KEY # 1 DECLARING YOUR PROMISES OUT LOUD
God has promises for each of us and we must have a plan to see it come forth in the earth. You want to make sure that you are doing everything the Lord is requiring of you, and this requires participation on your part. We cannot sit idly by and expect to see the promises come fall in our lap-that's a slothful and lazy approach to living in faith, and son-ship. We must intentionally be involved in the process, to see the promises manifest. This means we must review what he has said to us, especially when it involves the promises from his Word. Then we must spend time filling the atmospheres around us with those promises. We must declare them out loud in the airways and frequencies, and even to the unseen realms until they spring forth into our natural realm. Everything God said is waiting for its proper time to be released from the eternal realms into our present time, so we not only need to discern the season for its releases but we are responsible to partner in its manifestation.
Isaiah 55:10-11 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
When you know God gives you a promise and a heavenly reality, especially as it is spelled out in his Word, then you must be willing to fight for it in prayer and in faith until you experience it. This means praying out loud using the authority God has granted you. This is an era and decade to vocalize what God has and is saying. Vocalize by prophesying breakthrough, vocalize by praising and worshiping the Lord. Spiritual battles are won as you war in worship and in praise. They are won as you declare what God has already said.
Isaiah 49:2 He made my mouth like a sharpened sword,
Psalm 149:6 May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands,
Faith is not always abiding and passive, it is also is an action word and a stance of full confidence that God is working as you pray. It is a believing with great intensity, and with the full expectation that it will bear fruit. The tension between the heavenly realities and the earthly ones are one of great mystery but very real nonetheless. This is where we stay constant in decrees and declarations.
Hebrews 4:11"For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart."
The Word when rested in, hoped in and decreed out loud, pierces and divides our hearts and intentions to believe and to trust the living God. It divides our soul from our spirit and empowers us to live boldly in faith for the arrival of whatever we are asking God for. The Word is active and is always working on our behalf, as it is a continual work of God's salvation in our lives. It is living, which means it has a vital power inherent to itself. God is the all sufficient God- he needs no one else to sustain him and his words are mighty shifting words full of power to transform and change anything and everything it is sent to shift-everything. It is vital to you seeing the change you desire to see.
We are to take God at his Word, for he is not a liar. We are to believe that he will do what his Word said he would do. So your promises must be found in his Word. Once found, stand on it, rest in it, declare it out openly and believe it will manifest.
KEY #2- KEEP A HUMBLE HEART POSTURE
Next is our heart postures before the Lord. Our ability to boldly and confidently carry a promise forth, must be coupled with the humility that every good and perfect gift comes from above. Our heart postures of humility reveals whether or not we are ready to carry or go forth in the promises of God. If your heart posture is wrong, start there and repent.
1 Peter 5:8 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,
Humility is a huge key to advancing in the promises of God in the earth. As I stated in a recent prophetic word God is coming for haughtiness and for anyway our hearts and character are not aligned in him. We can expect to wait a bit longer for the promises if we refuse the Lord's chastening in matters of repentance. Many things can't go with us into the land of promised inheritance. All forms of Egypt (bondage and slavery, hard hardheartedness and rebellion) has to stay in the wilderness, and in the past. We must vacate those places in our heart and lives, and make room for God to live, move, breathe and have his being in us. He will not give you a desire or promise that you are not prepared to properly govern.
KEY # 3 REFUSING TO GIVE UP-STAYING IN HOPE
Psalm 130:5-8 But your forgiving love is what makes you so wonderful. No wonder you are loved and worshiped! This is why I wait upon you, expecting your breakthrough, for your word brings me hope. I long for you more than any watchman would long for the morning light. I will watch and wait for you, O God, throughout the night. O Israel, keep hoping, keep trusting, and keep waiting on the Lord, for he is tenderhearted, kind, and forgiving. He has a thousand ways to set you free! He himself will redeem you; he will ransom you from the cruel slavery of your sins!
God loves you so very much and this should produce hope that he has good plans for your life. We know that according to scriptures like Jeremiah 29.
Jeremiah 29:10-14 This is what the Lord says: “You will be in Babylon for seventy years. But then I will come and do for you all the good things I have promised, and I will bring you home again. For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you,” says the Lord. “I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I will gather you out of the nations where I sent you and will bring you home again to your own land.”
God frees us from places captivity and places where we've been stifled or have not seen his goodness and brings us into places where his abundance is seen and experienced. These are wonderful places where his promises are fulfilled in our lives. So stay planted in hope.
KEY # 4- REPENT FOR GENERATIONAL SINS RESULTING IN CURSES
Exodus 20:5-6 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
Deuteronomy 28:1-2 If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God:
Take time and repent for all disobedience on both sides of your family line-mom and dad, all the way back to Adam and Eve. Repent for sins known and unknown, specifically naming the ones you can readily see in the generations. All sin is rooted in rebellion, idolatry and disobedience, and must be cleansed out. So thank Jesus for becoming the curse for you and send his justifying and cleansing blood to your bloodlines to free your generations from the guilt and from these iniquities and patterns and cycles of sin. Jesus himself became a curse for us, so we could inherit the promised generational blessings.
Galatians 3:13-14 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.” He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.
Romans 8:1-2 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
KEY # 5- SOWING FOR BREAKTHROUGH
Galatians 6:7-9 Make no mistake about it, God will never be mocked! For what you plant will always be the very thing you harvest. The harvest you reap reveals the seed that was planted. If you plant the corrupt seeds of self - life into this natural realm, you can expect to experience a harvest of corruption. If you plant the good seeds of Spirit-life you will reap the beautiful fruits that grow from the everlasting life of the Spirit. And don’t allow yourselves to be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest you’ve planted is coming!
Are you sowing to your flesh? Ask Holy Spirit for help overcoming weaknesses of your flesh and if need be, seek out people for further deliverance or inner healing. This ministry can help you in this area.
Galatians 5:16-17 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever[c] you want.
19-21 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Sowing to the Spirit.
Galatians 5:22-26 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
Sowing in action- give your finances towards kingdom work. Pray about where you are receiving spiritual guidance and help from and sow a financial seed in ground like that. Or sow where the Lord shows you-being led by the Spirit. God knows who needs your financial support or prayers.
Philippians 4:14-19 Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles. Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only; for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need. Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account. I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
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FINAL KEY -RESTING IN FAITH
Having done all, therefore STAND STRONG IN YOUR FAITH.
Ephesians 6:10-13 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
Confidently rest and trust in the Lord.
Isaiah 30:15 This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.
If you lack faith, ask God to help your unbelief and get in His word. Stay in the Word, reading, abiding and persevering until you sense the Shift has occurred first within you. Stand in the Word of God, live in it, breathe and inhale it, til you are consumed by its very existence.
Hebrews 11:1-3 Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen. This testimony of faith is what previous generations were commended for. Faith empowers us to see that the universe was created and beautifully coordinated by the power of God’s words! He spoke and the invisible realm gave birth to all that is seen.