Do you want the world we are seeing today to change? I know I do. But I can tell you this, unless we change, it will not change.
Day after day I am hearing Christians say these type of things over and over…
“The world has gone crazy; people have lost their minds.”
“We are never going back to normal; this is life from here on out.”
“Our nation is being destroyed daily. It will never end.”
“I’m afraid to do this, I’m afraid to do that. I fear for my children’s future.”
Daily on the news we hear the same negative reports. Worse, yet, we as Christians are giving them power by declaring them day in and day out. STOP!
Romans 10:9-10 says if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation.
This scripture is not just talking about confessing sin. It is showing us the power in confession.
You are snared by the words of your mouth; You are taken by the words of your mouth. Proverbs 6:2
One translation says we are sentenced by the words of our mouth.
The right words bring freedom, prosperity, and healing. The wrong words bring the opposite. The opposite is what we are seeing.
I beg of you – take one day and watch your words. Write down everything you say. Then reflect on your words of the day. Are you speaking life or death? What are you declaring over our nation? Life? Destruction?
I know I wrote about this yesterday, but friends, if we don’t get this one thing right and consistent – we will never see change. We will not see peace in our country.
We are seeing what we are saying.
God gave us power, creative power. That power is released in our words. We must speak into these situations. We must declare what the word says. As we do, we will see it turn for our good.
Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. (James 3:4-5)
The Bible compares the tongue to a rudder on a ship. A rudder is the primary control that steers a ship – turns it wherever it needs to go.
I see the fierce winds blowing across our nation, I am sure you do as well. We can turn those winds with the words of our mouth. God is our pilot, and I can assure you, this is not the direction He desires for our nation to go. I only need to read the Bible to see that truth. I believe it is time to turn the ship.
For the word of God is living and powerful... (Hebrews 4:12)
You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you; So, light will shine on your ways. (Job 22:28)
For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. (Mark 11:23)
We can turn the ship. All power and authority has been given to those who obey and walk with God. That’s us! Let’s turn this ship.
The power for change is available to us. We must stop repeating the words of the devil. Stop quoting news media. Look to God and His word. Say what God says. Create the change we want to see. The answer is within us…the creative power of our words. As we begin to confess the word of God over our nation, I believe we will see change. Are you with me?
See Declaration Below
Father, as Your people, we humble ourselves today and pray. Hear from heaven and forgive our sins and heal our land as we declare Your word over our nation. (2 Chronicles 7:14)
O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake, my God, for this is YOUR nation and YOUR people who are called by Your name. (Daniel 9:19)
We declare the United States of America is a righteous nation. (Proverbs 14:34)
We declare and decree blessed is our nation, for God is the Lord, the ONLY Lord over this nation. We are the people He has chosen for His inheritance. (Psalm 33:12)
We declare and decree that we live in a peaceful nation, with all godliness and holiness. (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
We declare God’s love in us is patient and kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others; it is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered; it keeps no record of wrongs. God’s love in us never rejoices in evil but rejoices in truth. It always protects, trusts, hopes and perseveres. God’s love in us and in our nation will not fail. (1 Cor. 13:4-7)
We declare that we are the church of the living God and the gates of hell will not prevail against us. (Matthew 16:18)
We declare, the purpose and promises of the Lord will prevail. God is strengthening His people and His nation. We rise up and faithfully stand firm on the word of the living God. (Psalm 138:3)
We declare this day; the fear of the Lord is in our nation. The wisdom of God permeates our country, the Holy One dwells here and drives out everything that is not of God. (Proverbs 9:10)
We declare peace and prosperity in every city and state of our nation. We declare peace in all our borders. (Jeremiah 29:7, Psalm 147:14)
We declare and decree, the Holy Spirit permeates every city in our nation, surrounding it with perfect peace and life. We declare every city is radiating with overflowing hope that only comes from God. (Romans 15:13)
We declare and decree, we emerge from all darkness today, for the Lord is arising upon us and our nation, His glory is appearing over us. The light of God is covering our nation, even this day. Shine light of God, shine brightly, dispelling all darkness. (Isaiah 60:2-3)
We declare we are a UNITED nation, division is leaving our country, and the unity found only in God is prevailing. (1 Cor. 1:10)
We declare YOUR kingdom come, YOUR will be done, may it be on earth, just as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:9-10)