There is power in the words we speak.
Proverbs instructs us, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit" (Prov. 18:21). Our words have power in the spiritual realm. Therefore, we need to be careful about the words we speak out.
Instead of saying ... Say instead ...
"I have cancer." ... "The doctor has diagnosed me with cancer, but I am taking my authority and claiming the word that by Jesus' stripes, I am healed."
"I have a headache." ... "A headache is attacking my body."
"I am a diabetic." ... "I am watching my sugar intake and how it affects my body."
"I have indigestion." ... "My body is not reacting well to the food I ate."
We don't want to take possession or ownership of our condition. We want to acknowledge it is a spiritual attack and that we believe Jesus is Jehovah Rapha, our healer.
As you declare and speak over your life, you are prophesying into your future. You are speaking into existence what you believe will happen. Prophets prophesy into our lives, and we believe we will see the fruit of those prophesies.
Prophesy into your future what you want to see happen. Write a declaration (see my book Powerful Prophetic Proclamations, which has positive declarations and includes journal pages to write your own) to call out and claim forth what you want to have manifested in your life. Here are some sample declarations you can apply to your life:
- My children will come to know the Lord and serve Him.
- My financial situation will change. I will become debt-free, and the financial increase will come.
- My job will be stable and provide the hours and finances I require.
- My body will strengthen with every step I take and every breath I breathe.
- My spouse will have favor and abundance in all they do.
- Revelation and visions will be in abundance, and I will grow spiritually.
Speak to your circumstances and what needs to be released into your life, marriage and ministry. My book Speak Out will instruct you on how to write your own declaration—naturally, prophetically or scripturally.
Kathy DeGraw is a prophetic deliverance minister releasing the love and power of God to ignite and activate people, release prophetic destinies and deliver people from the bondage of the enemy. She is the founder of Kathy DeGraw Ministries and Be Love Outreach. She is the author of several books, including: Speak Out: Releasing the Power of Declaring Prayer, Discerning and Destroying the Works of Satan, Identity Invasion: Identifying Demonic Infiltration of the Soul, Who is Speaking? Discerning the Source Infiltrating Your Thoughts and Warfare Declarations: The Power of Decreeing Into the Spirit Realm. You can connect with Kathy on Facebook or visit kathydegrawministries.org.
Excerpted from Kathy DeGraw's book, Speak Out (Creation House, April 2017).
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