Open your Mouth and Declare
Tik Tok, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram…all of social media is alive and buzzing with people making declarations about what they believe. Ranging from the inspirational to the absurd, there is no end in sight to these statements, which are sometimes said with bravado and conviction. You see men declaring that they are women, women declaring that they are men and such like. Well, they are not the only ones who can make declarations. Christian believers must take their rightful place asserting and declaring the truth of God.
In a world that is going awry, we must be intentional in declaring who God is, what God has said and what God has done for us! We must remind ourselves of the promises that God has made, declaring them over our lives and those whom we pray for
A declaration is a positive or formal statement in regard to anything; an affirmation; an explicit assertion; an avowal; a publication; a proclamation.
We must say without reservation that our God, according to Deuteronomy 32:4,
“He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.”
“For the Lord is a great God and a great King above all gods.” (Psalm 95:3)
We must speak to the greatness of our God as we repeat Isaiah 40:26,
“Lift up your eyes on high
And see who has created these heavenly bodies,(stars)
The One who brings out their host by number,
He calls them all by name;
Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power,
Not one is missing.”
We must declare that from the very beginning,
“So, God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:27)
God is faithful and watches over His word to perform it. When facing discouragement and despair, we must declare Numbers 23:19, “God is not a man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should repent (change his mind). Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?
When dealing with trouble in different areas of our lives, we must declare Psalm 34:19
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.”
We must not be afraid to assert God’s Word in the powerful name of Jesus! Hebrews 11:3, “By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible.”
We must declare to men and women, boys and girls of every hue, “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” (Isaiah 55:6-7)
There are so many more declarations that we can make. The Holy Scriptures are alive with them. In a world that is not afraid to declare wrong as right and right as wrong, we, as believers of the Most High, Sovereign God, must open our mouth with our declarations and repeat them loudly and often to ourselves and others.
By John Amanchukwu
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