6 Biblical Reasons for Making Declarations
Here is some biblical support to ignite your passion for making declarations:
- Life is in the power of the tongue – "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit" (Proverbs 18:21). One of the greatest revelations we can ever get is that the tongue has power to release life wherever we go.Those who love this truth will walk in intentional speaking and will eat the abundant fruit that their past words (declarations) have produced.
- If we control our words we can bridle our whole body – "For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body" (James 3:2). We can change our lives if we change our words. Declarations is one way we can apply this incredible truth.
- Words justify us to experience all that Jesus won for us – "For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned” (Matthew 12:37). This verse is obviously not talking about being saved through speaking right words, but it implies that our declarations will either restrict or launch our lives into the abundant life Jesus promised.
- Declarations seal the reality of salvation into our lives – "That 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" (Romans 10:9-10). Belief + confession = salvation. God's plan for getting into the kingdom and advancing in the kingdom is the same: hear good news, believe it in our heart and then declare (confess) its reality out of our mouths.
- Declarations keep us from reverting back to the law and to performance Christianity – "O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified? This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? Have you suffered so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?"
- Faith comes by hearing truth, and speaking declarations causes us to grow in our faith by regularly hearing truth – "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Romans 10:17). We don't have to wait for someone to speak in order to tap into this truth, but we can determine the amount of hearing we would like to have through proactive speaking.