The Bible tells us that the tongue has the power of life and death. (Prov 18:21) What we speak, whether positive or negative, will have consequences. What we declare will bear fruit. [1]

James reminds us that our tongues are powerful—and that what we speak out of our mouths has power to direct our lives. (James 3:3-5)

‘Your word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.’ (Ps 119:89)

Speaking out scripture can be a powerful way to:

  • Strengthen our faith (Romans 10:17)
  • Assist when breakthrough is needed
  • Be a weapon in times of spiritual warfare (Eph 6:17) [2]
  • Help position us for the fulfillment of God’s purposes in our lives.

How to Turn a Scripture into a Prophetic Declaration

A scripture is prophetic when it speaks of the Father’s intention and purpose for our lives personally. [3] Following are some ideas to help you turn a Bible verse into a spoken profession of faith:

1. Choose a Bible verse that

  • God has spoken to you through, or
  • Has prophetic significance to you (i.e. relates to something God has spoken about you)
  • You would like to apply by faith to a particular situation you are facing right now, or to your overall life and ministry call

Declaring God’s word is powerful, whether or not it has been given to you through prophetic means.

2. Personalise it by changing the wording to the first person. You can retain the precise wording or adapt it to your own situation. See below for examples.

3. Try using the present tense – it adds power to a personal declaration.

4. Memorise the scripture or write it out and use it to speak from.

‘Blessed is the one… whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.’ (Psalm 1:1-2)

I have found that loud, bold declarations are powerful in times of warfare or when breakthrough is needed. However, we do not always need to speak loudly in order for a declaration to be effective. The Hebrew word ‘to meditate’ also means ‘to mutter’—to speak aloud to oneself—and this can even be done under our breath or quietly. [4]

4 Scripture Declarations for Enlargement

Following are 4 scriptural declarations that I have personally used. These have helped encourage me and keep me on course during difficult times in my life:

1. Prophetic Declaration Based on Joshua 1

‘This is a new day. I am entering into the ‘Promised Land.’ I am entering into the plans and purposes of God for my life. I am entering into my inheritance and receiving God’s promises, every one.

Nothing can stand in my way and no enemy will prevail against me, for God is with me. He will never leave me or forsake me.

I am strong and courageous; I am not fearful or discouraged. I feed on the Word of God. I keep God’s Word in my heart and I obey it. I have success in that which God has called me to.”

2. Prophetic Declaration Based on Isaiah 54:1-5.

“I sing; I burst into song, I shout for joy, for the promises of God are being birthed in my life. The Lord is giving me spiritual children! I am pushing out the boundaries around my life. I am making room. I do not hold back.

I am spreading out to the right and the left. My children, both natural and spiritual, are going to inherit this nation and the nations for the Kingdom of God.

I am not afraid, and I do not fear disgrace. I am entering into intimacy with my God, for that is the place where all of these things will be accomplished. God is Almighty, He is my Creator, He is my Redeemer, He is in control.”

3. Prophetic Declaration Based on Luke 4:18-19

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.”

4. The Prayer of Jabez in 1 Chronicles 4:10

“Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.”


Notes:

[1] Our mouths can also declare God’s word through song. See my post, ‘How Your Prophetic Song Can Release The Power Of God.’

[2] If spiritual warfare is an issue, here are 11 Ways to Respond During Spiritual Warfare

[3] For encouragement to reconnect with Bible study:

When Your Devotional Life Is Dry: How To Fall In Love With The Bible Again

How Using Your Learning Style Can Revitalise Your Bible Study

[4] STRONG, J. Strongs Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. 1996. Ref 1897 ‘hagah’, to meditate


Do you have any examples, or thoughts to share on the topic of using scripture as a prophetic declaration? I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment on the comments box.


© Helen Calder – Enliven Ministries

In the David McCracken Ministries family

52 thoughts on “How To Use Scripture As A Prophetic Declaration”

  1. Awesome article! I regularly read your articles since I don’t have the privilege of getting trained under prophetic leaders in my home church. They don’t seem to do it or talk about it though they might not really object it. For me, this is like my school of prophecy. I minister through prophetic worship and use the gift of prophecy to edify and encourage many on a one-on-one basis. I love to improve in the gifting, because I have seen lives change and transformed. Thank you so much for being so faithful in writing. Keep writing! I need this. Shruthi Joy, Hyderabad, India

    1. Good morning, My name is renee.Its my desire to study more of God’s word. I have no problem, worshiping,praise ing and just thanking him. I can’t seem to just study like I should…I stAnd on his word. Ima going through, iam holding on.. he speak to me iam holding on..

  2. Dear Shruthi Joy,
    thank you for leaving the comment, I really appreciate your encouragement! It is wonderful to hear of your heart to minister through worship and personal encouragement in the gift of prophecy. When we minister out of the Father’s love and speak of His intentions, His purpose is fulfilled and the church and people are released to their fullest potential.
    Keep on growing and I pray you continue to be richly blessed through Enliven Blog. 🙂

    1. Hi Helen,
      I would like to share something personal with you. Could you please give me an email id where I can send you an email about my prayer request ?
      I am so blessed by your blog and I keep waiting for your next article. Keep writing, even if it gets hard:)
      Joy

  3. It is possible to speak life into situations into urself or anything u want to see accomplished.ur energy and deterimation will increase and u will experience life in a very fulfilled way.can be used at communion to speak life into bread and wine!

  4. opegbemi tayo matthew

    i really apreciate dis wonderful words of lifting, it has really lift my spirit, soul, and body. Ma, with humility i want to be carried along and be post with new messages that will help me not 2 fall into temptation. God bless u.

    1. Raylene! Awesome to hear from you 🙂
      I am on hols at the moment, will definitely drop you a line when I am back on deck next week. Looking forward to reconnecting!

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