DECLARATIONS & DECREES: BE SOBER, STAY ALERT, & HUMBLE YOURSELF UNDER THE HAND OF GOD – HE IS LIFTING YOU UP!
April 2, 2018 – 1 Peter 5:6-11; Mark 13:5-11; Acts 20:28-31; Colossians 4:2-6; James 4:6-12 (NASB)
1 Peter 5:6-11: 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, 7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. 10 After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. 11 To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Mark 13:5-11: 5 And Jesus began to say to them, “See to it that no one misleads you. 6 Many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He!’ and will mislead many. 7 When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end. 8 For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. 9 “But be on your guard; for they will deliver you to the courts, and you will be flogged in the synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them. 10 The gospel must first be preached to all the nations. 11 When they arrest you and hand you over, do not worry beforehand about what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour; for it is not you who speak, but it is the Holy Spirit.
Acts 20:28-31: 28 Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. 29 I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; 30 and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. 31 Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears.
Colossians 4:2-6: 2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving; 3 praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned; 4 that I may make it clear in the way I ought to speak. 5 Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. 6 Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.
James 4:6-12: 6 But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” 7 Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you. 11 Do not speak against one another, brethren. He who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge of it. 12 There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and to destroy; but who are you who judge your neighbor?
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 that YOU, Servants of the Most High God, HUMBLE yourselves under His Hand, so that AT THE RIGHT TIME He will LIFT you UP! You are throwing any anxiety upon Him, because YOU KNOW He CARES for you.
» We decree and declare you will STAY SOBER and ALERT for your enemy, the adversary, stalks about like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. YOU will STAND against him, FIRM in your TRUST, KNOWING that your brothers and sisters throughout the world are going through the same kinds of suffering.
» We decree and declare you will have to suffer only a LITTLE WHILE, after that, God, who is full of grace WILL Himself RESTORE, ESTABLISH and STRENGTHEN you and make you FIRM. To Him be the POWER forever and ever. Amen!
» We decree the People of the Lord will not be fooled. You KNOW the Lord’s VOICE, you know His WORDS. The World is in turmoil, there are earthquakes and famines; this is but the beginning of the birth pains.
» We decree and declare STRENGTH and WISDOM for the Servants of God; watch yourselves! Many will be handed over to the authorities, some will be beaten because of their FAITH in Jesus Christ/Yeshua Messiah. Many will be brought before governors and kings as WITNESSES of the Good News. Know that Holy Spirit will give them the words to speak, when the time comes.
» We decree and declare you are ALERT and CAUTIOUS, both for yourselves and for those who look to you as their leaders. Know that savage wolves will come among you, they are seeking to destroy the flock. Be aware of perversions of the TRUTH. Stay ALERT! The Lord is placing His Spirit as a guard on your mind and thoughts. Remain in His Presence, DESIRE Him alone.
» We declare the Lord cares for you; His message of LOVE and KINDNESS strengthens you, it builds you up and gives you an inheritance among all those who have been set apart for God!
» We decree and declare you are PERSISTING in PRAYER, staying ALERT in it and being THANKFUL. Doors are OPENING for you to PROCLAIM the MESSAGE about the SECRET of Christ/Messiah. The message you speak will be CLEAR and understood by the masses.
» We decree and declare God is POURING out His GRACE upon you. You are walking in HUMILITY; as you come close to the Lord, He will come close to you. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will LIFT you UP!
» We decree and declare you are ENCOURAGING one another, BUILDING each other up; you do not speak against one another. There is but One Giver of the Law; He is also the Judge, with power to deliver and destroy.
» 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