Yesterday, we talked about declaring and decreeing – today I want to add one additional thought to that. As I studied and meditated about decreeing there was another message I had recently heard that went right along with this revelation. One word stuck out to me concerning that message – the word, impose.

Impose is defined as to force something to be accepted or put in place, to establish or apply by authority, to establish or bring about by force.

As I thought on this word, one scripture came to mind.

And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. (Mt. 11:12)

And from the days of John the Baptist until the present time, the kingdom of heaven has endured violent assault, and violent men seize it by force [as a precious prize—a share in the heavenly kingdom is sought with most ardent zeal and intense exertion]. (AMPC)

The word violence in this scripture is defined in the Strong’s Concordance as to be seized. It comes from a root word that means, the good life. Could it be that the enemy desires to seize the good life Jesus died to give us.

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (Jn 10:10)

The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). (AMPC)

If we are going to live this good life Jesus died to give us, we must take it by force. Part of taking it by force is decreeing or imposing the Word of God into the situation. Remember, when we impose the Word of God, we force it into place. We establish it in our lives by force – we take it by force, just as the scripture says.

As I shared recently, before we can do that, we must know the Word of God. We must become one with the Word. Then we can begin to decree God’s Word into our situation and actively impose that Word into whatever situation we need to see changed.

God is not a man that He should lie. His Word is infallible. It will not return void. It will – it always will – accomplish what it is sent for – if we believe it. If we truly believe it.

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. (Is 55:11)

So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. (AMPC)

God’s Word is all we need to live the good life Jesus died to give us.

Jesus is the Word made flesh. Everything He did while He walked on the earth, we can do by imposing the Word of God. Nothing was impossible for Him. We all believe that. But can we believe that nothing is impossible for us? Can you believe that? If His Word says it, it is possible. If You can find it in His Word – if you meditate on it until it becomes YOUR word – then nothing can stop it from coming to pass. We have His Word on it.

He sent His Word and healed. He sent His Word and delivered. He sent His Word and opened blind eyes and deaf ears. He sent His Word and cast out devils. He sent His Word and raised the dead. He is still sending His Word today. The only difference is He must have your cooperation – for He sends His Word through you and me. Today, pick up His Word and use it as a sword. Take back what belongs to you. Take it by force. Impose His Word into your situation and live the good life Jesus gave His very life to give you. It’s already paid for. It’s available and possible – the rest – is up to you and me.