WHAT IS “DECREEING”?
And a “decree” is not declaration. While a declaration is an affirmation of truth that already exists, a decree is conceived of as being a cause, power or tool that creates a new reality. Even though some may speak of quoting Scripture as a “decree,” to quote Scripture is actually a declaration and not a “decree.” Humans do not “decree” the reality of Scripture into existence, for only God Himself is the authority to issue His word.
The English word “decree” is used 50 times in 49 verses in the NASB translation of the Old Testament. It is the translation of various Hebrew and Aramaic words, or no word at all:
(a) dabar = “word, thing” (2 Chronicles 30:5; Daniel 9:25)
(b) teem (Aramaic) = “judgment, understanding, report, advice” (Ezra 4:19, 21[2x], 5:3, 9, 13, 17; 6:1, 3,
8, 11, 12, 14; 7:13, 21; Daniel 3:10; 6:26)
(c) taam = “taste, feeling, discernment” (Jonah 3:7)
(d) nistwean = “letter” (Ezra 7:11)
(e) dath = “order, law” (Esther 2:8; 3:15; 4:3; 8:14, 17; Daniel 2:9, 13, 15; 3:1, 29) (f) gazar = “divide, decide” (Esther 2:1, Job 22:28)
(g) gezerah = “an authoritative announcement” (Daniel 4:17, 24)
(h) kathab = “writing, document” (Esther 3:9; 8:8)
(i) emer = “word, appointed” (Job 20:29)
(j) chaqaq = “cut, inscribe, carve” (Proverbs 8:15; 31:5; Jeremiah 5:22)
(k) haq = “portion, prescription” (Psalm 2:7; 94:20; 148:6; Zephaniah 2:2)
(l) charas = “to threaten, x, determine” (Isaiah 10:23; Daniel 9:27; 11:36)
(m) hatak = “determined” (Daniel 9:24)
(n) no word (Ezra 6:13; Job 23:14)
WHAT IS A DECLARATION?
The English word “declare” comes from the Latin declarare, the root being clarus which means “clear” and de- meaning “thoroughly.” Thus “to declare” means “to make thoroughly clear.” A declaration means “to say something in an emphatic way, proclaim, tell, formally announce, state, assert, affirm something that is, make known, reveal.”
In Biblical terms, a “declaration” is a message or a word, spoken or written, which makes known the truth about something.
[DECREE AND DECLARATION OVER OUR CHILDREN’S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD, OVER THEIR LIFE, AND OVER THEIR DESTINY.]
I decree and declare that:
- I decree and declare the blessings of God over every plan andgoal for my children in the rest of this year,
- I decree and declare all my children shall be taught of the Lord,
- I decree and declare my children shall be for signs and They shall walk in obedience,
- I decree and declare that every promise of the Lord concerning my children will not fall to the ground but each shall beliterally fulfilled in Jesus name,
- I decree and declare that my children will have personalintimate relationship with God, and the fear of the Lord will be evident in their daily walk with God,
- I decree and declare in Jesus name that my children would notbe a source of affliction but a testimony to God’s grace,
- I decree and declare none of my children will bring shame tothe name of the Lord,
- I decree and declare that no generational curse shall have anyeffect upon my children
I decree and declare that:
- My children will be blessed as they go out and as they come in
- The work of my children’s hands is blessed
- The fruit of my children’s is blessed
- My children are blessed in the city and in the country side
- My children’s future companies and businesses are blessed in the name of Jesus
- The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against my children to be defeated before them, in the name of Jesus
- The Lord’s blessing on my children’s resources and on everything they put their hand on in Jesus name
- My children are established in the areas that they live in, in the name of Jesus
- The Lord will grant them abundant prosperity in everything they do in the name of Jesus.
- My children will walk under an open heaven in the name of Jesus
- My children will be the head and not the tail in the name of Jesus
- My children will lend to many nations but borrow from none in the name of Jesus
- No harm will come upon my children in the name of Jesus
- No disaster come near my children in the name of Jesus
- The Angel of the Lord will guard my children in all their ways in the name of Jesus
- Let the Angel of the Lord that stands in your presence and the sword of the Lord guard the gates of my children’s destiny
I decree and declare that:
- The star of my children’s destiny shine in the name of Jesus
- The gifting and talents in my children’s life will show forth in the name of Jesus and by the power of the blood of Jesus
- The gift and talent of my children will be uncovered in the name of Jesus
- The gift and talent in my children’s life will cause them to stand before Kings in the name of Jesus
- Let the angel of the Lord search the land of the living and the dead and retrieve every thing stolen from my child’s life in the name of Jesus.
- Let every demonic mark in my children’s life be erased by the blood of Jesus
- Let the blood of Jesus blot out every evil handwriting of codes written against my children’s life
- Evil cycles and codes imprinted at the gates of my children’s destiny be blotted out by the blood of Jesus
- I break every evil cycle imprinted on the earth to control the destiny’s of my children by the thunder of God and by the power of the blood of Jesus
- Let the blood of Jesus reconfigure every cycle and every evil code that is not in sync with the will of God for my children’s life
- I activate the plans of the Lord for my children in the name of Jesus
- I put the mark and the seal of the blood of Jesus on my children’s destiny in the name of Jesus
- I align my children’s life with the plan and purpose of God in the name of Jesus
I decree and declare that:
- Gates of the nations are open to my children in the name of Jesus
- Gates of economy are open to my children in the name of Jesus
- The gates of America, open to my children in the name of Jesus
- Men will bring wealth of the nations to my children in the name of Jesus
- My children feed on the wealth of nations in the name of Jesus
- Every ancient gate and door be lifted in their lives in the name of Jesus
- Every iron gate and bronze gate is broken in my children’s life in the name o Jesus
- I speak favor, increase, and abundance into everyday of my child’s life in the name of Jesus
- I activate by the power of the blood of the lamb every Godly deposit in my child’s life in Jesus name
- Father stretch your hand of mercy over my child’s life in Jesus name.
- The spirit of knowledge and wisdom rests upon my child
- The spirit of wisdom and understanding is activated in my child’s life in the name of Jesus name
- I decree and declare that the bars of my children’s life’s are strengthened in Jesus name
[DECREE AND DECLARATION OVER FAMILIES AND HOUSEHOLDS]
I decree and declare that:
- I decree and declare by the decree of heaven, that greatness in my life and my household shall be resurrected and made manifest, in the name of Jesus!
- I decree and declare that in the remaining weeks and months of this year, that God will answer my prayers with UNCOMMON BREAKTHROUGHS, in Jesus’s name!
- I decree and declare by the Power of the Holy Ghost, every obstacle to my UNCOMMON BREAKTHROUGHS shall be cleared away, in Jesus’s name!
- I decree and declare whether it is convenient for the enemy or not, my God shall arise this year and my giants shall BE UTTERLY SLAIN, in Jesus’s name!
- I decree and declare that where the enemy has made any of my programs to fail, it will SUCCEED GREATLY, in Jesus’s name!
- I decree and declare that the devourer will not consume any of my Ordained Blessings, in Jesus’s name!
- I decree and declare that every move the enemy makes against me will be reversed with POWERFUL BREAKTHROUGHS, in the name of Jesus!
- I decree and declare that the OIL OF GLADNESS that the Lord has assigned to my head shall not run dry, in Jesus’s name!
- I decree and declare that every day of my life is CROWNED WITH THE BOUNTIFUL GOODNESS OF GOD, in Jesus’s name!
- I decree and declare that every power that does not want joy and happiness in my life and my household shall BE SCATTERED, in the name of Jesus!
- I decree and declare that any seat that belongs to me that the enemy is presently occupying WILL BE RETURNED AND RESTORED, in Jesus’s name!
- I decree and declare that any ORDAINED BLESSING that the enemy has stolen shall BE RESTORED FULLY – SEVENFOLD THIS YEAR, in Jesus’s name!
- I decree and declare that any pattern of darkness that has enveloped my household and me shall BE UTTERLY BROKEN, in Jesus’s name!
- I decree and declare by the Power of God, that MANY DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY and PIPELINES OF PROSPERITY shall be opened unto me in the remaining weeks and month of this year, in the mighty name of Jesus!
- I decree and declare that God shall turn my worst times into my best times before this year is up, in Jesus’s name!
- I decree and declare that every satanic assignment against my life and family shall BE UTTERLY CRUSHED, in name of Jesus!
- I decree and declare that I shall not struggle to be recognized this year, in the name of Jesus!
- I decree and declare that God shall announce and promote me, and LIFT ME UP AS A TROPHY OF HIS GRACE in the marketplace this year, in the name of Jesus!
- I decree and declare that the voice of witchcraft over my life and household will BE SILENCED AND NULLIFIED, in Jesus’s name!
- I decree and declare in the remainder of this year, I shall be a candidate for UNCOMMON FAVOR AND BLESSINGS, in Jesus’s name!
- I decree and declare that THERE IS NO LACK in my life and household because Almighty God, the Great El-Shaddai, the God of Abundance is THE SOURCE OF OUR TOTAL SUPPLY, in Jesus’s name!
- I decree and declare that THERE IS NO FEEBLE OR SICK PERSON IN MY HOUSEHOLD because THE LORD IS OUR HEALER, in Jesus’s name!
- I decree and declare that no weapon formed against me and my household shall prosper, in Jesus’s name!
- I decree and declare that I will not enter into any vehicle or building of destruction, in Jesus’s name!
- I decree and declare that the Fire of the Holy Ghost will consume all of my stubborn problems, in Jesus’s name!
- I decree and declare that PROMOTION and PROGRESS and PROSPERITY shall locate me over and over again for the remainder of this year, in Jesus’s name!
- I decree and declare that all my expectations will be fulfilled, in Jesus’s’ name!
- I decree and declare that the blessing of the Lord will come WITH NO SORROW ADDED, in the name of Jesus!
- I decree and declare that the Blood of Jesus will deliver and protect me and my household from all demonic attacks, in Jesus’s name!
- I decree and declare that THE SHOUTS OF VICTORY AND CELEBRATION JOY shall be heard in the midst of my household daily, in Jesus’s’ name!
- I decree and declare that THERE IS A WALL OF FIRE that surrounds my household, in Jesus’s!
[OUR PRAYER AND PLEAS]
- Jesus, our Awesome Miracle-Worker, HASTEN YOUR WORD TO PERFORM AWESOME MIRACLES in every department of my life, according to the Good Pleasure of the Father!
- Jesus, let the Angels of the living God ROLL AWAY EVERY STONE OF HINDRANCE TO THE MANIFESTATION OF MY ORDAINED BREAKTHROUGHS FOR THE REST OF THIS YEAR!
“Father I need your power in my life. I face impossible circumstances and am desperate for a miracle. Would you show me your power in my life today? God, for those who have a small view of you, help them to find comfort in the knowledge of how mighty and enormous you actually are. Thank you for sending your Son. It’s in the all-powerful name of Jesus that I pray, amen.” -Max Lucado
A Prayer for Protection
Lord God, thank you for all the positive influencers in my life today. Thank you for everyone who has ever prayed for me and for anyone who will pray for me in the future. Thanks especially for the people of strong faith that you have placed in my path and the positive impact they have had on my character. Insulate me from experiences that compromise my full potential.
Move me away from distractions, diversions, and temptations. Keep my thoughts fixed instead on what is true, pure, excellent and worthy of praise. I know that nothing guards my heart more than being in your will.
Protect me, Father, from any person or relationship that would slowly prod me down the wrong path. Cause me to become hypersensitive to the people in my life and the sometimes-subtle influence they are having on my spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical habits. Bring wise, genuine friends into my life, and dissolve any ties with those who may weaken my relationship with you.
In Jesus’ name, Amen! – Unknown
Make Me an Instrument
“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.” -St. Francis of Assisi
A Prayer for When You Need Wisdom and Direction
Father God, there are so many decisions to make and I don’t seem to know what is the best for now or for the future. You said if we lack wisdom, all we need to do is ask you. I really need you to pour wisdom into my mind today. Thank you!
A Prayer for our Children and Grandchildren
Lord, I am so glad that you know each of our children and grandchildren by name. Thank you for sending a whole hedge of angels around each child. Thank you for protecting them all today. Father, would you please turn their minds and hearts toward You and pleasing you. Thank you!
A Prayer for Those in Prison
Father in Heaven we pray for all who are in prison and ask that they would repent of their wrongdoing and thus be freed from the bondage of their sin and shame . We pray for courage and faith for each of them. We also pray for all who are affected by their imprisonment. May they not lose hope. May we all learn to follow God’s instructions to forgive each other, do what is right, love mercy and walk humbly with our God. Amen
Prayer of Commitment to Marriage
Heavenly Father, thank you that you love each of us and want us to experience wholeness and hope in our lives. You see when we fail to live according to your ideals and instead find ourselves in a broken relationship. Help us to be willing to accept our own responsibility in this and be willing to ask for forgiveness and to extend forgiveness. May we never retaliate when we feel wronged, but help us to make choices that would show that we have made a commitment of love, which we will keep. May we never take this commitment lightly but choose to work at our marriage. May we also realize that sometimes renewal of relationships takes time. May each of us determine to demonstrate patience, kindness and love in how we
A Prayer for When You are Weak or Ill
Father, I am feeling lousy today. I ache all over and feel very weak. You said that your grace was sufficient for me. Please strengthen me. Give me joy in spite of how I feel physically. Amen
A Prayer for Personal Character
Abba Father, thank you for bringing me into your family. May I never disappoint you in the way I treat others. May they see in me the qualities of character that can only be attributed to your presence in my life. To you be the glory and the honor, forever and ever, through Jesus my Lord. Amen! -Phil Ware