“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.” Proverbs 18:21 ESV
The Lord is encouraging us to be filled with hope and to speak life over every circumstance we are presently encountering. Be assured! Your best days are still ahead of you!
Recently, as I was declaring life over my present circumstance, I saw a picture of a huge boulder directly positioned in front of and on top of God’s promises that have been spoken and declared over my life. I immediately started to speak to the huge boulder that it was trespassing and in violation of these promises. As I was speaking, my words became as a mighty hammer, each one striking the boulder with great force and effect! The power of the hammer’s blows was equally matched with the intensity of each declaration that I spoke! Word after word, strike after strike, the boulder was breaking and submitting to the words of life being spoken! As the final word was spoken, the final blow was delivered and the boulder crumbled into innumerable pieces!
There has been a promotion for us all from the previous season. In this promotion, He is calling us to go higher in hope and in speech. Idle words of dread and discouragement will produce fruit that you will not like. Likewise, words of death and destruction will also produce a fruit far more detrimental. As children of the Living God, let us be ones who deliver words of life in all we say and do.
“A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.” Luke 6:45 NLT
This is a new day and a new season. This is the time where we are to open our mouth and prophecy life to every circumstance. Refuse to be moved by what you see in the natural, but rather moved by what God says. His Word in our mouths is just as powerful as His Word from His mouth! His Word is supreme and is the final authority!
“Is not my word like fire, declares the LORD, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?” Jeremiah 23:29 ESV
“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.” Deuteronomy 30:19 NIV
Do you have a boulder in your life that just does not want to move? Is there an unpleasant circumstance that seems to be reoccurring in your life that you can’t get victory over? Do you feel squeezed on every level and you despise what is coming out of you? Do you feel condemned about all these issues each time they arise? Lift your eyes and fear not! Be filled with hope and speak life!
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2 NIV
Father, in the name and authority of Jesus Christ, we repent for misaligned thoughts and words that agreed with the lies of the enemy. As your word says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) Father, we speak life over every person and every circumstance in our lives. Let heaviness and discouragement be broken off now in the name of Jesus Christ. I now prophecy for hope and joy to arise! You are going before us and making the crooked places straight. You are making a way where there seems to be no way. We rejoice in you and give you praise! Thank you, Lord!