What are you declaring over 2018? There is power in the spoken word.
God spoke the universe into being. Jesus spoke to the storm and it vanished. Peter and James spoke to the paralyzed man and he walked.
The tongue has the power of life and death
Last month, I had a picture of rays of light shooting in all directions. They were beautiful and mesmerizing. But as I watched them, the voice of the Spirit called me to look higher. Above me the heavens were woven with layers of thick carpet-like light rays moving in every direction. While the picture that I had seen at first had been wondrous to my unaccustomed eyes, those rays now seemed feeble in comparison. "So much more is needed," whispered the Spirit.
The threads are the spoken word: the currency of heaven. On earth, we have only just begun. Underneath the thin, sparse rays of light was a dark web of black and grey threads. These are the lies, doubt and fear which as humans we are accustomed to speaking daily. One word from God dissolved these dark threads to a radius of several meters. Watching it was like seeing frosted breath on a cold night; the power of the words was visible as the dark threads disintegrated.
So much more needs to be done. We have only just begun.
What are you declaring over 2018?
I am proclaiming the favor of the Lord. The Lord God is sending the spirit and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers - here in my village, in Israel and across the Middle East (Malachi 4: 5-6; Luke 1:17).