RHEMA 6/18/08 TO DECREE, A NEW WAY OF THINKING
HEARD: Advancement. Where are we going?
Grand finale. Personality. Reluctant. I changed
you. Tenacity to pursue. Why is this important? So
that you would not give up. Climax. Hang on, it’s
going to be fun. It’s useful. What I will show you. A
tree of life as it flows from the throne. A new way of
PARABLE: I just went in to get my protein
drink in the middle of the night to take my meds. I had
complained to Wayne how I could not open the drink with
much pain and Wayne told me to punch a hole with a knife
instead. I remembered this, and it was SO simple to use
the knife instead of my fingers or teeth and it was the
same truth about peeling the banana with the knife.
It was quickened to me that what we decree will open
much easier through the realm of the sword of the
Spirit, than by using our natural flesh and hard work to
do the same thing. This really is a new way of thinking
for me, as to daily living and walking out my faith. To
decree instead of pray or request. To decree the
natural results as I walk things out in faith.
Heb 4:12 NKJV
For the word of God is living and powerful, and
sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the
division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow,
and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the
Ps 149:5-9 NKJV
Let the saints be joyful in glory; Let them sing
aloud on their beds. Let the high praises of God be in
their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand, To
execute vengeance on the nations, And punishments on the
peoples; To bind their kings with chains, And their
nobles with fetters of iron; To execute on them the
written judgment — This honor have all His saints.
Praise the LORD!
Isa 49:2-3 NKJV
And He has made My mouth like a sharp sword; In the
shadow of His hand He has hidden Me, And made Me a
polished shaft; In His quiver He has hidden Me."
3 "And He said to me, 'You are My servant, O Israel,
In whom I will be glorified.'
Rev 1:16 NKJV
He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His
mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance
was like the sun shining in its strength.
Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will
fight against them with the sword of My mouth.
Rev 19:15-16 NKJV
Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it
He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule
them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress
of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
QUICKENED MEMORY: I was reminded of Bobby
Conner’s testimony when many years ago the Lord gave him
a vision of a gunman that was about to shoot Bobby.
When the vision actually literally happened a few
minutes later, Bobby was stunned and the Lord told Bobby
to decree what he wanted to happen, because his life
depended upon it.
So Bobby started binding and rebuking the demonic
spirits, and decreeing the results of a several hour
stand off between the police and gunman. It saved
Bobby’s life and the gunman ended up coming out of the
water without shooting anyone and without being shot.
It was an amazing play-by-play testimony of the power to
decree, because as each circumstance played out to catch
the man, whatever Bobby decreed ended up happening
between the police and the man.
When the police would make a decision and give an order,
the Lord would whisper to Bobby, “Is that what you want
to happen?” Bobby would see it through the eyes of
wisdom and say “No.” So the Lord would encourage him to
decree exactly what he wanted to happen in each
circumstance. It was an amazing testimony of the power
and authority He has given to decree and His power to
back our Words.
Job 22:28 KJV
Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be
established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon
HEARD: The joy of the Lord is your strength.
I favored you.
VISION: I saw an angel and he came and got me
along the sidelines. I was sitting in the first pew
facing forward to the side of podium on its right. I
acknowledged him with a military salute. His head had
been recently shaved and I knew it was a symbol that
signified something. He held out his hand to me, and
brought me forward to the podium. He looked out to the
audience and said, “This is Sandy right here.” Then the
angel decreed, “God can heal right now.”
The man who made a vow to God was responsible to Him
with his whole body and being. Not even a hair was to be
injured willfully during the whole period of the vow,
for all belonged to God. The conclusion of the Nazirite
vow was marked by sacrifices and the shaving of the head
at the door of the sanctuary (Num 6:1-21), indicative of
a new beginning of life.
The long untouched hair was therefore considered as the
emblem of personal devotion (or devotedness) to the
God of all strength. Thus it was an easy step to the
thought that in the hair was the seat of strength of a
Samson (Judg 16:17,20). God has numbered the very hairs
of the head (Matt 10:30; Luke 12:7), which to human
beings conveys the idea of the innumerableness (Ps
40:12; 69:4). What God can number, He can also protect,
so that not even a hair of the head might "fall to the
earth" or "perish." These phrases express complete
safety (1 Sam 14:45; 2 Sam 14:11; 1 Kings 1:52; Luke
21:18; Acts 27:34).
(from International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia,
Electronic Database Copyright (c)1996 by Biblesoft)
As I pondered the shaved head as a symbol that a vow had
been fulfilled, the Lord brought back the memory of the
scripture in Job, that decreeing and vows are somehow
related. I am wondering if after we have paid a
sacrificial price in being tested in our vows, that
after the test is over, we are backed with tremendous
authority to decree.
ponder: TO DECREE, A NEW WAY OF THINKING 6/18/08
Beloved it is time to walk in the advancement and
promotion of the authority I have given you. You have
humbled yourself before Me and submitted to Me by
putting unrighteousness out of your life. You were
faithful to pay your vows to Me and walk through seasons
of fasting to put to naught the desires of your flesh
and submit to My training.
It is time to walk in faith that I truly hear your
prayers and will back you as you speak, declare, decree,
command and release My Word upon the earth. Make
judicial choices with love, mercy and justice and then
decree that choice into the earth. I shall establish
your vote as you learn to rule and reign with the power
of My Spirit and My Sword in your mouth. Angelic hosts
are backing you beloved one, learn to walk in this place
with holy boldness and courage.
Job 22:23-23:1 AMP
If you return to the Almighty [and submit and humble
yourself before Him], you will be built up; if you put
away unrighteousness far from your tents, 24 If you lay
gold in the dust, and the gold of Ophir among the stones
of the brook [considering them of little worth], 25 And
make the Almighty your gold and [the Lord] your precious
silver treasure, 26 Then you will have delight in the
Almighty, and you will lift up your face to God. 27 You
will make your prayer to Him, and He will hear you, and
you will pay your vows. 28 You shall also decide and
decree a thing, and it shall be established for you; and
the light [of God's favor] shall shine upon your ways.
29 When they make [you] low, you will say, [There is] a
lifting up; and the humble person He lifts up and saves.
30 He will even deliver the one [for whom you intercede]
who is not innocent; yes, he will be delivered through
the cleanness of your hands. [Job 42:7,8.]