Monday night I was listening to a minister preach. While it was a good message, I also noticed something very different about her service.
She would preach/ teach for a while and then she would turn the service over to the praise and worship person, who would begin to sing over and about what the minister had just spoken on. Then the minister would begin to preach again…and then she would, once again, turn it over to the praise and worship person who would again sing over what she had just spoken.
I was thinking about this the next morning. As I thought and pondered about this ‘different’ service, God reminded me of a message I had written a few months ago. It took some time but I found the message and re-read it. This is exactly what God was talking about in this message. I wanted to share it with you today as I feel it is very relevant for this very day we are in. Enjoy!
I had a strange morning Tuesday; on my way to work I could sense God prompting me to pray about a situation I had prayed about for years. In frustration, I said ‘God, I don’t know anything else to pray, I have prayed everything I know to pray. Holy Spirit show me how to pray and I will pray.’ Immediately I heard the Lord say, ‘you shall decree a thing.’
Therefore, I began to decree what I wanted to see happen. As I went on to the office, the Lord reminded me of a scripture found in Numbers 21. It says ‘spring up o well. Sing to it.’
While, I didn’t quite know all God was telling me yet, I decided to take a few minutes and look up this scripture in its fullness.
The words ‘spring up’ means to ascend or shoot forth. The word ‘well’ surprised me a bit, it comes from a root word which means to make plain, to declare, and to make clear like letters on a tablet. The word ‘sing’ means to answer, to testify, and to dwell.
I was a little surprised that this scripture went along with what He had already said when He told me to ‘declare a thing.’ I now knew God was telling me to ‘sing’ over some things – to call them to spring up, He was telling me to declare it and make it plain – to testify of what I wanted to see happen. Then He led me to another verse.
He led me to John 7:38; it says, he that believes in me, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
We are all familiar with this scripture, but have you studied the meaning of these words? I know I have not and was again surprised at their meaning.
First, the word ‘belly’ means the place where conception takes place and where the fetus is nourished until the time of birth, and the innermost part of man.
The words ‘shall flow’ means to move or run with unbroken continuity. Rivers means floods but also means to receive into the soul what serves to refresh and strengthen and to nourish to live eternally. Living means not lifeless, blessed, endless in the Kingdom of God, living water having vital power in itself and exerting the same power upon the soul.
So, what is God saying? I believe He is saying as we declare a thing, and we sing over our situation, we will cause the manifestation to come forth. He is saying make it plain and clear, testify of what you want to see happen.
God is telling us what flows out of us is powerful, full of life and is endless, unlimited in the Kingdom of God. There is a place that conceives, it is our ‘belly’ our innermost being! It is the place where things are kept safe until they are born. Those things are born out of the words that come out of our mouth, they are conceived by what we speak, or what flows continually out of our mouth!
What is flowing out of your mouth? What is being conceived in your ‘belly?’ Do you realize that whatever is flowing out of you is alive and full of power? Do you know that those words are producing something…either good or bad…depending on what is flowing out of you?
I encourage you today to begin to declare a thing. I encourage you to sing to your situation. Sing to the well of healing and call it to spring forth. Sing to your checkbook and tell the abundance of God to spring forth. Sing to your home and command restoration to spring forth. Sing to your children and call salvation to spring forth. Whatever your need is…sing to that well and call it to spring forth.
You are full of life and vital power, it is near you…in your mouth…let that living water flow out of you today, let that life flow out of you today. I am convinced that you will see wells springing forth everywhere in your life.
Today, I am singing over you, singing over our partners and their family. I am singing over your business and ministry. I am testifying of all the wonderful things God is doing RIGHT NOW in your life…I am singing…won’t you sing with me? Spring up o well! Spring UP!
Prayer for Today: Father, I thank you for this awesome reminder. May the well of your spirit spring up in me today. As I declare and decree what you give me to speak, I thank you that it is established now, in this season. In Jesus name. Amen.