Declarations have become a huge part of my faith the last few years. There is something rich, powerful and transformative about speaking aloud Kingdom truth regarding situations we’re presently facing and futures we’re pursuing. God himself set the precedent for the power of spoken words when He declared creation into existence. And words have been shaping reality ever since.
Steve Backlund, author of several books on declarations, says “You don’t get something just because you say something, but you have to say something to get something.” Meaning, declarations aren’t recipes or formulas that produce a guaranteed result. The Kingdom isn’t some vending machine that you just insert the correct change into and push a button to redeem your desires.
But at the same time, the Bible is very clear that our words have power. When Jesus and the disciples ministered healing to people, they often spoke. When Jesus rebuked the storm, He spoke. James teaches us that our tongue is a rudder that directs our course. Life and death is in the power of the tongue (James 3; Prov. 18:21).
Praying and Declaring the Reality of God’s Increasing Kingdom
For each topic covered in this study, I’m dedicating the final day towards prayers and declarations that will help you engage deeper. It’s a way to further activate and strengthen your spirit on the matter and help your faith increase.
When we say things out loud and hear ourselves speak, we’re forced to reckon with those words. Do we really believe them? Or did we feel silly saying them? Was there conviction behind the words or were we just playing along? That’s one way God’s words reveal the thoughts and intents of our hearts (Heb. 4:12).
Join with me in praying and declaring these truths about the Kingdom over your life, your family, your circumstances, your future… wherever the Spirit directs you.
- Jesus, I agree with the promise that the increase of your government and peace will see no end. (Isaiah 9:7)
- Your Kingdom, Father, is forcefully advancing (Matt. 11:12) and the gates of hell will not prevail against it! (Matt. 16:18)
- Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Upon David’s throne, He is establishing His Kingdom with judgment and justice. (Rev. 19:16, Isaiah 9:7)
- All things are working together for my good. And no matter what happens, overwhelming victory is mine through Christ, who loves me. (Romans 8:28, 37)
- Nothing can ever separate me from the love of God. (Romans 8:38)
- I am the light of the world and I provide light to everyone around me. My light will shine brightly! (Matt. 5:14-16)
- We will go into the world and make disciples of all nations. (Matt 28:19)
- The increase of God’s kingdom brings me joy and peace and I am abounding in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)
“Father, thank you for the promise of your increasing kingdom. Thank you that in Jesus, we have the King we’ve always wanted and always needed. Thank you that He’s seated upon David’s throne and He’s never going to be overthrown.
“Your sovereign rule and reign gives us great hope, peace and joy, Jesus. We completely trust your leadership and plan for fully making the kingdoms of this world, the kingdoms of our God. Your leaven is rapidly leavening the whole batch; your great mountain is quickly filling the whole earth.
“Your word says to ‘Arise, shine; For your light has come!’ Jesus, you are that light. Your glory has risen upon us, so we will co-labor with you in establishing your Kingdom here on earth. We pray, as you taught us to, for your Kingdom to come and your will to be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.”