October 28, 2018
There is one story that strengthens my conviction about the principle of word declaration. It’s the story of David when he was in Ziklag. During the incident, all of David’s and his followers’ families and belongings have been taken captive by the Amalek. It was a very stressful condition for David. Because even his trusted men start to become disappointed and bitter towards him. Certainly, it’s not an easy situation for a leader. It’s like having salt being rubbed into an open wound.
We might experience such a thing, although in different forms and cases. It’s those times when the Devil seems to have full freedom in destroying our family and finance, robbing our peace, joy, and all the good things that God has given. Moreover, during such disheartening times, the enemy keeps intimidating and accusing us.
During such times, the enemy’s intimidation often come in words of self-punishment. It’s as if we are speaking to ourselves that we are worthy of receiving the affliction, there is no more hope, we are being cursed, there is no better tomorrow, etc. Of course, those words will drag us even deeper, making us focus more and more on problems and challenges. Realize that all of them are the enemy’s deception! Rise and fight! Because our God is greater than all!
Observe how David faced such condition:
1 Sam 30:6 (NASB) Moreover David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were embittered, each one because of his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.
We must do the same thing! Strengthen our confidence in God! Whatever we believe that God could do for us, just declare them! (Ps 31:24, 33:9-22, 42:11, 62:8, 84:11-12, 130:7)
Keep speaking until we feel the “pressure” inside being released! Then, build our inner man by speaking in tongues (1 Cor 14:4). Do so until we feel the awareness of God’s presence and reality grasping us more and more.
Keep speaking and praying until divine peace and joy govern us once more. That’s the condition which will enable us to listen to God’s voice clearly again. Now, we can receive His directions. This is vital! Because whatever our problems and challenges are, everything that we need is His word!
Then, this is what David did next: he “enquired at the LORD” (1 Sam 30:8). David asked for the word that proceeds from God’s mouth. This is what we must follow from David!
Remember this well: whatever situation or condition we are in, never lose His word. REMEMBER, the only thing we need is His word! Asking God for His word is our best decision!
Do you know that God truly loves conversations that “revolves around what He has said”? When we talk to God based on what He has spoken to us (the word), God will release His word! That’s what David experienced!
1 Samuel 30:8 (KJV) And David enquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them [to take back], and without fail recover all [rebuild and mend until fully restored]
God commanded David to pursue his enemies, retake the captives, and bring about healing! I believe, God wants us to do the same. He doesn’t want us to stay passive, silent, resigned, and intimidated when the enemy is putting our life into chaos (by exploiting our circumstances and inaccuracies). We must rise! Use our mouth to declare what we believe in (what God could do). Speak in tongues, and push into His presence until He speaks!
Drive back the work of the enemy! Then, align our lives with what He has spoken. Then, do what God said. Believe that God causes all things to work together for our good!
Victories after victories will become our portion! We will experience true restoration!
Even in the most impossible cases, He is able to do the impossible and create what didn’t exist into being! For Him, it’s as easy as turning the palm of the hand! That’s our God – a sovereign King! What He has spoken will surely happen, and it has happened! Our part is only to speak His word!#iLoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus