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Prophetic Declaration Based on Joshua 1

This is a new day. I am entering into the Promised Land. I am entering into the plans
and purposes of God for my life. I am entering into my inheritance and receiving Gods
promises, every one.
Nothing can stand in my way and no enemy will prevail against me, for God is with me.
He will never leave me or forsake me.
I am strong and courageous; I am not fearful or discouraged. I feed on the Word of God.
I keep Gods Word in my heart and I obey it. I have success in that which God has called
me to.
2. Prophetic Declaration Based on Isaiah 54:1-5.
I sing; I burst into song, I shout for joy, for the promises of God are being birthed in my
life. The Lord is giving me spiritual children! I am pushing out the boundaries around
my life. I am making room. I do not hold back.
I am spreading out to the right and the left. My children, both natural and spiritual, are
going to inherit this nation and the nations for the Kingdom of God.
I am not afraid, and I do not fear disgrace. I am entering into intimacy with my God, for
that is the place where all of these things will be accomplished. God is Almighty, He is
my Creator, He is my Redeemer, He is in control.
3. Prophetic Declaration Based on Luke 4:18-19
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach good news to
the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight to
the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lords favour.
4. The Prayer of Jabez in 1 Chronicles 4:10
Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and
keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.

I am like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, I am yielding fruit in

seasonNOW! THIS IS MY SEASON; my leaf does not wither and in whatever I
do, I prosper.
Another one is adapted from Jeremiah 30:17: You are restoring health to me
and healing my wounds Lord. From Proverbs 11:25 I declare: I will be
exceedingly generous and I will be exceedingly prosperous. I water and I am
watered. A final example is from Psalm 27:13: I will see the goodness of the
Lord in the land of the living. That passage comforted me once when I was
discouraged about how long certain prayers were taking. I wondered if the
answers would only come in eternity. God highlighted the verse to me as an
assurance that I would see answers in my lifetime.

How To Fall In Love With The Bible Again

Here are some keys that have helped me recover my love for Gods Word:
1. Realise Something Is Missing

Jesus said ask, seek, knock, (Matt 7:7-8) but we will never do any of those
things until we become conscious that we have a need.
Until we realise that what we are experiencing in relation to the
Bible is less than what it could be, we will never change.
It was only when I realised how dry I was and how dead my devotional
life had become that I decided to do something about it. I began to Ask, seek and
2. Reconsider the Value of the Bible

Recently I read a news item about a real-life slum-dog millionaire. This man was living
in a slum whilst he had access to millions of dollars.
Like this guy, I had been living like a spiritual pauper whilst sitting
on a fortuneGods Word.

As I began my seeking time, I went through Psalm 119, in which David expounds the
wonders of Gods Word. One of the verses that stood out to me was, Your word has
given me life (Ps 119:50).
Being revived by Gods word is a recurring theme in this Psalm, with the Hebrew
word, chayah, meaning to revive, nourish, restore to life, and give
life to, being used 16 times in relation to Gods Word.
When it comes to the Bible, life is a verb! The promise of being revivedor
lifedthrough Gods Word kept me on track. There was obviously
something in my devotional life I had missed.
3. Relate to the Bible the Way Jesus Does

The next breakthrough in my journey came when I had an idea to take a look at how
Jesus responded to the Bible in the Gospels. Perhaps by studying His response
to the Bible, I could see what I was missing.
Jesus knew the scriptures intimately and used His knowledge of them to teach others.
But more than thisHe lived them.
Jesus walked in perfect fulfillment of Gods Word. The Old Testament
described every details of His life from birth to death, His character, His purpose and
mission and His redeeming work on the cross.
As I considered Jesus response to the scriptures, it occurred to me that just as Jesus
walked in fulfillment of Gods Word, so should I.
The Bible explains my origins, my value, my redemption, my call,
and my destiny. The Bible is the story of me. And its your story, too.
I have known the scripture as a place of instruction, upbuilding, protection and power to
live the Christian life. I have understood the Bible as the story of Jesus, the story of
redemption, the story of Israel and the church.
But this simple revelationthat the Bible is the story of meis the
one that helped bring me back to life.

4. Reconnect Creatively With Gods Word

When my children were small and had been sick, they sometimes lost their appetite for
I would give them smaller portions of tasty food that would tempt them to eat, and help
strengthen their appetites.
It is important, when we have lost our appetite for Gods Word, to
provide ourselves with fresh inspiration, and new tools or methods
to help us study.
Here is one tool that can be used for Bible study and journaling:

The SOAP journaling method

SOAP is an acronym:





To use this journaling style, read your portion of scriptureit may be a daily reading or
a passage or book in the Bible you are currently studying
S = Choose a verse that has particularly spoken to you and write it
in your journal
O = Note down your observationwhat God is saying to you
personally through the verse
A = Record how you can put what God is saying into practice in your

P = Now write a brief prayer in response to what God has spoken to

Over the next few days I will be using the SOAP method in my own journal and
write my observations in the comments section of this post.
Time Use
Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time,
understand what the will of the Lord is. Eph 5:14-17
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity Col 4:5
But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, Phil 3:13
But remember the LORD your God, because he is the one who gives you the ability to produce
wealth, in order to confirm his covenant that he promised Deut 8:18
Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Ps 127:3-5
your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Ps 128:3

alive to God [living in unbroken fellowship with Him] in Christ Jesus. Rom 6:11
we walk according to the Spirit (controlled by the Holy Spirit) Rom 8:4
For [the Spirit which] you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear,
but you have received the Spirit of adoption [the Spirit producing sonship] Rom 8:15
On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in
the shadow of your wings. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. They who seek my life will be
destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth. They will be given over to the sword and become food
for jackals. Ps 63:6-11
Your God has commanded your strength; Show Yourself strong, O God strengthen what You have wrought!
Ps 68:28
The Lord said, I will bring back [your enemies] from Bashan; I will bring them back from the depths of the [Red]
Sea, that you may crush them, dipping your foot in blood Ps 68:22-23
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip he who watches
over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches
over you the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all harm he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and
going both now and forevermore. Ps 121 2-8


For we are Gods [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do
those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead
of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].
Eph 2:10
For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all Gods people, I have
not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord
Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him
better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he
has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us
who believe. Eph 1:15-21
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house Ps 128:3
God is not a man, that He should tell or act a lie, neither the son of man, that He should feel repentance or
compunction [for what He has promised]. Has He said and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken and shall He
not make it good? Num 23:19
No Satanic plan against Jacob nor divination against Israel can ever prevail. When the time is right, it is to be
asked about Jacob and Israel, What has God accomplished? Num 23:23
Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits
an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come
and will not delay. Hab 2:2-3

Gods victory and Presence

If I ascend to heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there. and Your right hand
will lay hold of me. Ps 139:7-10
all the ends of the earth shall witness the salvation of our God. Is 52:10
I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams,
your young men will see visions. Joel 8:28
by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of deaththat is, the devil Heb 2:14
Now the ruler of this world will be cast out And I will draw all men to Myself. John 12:27-32
For every living soul belongs to me Ez 18:4
Jesus Christ has overcome the world John 16:33
Jesus Christ has power over all flesh John 17:2
he took captive those who had captured us Eph 4:8
The abode of God is with men Rev 21:3-5
The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devils work. 1 John 3:8
Prayer Center
He [Christ] shall have dominion also from sea to sea and from the River [Euphrates] to the ends of the earth.
Ps 72:8
Yes, all kings shall fall down before Him, all nations shall serve Him. Ps 72:11

to Him shall be given gold of Sheba; Ps 72:15

prayer also shall be made for Him and through Him continually, and they shall bless and praise Him all the day
long. Ps 72:15
And men shall be blessed and bless themselves by Him; all nations shall call Him blessed! Ps 72:17