The foundational elements of growing in your relationship with Yeshua is prayer and daily scripture reading. Once a heart is established in reading God’s Word, it’s very important to take what has been learned in the mind and apply it to the heart. Jesus Christ makes it clear that the things that come out of the mouth point towards what is in one’s heart.
“..for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:45)
Many live with an awareness of God’s word in their heart but lack the spiritual fruit of it in their lives. This is due in large part to the lack of understanding regarding confession. Yeshua reveals to us that there is a correlation between our hearts and our mouths. If we read God’s Word but talk like the devil, then something is off in our hearts.
Daily declarations are important for every follower of Yeshua. Scripture teaches us that there is power in the words that we say.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.” (Proverbs 18:21)
Gods Word teaches us that there is power in our words. Our mouth was designed to release life and death. God has entrusted us with this privilege. Instead, so many use this privilege as a way to ridicule and cast judgment upon other people. So often our first response in moments of crisis to speak death over the situation, instead of life. If we are controlled by the flesh, we will only see the negative in every situation. This is not the way God has designed us.
When God created Adam, he gave him the assignment to name every single in the garden. This was not “busy work” from God. On the contrary, he wanted Adam to live with the fruit of his words. The same is true for us today. God wants us to live with the good fruit that comes from a mouth. When aligned with Gods promises, it has the power to change our destiny.
Taming The Tongue
Instead of using our tongues for life, many times we choose to use them as a weapon of our flesh (see Job 22). Because it is an unruly member, we lose confidence and belief that it cannot be tamed (see James 3:8-14). This simply is not true. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we have been given authority over our flesh.
“Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.” (Proverbs 21:23)
The tongue can only be tamed when believers come into agreement with God’s Word and speak prophetic declarations over their lives. Confession is a huge part of every believer’s life. It is the divine partnership between God and man to create kingdom life on earth (see Matthew 6:10).
Before we get to prophetic declarations, let’s pause a moment to discuss what confession looks like for a believer. Now that you understand the importance of confession, you may be asking, what exactly do I confess?
Confessing scripture is the main ingredient in taming your tongue. As you being to speak out scripture, you take what has been deposited into your heart from God’s Word and release it on earth. While confessing, your heart aligns with the truth of God’s Word and in faith, you co-labor with Him in establishing His kingdom.
Scripture is filled with amazing scriptures to confess. Psalms 91 is perhaps one of the most famous Christian confessions due to its powerful language. It is a psalm of divine protection, and when confessed, it centers the heart in the goodness of God. Here is a portion of the passage.
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings, you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.” (Psalms 91:1-5)
Along with Psalms 91, another great portion of scripture to confess is Psalms 23. Known for its poetic language, it centers around the relationship God has as a loving Shepherd.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul.” (Psalms 23:1-3)
Along with Psalms 91 and 23, Isaiah 60 is another amazing passage of scripture to declare. Centered around the kingdom of God advancing, it’s prophetic language brings the divine partnership between God and man alive. Here is a portion.
“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” (Isaiah 60:1)
What are Daily Prophetic Declarations?
As one begins to declare God’s Word, a spirit of prophecy comes to light. Now, when believers here the word prophecy many begin to get a bad taste in their mouth. Although some of that is warranted, we should not take out the biblical “baby from the bathtub.” Scripture is clear that the spirit of prophecy is real and genuinely advances the kingdom of God.
Often times, when believers begin to decree and declare the Word of God they are prophesying at the same time. In some instances, there is no physical fruit for what is being confessed. For example, someone may be declaring Psalms 91 over their family whenever a sickness or disease has come upon them. Instead of accepting it, a believer should get our their Bibles and begin to read Psalms 91 prophetically, knowing God does not want anyone to die prematurely (see Ezekiel 18:32).
Declare Your Life
Daily prophetic declarations go along way in advancing the kingdom of heaven on earth. As we have learned today, it can only be accomplished when one tames their tongue through the power of the Holy Spirit. It is scripturally mandated that we create a lifestyle of confession. God’s heart is for all people to come into the full knowledge of Him. Through daily declarations, we move the kingdom of God closer to earth. As 2 Corinthians 2:20 states, all of God’s promises are yes and amen!