (John 5:19)

Here is the key: our Father is always at work. He is always up to something! It’s always His ‘now’ time. Even in apparent times of waiting, He is doing something.

And a privilege of sonship—being a son or daughter of God—is being in on the family business! Our Father wants to share what He’s up to with us, so we can participate with Him.

Jesus always prayed and walked in the ‘kairos’ time of God—and we can too. ‘Kairos,’ is the Greek word meaning ‘due time, a fixed time, a season, or an opportune time.’ Like Jesus did, we can perceive what the Father is doing now. [2]

We have the opportunity to be like the sons of Issachar, who the Bible says, ‘understood the times and knew what Israel should do.’  (1 Chron 12:32)

Simply ask this question: ‘Father, what time is it?’


3. Believe Answers from Heaven are Being Released as You Pray

The angel Gabriel said to Daniel, ‘As soon as you began to pray, a word went out, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed.’ (Dan 9:23)

‘Daniel, at the moment you prayed, God spoke the word and sent me on my way.’ Even though it took time for God’s messenger to show up, Daniel’s prayer was being fruitful and active in real time—‘now’ time. [3]

Psalm 103 verses 19 and 20 say, ‘The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all. Praise the Lord, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.’

Your prayer is magnetized! You are partnering with God to simultaneously pull on what He is releasing—Heaven’s resources into the earth realm.

  • See the Holy Spirit, with His anointing and power being released as you pray (Acts 4:23-31)
  • See favor as a resource being released from the throne of Heaven. (Neh 1:11)
  • Perceive angels being released in answer to your prayer. (Acts 12:1-19)
  • See natural conditions bowing in obedience to God’s ‘now’ will as you pray. (1 Kings 18:40-46) [4]

As you pray, believe that something is being released ‘now’. This is the prayer of faith. This is magnetic prayer; prayer that brings Heaven to earth.


Notes: For Deeper Reflection

[1] Magnetic: Interestingly, the Holy Spirit sometimes speaks to me through scientific metaphors and illustrations (physics). For example I talk about momentum here and I talk about fusion here and the tipping point here.

I discovered while researching this that a magnet is created when a strong external magnetic force is applied to a metal object that is capable of being magnetized. Groups (or domains) of atoms and electrons within that object are pulled into alignment. This alignment transforms the object, so that it becomes a magnet itself.

This is a picture of power being released through alignment! When you have a heart and will that is surrendered to God, you are easily pulled into alignment with Him. You want what He wants. Your desire is to participate in what He is doing. And your Spirit-led, yielded prayer releases God’s power.

The best article I found on the scientific operation of magnets was here: https://www.universetoday.com/82049/how-do-magnets-work/

[2] In the New Testament there are two main Greek words used for time. ‘Chronos’ refers to ‘clock time’ or ‘calendar time.’ It is the word used for general time. A second Greek word for time is ‘kairos,’meaning ‘due time, a fixed time, a season, or an opportune time.’ VINE, M.A. Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words.  1985. Virginia: MacDonald.

  • An example of ‘chronos’ is in Matt 2:7. ‘Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time (chronos) the star had appeared.’
  • An example of ‘kairos’ is in Gal 6:9. ‘Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time (kairos) we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.’ (See also 2 Cor 6:1-2)
  • A pregnancy is a great example of the two types of time. Approximately 9 months of ‘chronos’ time pass. But the moment comes when it is time to give birth. That moment is ‘kairos’—the due time.

Quote from my article, ‘This can be a Year of Visitation from God.’

[3] Quote from my article ‘Get Ready to See Divine Acceleration and Answers to Prayer’

[4] I encourage you to look up the Bible references I have recorded here, where resources were being released to God’s people at the very time they prayed. That’s just a start – you will discover many more.


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Fire Truck: A Wake Up Call for Intercessors

On Friday May 19th I had a prophetic dream just before waking. My husband Malcolm and I were in a parked car and perpendicular to us, on our right hand side, was a long fire truck. It was also parked and a man I know to be a prophet-teacher-intercessor was in the driver’s seat. The fire truck drove away, and we said to each other, ‘Why didn’t we take the opportunity to talk to him while he was here?’

That morning, I shared the dream with Malcolm. I don’t have prophetic dreams very often, which made the dream more thought-provoking. I didn’t understand what the fire truck symbolized, but my husband became animated when I talked about it.

Malcolm told me that from a young age, whenever he saw a fire engine, he wanted to follow it, to see where the fire was—clamoring for his Dad to pursue it.

We Chased the Fire Truck

That evening, I was browsing Facebook and my attention was drawn to an upcoming conference Malcolm’s sister and brother-in-law were hosting. We had not considered attending it because of our commitment to another recent event, but I suddenly felt drawn to it.

So Malcolm and I began to discuss it—this crazy idea that we could rework our schedule, find airline tickets and organize to attend a conference that was just 3 weeks away in New Zealand. Within minutes, while my mouth was still open, Malcolm had jumped in and booked the accommodation.

And then it hit us. While the conference was called ‘Beyond’, the movement (and the church Malcolm’s sister and brother-in-law pastor) was called ‘Catch The Fire.’ [1]


I Didn’t Know I Needed Rescuing

Three weeks later—to the day—I was standing in the worship of ‘Beyond Conference’ experiencing a vision. I saw Jesus carrying a giant fire hose, and I suddenly knew He was there to rescue me! Truthfully, I was puzzled—I didn’t know I needed rescuing.

Moments later, father in the faith John Arnott began to preach on the need for the church to strengthen the foundations for the ‘more’ that is coming. And he began to speak out against permissiveness and universalism coming into the church.

As soon as he mentioned the word ‘universalism’ I began to cry as the power and conviction of the Spirit came upon me.

You see, the night before, alone in my hotel room, I had been crying out aloud to my Father and the word ‘universalism’ was on my lips.

What is Universalism?

In brief, Christian universalism (also known as ‘universal reconciliation’) is the doctrine that Jesus died on the cross for all humanity, and therefore everyone will ultimately be saved—regardless of whether or not they choose to believe, repent and follow Jesus. [2]

  • Universalism says that since God is a good Father, He would not send people that He loves and that Jesus died for, to the fires of hell.
  • Universalism re-interprets Scripture, drawing from the approach of the Bible being ‘a collection of stories written by people who are on a journey of discovering God.’ This doctrinal approach takes out the ‘hard lines’ of Scripture. Hell is not a reality—hell is simply a metaphor.

Why I was Being Drawn Towards Universalism

The message of the Gospel is good news. It is not exclusive, it is inclusive. The invitation of salvation is available to every person—but according to Scripture, it requires an RSVP.

Why would I begin to be privately drawn to the doctrine of universalism, when I have always believed in the danger of a lost eternity? Why, when my husband and I have spent years living for the cause of world evangelism? Why, when it is strenuously opposed by my Christian heritage, my ministry and church? Because:

  • I am a Mum of children who are thinkers—and this generation is challenging my traditional beliefs
  • Individuals I love and respect are being drawn to it
  • Our global culture today demands it—seeking to force the church into a position of permissiveness and tolerance
  • I perceive this position becoming accepted (or leaned towards in their interpretation of Scripture) by an increasing number of churches—including some Pentecostal churches

But most compelling of all, people whom I love dearly are without Christ—and my instinct is to protect my broken heart.

Which is why I was crying out to God alone that night, an honest cry torn from my soul: ‘Father, I want to believe in universalism!’

Universalism had become a hidden comfort; a backup plan—in place to guard my heart.


Prophetic Intercessors Arise!

Intercessors, the Holy Spirit is putting the call out. It is time to rise up and cry out for souls! Beware of the dangers of universalism—it is a seducing spirit that is aimed at weakening the prayer movement.

  • It eliminates the urgency of the Gospel
  • It denies truth clearly laid out in Scripture
  • It quenches God’s power and the Spirit’s anointing
  • It contradicts the Biblical requirement to repent, turn and change one’s lifestyle

But the greatest danger of the philosophy of universalism is that it takes away the need for urgent prayer.

It is time to reawaken fervent prayer and intercession.

‘I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.’ (Ezekiel 22:30 NIV)

It’s time to pray for the lost.

Intercessors and prayer warriors, we are the ‘identifiers’. We are the ones who do not flinch from the pain of the Father’s broken heart or put our hands to our ears to shut out the cries of the lost. We are the ones who stand in the gap between Heaven and hell.

It’s time to pick up the mantle. But know that even as you give permission to the Holy Spirit to take you into that zone of brokenness, you will encounter an inexplicable outpouring of joy.

You will know intimacy with the heart of the Father. You will encounter the Saviour, Jesus Christ, risen and enthroned. You will see an open Heaven—and you will see His Kingdom come.

You are participating in releasing revival.


The Reservoir and the Fire Hose

Earlier, during worship, I found myself in a vision, looking at the walls and floor of an empty reservoir. It reminded me of a swimming pool out of seasonal use, that has been left uncovered. Dirt and leaves were collected there and water was running, slowly washing the debris away.

My view changed and I saw the top of the reservoir, where narrow channels were releasing water into the pool. I looked again at the dirt and debris and realized the extent of the need for water. There was not enough being poured in to cleanse the whole pool, at a pressure needed to do it, let alone fill it to overflowing. The words formed in my mind, ‘this needs…’

And that’s when I saw Jesus with the fire hose.


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Notes:
[1] Stuart and Lynley Allan (Malcolm’s sister and brother-in-law) are lead pastors at Catch the Fire Auckland, New Zealand

[2] See below Scripture for meditation. (I am aware that some of you may want more information and resources from a doctrinal perspective on this subject, so keep an eye out here as I will seek out and add them).

Related Post:

See my recent prophetic insight: The Key to Revival and Miracles: It’s a Bible Revival


Scripture Verses for Further Meditation

  • For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18 NIV)
  • The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9 NIV)
  • In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” (Luke 15:10 NIV)
  • In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.” (Acts 17:30-31 NIV)
  • Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance? (Romans 2:4 NIV)
  • For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:18-20 NIV)
  • He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 NIV)
  • I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. (1 Timothy 2:1-6 NIV)
  • See parable of the wedding banquet: Matthew 22:1-14

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How to Make a Prophetic Decree

A prophetic decree is a declaration that has the weight of Kingdom authority behind it. [1] ‘Prophetic’ means that it is made in accordance with God’s will. The Holy Spirit has made known Father’s intention and you are speaking out what He has revealed to you in the form of a proclamation.

The Bible says that what we speak is powerful—Proverbs tells us, ‘Life and death are in the power of the tongue.’ (Prov 18:21)

Armed with insights you have received in your relationship with God, you can make life-giving declarations that release resources and unlock supernatural breakthrough.


7 Steps to Making a Prophetic Decree

1. Step into Your Royal Status

‘For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters… And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory.’ (Rom 8:29-30, NLT)

A decree is a royal command, so the starting point for making a prophetic decree is to recognize you are a son or daughter of the King of Kings. In order to make a faith-filled declaration, you need to know who you are and Whose you are.

If this is something you still find difficult, take the step of faith to begin speaking and acting as royalty, regardless of how you feel. Meditate upon what God’s Word says about you. As you do so, old mindsets and doubts will fall away, for you are child of God and royalty is in your spiritual DNA.


2. Discover Father’s Intention

Jesus taught His disciples to make this declaration in prayer: ‘Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.’ (Matt 6:10) or as the phrasing is put in the original Greek, ‘Come, Your Kingdom, be done Your will!’

We can only pray such prophetic prayers as we have listened for what our Father is saying. This comes from our intimate relationship with God and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit.

Once you have comprehended what is on God’s heart and mind, you have authority to make a prophetic decree: you can declare those things into being, in Jesus’ Name.


3. Align Your Insight with Scripture

Your word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens’ (Psalm 119:89, NIV)

As Jesus demonstrated, the words ‘it is written’ can be the most powerful, authoritative and life-giving words we speak. (Luke 4:4) God’s Word has authority and when you wrap your insight concerning God’s intention with Scripture, your prophetic decree can be even more powerful.


4. Realize Prophetic Decree Comes from Your Position, not a Formula

 ‘And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.’ (Eph 2:6, NIV)

‘Seated in Heavenly places’ refers to spiritual authority and the throne of God.

Making a prophetic decree is not about getting the words right or using a formula. It comes from knowing your standing, encountering God in relationship—and speaking from that.

So it doesn’t matter if you use the words decree, declare, or make a command. The words God used to create the earth, the heavens and the stars—the most powerful words in the universe—were simply ‘let there be’ (Gen 1).  The authority is not in the wording—the authority is in your position, being seated in Heavenly places in Christ. (see also Col 3:1-3)


5. Use Jesus’ Name

‘Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.’ (Matt 28:18, NIV)

We do not exercise Kingdom authority in our own name, but in Jesus’ Name. All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to Jesus and He commissions us with His delegated authority. We are His co-heirs and His representatives on earth, speaking a ‘now’ word of Father’s intention. So when you make your prophetic decree, do so in Jesus’ Name.


6. See with the Eye of Faith

‘Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen…By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.’ (Heb 11:1,3)

As you speak your prophetic decree, see what you are declaring taking place with the eye of faith. Know that at the words of your mouth Kingdom resources are being released and earthly circumstances are coming into alignment.


7. Make Your Declaration

‘You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you; and light will shine on your ways.’ (Job 22:28, NASB)

When you have prophetic insight concerning a situation, you can partner with God to release His purposes. So go ahead, make that Heavenly declaration, your prophetic decree in Jesus’ Name and watch breakthrough take place.

‘For the Son of God, Jesus Christ… was not “Yes” and “No,” but in him it has always been “Yes.” For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.’ (2 Cor 1:19-20)


Notes:

[1] A decree is defined today as ‘an official order that has the force of law.’ For more information and a Bible study on decree, see ‘The Power of Your Prophetic Decree’


Related Posts:

How to Use Scripture as a Prophetic Declaration

The Prophetic Power of Spoken Blessing

The Power of Your Prophetic Decree


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