DECLARATIONS & DECREES: HOLY SPIRIT PREPARES YOUR WAY & STRENGTHENS YOU IN THE FACE OF OPPOSITION!
February 16, 2018 – Acts 6:5-10; Philippians 1:18-30; Esther 4:10-17; 5:1-6 (NASB)
Acts 6:5-10: 5 The statement found approval with the whole congregation; and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch. 6 And these they brought before the apostles; and after praying, they laid their hands on them. 7 The word of God kept on spreading; and the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to the faith. 8 And Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great wonders and signs among the people. 9 But some men from what was called the Synagogue of the Freedmen, including both Cyrenians and Alexandrians, and some from Cilicia and Asia, rose up and argued with Stephen. 10 But they were unable to cope with the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking.
Philippians 1:18-30: 18 What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and in this I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice, 19 for I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20 according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. 21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 22 But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose. 23 But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better; 24 yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake.25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy in the faith, 26 so that your proud confidence in me may abound in Christ Jesus through my coming to you again. 27 Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; 28 in no way alarmed by your opponents—which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God. 29 For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, 30 experiencing the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear to be in me.
Esther 4:10-17; 5:1-6: 10 Then Esther spoke to Hathach and ordered him to reply to Mordecai: 11 “All the king’s servants and the people of the king’s provinces know that for any man or woman who comes to the king to the inner court who is not summoned, he has but one law, that he be put to death, unless the king holds out to him the golden scepter so that he may live. And I have not been summoned to come to the king for these thirty days.” 12 They related Esther’s words to Mordecai. 13 Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not imagine that you in the king’s palace can escape any more than all the Jews. 14 For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?” 15 Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai, 16 “Go, assemble all the Jews who are found in Susa, and fast for me; do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maidens also will fast in the same way. And thus I will go in to the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.” 17 So Mordecai went away and did just as Esther had commanded him.…1 Now it came about on the third day that Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace in front of the king’s rooms, and the king was sitting on his royal throne in the throne room, opposite the entrance to the palace. 2 When the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, she obtained favor in his sight; and the king extended to Esther the golden scepter which was in his hand. So Esther came near and touched the top of the scepter. 3 Then the king said to her, “What is troubling you, Queen Esther? And what is your request? Even to half of the kingdom it shall be given to you.” 4 Esther said, “If it pleases the king, may the king and Haman come this day to the banquet that I have prepared for him.” 5 Then the king said, “Bring Haman quickly that we may do as Esther desires.” So the king and Haman came to the banquet which Esther had prepared. 6 As they drank their wine at the banquet, the king said to Esther, “What is your petition, for it shall be granted to you. And what is your request? Even to half of the kingdom it shall be done.”
I write these decrees in the Name of Jesus Christ and in His authority and through His power. The Angelic troops stand ready to dispatch these decrees to the heavenly realms to the rulers, and authorities, and to post in the King’s Palace (Revelations 2 and 3, Ephesians 3:10, Esther 8:10, 13).
» We decree and declare you are FULL of FAITH and the Holy Spirit, you are FULL of GRACE and POWER and will perform GREAT MIRACLES and signs among the People.
» We decree and declare, though OPPOSITION ARISES from many factions, they CANNOT STAND UP against your WISDOM or Holy Spirit by which you speak.
» We decree and declare in ALL THINGS Christ/Messiah is being PROCLAIMED; in this we REJOICE! Yes, and we will continue to rejoice, for we know that this will work out for our DELIVERANCE!
» We declare in all you do, you will have NOTHING to be ASHAMED OF, but rather, now, as always, Christ WILL BE HONORED, whether you live or die. For your life is Christ, and to die is gain. The greater need is to live on in the body to do FRUITFUL work, to ENCOURAGE the Body.
» We decree and declare we are to help others in the Body to PROGRESS in FAITH and we are to have JOY in it. As we ENCOURAGE one another and STRENGTHEN the Believers there will be even GREATER reason for boasting about Christ Jesus/Messiah Yeshua.
» We decree and declare you will CONDUCT your lives in a way WORTHY of the Good News of Christ/Messiah, so that whether we are able to gather, or we hear about you from a distance, YOU STAND FIRM, UNITED in spirit, FIGHTING with one accord for the Faith of the Good News, NOT FRIGHTENED by anything the opposition does.
» We decree and declare that, as you STAND FIRM in your faith, the opposition will see that they are headed for destruction and you for DELIVERANCE. And this is from God, because for Christ’s/Messiah’s sake it has been granted to you not only to trust in Him, but also to suffer on His behalf.
» We decree Holy Spirit PREPARES YOUR WAY, when the INTERVENTION of God is required in your life and the life of your People. Know that if you fail to speak up now, RELIEF and DELIVERANCE will come to the People of God from a different direction. It might be that you have come into you POSITION precisely for such a time as this.
» We declare PRAYER and FASTING prepares your spirit and brings BREAKTHROUGHS in the Heavenlies. Do not doubt the power of prayer and fasting. We thank the Lord for His provision before it is evident.
» We decree and declare you shall WIN the FAVOR of those in authority. As you STEP FORTH to bring the request, the strategy of the Lord, His Favor is upon you. The PROVISION desired and more will be awarded you.
» We decree and declare those who have tried to destroy you will be removed by their own plans, as they are sent back to where they came from
» We declare a CLEANSING and UNIFYING of the people of this land as these decrees go forth.
In the name of King Jesus Christ, empowered and led of the Holy Spirit of God, we dispatch the Angelic troops, throughout this land and in the spirit realm, to deliver these decrees to all, both flesh and spirit. The enemy, the principalities and powers, have no authority to act against these decrees of our King, the Lord God Almighty; their actions will be of no effect to God’s chosen ones, but will be turned back on themselves for destruction.
The Lord God Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, we praise Your Name for You are True and Faithful and Just to perform it. Amen!
Prayerfully submitted by Dawn Flores